Clinical Pilates is a system of exercises to strengthen and stretch the body and improve tone and posture. Its goal is to achieve a balanced body'.
Pilates trains natural, correct, and efficient movement. It requires us to pay attention and tune into our bodies. Joints and muscles work together to create movement. Better bodies result from a better quality of movement.
'Form follows function'.
Humans may look different, but anatomically we are the same in terms of muscles, bones, and ligaments. Yet some bodies look better and function better than others, thus with these bodies, the brain delivers better movement information. If your body doesn't function in this way, you should start to learn this awareness, retrain your brain and pay attention to the right movement pattern, and gradually a better body will form.
The Clinical Pilates method is essentially a mind-body technique that emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a centre core of stability. From this centre core, the Clinical Pilates method works by adjusting the intensity of each exercise through the use of various limb movements. The Clinical Pilates method believes that injuries are caused by imbalances in the body and habitual patterns of movement. It has been observed that when a person is weak or has a mal-aligned area, the body over compensates or over develops another area to achieve certain functional movement. Thus it has been found to be critical to correct the mal-alignment and to re-educate the body to prevent this.
Physiotherapy is an amazing profession to be in, and helping people recover from their injuries is extremely rewarding. Here at Clinical Pilates, we want to enable patients to discover a way of understanding & self-managing their injuries in a more active way.
Clinical Pilates Ltd was founded by Amie Manning (Chartered Physiotherapist) in 2012. Amie has been a qualified Physiotherapist since 2006. Since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University, she has worked for many local & national physiotherapy businesses, giving her extensive skills & knowledge within physiotherapy and business. Amie also founded Physiotherapy Works Ltd in 2009 alongside her husband, which today is a thriving business with various clinics across West Yorkshire with a highly skilled team of physiotherapists & administrative staff. With this very loyal & hardworking team, they provide physiotherapy services to insurance, occupational health & private paying patients (please click Physiotherapy Works for more details).
For people wanting that extra attention to their fitness regime
Back pain, neck pain, hypermobility, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyaglia, post-surgery, poor posture & more
Post Stroke, MS, Muscular dystrophy & other neurological related conditions
General Conditioning during Pregnancy, Pelvic Pain, Lower Back Pain, Recovery from Tears, C-sections, Rectus Diastasis, Post Pregnancy Toning & more
Our courses are instructed by a fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI).
Our classes are for 55 minutes and run in 8 week blocks. Each patient will have a Clinical Pilates assessment & tutorial prior to attending a class. The assessment is important to help us understand any health issues, goals, muscular imbalances, postural type & to make a diagnosis of any injuries. Clinical Pilates is very technical and having the physiotherapist go through the anatomy associated with engaging your core stability, how to set your posture, and how to do the correct breathing technique, will ensure you get the most out of your course.
Mixed ability courses have a maximum of 8 participants in each class, which will enable the Physiotherapist to give each patient the attention they need during the class. There are a variety of levels demonstrated for each exercise, so be assured you can find the right level for yourself.
Personal sessions can be delivered 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3. They will be tailored specifically to the individual. If you require more attention to your technique, specific areas of weakness, pain or if you would like a training partner to motivate and encourage you to work hard. During these sessions the physiotherapist may identify certain areas of the body restricting movement or your Clinical Pilates technique. At this time she may wish use her manual skills to ease muscular stiffness, joint tightness & facilitate better posture. These techniques are usually used briefly and then exercising will resume. We also like to teach you how to use the spiky balls and foam roller to release your own aches and pains
ĎHIITí means High Intensity Interval Training and we have designed these classes especially for people in Sports
How do you know if you are ready for this class?
Our Clinical Pilates classes are great preparation for helping you to learn the correct technique & develop your core strength to maintain safe postural positions. Your assessment and tutorial is also a good indicator if youíre ready.
Clinical Pilates Ltd has a software system call Pro Fit Live. This software system has all of our Clinical Pilates exercises saved to it. After your assessment, the Physiotherapist will design you a specific Clinical Pilates program, combining mobility, stability & strengthening exercises. You can either have this sent to your email address for access from your Ipad, Iphone, laptop or computer. We can also print out your exercises with a tracker sheet, to help with your home training record.
You can view your exercises in a variety of ways from pictures & descriptions, to video analysis.
In business, your people are your most valuable asset. You rely on them to deliver an exemplary service to your customers & to help you deliver growth.
The CBI (confederation of British Industry) calculated that 190 million work days were lost to sickness absence in 2011 Ė at a direct cost of £17 billion. 60% Ė 70% of all absence is due to psychological ill health or musculoskeletal disorders.
With this in mind, Clinical Pilates Ltd can help by delivering a cost effective rehabilitation programmes that can help reduce sickness absence costs, as well as optimising staff morale, performance & productivity.
To reduce sickness absence rates, recruitment costs & poor performance, our team can talk to you about how to create a healthier workforce.
Our Clinical Pilates ĎFit For Workí Programmes have been designed to meet the specific requirements of individuals with either repetitive or long term musculoskeletal injuries.
Delivered using an evidence-based approach, the aim is to understand both the mechanical limitation imposed by an injury, how to use the body in a more efficient way and how to overcome pain & fear of movement, to enable a recovery form an injury and return to work.
Amie Manning is the Director of Clinical Pilates Ltd. She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Since graduating Amie has worked for many local and national physiotherapy businesses, giving her a wide range of experience treating musculoskeletal disorders. Amie has trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) to become a qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor since 2012. Amie is a keen cyclist and enjoys using the Clinical Pilates method the keep herself fit on the bike. She also loves the Clinical Pilates Method as it keeps her in shape and fit for work.
Clare Stenton qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Since graduating, Clare has worked for Bradford NHS Trust gaining a wide variety of knowledge and skills in all areas of Physiotherapy. Clare now works for the Manchester Neurotherapy Centre, dealing with patients who have neurological conditions. Clare has trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) to become a qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor since 2013. She finds using the clinical pilates method ensure she is conditioned for the heavy manual handling she has at work.
Laura Windle qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008 from The University of Bradford. Since graduating, Laura has worked in professional sport and the private sector focusing on sports injuries and musculoskeletal issues. After completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Rehabilitation and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies Laura has settled into her role at Physiotherapy Works. She has trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) to become a qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor since 2014. Laura has a special clinical interest in Ante and Postnatal Pilates and offers class and one to one sessions for pregnancy related issues. She has found Clinical Pilates a useful supplement to her previous training and fitness regime, and is essential to keep her fit and well at work.
Sarah Griffiths studied kinesiology in North Carolina (USA) achieving a 2 year associates degree. Alongside this she was awarded a football scholarship which kept her extremely fit and active. Since returning from America she qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2015 from Huddersfield University. Since graduating Sarah has worked for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust developing a wide variety of knowledge and skills in all aspects of Physiotherapy. Sarah has trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) trained instructor since 2016. She finds using the clinical Pilates method gives her the stability and strength she requires for long distance running