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Modified Pilates

Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) trained Pilates instructors are different from other well known instructors as they teach Modified Pilates Programmes suitable for the fit and healthy as well for rehabilitation.

Modified Pilates focus on contraction of the pelvic floor to facilitate transversus abdominus and mutifidus muscles to contract, thus activating the central core.

The APPI has modified the original 34 matwork exercises creating a more progressive approach to core stability training.  This approach incorporates recent research on back instability, muscle imbalance and adverse neural tension.  Therefore it is deemed safe and effective for individuals recovering from recent injury and those who suffer chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

The APPI only train physiotherapists or degree equivalent specialists so you can be rest assured that your instructor has the highest level of training and is able to provide a safe and effective programmes to suit your individual needs.

Research into the prevention of recurrence of back pain has unearthed the need to retrain the deep abdominal and spinal muscles following an episode of back pain.  Hodges (1999) developed a model of spinal stability proposing that transversus abdominus, mutifidus, the diaphragm and the pelvic floor muscle are co-activated and form an enclosed abdominal ring, termed a ‘cylinder of stability’.  Co-contraction of these muscles increase pressure in the abdominal cavity and increase  tension in the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF) which generates an increase in lumbar stability.

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