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Pilates at DBC Naas Physio

We offer Pilates to people of all ages and ability levels. We can cater for the keen sports person, the keep fit enthusiast, those who are not so fit and people recovering from serious illness and injury.  An initial assessment with one of our Chartered Physiotherapists is required for all new class participants. Our classes are small (max 4 participants) and always given by a Chartered Physiotherapist.  This ensures that all class participants are closely monitored and exercises are modified to the participant where necessary. The classes will last one hour.

Our physiotherapists have are fully qualified from the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI).

Please call us to book an assessment with Laura Fitzpatrick prior to enrolling on a class.

If you would like information on upcoming classes please call 045 874133/085 7757985 or email  physiosport@eircom.net

Why should I attend for a 1:1 session with the Chartered Physiotherapist prior to joining a class?

If you are joining a class and have never done Pilates before, a 1:1 assessment session allows identification of any weak areas or postural issues that can be focused on. It also allows you to go through the basic principles of Pilates which will promote a quicker transition for you into the class exercises.

If you have a significant history of injury, it is safer for you to have the weaker body areas identified by our Chartered Physiotherapists in your 1:1 consultation, to ensure that you get the most benefit from your class, in the areas where you need it most.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a safe and effective exercise method using floor mat or equipment. It is designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance.

From doing Pilates, you will develop:
  • A strong core
  • Longer leaner muscles
  • Improve your sense of well being

It is this holistic approach that sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise. Physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.

The Benefits of Pilates

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young."   Joseph Pilates

Pilates is beneficial for general fitness, specific health conditions and most of all for your overall well-being.

General fitness
  • Improves your posture
  • Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine
  • Delivers muscle tone and flexibility
  • Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
  • Complements training for athletes
Health conditions
  • Back pain, back-ache and other back problems
  • Neck and shoulder pains or problems
  • Those needing pre- and post-surgery strengthening
  • Injuries: Sports injuries and others
  • Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
  • Builds better balance and co-ordination
  • Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for ante and post-natal women
  • Helps maintain and can improve bone density
  • Offers a safe and beneficial form of exercise for a wide range of medical conditions, including Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Overall well-being
  • Makes you look and feel better
  • Relieves stress and tension and promotes a feeling of well-being
  • Expands body awareness
  • Integrates mind, body and spirit
  • Improves quality of life

Who should do Pilates?

Pilates is suitable for almost all of the population, including specific groups with specific goals. People of any age, shape or gender can take part and participate in Pilates at a level to suit to them.

Pilates is commonly used to aid:
  • General Fitness and Sporting Performance
  • Musculoskeletal and Health Problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Overall Wellbeing

Pilates Today

Pilates has now become a worldwide phenomenon with over 12 million people practicing, and the numbers continue to grow.
Pilates is much more than an exercise method – It is a way of life.

"Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit."   Joseph Pilates

For further information or to make an appointment, please contact us today