Physiotherapist Led Pilates
Pilates with Aisling
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It’s a Lifestyle
At Pilates with Aisling, I work with you to get what you want. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to this or are just ready to take it to the next level. At Pilates with Aisling, I will help you get where you want to go.
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Have a look at the FAQs and find out answers to the questions that may be on your mind. If there is something that I might not have covered, please get in touch with me today!
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that aims to:
Improve body awareness
Improve control of movement
Help with proprioception (where your body knows it is!)
And much more!
It can be adapted to suit people who very immobile or deconditioned, and can be progressed to suit elite athletes.
Pilates is a combination of flexibility and strength work. It helps you to focus on working different muscle groups, and gives you skills you can carry across to your day to day life.
I love Pilates, as it is so beneficial to me in both my own personal life (it has significantly helped my persistent neck pain) and I use it with much success in my clinical practice as a physiotherapist.
Will Pilates help my back pain?
Pilates can definitely help with back pain. As I am a physiotherapist, I am used to helping people with back pain in clinic and through exercise. Pilates is a great way to build in some exercises in a controlled way to avoid flaring up your pain. It can also help you get back to doing other activities that you may have stopped due to pain.
It is important to note, that Pilates will only work well for you if you enjoy it! If it is not something you enjoy, I would suggest that you find another way of strengthening your body that you find more interesting.
What is physio led Pilates?
Other than being conducted by a chartered physiotherapist, physio led Pilates can be useful for people who:
Are getting back to exercise following an injury or surgery
Have long term pain
New to exercise
Have a pre-existing or long term condition
Want to attend a smaller class where the instructor has more of a duty of care
Want more guidance
Are undergoing physiotherapy already
What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?
Pilates and Yoga are similar in a lot of ways.
Pilates is usually more focused on working specific muscles, and ensuring control of movement.
Yoga may work more on flexibility, and can incorporate spirituality and breathwork.
I myself enjoy a bit of both, and you will find some elements of yoga mixed in to the Pilates classes now and then.
Is Pilates good for Hypermobility?
Pilates is particularly useful for people living with Hypermobility or unstable joints. This is down to the focus and work on muscle strengthening and movement control.
I have a particular interest in hypermobility, and I have done a Pilates CPD course specifically in Pilates for hypermobility.