Pilates is a dynamic form of exercise and rehabilitation that focuses on strength and flexibility throughout the whole body to improve stability, balance, breathing and postural awareness.
At The Ludgate Clinic our instructors use a combination of mat-work and equipment based Pilates including the Reformer.
Our 1-to-1 classes offer a customised and targeted approach for all levels from beginners to advanced.
What we treat:
Pilates is beneficial for overall wellbeing as well as aiding in the treatment and prevention of musculokeletal injuries including:
Back pain – Neck pain – Muscle, tendon and ligament sprains / tears – Hip pain – Knee pain – Foot and ankle pain – Shoulder pain – Tennis elbow – Golfers elbow – Carpel tunnel – Sports injuries – Running injuries – Cycling injuries – Disc prolapse – Trapped nerves – Sciatica – Arthritis – Head aches – Pre/post natal care – Pre/post surgical rehabilitation – Repetitive strain injuries.
Meet the team:
Charlotte Albion: Senior Pilates Instructor
Qualifications: STOTT Pilates Instructor and Instructor trainer, B.Ed (Hons) Physical Education. Masters degree in Theatre Arts.
Experience: Charlotte qualified as a teacher of physical education before training at the international acclaimed STOTT school of Pilates. Charlotte is also a qualified STOTT instructor trainer.
Janette Cliffe: Clinical Pilates Instructor
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Yoga and Clinical Pilates Instructor.
Experience: Janette qualified as a physiotherapist in 1997 and went onto train at the DMA Clinical Pilates school for qualified physical therapists. As a physiotherapist Janette uses a combination of Clinical Pilates, yoga and rehabilitation for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and pre/post natal care. Janette also works at one of London’s biggest maternity hospitals.
As a physiotherapist Janette is registered with all major health insurance providers including BUPA, AXAPPP, Cigna, Simply Health and Pru Vitality
Initial consultation: £60 (45mins)
Follow up appointment: £52 (45mins)
Frequently asked questions
Is Pilates right for me
Pilates is a form of exercise used to improve posture, strength, flexibility and balance. It is also a form of physical therapy used in injury rehabilitation and pre/post natal care. Please call us and arrange to speak to a member of the team if you are unsure if Pilates would be right for you.
What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?
Both yoga and Pilates emphasise the importance of strength, flexibility, breathing, balance, core stability and postural awareness and at the Ludgate Clinic we believe in a combination of both. The two main differences are the breathing technique and that in Pilates as well as mat-work we also use equipment such as the Reformer. In Pilates the active phase of the breath occurs during exhalation by pulling the navel into the spine, in yoga however the muscles surrounding the lungs are active throughout inhalation and passive during exhalation.
What should I wear?
As Pilates involves dynamic strength and flexibility exercise please bring loose clothing to change into.