Exercise is one of the core skills used by Physiotherapists. Chartered Physios have clinical training of exercise and normal functional movement at university and on placements in the NHS. Using our medical based training, many years of experience and post graduate additional qualifications in –
- Kinetic control
- Postural re-education
- Neuro-muscular movement patterning
- Muscle imbalance dysfunction
We can rehabilitate patients with a huge variety of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. We have built up a team of professionals at Physiocure®, who we trust and respect, where we all work together to bring about the best possible care for the patient.
Exercises are individually tailored to address the problems found in your physiotherapy assessment and specific tests aiming to establish the root cause of your problem. We have in depth training in rehabilitating injuries and in postsurgical rehabilitation especially with young adult hip orthopaedic surgery and complex shoulder surgery. We look at your posture and muscle imbalances and formulate a plan to target areas of weakness, muscle inhibition, muscle over-activity, deficient proprioception, restriction or poor functional movement patterns. With some of our patients we may recommend aquatic exercises or hydrotherapy to aid their recovery. This is done as a group session, (usually 3) at a set time in the pool at Cookridge Hall. It may be that we take you into the gym to carry out some rehab.
If you decide that you would like to use the gym or the pool outside of your Physiocure® sessions, the membership team at Cookridge Hall has a variety of packages to suit so you can continue your rehab.
What is Pilates?
Pilates aims to rebalance your body using these six principles - Centering, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision, and Concentration. The Pilates method has always emphasized quality over quantity, and you will find that, unlike many systems of exercise, Pilates exercises do not include a lot of repetitions for each move. Instead, doing each exercise fully, with precision, yields significant results in a shorter time than one would ever imagine.
Core strength, torso stability, an optimum posture for that individual and correct neuromuscular movement patterning, along with the six Pilates principles, set the Pilates method apart from many other types of exercise. Weight lifting, for example, can put a lot of attention on arm or leg strength without attending much to the fact that those parts are connected to the rest of the body! Even running or swimming can seem like all arms and legs, with either a floppy or overly tense core. Ultimately those who really succeed at their sport learn to use their core muscles, but in Pilates this integrative approach is learned from the beginning. You may come across different approaches such as the Alexander Technique, Postural Restoration Technique, Anatomy in Motion…… like Pilates they are all looking at how you breathe, rest and move and generally function in day to day life and how to optimize this to resolve problems.
Please read some of our testimonials and publications on how we use exercise to help our patients.