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5 Key Elements in Pilates

Starting a pilates class and unsure what to expect? Here at Peak Physio, all our classes are run by a chartered physiotherapist. If you are new to our clinic or pilates, we carry out a Free 15 min ‘Pre-Pilates Screening’. This enables the physiotherapist to provide a baseline and education on pilates before beginning the class.

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Eoin5 Key Elements in Pilates
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Why Does Everyone Keep Telling Me To Do Pilates? Here’s Why!

German-born Joseph Pilates invented the classical pilates method while working to rehabilitate soldiers badly injured in war. He used resistance devices attached to beds to allow bed ridden patients to exercise their muscles. He only wrote one book on his technique before he died. Since the passing of Joseph Pilates, the techniques have been modified and enhanced. The principles have been refined to reflect current understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.

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EoinWhy Does Everyone Keep Telling Me To Do Pilates? Here’s Why!
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The Stronger Athlete- Strength & Conditioning

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The general incidence of lower body injuries in runner ranges from 19.4 to 79.3 percent.  The knee is the most commonly injured body part (42%).  The most common complaints are achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, shin splints, iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, plantar fasciopathy and stress fractures of the foot and tibia.

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EoinThe Stronger Athlete- Strength & Conditioning
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Is your core strong enough?

Is your core strong enough?

Firstly we must start by asking what the core muscles are and what is there function?

They are the muscles of the Lumbar, Hip and abdominal = Core

It can be broken down further into the local muscles ie: the stabilizing muscles

And the global muscles ie: the movement muscles

So why are these muscles so important?

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