Neuro Pilates is acknowledged by physiotherapists as having benefits for several neurological populations including MS, Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease. Neuro physios with clinical background in working to achieve normal patterns of movement to improve function, can use the pilates method to assist in this goal.
The neuro-team at Spear Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic run two neuro pilates classes at the Aberdeen Sports Village. The class, run by neuro-physiotherapists, Lynn and Sarah, is tailored to individual needs, is a smaller class size and involves fewer exercises at a slower pace.
A modified pilates class is a low impact form of exercise for the mind and body, it emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability and promotes a sense of relaxation and well-being.
Why neuro pilates?
Modified pilates helps retrain and recondition the body from the central core to prevent the recurrence of and treat a range of postural, musculo-skeletal and neurological conditions. Designed by physiotherapists specifically for use in the rehabilitation setting. Through neuro pilates you can:
- Retrain low threshold activity of local muscles to increase stability and develop postural control
- Improve strength and balance
- Improve fitness
- Improve body awareness and visuo-spatial co-ordination
- Improve flexibility in the muscles and joints
- Improve gait
The benefits of neuro pilates
We asked some of our clients what impact the SPEAR neuro pilates class as had on their wellbeing and this is what they had to say…
“I have better awareness of my posture and am able to change it when needed”
“As a stroke victim the strengthening of my core has enabled me to have better control of parts of my body, hip, knee and ankle”
“More flexibility in back and upper limbs which helps with voluntary work at Templars Park”
“I would highly recommend the classes for movement, balance and core strength, but general fitness as well because when you leave you know you have had a work out”
How do I join a class?
Individuals wishing to join the SPEAR neuro pilates class need to be medically stable, cognitively able to follow instruction for class duration, independently mobile with or without aids, able to get on / off the floor independently or with minimal assistance of 1 and able to arrange own transport to and from classes.
Neuro pilates classes are on Thursdays in the Aquatics studio at the Aberdeen Sports Village from 1 to 2pm and 2.15 to 3.15pm, the classes are run by neuro physiotherapists and qualified pilates instructors, Lynn and Sarah.
Contact SPEAR for more information.