Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates

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Start Date: Thursday 30th October 2014
End Date: Thursday 4th December 2014
Time: 18:30 - 19:25
Duration: 5 weeks
Cost: €92

This class is delivered by a Physical Therapist and qualified APPI Pilates instructor. When done correctly, Pilates can be very safe during pregnancy. It’s uniquely adaptable for any level of fitness, all types of injuries and any stage of pregnancy. In fact, Pilates done right can help you sail through your nine months feeling more mobile and comfortable and help you bounce back sooner after giving birth.

Pilates exercises are proven to help keep the pelvic floor intact and for pregnant women this benefit is never more vital. Keeping this area strong is the best preventative against back pain, incontinence, and a long, inefficient labour and delivery. A strong pelvic floor is also responsible for increased sexual pleasure before and after childbirth.

This 1 hour class is appropriate for women at all stages of the pregnancy. We will focus on the extensive repertory of appropriate Pilates exercises for mums-to-be. This class is an exclusive 10 person only class, to ensure you are receiving the correct amount of attention from your APPI qualified trainer. If you have attended previous courses please book the 19:30 course time. If this is your first course please book the 18:30 time slot – thanks!
Benefits:

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles
  • Promotes spinal stabilization
  • Encourage pelvic mobility
  • Keeps your baby well aligned in the pelvis
  • Strengthens the lower back
  • Aids in relieving back ache or pelvic pressure

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About the author: Ciaran Aherne

Ciaran Aherne

Ciarán Aherne – BSc, BA, MIAPT – Ciarán completed his BSc in Physical Therapy in the Institute of Physical Therapy in Milltown, Dublin. He is a member of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists. Ciarán also has a certificate in Massage Therapy. As a Physical Therapist, Ciarán uses a range of manual techniques and “hands-on” therapy to assist rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries, back and neck pain, postural problems, sprains/strains and sports injuries among other issues. Treatments are tailored to each individual but can include; myofascial trigger-point release, deep tissue massage, mobilisation of the spine and specific exercise prescription. Ciarán has treated people from a variety of sporting backgrounds e.g. basketball, soccer, Gaelic football, hockey. Prior to his Physical Therapy studies Ciarán completed a degree in Leisure and Recreation Management and has worked extensively with athletes involved in the Special Olympics.

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The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.

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