Clinical Pilates is a system of exercises to strengthen and stretch the body and improve tone and posture. Its goal is to achieve a balanced body'.
Pilates trains natural, correct, and efficient movement. It requires us to pay attention and tune into our bodies. Joints and muscles work together to create movement. Better bodies result from a better quality of movement.
'Form follows function'.
Humans may look different, but anatomically we are the same in terms of muscles, bones, and ligaments. Yet some bodies look better and function better than others, thus with these bodies, the brain delivers better movement information. If your body doesn't function in this way, you should start to learn this awareness, retrain your brain and pay attention to the right movement pattern, and gradually a better body will form.
The Clinical Pilates method is essentially a mind-body technique that emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a centre core of stability. From this centre core, the Clinical Pilates method works by adjusting the intensity of each exercise through the use of various limb movements. The Clinical Pilates method believes that injuries are caused by imbalances in the body and habitual patterns of movement. It has been observed that when a person is weak or has a mal-aligned area, the body over compensates or over develops another area to achieve certain functional movement. Thus it has been found to be critical to correct the mal-alignment and to re-educate the body to prevent this.
Physiotherapy is an amazing profession to be in, and helping people recover from their injuries is extremely rewarding. Here at Rehab Works, we want to enable patients to discover a way of understanding & self-managing their injuries in a more active way.
Rehab Works was founded by Amie Manning (Chartered Physiotherapist) in 2012. Amie has been a qualified Physiotherapist since 2006. Since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University, she has worked for many local & national physiotherapy businesses, giving her extensive skills & knowledge within physiotherapy and business. Amie also founded Physiotherapy Works Ltd in 2009 alongside her husband, which today is a thriving business with various clinics across West Yorkshire with a highly skilled team of physiotherapists & administrative staff. With this very loyal & hardworking team, they provide physiotherapy services to insurance, occupational health & private paying patients (please click Physiotherapy Works for more details).
For people wanting that extra attention to their fitness regime
Back pain, neck pain, hypermobility, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyaglia, post-surgery, poor posture & more
Post Stroke, MS, Muscular dystrophy & other neurological related conditions
General Conditioning during Pregnancy, Pelvic Pain, Lower Back Pain, Recovery from Tears, C-sections, Rectus Diastasis, Post Pregnancy Toning & more
Cancer Rehabilitation services for every phase of your cancer process. Pre & Post Op, During Cancer treatments such as Chemotherapy and other agents; to Fitness & Survivorship phase. Certified PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapists.
Rehab Works has a software system call Pro Fit Live. This software system has all of our exercises saved to it. After your assessment, the Physiotherapist will design you a specific Clinical Pilates program, combining mobility, stability & strengthening exercises. You can either have this sent to your email address for access from your Ipad, Iphone, laptop or computer. We can also print out your exercises with a tracker sheet, to help with your home training record.
You can view your exercises in a variety of ways from pictures & descriptions, to video analysis.
Amie Manning is the Director of Rehab Works. She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Amie has trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) to become a qualified Clinical Pilates & Reformer Physiotherapist. Amie also has a passion for helping women affected by cancer and is qualified as a PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. This enables her to rehabilitate women through any phase of the cancer process.
After the birth of her two boys, Amie also became passionate about pelvic health physiotherapy. She trained through the Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Group to become our womenís health physiotherapist, offering Postnatal & Pelvic Health assessments & treatments.
Sarah Griffiths studied kinesiology in North Carolina (USA) achieving a 2 year associates degree. Alongside this she was awarded a football scholarship which kept her extremely fit and active. Since returning from America, Sarah qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2015 from Huddersfield University. In 2016, Sarah trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) to become a Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist. Sarah’s speciality is Rehabilitation for Runners, which she obtained post graduate training through the APPI. Sarah also offers Gait Analysis through our sister company Physiotherapy Works.
Laura Windle qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008 from The University of Bradford. Since graduating, Laura has worked in professional sport and the private sector focusing on sports injuries and musculoskeletal issues. After completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Rehabilitation and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies Laura has settled into her role at Physiotherapy Works. She has trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) to become a qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor since 2014. Laura has a special clinical interest in Ante and Postnatal Pilates and offers class and one to one sessions for pregnancy related issues. She has found Clinical Pilates a useful supplement to her previous training and fitness regime, and is essential to keep her fit and well at work.