Due to the current restrictions, we can only offer 1 to 1 Pilates for the moment.

Contact the clinic on 021 4874848 for further information.

In Ballincollig Physiotherapy Clinic we offer 1:1 Pilates, where the Pilates exercises are tailored to your specific requirements by a Chartered Physiotherapist using her expertise and training. The aim of 1:1 sessions is to give the patient the skills and confidence to continue the exercises at home, thus enabling them to maintain and build on their strength, posture and mobility.

Benefits of Physio Pilates

Physio Pilates has many benefits and is suitable for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Regular practice of Physio Pilates can:

  • Alleviate pain and discomfort
  • Tone and strengthen muscles especially the abdominals (“the core”)
  • Increase flexibility and agility
  • Improve posture and balance
  • Enhance mobility, energy and stamina
  • Aid relaxation and reduce stress and tension
  • Enhance sporting performance
  • Assist in injury recovery and rehabilitation
  • Promote resistance to injury
  • Breathing is an integral part of Pilates exercises.
    Breath control can help stabilise the spine, aid relaxation, and help you to move more efficiently.
  • Elongation and Core Control.
    Pilates exercises should be performed with a sense of length in your body. This elongation helps to create optimal space between joints and supporting tissues which helps prevent injury.
  • Posture of the Head, Neck and Shoulders.
    Pilates focuses on stretching and strengthening the right balance of muscles to hold your head, neck and shoulders in the optimal position on your spine. Correct organization helps you to move safely, with less energy expenditure and less aches and pains.
  • Spine Articulation.
    Many of the Pilates exercises encourage you to move through each segment of your spine so the load is shared throughout the whole spine. Often spinal problems occur because some segments are too stiff and some have too much movement. Spinal articulation exercises help you to gain awareness of the movement in all areas of your spine and work towards improving the quality and flow of that movement.
  • Alignment of Your Limbs and Spine.
    Pilates exercises help to increase your awareness of your arms and legs in relation to your trunk. Proper alignment and organization helps you gain safe, efficient movement in your body. Good alignment means there is less stress on your body and you move more efficiently.
  • Integration of Movement.
    The principles above all lead towards better integration of movement in your body. Pilates encourages the mind, body and spirit to move as one. Integration of mind and body enhance the exercises and helps integrate the principles into daily life and gives many people the confidence to explore movement opportunities without pain. Pilates is an enjoyable movement experience which heightens body awareness and helps us move our bodies more efficiently with greater ease and grace.


The Six Pilates Principles

Centring, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision, and Concentration:

Pilates strengthens the muscles that support the spine (the neck, shoulders, abdominals, hips and thighs) to bring balance into the body. Most body aches and pains are due to muscular imbalance. Pilates helps to realign the spine in order to decrease tension, increase flexibility, and strengthen the body from the inside out.

Pilates can transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates is all about elongating your body, thus improving posture and efficiency of movement. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a balance in your body. Pilates exercises are low impact and are performed on a mat or using small equipment (spikey balls, foam roller, magic circle, resistance band etc). If performed correctly, you will see improvements in your flexibility, agility, muscle tone, core stability and posture. Pilates is suitable for men and women of all ages and ability levels.

Physio Pilates is taught by our Chartered Physiotherapist. It is therefore appropriate for a gradual return to exercise following an injury, episode of low back pain or period of inactivity, as well as being an ideal form of exercise both pre and post-natally. Where necessary, our Physiotherapists are able to adapt the class structure for individuals with a history of pain or pathology. Physio Pilates is also ideal for the athletic population as a low impact cross-training option and to help prevent injuries.

Our focus is on precise, controlled movements with the emphasis on quality and form rather than the number of repetitions. Regular sessions will develop your concentration and focus, thereby enabling you to get the full mind-body benefits that Pilates can provide.

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