FUTURE PROOF THEIR SPINE
Grainne O’ Callaghan, our Stott Pilates trained Chartered Physiotherapist will conduct a Pilates class on Tuesday 11th July 2017 She will individually analyse posture and advise on postural correction exercises in a class setting. It promises to be a very motivating and educating class and hopefully……life changing, all for just 15 euro.
Do you get sick and tired of telling your child to sit up straight? Do you ever wonder why so many kids these days have slouched posture and often complain of back pain?
Let’s take a moment to think about a child’s typical day during the week.
- They spend six hours a day at a desk in school. Most of this time is spent writing notes or typing with their hands in front of them and their head looking down.
- When they are not in school, much time is spent playing video games, playing on their smartphones, surfing the Internet on the computer or texting. Again, arms are in front of them and head is down
- They carry around a backpack that often weighs almost as much as they do and often times wear it low, resting on their low back or bottom. Backpacks should weigh no more than 10 percent of their body weight, be worn on both shoulders and fit snuggly to their back.
Pilates is a system of gentle, controlled exercises designed to improve flexibility, strength and body awareness without increasing muscle bulk.
Core muscle strength and postural alignment are two of the key elements of Pilates and if both are adequately achieved, allow the body to work efficiently and reduce injury.
With our University degrees in Physiotherapy, studying muscle and joint anatomy and physiology in association with our further training in Pilates, we feel that we have the expertise required to prescribe Pilates for people with and without injury and pain.