What makes Atherton Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic different?
We have a range of Pilates and other classes which we provide for all different types of abilities, situations and objectives. Importantly, our highly experienced instructors always make sure that they incorporate different principles of Pilates and exercise ‘therapy’ into the classes each week, making sure they keep the sessions up to date, varied and highly effective for each client.
Although the classes are by no means exclusively for women, we do have a Pilates for Blokes Class as we know that men and women have skeletal differences, and this can impact on men’s ability to do some of the Pilates exercises. Also, we find that the men have a certain ‘banter’ that appears to help them to do the exercises!
We have some classes that are Physio-led/Clinical. These are for people who are concerned about exercising again after an injury or a recent operation. Our Physiotherapists will assess you to see if you are suitable for any of the classes, and then advise you of the best ones to start with. If this is something you think you need then please call the clinic on 01942 871709 to book your free Physiotherapy assessment.
Also, our booking system means that you can be sure of booking your spot on your preferred class each week, so you will never be turned away, helping you to stay on track whatever your goals may be.
Is there a minimum level of fitness required?
There is no minimum level of fitness required, and we can easily tailor the exercises to start at a level most suited to you – complete beginners are more than welcome. We would, however, recommend an initial assessment with one of our physiotherapist if you have any particular needs or concerns before undertaking any exercise. Alternatively, please speak to us first about any reservations you might have so that we can suggest the most appropriate class for you. Click here to book your free physiotherapy assessment
What to bring or wear to a class?
It is recommended that you wear clothes that are comfortable, easy to move in but not too baggy. All mats and small equipment (balls, bands, etc.) will be provided for you in our stunning Pilates studio, along with plenty of water if needed. Socks are optional.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on activating the muscles that lie deep around the spine, pelvis and hips. These muscles, when strengthened, can provide a large number of benefits to an individual, such as:
- Increased core stability
- Improved muscle tone
- Better postural alignment/awareness
- Reduction in pain and stiffness
- Greater power production in sports
- Reduced risk of injury
- Accelerated speed of recovery
- Reduction in stress levels and improved sense of well-being
What times are the different classes?
Click here to see the schedule. Note, If you are looking on a mobile device you may need to scroll across the different days of the week to see what classes are on those days.
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Here is what our clients are saying…
I had suffered with recurring lower back problems on and off since injuring my back in 2015.It was affecting my ability to do gardening and DIY.
I chose to do Physiotherapy Led Pilates, confident that if I struggled with the exercises then they would know how to help me.
I have found that this environment is great and welcoming. The best thing is that if my back does affect me when I’m doing my gardening, I know which exercise to do afterwards to take the pain away.
I can now help myself rather than having keep going for Physiotherapy.
Before I started going to the classes at Atherton Physiotherapy, I’d had two major bowel surgeries over the previous two years, and I needed to get in shape and start to rebuild my core strength.
I was a little apprehensive about the classes and was unsure I would be able to do them. But I have to say that the classes have been the best thing I’ve done in years.
The classes are small (10 people maximum) & the instructors really look after you and have always been very welcoming. Doing the classes has totally transformed my body shape, my flexibility, my strength and most of all my confidence.
I am a 67-year-old male and consider myself to be reasonably fit and I walk regularly. Other than that, I do not attend a gym or exercise classes, nor do I have any significant injuries or ailments. With increasing stiffness, etc. I felt I could do with doing more exercise.
When I heard that AP&SIC were starting a ‘Pilates for Blokes’ class it sounded just what I needed – particularly with the first class being free. What did I have to lose? When I turned up for the first class I was relieved that there were a wide range of ages, abilities and body shapes although I was and still am the oldest! And never have I attended one of these classes without humour and banter being present!
After each class I always have the buzz of knowing that I have exercised but during the classes none of the exercises are too difficult or daunting. As time goes on I realise that the classes are doing me good and improving my core strength and flexibility In a nutshell the exercise is not too intensive but rather and a nice place to stretch and grunt and…. Did I really say that?!!