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Pilates Work Out

Improve the way you move, address aches, pains and stiffness in a friendly atmosphere, at a beautiful and spacious studio

located in Penwortham, Preston

“Change happens through movement, and movement heals”

Joseph Pilates

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What is Physio-led Pilates?

Small group Physio-Led Pilates tailored to your personal needs, following a full Physiotherapy assessment by an experienced Physiotherapist.

Research consistently shows that the most effective way of managing most musculoskeletal and degenerative conditions includes exercise. Exercise is known to be very important for maintaining physical and mental health throughout life.

Physiotherapy takes a “whole person” approach to health and wellbeing. It helps to maintain health, helping clients to manage pain, prevent further injury, facilitate recovery and continue to do the activities that are important to them.

Pilates is a structured and progressive system of exercise which emphasises efficient and controlled movements whilst maintaining good control of core and other postural muscles. It incorporates appropriate flexibility and breath control. Pilates can improve posture, strength, flexibility and balance. It is suitable for any age and can be adapted to all levels of fitness.

I use a modified form of Pilates developed by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). It is a movement re-education method where classical Pilates exercises are further broken down and modified for the rehabilitation setting. Clinical reasoning underpins the exercise selection, aiming to achieve mental awareness of achieving a successful, positive movement, free of pain and relevant to the load of the task. To this I bring many years of experience as a hands on Physiotherapist.

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Who is Physio-Led Pilates for?

Physio-Led Pilates will be helpful for those with long term aches and pains, arthritis, niggling or recurrent injuries, osteoporosis, back pain or those who have not exercised for a long time and would like to begin in a safe and supportive environment.

About Me

I am a Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I graduated with honours in Physiotherapy in 1994. In 2005 I completed a Masters degree from Manchester University in Manual Therapy (Assessment and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions).

Over the years I have treated patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions in primary and secondary care and via self-referral. I have worked in a spinal orthopaedic clinic, hospital departments, a pain clinic, GP surgeries, health centres, patients’ homes and in private practice. Throughout my career I have kept up to date and developed my skills including the ability to set goals and problem solve in a collaborative way with clients.

For several years I have been practising and enjoying Pilates. From my experience as a physiotherapist, I could see its application as a tool for health and rehabilitation. I have also seen how exercising together adds to the support, motivation and enjoyment of exercise. So I decided to take additional training in Pilates from the APPI which is an internationally respected training body for Physiotherapists.

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An excellent service, Helen is very knowledgeable and solved my problem.

Mr K


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Initial Assessment

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group classes

£50 (1 hour)

On your first visit, I will conduct a thorough assessment which will take an hour. Your assessment is confidential and takes place in a private room. This will include a discussion of your goals, relevant past medical history, diagnosis of any injuries and assessment of specific areas that require attention when I design your programme. If you have an injury or medical condition that you wish to address, removal of some clothing may be required to fully examine the problem. Please feel free to bring a pair of shorts to change into for back and lower limb problems. I will also introduce you to the principles of Pilates and show you a few exercises to practice at home.

£78 (for a course of 6)

Small group classes of about 6 people are held in a spacious studio at Chakra. Each class lasts for one hour.
Classes are booked in blocks of 6. Payment is required to reserve your place.

To book your initial assessment email me at or fill in the form below.

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Contact Me

I undertake classes and assessments from the Chakra studio located above Costa Coffee on Liverpool Road in Penwortham, Preston 
There is a free car park behind Busfields electrical shop. Entry to the studio is via a flight of steps from the car park.

Chakra, 62A Liverpool Rd, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0DQ

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