Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates focuses on posture, core stability, balance, strength, flexibility and breathing to treat a variety of muscular injuries. It is an adaptation of traditional Pilates in that the client is normally treated on an individual basis by a physiotherapist and given a target program specific to their injuries.

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Clinical Pilates Practitioners

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Clinical Pilates can help people with a variety of conditions including:

  • lower back pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • hip, knee and ankle pain and injuries
  • pre and post-natal conditions
  • pre and post surgical conditions
  • sports injuries
  • poor posture
  • osteoporosis

It can lead to improved posture, increased strength and greater flexibility. It can also help prevent injuries, provide better control over breathing, improve body toning and reduce stress.

Prior to commencing Clinical Pilates you will undergo an initial hour long consultation where the practitioner will assess the injury as well as the cause of the injury. Further sessions are likely to be 30 to 60 mins which will involve matt work and a range of equipment.

There is a nationally recognised level 3 qualification for mat based pilates, but there is no formal qualification for teaching pilates using equipment. This level 3 qualification is ratified by the Qualifications Curriculum Authority (QCA) and is overseen by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs - a UK regulatory body set up to ensure instructors meet industry standards). This qualification is voluntary and not all pilates teachers have the qualification or are registered with REPSs). Many teachers of Clinical Pilates are qualified Physiotherapists. Practitioners can join a professional association and they do require members to provide proof of qualifications, as well as adhering to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Professional bodies that Clinical Pilates practitioners may be members of include:

  • Pilates Foundation
  • Body Control Pilates
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice

It is important you feel safe with the Pilates instructor and therefore we would advise you choose one that is qualified and a member of a professional association. All counsellors on the site have indicated they are registered with one, however it advised you also make the necessary checks.

Sammy Margo
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Sammy Margo, Clinical Pilates Practitioner London

Established in 1988, SAMMY MARGO PHYSIOTHERAPY based in North West and North London consists of a team of expert chartered physiotherapy clinicians providing specialist treatments for your problem.

SAMMY MARGO PHYSIOTHERAPY is recognised by leading London consultants, surgeons and GP's as a provider of first class physiotherapy care. We cover the... [read more]

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Katrina Wade
Katrina Wade Therapist

Katrina Wade, Clinical Pilates Practitioner Colchester

I qualified in 1984 and worked initially in the NHS in London, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury before joining Ramsay Health Care at their hospital in Chelmsford. I then moved to the Oaks hospital in Colchester in 1997.

I have worked in the Out-patient setting since 1987 and became... [read more]

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Cranfold Physical Therapy Centre, Clinical Pilates Practitioner Cranleigh

Cranfold Physical Therapy Centre offering Chartered Physiotherapy, Sports and Remedial Massage, Clinical Pilates and associated Complementary Therapies. Established in 1999 by Wendyanne Harrison, Physiotherapist and Practice Owner. Sites across Surrey and Sussex, with appointments available within 48 hours including late evenings and Saturday mornings.

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Constantina Stamou
Constantina Stamou Therapist

Constantina Stamou, Clinical Pilates Practitioner London

A varied professional background has allowed me to gain insights from many different perspectives and walks of life, while my extensive training as a Strategic Intervention Coach has offered a platform for this learning to be combined, enhanced and utilised effectively.

The main areas I specialise in are Effective Communication at... [read more]

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Nicola Burrows
Nicola Burrows Therapist

Nicola Burrows, Clinical Pilates Practitioner Kingston

Since graduating from Addenbrookes School of Physiotherapy, Cambridge in 1988 Nicola spent 10 years working in Londons most prestigious hospitals. In 1995 she became a partner in Bodyworks Physiotherapy Clinic and has been working here and in her Occupational health role since. Nicola has completed extensive post registration training and is... [read more]

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Sophie Howlett
Sophie Howlett Therapist

Sophie Howlett, Clinical Pilates Practitioner Reading

Sophie is a qualified Myofascial Release Therapist, Clinical Sports Massage Therapist , Pregnancy Massage Therapist and Pilates Teacher.

Sophie also offers Pregnancy Massage, Pelvic Floor Training, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage Treatments, Pilates One to Ones, specialist Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates and Allergy Testing.

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Suzy Greenwood (Nee Daw)
Suzy Greenwood (Nee Daw) Therapist

Suzy Greenwood (nee Daw), Clinical Pilates Practitioner Horam

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1994 and since then have worked in a variety of clinical settings, focusing mainly on musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy since 2004. I have completed many post graduate trainings to further progress my own knowledge and self development. I work as an Integrative practitioner combining grounded western medical... [read more]

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Jenny Swan
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Jenny Swan, Clinical Pilates Practitioner Horsham

I started my professional life as a Solicitor while teaching fitness on the side.
When I married and had my 3 children, I added the Personal Training and the Sports Massage. Finding that I had a fascination with the human body and a hunger to really help people, I found a... [read more]

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Lizelle Tennent
Lizelle Tennent Therapist

Lizelle Tennent, Clinical Pilates Practitioner Hindhead

Lizelle completed her B.Sc Hons. degree in Physiotherapy in South Africa in 2001. She was invited to work in London for 2 years and gained valuable experience in all aspects of physiotherapy including trauma, orthopaedics and sports injuries. She has spent subsequent years continually training in the up-to-date techniques of... [read more]

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Andrea Wright
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Andrea Wright, Clinical Pilates Practitioner Wilmslow

Qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist, from Sheffield City Polytechnic, in 1988 and worked at Wythenshawe Hospital for 13 years. She has worked primarily with musculoskeletal conditions and worked with Sale and Manchester Rugby teams in the 1990's. She has attended many post-graduate courses including kinetic control stability modules, orthopaedic medicine, the... [read more]

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