Pilates taught by Peak Performance Physio uses the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) method. This is a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining that improves posture and movement patterns from the central core. This type of Pilates is designed especially for people who have had back pain or injuries or require specialist physiotherapy attention.
The repertoire of APPI Pilates exercises also include exercises to improve spinal mobility, flexibility of the key trunk and lower limb muscles groups, body awareness and postural awareness.
- Neutral lumbo-pelvic alignment and activation of the key lumbo-pelvic stabilising muscles
- Correct ribcage/thoracic alignment
- Scapulo-thoracic stabilisation
- Deep neck flexor retraining to stabilise the cervical spine.
Classes take place in the Studio within BS7 gym. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes. The majority of these are mat based classes incorporating small equipment such as the swiss ball, theraband, ova ball and magic circle.
Individual or small group classes are also available.
Matwork classes require an initial screening session (unless you have seen one of our physiotherapist prior). Assessments are free of charge if you sign up to the term. They are 30 minutes long and require a separate appointment with one of the instructors. During the assessment the instructor, a qualified physiotherapist, will go over any musculoskeletal issues you might have, do a physical assessment, teach you how to engage your “core” and go over the basic exercises of the class – so you will be prepared for your first session.