at Reform Physiotherapy and Pilates Malahide
The Pilates Method is a unique form of exercise designed in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates. It was originally developed as a body conditioning program for injury prevention and rehabilitation of dancers and athletes.
At Reform Physiotherapy and Pilates, we offer ‘Clinical Pilates’. This is Pilates taught only by an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist. We combine Pilates’ techniques and equipment (reformers, foam rollers etc), with our deep understanding of human biomechanics to prescribe safe, effective and individualised exercises for each client.
Pilates is a very safe form of exercise for people of any age and fitness. We will tailor an effective Pilates program for each individual so that you will feel suitably challenged but always in control.
At Reform Physiotherapy and Pilates we place a strong emphasis on performing exercises correctly and safely. That is why our class sizes only have a maximum of 3 people in any class. We feel this small class size allows you to get the maximum benefit from attending a class, and achieve your goals.
How to begin?
We do a 1:1 45 minute Initial Assessment for each individual before beginning Pilates. The Chartered Physiotherapist will talk with you about your goals, and any past/present injuries or medical history. Then we will look at your posture, strength, and movement patterns to help us develop an appropriate Pilates program for you.
Pre and post natal Pilates
Pilates is a great safe form of exercise if you are expecting a baby or have recently given birth. Here at Reform Physiotherapy and Pilates, Anne is a Chartered Physiotherapists with specialised post-graduate training in Pre and Post natal Pilates. Anne will ensure that you exercise safely and effectively throughout your pregnancy and after, to allow for an easier pregnancy, birth and recovery.
To keep you interested we combine mat Pilates and small equipment, with Reformer Pilates in all classes and 1:1′s.’The Reformer’ uses resistance to make all stretches, strengthening and balance exercises more effective. This allows for a huge variety of exercises ensuring you will never get bored! The varying resistance also means that it can be adapted for beginners, those injured or challenge even the most advanced. Using this sleek piece of equipment, and with the guidance of a Physiotherapist, you can exercise all parts and dynamics of the body in many different ways.