The APPI Pilates method can be described as “a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining that reconditions the body from the central core to prevent the recurrence of and treat a range of postural, musculo-skeletal and neurological conditions.” In other words, by using APPI Pilates you can prevent or reduce aches and pains caused by poor posture, or conditions affecting your joints, soft tissues or nervous system.
Our mixed ability classes are designed to accommodate people with a wide range of musculoskeletal and postural pain. These include, but are not limited to, back and neck pain, other joint pains, arthritis, sports injuries etc. The assessment form is used as a screening tool to check that you will be suitable for class. Please put as much information as possible about any conditions including any treatment you may have had. We may do a telephone triage before you join a class, and if needs be, a face to face assessment. This will give us in depth information on any exercises which may not be suitable for you. We can also provide you with a tailored plan to complete alongside your class to maximise results.
If you have other conditions such as a neurological condition, multiple trauma, amputation or any other condition which may need more intensive input, one to one sessions may be more appropriate initially. One to one clinical Pilates consists of continual assessment and adjusting of the exercises to target your specific needs. This is a really good way to improve the outcome of any ongoing physiotherapy you may be receiving or have completed. Think of it as a 1-hour intensive physio-led exercise session. Please use the contact us section if you would like to enquire about a 1-1 session.
There is an option with the group classes to purchase our vast library of recorded classes. This will allow you to do Pilates as many times as you want and there are specific classes for different body parts or focusing on certain topics like relaxation, balance etc. There are also longer and shorter sessions to help prevent time being a barrier to practice. You can then create your own bespoke repertoire of home and class Pilates to maximise your results.