PILATES FOR INJURY
Since the earliest days, Pilates has been used to work with injured people. Its way of doing this is perfectly complementary to physiotherapy: in physiotherapy you focus on the problem area, but in Pilates we avoid the problem area and focus on the rest of the body. Pilates starts where physiotherapy ends.
Many of our clients, at Kinetic Pilates, came to us because they were suffering from an injury or issue and found that Pilates was a great help in reducing pain, improving function and avoiding re-injury. All of our instructors, have been comprehensively trained on all equipment and have an such an in-depth knowledge of how the Pilates system works that they are able to work with any injury and help to find a way for the body to move and function properly.
For this reason, Pilates can work very well alongside physiotherapy and it is even possible to do both at the same time if your physical therapist is happy. Pilates´ ongoing work of strengthening and stretching can help you stay in shape long term, after your physio sessions have ended. We are not physiotherapists, and the Pilates way of dealing with injury is not the same, but our instructors have experienced at first hand how powerful Pilates can be at dealing with injury.
If you are living with a serious physical issue, we strongly suggest you start with private sessions as group classes are not the best place to address the complex issues surrounding injuries. Once you have reached a certain level in your Pilates it may be possible to join a group class at the discretion of your instructor.
We offer a full range of classes to enable one to benefit from Pilates regardless of experience, budget or injury.