My Journey into Pilates
How did I get started?
A few years ago, I tagged along with a friend for a free Pilates class week trial at the new local yoga and Pilates studio that opened. I was hooked from the moment the Pilates teacher said “And, pulse. 2. 3. 4.” I was religiously going 3 times a week.
What about Clinical Pilates?
A few months later, I injured my knee whilst sparring after a long day of taekwondo training. Although, my injury meant I had to take a break from taekwondo, thankfully, that didn’t stop me from doing Pilates. My Physiotherapist suggested that I try clinical Pilates instead.
Is there a difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?
There is a difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates. Pilates is run as fitness classes for large groups of people. Clinical Pilates requires individual assessment which means that exercises are tailored to your specific needs and classes are no larger than four people.
And so, began a journey into clinical Pilates. I loved that the sessions were individualised to my injury. Under the guidance of my Physiotherapist, I was able to regain my confidence to return to taekwondo.
I knew that I wanted my patients to get the same benefits as I did and so, eventually, I completed teacher training to complement my osteopathy consults. I love seeing my patients getting stronger and moving with more confidence.
Does Stay Tuned offer Clinical Pilates?
At Stay Tuned Sports Medicine, Clinical Pilates has now evolved to be what we know as Group Exercise Rehabilitation. This brings together the science of exercise rehabilitation with the principles and exercises of Joseph Pilates.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
- Improving your posture
- Improving your balance and coordination
- Providing you with greater control over movements and joints
- Helping you prevent injuries
- Helping you overcome injuries