Joseph Pilates, born in 1880, developed the original Pilates method that we still see today. He had spent his childhood fighting rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever and was determined to become immune to these ailments by ensuring that he was as physically fit as he could be.
Pilates continues to evolve, and at Elevate we have combined two synergistic approaches—APPI and DMA Clinical Pilates—to create a Pilates methodology that is unique in its delivery and design.
The APPI Pilates technique was designed in Australia by physiotherapists Glenn and Elisa Withers in 2000, based around Joseph Pilates’ 34 exercises. Their priority was to concentrate the practice based on clinical reasoning relating to pain, pathology and function. After analysing all 34 traditional exercises with rehabilitation in mind, the roster was adjusted to 25 exercises and Modified Pilates was born.
Craig Philips developed clinical Pilates (DMA) in the mid-1970s. The focus in DMA is on patient-specific exercise to drive successful management of conditions. The recent literature has focused on moving towards functional rehabilitation and stability, rather than focusing on individual muscles. The research shows more evidence that targeting non-conscious, task-orientated muscle control results in improved outcomes.
This awesome combination technique is provided in group or one-on-one formats. The class format contains a maximum of six attendees per class. To contact us to book your place, click here. On booking your place you will receive Elevate’s 26-page guide to our Modified Pilates Programme that you can utilise forever.
Our 2019 programme begins in March
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