Rehabilitation Masterclasses

These 90 minute Masterclasses are run by Lynn Hammond, a highly experienced Chartered Physiotherapist and APPI Pilates Instructor.

The classes are both educational and practical, so do bring a pen and paper and come dressed in something comfortable for mat work.

In each Masterclass, Lynn will help you to have a better understanding of your body and how it’s made up, how it functions and how it moves. She will talk you through some common problems, conditions and injuries that occur and will share her knowledge of current thinking and evidence based treatment.

Should you wish to have more individual advice, support or rehabilitation, including an individualised home Pilates exercise programme, please talk to Lynn at the end to arrange a bespoke 1:1 session.

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Masterclasses

Descriptions

Are you looking to improve your running performance?

Pilates is an excellent form of exercise to support running and in this Masterclass you will be learning how and why some Pilates exercises are so beneficial and then have the chance to practice them.

Do you have running injuries or you want to start running but concerned about getting injured?

We will be covering the risk factors for running injuries and how changes to your training and form can make a difference.

Would you like to learn more about your shoulder, perhaps because you are experiencing some difficulties in class or you have a known shoulder condition or injury that you would like to manage better in your Pilates classes.

In this Rehabilitation Masterclass, we will be exploring the shoulder, in fact the whole shoulder region and surrounding areas, to best understand it’s functions and why and how common problems and injuries occur.

Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for rehabilitating the shoulder. Lynn will explain how the Pilates fundamentals and specific exercises can be helpful in stabilising, strengthening and moving your shoulder region. With a new level of understanding, you will be considering your whole body as you go through the exercises and feel more confident about modifying and adapting exercises where necessary.

Ultimately we would hope that you move with greater ease, improve your functioning in everyday life and reduce the recurrence of further injuries.

Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for strong, stable and well balanced hips, enabling you to maintain your everyday functioning and participate in activities or sports of your choice.

In this Masterclass you will come to have a better understanding of your hips and how strengthening and mobilising exercises can improve hip health and conditions that you may already have.

You will get to practice useful exercises that specifically target the hips as well other important areas and some modifications for class where necessary.

You are in safe hands! This Masterclass is run by Lynn Hammond, Chartered Physiotherapist and APPI Certified Pilates Instructor, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of osteoporosis. She is a professional member of the Royal Osteoporosis society, keeps up to date with current research and has written patient leaflets about exercise and activity with osteoporosis in Eating Disorders and Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis.

Evidence shows us that exercise and physical activity are important for our bone health. In this Masterclass, you will find out how Pilates can help promote your bone strength, benefitting you now and for your future.

However, despite our best efforts, low bone density, osteoporosis and osteoporotic broken bones do occur in some people, for numerous reasons – including ageing. But don’t despair, instead take action, as help is on hand to help you understand: your bone health, the benefits of Pilates in managing your condition and how to safely and effectively exercise. Modifications and alternative exercises will be shown and practiced, which can be used in your classes where appropriate.

The workshop is both educational (so do bring a pen and paper) and practical (so do come dressed in something comfortable for mat work and don’t worry if this is your first time doing Pilates).

Bone Health & Osteoporosis

Not only does exercise and Pilates help to build or maintain strong bones but specific Pilates exercises classes can help to reduce the likelihood of spinal fractures, the types that lead to loss of height and postural changes.

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This Rehabilitation Masterclass is for anyone who has a ‘Bad Back’, or who has had problems with their back and wishes to remain healthy.

You have come to the right place because there is some evidence to show that Pilates can reduce repeat episodes by 50% and the most recent NICE guidelines recommend movement and exercise for non specific back pain with or without sciatica.

In this Masterclass, you will gain a greater understanding of your back and hear about some important things that you should know. You will learn how Pilates can make such a difference to some of the more common problems, conditions and injuries that occur.

As you go through a range of Pilates exercises, Lynn will be helping you to become more aware of the movements involved and how they feel for you. Modifications or alternatives are sometimes necessary and these will be discussed and practiced in the session.

Ultimately we would hope that you move with greater ease, improve your functioning in everyday life and reduce the recurrence of further injuries.