Starting Pilates has never been easier, working with Core Rehab to create a fitter, healthier, more energised you. Our Specialist physiotherapists design individual programmes to help you reach your potential and achieve a more balanced body and mind.
What is Pilates?
Joseph Pilates founded Pilates over 80 years ago. He was one of the first to explain muscle imbalance theories within the body, and developed his own exercise regime to improve the performance of dancers and gymnasts.
Pilates is a mind body work out which focuses on movements with breathing control. It is specifically designed to strengthen your deep postural muscles around your spine, achieving better alignment, posture and balance of your whole body.
Pilates continues to evolve and is suitable for all ages and any disability.
How does it work?
Pilates consists of 34 original mat based Pilates exercises. It is based upon 8 core principles: breathing, concentration, control, centering, precision, flow, integrated isolation and routine.
With regular sessions you will become much more aware of your posture, allowing you to recognise incorrect movement patterns, isolate then and correct them. This makes this type of exercise invaluable for injury prevention as well as for rehabilitation.
The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI)
The Core Rehab physiotherapists are trained by the APPI.
The APPI was founded in 2000 and is a world leader in Pilates training. The APPI modified the traditional matwork exercises to make them suitable for the general public and as a rehabilitation tool to treat various conditions; including low back pain, stroke or recovery post-surgery.
The APPI only train Physiotherapists or equivalent degree specialists so you can be confident that your therapist will only teach Pilates that are safe and specific to suit your individual needs.