Stability, Mobility, Functionality
“You are only as old as your spine is!” Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86.
We offer Pilates rehabilitation exercise to get you moving and back to function.
Our Pilates instruction is a systematic movement based approach to neuromuscular re-education. Pilates rehabilitation at Core Kensington is then focused upon restoring efficient movement patterns and improving function, and less on treating the pain.
Our instructors are trained to observe and understand optimal and non-optimal movement strategies, and how these strategies correlate with pain and pathology.
Pilates exercise is available for people of all ages, levels and walks of life.
We offer STOTT PILATES® instruction. STOTT PILATES® Education connotes high-caliber training, thorough expertise and a safe, scientific approach.
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A life without being able to perform simple everyday life activities such as tying your shoes, taking a shirt off, picking up something from the floor can be very debilitating. Sometimes we take our freedom of movement for granted. As we age, our mobility decreases because our spine and other joints undergo rigidity.
Pilates for back pain
Pilates is very core-centric. Evidence based research suggests that a core strengthening programme may be beneficial in reducing pain scores, functional disability and reoccurrence of acute low back pain episodes.
The ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS advise people with low back pain to exercise.
- Consider offering a structured exercise programme tailored to the person:
- This should comprise up to a maximum of eight sessions over a period of up to 12 weeks.
- Offer a group supervised exercise programme, in a group of up to 10 people.
- A one-to-one supervised exercise programme may be offered if a group programme is not suitable for a particular person.
- 1.3.4 Exercise programmes may include the following elements:
- aerobic activity
- movement instruction
- muscle strengthening
- postural control
Low Back Pain: NICE full guideline (May 2009)
Why Pilates for spinal and peripheral joint rehabilitation?
What sets Pilates apart from other forms of exercise is its mind-body approach to rehabilitation. Newer concepts of rehabilitation include dynamic stability coordination and neuromuscular control. All these are paramount to Pilates.
Pilates is also widely recommended by doctors as one of the safest ways to get strong with low-impact on joints. This form of exercise can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age or ability.
Movement is life
Discover the benefits of it. Learn to move better, and love it. Whether you’re an elite athlete or on your way to rehabilitation, this exercise can challenge any level, any age and most conditions.
We see clients with a variety of injuries and many conditions of the spine and peripheral joints (shoulders, wrists, knees). Our clients often tell us how greatly they benefit from our post-rehabilitative exercise.
What models do we follow for Pilates rehabilitation?
Specific stabilisation training has been demonstrated to reduce pain, disability and recurrence rates for numerous musculoskeletal conditions. The STOTT PILATES approach to rehabilitation is based on reestablishing dynamic control of the local and global muscular systems and restoring dynamic balance of stability and mobility
An integrated Model of Function is used as a foundation for the clinical reasoning throughout STOTT PILATES. Local and global muscle facilitation is achieved through the use of specific STOTT PILATES exercises and equipment. Skilled motor training principles guide client/patient education, verbal cueing, imagery and palpation. Content© Merrithew Corporation, used with permission.
We offer Pilates rehabilitation one to one personal training for:
• Spinal and peripheral joint rehabilitation, including back pain
• Postural construct
• Osteoporosis management
• Sports injuries
• Ante and post natal
• Pilates for life 50+
Pilates can make a profound difference in your health thought an evenly balanced and conditioned body. We strive to provide high-integrity solutions to help you fulfill your true potential.
Ante and Postnatal Pilates
If your doctor gives you the clear to exercise we can tailor Pilates workouts for you so that you are able to keep in shape during your pregnancy. It will be easier to return to your prenatal shape after delivery if you have been keeping active during your pregnancy. We will work on core stability, upper torso strength, thighs, arms, seat muscles, and keep your mobility and tone throughout your pregnancy.
By strengthening your arms shoulders, legs, and oblique abdominal muscles you will be able to cope better with carrying the weight of your baby as he grows.