Pilates & Gyrokinesis®

Pilates with Osteopathy & Physiotherapy.

What is Pilates? Pilates a form of exercise that restores function and movement, and helps to improve fitness and posture. The College Practice has a fully equipped Pilates Studio for use in injury rehabilitation or as a fitness programme in its own right. Pilates is also a form of exercise that can complement Osteopathic or Physiotherapy treatment. If used simultaneously with manual therapy, Pilates can create an effective immediate change with lasting results. Clinical Pilates can help clients with a range of conditions from chronic back pain to RSI (repetitive strain injury); also the elderly and those recovering from pregnancy and childbirth. Sessions can be purchased separately or as part of an Osteopathic treatment.

Gyrokinesis®:

With Angelo Zanfardino (Professional Ballet dancer & Osteopath) Tuesday & Thursday.

Call him or drop by to chat and find out more.

The GYROKINESIS SYSTEM® was created by Juliu Horvath. Gyrokinesis® exercises integrate movements from yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and swimming combining both breath and movement to work the body’s joints, muscles whilst also stimulating the body’s internal organs. The Gyrokinesis® Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method, which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.

What do GYROKINESIS ® classes consist of?

Fluidity is the key. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making exercises appear and feel more like a dance and swimming. The corresponding breathing patterns executed during every movement stimulate the nervous system, open up the energy pathways and oxygenate the blood. All Gyrokinesis® classes, from beginner to advanced, encompass not only sitting but also laying and standing positions.

Can you benefit from Gyrokenesis?

It is for a wide range of people and conditions.

  • Post-Pregnancy recovery
  • Senior citizens
  • People recovering from injury
  • People with disability
  • Athletes
  • Fitness Enthusiasts
  • People with no exercise background
  • Anyone wanting to strengthen their body and improve flexibility.
  • What are the benefits of GYROKINESIS ®?
  • By the end of a Gyrokinesis® session, one’s entire system is awakened and brought into greater balance and clients immediately report feeling taller and stronger. Focus on the breath stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system resulting in a sense of calm, wellbeing and mental clarity. Other benefits from a regular practice of Gyrokinesis® are:
    • Improved stability and strength in the back
    • Improved flexibility
    • Improved core muscle strength
    • Decreased incident of lower back pain and injury
    • Increased energy levels
    • Improved mood and mental clarity
    • Improved coordination
    • Improved circulation
    • Improved breathing
    • Improved Athletic performance

    Gyrokinesis® allows you to rediscover your body and achieve beyond your current limits.

     

Practitioners

SUZANNE TUGWELL
Practice Principal
(Osteopathy & Pilates Rehabilitation)

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EDUARDO VERDI
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP
Stott Pilates

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KATARINA FEKETEOVA Is No Longer Available
BSc(Hons) MCSP
APPI

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All our Physiotherapists are members of the CSP Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

Treatments

What will my Pilates session include?

Sessions will vary from client to clients, depending on the reason for treatment, but your session will include all or some of the below according to your condition:

  • A postural assessment.
  • A training session on the Reformer to allow you to use with our studio equipment on your own – where appropriate
  • Your own personal exercise Pilates programme, so you can continue the good work at home
  • Supervised Pilates Reformer exercises
  • Supervised use of the Cadialac/Trapeze (combo chair)
  • Mat exercises
  • Fit/Swiss Balls exercises

You may be taught a bespoke individual programme dependant on ability using the Pilates equipment so that in the future you could use it without supervision just like a gym– only if combined with intermittent ongoing supervision and support – when the studio is free.

We use specialist Balanced Body Pilates equipment.

Pilates with Osteopathy

Together, Pilates and Osteopathy will help you achieve lasting results with alignment and a more balanced body.

‘In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference and in 30 you’ll have a new body’ (Joseph Pilates)

Using Osteopathy and Pilates as complementary treatments/techniques ensures patients achieve both short and long-term success. Following through from injury to rehabilitation using Pilates equipment helps patients to be independently active, either exercising at home or to continue with their favourite sporting activity.

How can Osteopathy/Physiotherapy & Pilates help you?

  • Prevention of further trauma and aid them with treatment and advice.
  • Recovery from acute or chronic pain and discomfort or injury.
  • As a form of general exercise and to help improve posture.
  • For pre and post pregnancy care
  • For stretching and increased flexibility
  • To improve your core strength