Most sports require trunk flexibility and stability, strong legs and gluteal muscles to help transfer energy and power through the different slings of muscles in the body. Back injuries are common in sport and Pilates exercise can help athletes relieve pain and improve performance by improving the stability and flexibility around the spine which helps prevent back pain and reduce the risk of future injuries.
In our core stability classes, a variety of exercises will be taught. The exercises will initially retrain the deep core stabilising muscles and then more advanced versions that can be tailored specifically to your sport which will help you gain global functional strength.
Pilates exercise has been proven effective to enhance sports performance for many different sports, and many top sportsmen are now making Pilates an integral part of their fitness programme to enhance their performance, improve their technique and keep their bodies strong, supple and injury free.
‘Core stability’ is the term given to the action provided by a group of muscles in the lumbo-pelvic region that form a natural corset that protects our spine and abdominal organs, particularly during dynamic and lifting activities during sport.
If you suffer from back pain or have had a spinal injury or surgery, this corset of core muscles can become dysfunctional. If this is the case, the spine will become increasingly vulnerable to the stresses of sport and you may be at risk of further injury.
Classes last 60 minutes and involve both free standing and mat-based exercises. There is a maximum of 6 people per class enabling the physiotherapist to offer individual supervision to participants. Classes are run in the Pilates studio at Spire Little Aston Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.
Initial assessment – £36
(includes full assessment, ensures suitability to join Pilates class, teaching of 5 key elements of Pilates)
Block of 6 classes – £73
(full payment is required in advance to secure your place on the course)
Tuesday 12pm - 1pm
Wednesday 6pm - 7pm