Clinical pilates

Pilates develops muscle tone throughout the body and improves flexibility, posture, body awareness, balance and breathing.

Clinical pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of body conditioning that focuses on developing a strong core by using the deep abdominal muscles to control movement and improve posture. Pilates develops muscle tone throughout the body and improves flexibility, posture, body awareness, balance and breathing.

We offer classes to suit all ages and ability levels. We can cater for the keen sports person, the weekend warrior, those who are not so fit and people recovering from serious illness.

Our classes at Total Physio continue all year, so you can keep maintaining your strength and mobility! Our classes are all taught by Chartered Physiotherapists, who are experts in body movement. 

Pilates Timetable

Day Class Time
Description
Monday AM
Tuesday AM Beat the Traffic Pilates 9.30am-10.20am Level 2 – Improvers
Wednesday AM
Post Natal Pilates

Baby Welcome

 12.30pm-1.20pm
Thursday Healthy Bones Pilates 9.30am-10.20am Level 1 – Beginners

Suitable for anyone with Osteopaenia or Osteoporosis

Switch on your Core Pilates 10.30am-11.20am Level 1/2 combination – Improvers
Day Class Time
Description
Monday PM Strong & Flexible 6.00pm-6.50pm Improve flexibility and overall strength to help

daily function and performance

Precious Mums and Tums

Pregnancy Pilates

7.30pm-8.20pm Join us from 16 weeks
Hard Abs Pilates 8.30pm-9.20pm Level 2 – Improvers
Tuesday PM
Wednesday PM Find Those Abs Pilates 6.30pm-7.20pm Level 1- Beginners for those with minimal or limited Pilates experience
Work those Abs Pilates 7.30pm-8.20pm Level 3 – Intermediate
Flatten Those Abs Pilates 8.30pm-9.20pm Level 2 – Improvers

Please note:

  • All classes are payable in advance – we do not offer a pay as you go service
  • Pregnancy classes run on a rolling basis, and can be joined at any time, subject to spaces!
  • If you are unsure what level would suit you, please call us and we can advise you!
  • Please note that parking for classes is on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee that you will get a parking space for morning classes. There is parking at the park and ride at Stillorgan luas stop, or you can come by luas and get off at Sandyford!
  • Don’t miss out, sign up now by calling us now or email pilates@totalphysio.ie
  • Post natal classes are not running at the moment due to numbers, but once we have sufficient numbers, we can start it up again on Wednesdays at 10.30am. Call us if you and your friends wish to sign up!  

What are the benefits of Pilates?

  • Improved muscle tone & strength without adding muscle bulk
  • Better posture
  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduced stress on your joints and muscles
  • Stronger spine
  • Stronger bones
  • Injury prevention
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved immune system
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved physical & mental health

Corporate

Wellbeing initiatives play an important role in retaining employees who want to know that their employers support their health and wellness.

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Physiotherapy

We aim to quickly reduce your pain, resolve your injury and rectify any dysfunction that injury may have caused.

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Cancer rehabilitation

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Pilates FAQs

What should I wear?

Comfortable and loose fitting clothing. No trainers are required.

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated during the class. All the equipment, such as mats, resistance band, physio balls and fit circles, that you will need will be provided for you during your class. 

Will Pilates improve my sport performance?

Absolutely! Many top athletes are now making Pilates an integral part of their fitness programme to enhance their performance. All athletes know about the crucial importance of stretching, suppleness and flexibility. 

 

All sports have their own key patterns of movement. Repeated use of these movement patterns can result in muscular imbalance. Less relevant muscle groups can become weak and inefficient, with the more predominant muscles becoming bulky and tight. Pilates focuses on the whole body, aiming to rebalance muscles and improve postural alignment to give a stronger and more efficient body.

Is Pilates suitable if I have an Injury?

Yes of course! We can guide you through a Pilates programme to speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of recurrence. 

Please tell your instructor when you are starting your course about the nature of your injury and what stage in your recovery you are at.

Is Pilates suitable after serious illness?

Most definitely! 

Our Pilates instructors have extensive knowledge of how the body works. If you are very weak we recommend a 1:1 session with a physiotherapist before joining one of our classes. 

This will allow us to assess your posture and strength and any areas of weakness or concerns will be highlighted and the exercises will be tailored to suit you.

I am reasonably fit, will I benefit from Pilates?

Yes! There is a natural progression from basic Pilates exercises to the more advanced exercises. The exercise programme will be tailored to challenge your body, whatever level you are at.

Is Pilates safe during pregnancy?

Yes! Each exercise is specifically chosen to challenge you while supporting you through the many changes in your body as your pregnancy progresses.

Pregnancy Pilates is a great way to tone and maintain good postural strength during this time. The strength gains achieved will keep you fitter as your bumps grows larger (and larger!). Pilates will also strengthen you to manage the new positions you’ll be in as a new Mum, such as feeding, carrying car seats, and lifting and pushing the buggy.

Pregnancy Pilates is taught by Chartered Physiotherapists who have completed specialised training in pregnancy Pilates.

Pregnancy Pilates will:
      • Strengthen the areas prone to weakness from ligament laxity, such as your pelvis and lower back
      • Stretch the areas prone to tightness from postural changes, such as your chest, neck and upper spine
      • Limit fluid retention
      • Help minimise pelvic pain and joint discomfort
      • Become a great meeting place for all you mums-to-be where you can compare notes and plan for maternity leave outings!
How soon should I start postnatal pilates?

A postnatal pilates class can begin after your 6 week checkup (normal delivery) or after 10 weeks (after a Caesarian Section).

What are the benefits of attending a postnatal pilates class?

Postnatal pilates focuses on working postural muscles, overworked pelvic floor muscles and helps tone the tummy muscles again. Postnatal pilates classes are great building blocks for getting you strong enough to return to your pre-pregnancy sporting activities.

If I find the class I am in too fast for my ability, can I move to a more suitable level?

Of course! At all times it is vital that you are happy with the standard of your class.

If you find it too fast for your ability, or indeed if you are too good for the class you find yourself in, please talk to your instructor immediately so that we may find a class better suited to your ability.

How do I register for classes?

You can register for a class by sending an email to pilates@totalphysio.ie or by phoning us on 01-213 7000.

How can I make a payment?

Once you have registered with us and booked into a class that suits you, payment may be made by cash, cheque or visa. We regret that we cannot confirm your place in the class until payment has been received in full.