KTB’s clinical director Katie Ballard was the founder of Prescribed Pilates.
This method of Pilates teaching is exclusively for our physiotherapists.
Prescribed Pilates uses Pilates-based exercises typically, but not exclusively, for:
- The treatment of neck and back pain
- The improvement of sports performance in athletes or keen sports people
- Teaching people how to improve their posture and / or balance
- Toning the abdominals, thighs and bottom muscles
- Improving flexibility
Central to the Prescribed Pilates instruction is the importance of the individual understanding how the Pilates movements will help them.
This is important so that the client or patient will gain more than one hour of exercise per week; they will be able to confidently and safely begin changing bad habits at home.
Prescribed Pilates will benefit everyone whether you are working at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. The only difference will be your starting point and the level that you are hoping to achieve. Throughout this learning experience the individual will become more aware of their body and will start to understand why certain daily activities may be causing pain, or how particular movements, either within sport or your daily life, may be improved through Pilates.
Read our Pilates blog – written by a beginner through her first 6 weeks of Pilates.
To accompany the classes, Katie has written a book for use at home, to support you outside of the classes.
It can be used for reference or specific exercises and fully explains the movement, reason and the aim of the exercise.
It’s £10 and can be bought in either of our clinics or posted out to you.