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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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Sophie Howlett

Sophie Howlett - Clinical Pilates Practitioner

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.

Whether you have neck and shoulder tension from sitting in... [read more]

Allergy Therapy
Biofeedback
Clinical Pilates
Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release
Pilates
Structural Integration
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Amelia Bailey

Amelia Bailey - Clinical Pilates Practitioner

I have worked in sports and health all my life and have always been interested in the body, nutrition and maintaining good health. I have my own treatment room and work various hours to work around my clients, often hectic lifestyles. I enjoy a challenge and get great satisfaction when someone... [read more]

Abdominal Sacral Massage
Clinical Pilates
Hydrotherapy
Indian Head Massage
Kinesiology
Life Coaching
Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release
NLP
Nutritional Therapy
Pilates
Reflexology
Reiki
Sports Therapy
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andrew Binning

Andrew Binning - Clinical Pilates Practitioner

Head Physio Andrew Binning qualified in 1990. He worked 1 year in the NHS before moving onto St Mirren FC for 7 years. He also worked for Alloa and East Stirling FC, the Glasgow Lions, Paisley Pirates and the Scottish Football Association. In 1998, Paisley Physiotherapy Centre was formed and the... [read more]

Acupuncture
Clinical Pilates
Physiotherapy
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Christie Rourke

Christie Rourke - Clinical Pilates Practitioner

I run Bodywaves Sports Injury Clinic at Offington Osteopath Clinic in Worthing. From there I personally practice Muscle Activation using the BE ACTIVATED TECHNIQUE which looks at the body and how we compensate our movement patterns which leaves us open to injury and overuse. So, finding the source of these... [read more]

Acupuncture
Clinical Pilates
Massage Therapy
Sports Therapy
Yoga Therapy
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Verified Therapist Jenny Swan

Jenny Swan - Clinical Pilates Practitioner

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]

Abdominal Sacral Massage
Acupressure
Acupuncture
Clinical Pilates
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Herbal Medicine
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release
Pilates
Sports Therapy
Tension and Trauma Releasing
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Bonnie Southgate

Bonnie Southgate - Clinical Pilates Practitioner

My background started as a ballerina, dancing as a first soloist with the American Ballet Theatre and Royal ballet. After struggling with injury and pain I became interested in ways to help myself. I began training and exploring different treatments coming to the conclusion that no one therapy was the answer.... [read more]

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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.

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.