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Clinical Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise devised by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It has since become very popular in the US and UK and focuses on breathing, alignment, core strength and flexibility.

Clinical Pilates is traditional Pilates-type exercise combined with physiotherapy assessment and expertise to provide very suitable exercises for people recovering from injury or working around specific injuries or conditions. It is generally delivered one-to-one or in small groups. Many physiotherapy clinics now incorporate Clinical Pilates into their service provision as it has proved so effective at rehabilitation especially for spinal problems.

We have two physiotherapists who have a special interest in and are qualified in teaching Clinical Pilates - Nicole Lee and Juncal Roman.

Often joining a big group in a class setting can be daunting and confusing if you have never tried Pilates before, so clinical one-to-one Pilates sessions here at Physio Solutions can be an ideal way of becoming familiar with the Pilates concept before joining a class or a group.

If you would like to enquire regarding any aspect of our Clinical Pilates sessions please contact the clinic on 020 77137780.

Fees for Clinical Pilates

Group size Fees Duration
One-to-One £55 30 minutes One-to-One session

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Clinical Pilates Case Studies (see all Case Studies)

70 year old woman with chronic lower back/leg pain due to arthritis

Symptoms & Assessment

A 70-year old woman with chronic lower back and leg pain due to degenerative changes (arthritis) in her spine attended for treatment.


She was recommended to try Clinical Pilates in a bid to try and avoid surgery.

She completed a 6-week programme of Clinical Pilates and then continued with a tailor-made home exercise programme.



She became pain-free and reported that her mobility had improved significantly.

36 year old woman with middle/low back pain after childbirth

Symptoms & Assessment

A 36-year-old woman developed middle and low back pain following the birth of her first child.


She attended for 4 sessions of one-to-one Clinical Pilates.


She noticed such a profound change in her back pain that she decided to enrol in a local Pilates group class for the ongoing benefits that she felt it gave her.

Clinic note: Post-pregnancy low back pain is very common due to weakness developing in the core abdominal muscles during pregnancy. This is compounded by an increase in lifting and ‘leaning over’ type activities once the baby arrives. It is generally safe to start Pilates after 6 weeks.

43 year old with neck/back pain after long periods in front of computer

Symptoms & Assessment

A 43-year-old man presented with longstanding neck and upper back pain which he felt was related to long hours spent sitting at a computer for his work.

Assessment showed weakness of his neck and upper back muscles.


He enrolled on a 6-week Clinical Pilates course carried out on a one-to-one basis here at the clinic.

The main focus was to strengthen the body’s natural corset muscles to help support the neck and back during prolonged hours sitting at a desk.


The results were fantastic and he now has very little pain and an ongoing home-maintenance exercise plan.

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