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Pilates is an integrated mind-body conditioning technique developed by Joseph Pilates in the late 19th century. It is an exercise method which predominantly focuses on strengthening the deep core stabilizers of the body, as well as to create postural awareness and proper body alignment.

The Pilates method embraces some of the stabilization principles used in spinal rehabilitation programs. As a result, therapists believe the Pilates method is suited as a rehabilitation tool for various physical complaints and injuries. Thus the technique has been adapted by many therapists in the field of neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation as a therapeutic modality.

At the Movement Science Institute the Pilates method is taught in its original form, but it has also been adapted to suit the rehabilitation requirements of clients. Selected Pilates group classes are offered as a maintenance program, following a course of spinal rehabilitation exercise sessions. These group classes are specifically designed to omit the contra-indicated exercises related to the client’s specific injuries or medical conditions.

At the Movement Science Institute the Pilates method is also used to condition athletes, dancers as well as those who would just like to improve their general strength and flexibility.

 
Pilates sessions are offered as:
Individual exercise sessions.
Semi-private exercise sessions (2 people).
Group mat classes (maximum 5 people).