What is SpineSafe ™ Pilates?
Pilates focuses on strengthening weak muscles and stretching areas of the body that are restricted with a view to reducing postural issues in the body.
The SpineSafe™ approach is based on the 8 principles of Pilates, alongside the latest research from the world of physiotherapy, and the class caters for clients with specific spinal conditions such as low back pain, disc prolapse, spinal stenosis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, surgery, etc
The aim of this class is to help you to develop postural balance through your body and build a strong, stable, supportive base for everyday movement patterns. The exercises we do will complement and support the work you are doing/have done with other health care professionals such as your GP or physiotherapist.
Class numbers are limited to ensure that you have the support and attention that you need, as well as sufficient time in class to practice each exercise.
You will be guided through each exercise safely for your body with the specific goals of
- managing & reducing your pain symptoms
- improving your posture
- developing functional core strength
- creating stability in the pelvis and shoulder girdle
- increasing mobility and range of movement
- supporting activities of daily life (ie. walking, sitting, standing, lying down, getting up, carrying shopping, reaching up to a shelf, picking up the kids, getting into the car, etc, etc)
I have been teaching Pilates for 8 years and decided it was time to go deeper with this training to further develop my teaching practice and offer this new class. I am also an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist and it may be very useful for you to incorporate some soft-tissue work alongside your SpineSafe™ Pilates class to create a really effective back care routine.
For further details and SpineSafe™ Pilates class information please click here
Please let me know if you have any questions at all about my classes