• February 13, 2018


You’ve read the adverts, seen the news and heard the conversations from the mums in the playground “Oh I’m off to Pilates today”.

So what is it all about? Pilates is a system of exercises that are based on the work of original founder Josef Pilates that has been modified and expanded over the years to incorporate a whole all over body system of exercises to work on core stability and functional retraining of your limbs and body as a unit.

This exercise technique is taught in many classes, in gyms and local halls, by a wide variety of fitness professionals. In an ideal world, we recommend having one-to-one sessions to educate your body anatomy and function, and to teach the basic concepts of this type of exercise.

At the Rodger Duckworth Physiotherapy Practice, we are able to offer that one-to-one service for those wishing to embark in Pilates classes but would like specialist help and support from a physiotherapist who can guide you and create confidence on this journey. The aim would be to facilitate joining in with the class environment once confidence and basic principles are mastered.

Come and see Sandra Watts, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist (APPI Pilates trained including antenatal and postnatal). Contact us on 01189 786149.