PILATES SEPTEMBER 2019

Hope you all are still enjoying the long evenings! If you are looking ahead to September here are the Pilates classes that will  be held in Cratloe Community Hall:

Tuesday morning :

Mixed Level: Pay as you go Pilates 9.30am to 10.30am starting on Tuesday the 3rd of September. This class is suitable for all levels/ages but requires some good general fitness and the ability to move from standing to lying to all-fours with ease. It will not run during the school Mid-term break.

Post-Natal Pilates: Booking Required. 10.40am to 11.40am starting on Tuesday the 3rd of September for 6 weeks. This class is suitable for anyone who is at least 6 weeks post Vaginal delivery and at least 8 to 10 weeks post C-section. If you are having Pelvic Floor Issues I would really recommend a Pelvic Floor Assessment before you start the classes so be in touch if you would like to discuss any concerns you have.  Book here if you would like to attend.

Wednesday Evening:

Beginners/Lifestyle Pilates: 6.30pm to 7.25pm. This class will run as a block of 8 classes and needs to be booked as a block. It will be suitable for beginners and for those who have attended Pilates before and enjoy a class that is challenging but comfortable without the faster pace of the more advanced classes. Book here if you would like to attend.

Intermediate/Advanced Pilates: 7.30 to 8.30pm. Towards the end of last year I blended two classes to facilitate a progression from intermediate to advanced. It worked well, so I am leaving it this way for September/October. This class is worth commiting too  if you are ( injury-free or at least recovering from injury- give me a shout if you are unsure) looking to build your core strength for sports, posture, work and lifestyle. It is a challenging hour where all muscles are stretched and strengthened, as well as some work on balance and co-ordination. There is no need to book this class and for this reason keep an eye on facebook as if I have to cancel a class at short notice I can never reach everybody!

 

 

 

 

PESSARY STORIES -YES! USING ‘SHOUTY’ LETTERS FOR A REASON

This is a fantastic article on pessaries by physiotherapist Sue Croft.

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If it’s a phrase I’m really sick of hearing, it’s the one that many of my patients have had said to them by too many health professionals (and some of them are doctors):

     “There’s no point in having a pessary, pessaries are just for old ladies”.

Today’s blog is to refute that argument because it just isn’t true.

A pessary is a silicone or plastic device designed to help support prolapsing pelvic organs. The first pessaries date back prior to the days of Hippocrates and their use has been documented in early Egyptian papyruses. Throughout the centuries many unusual remedies have been used such as honey, hot oil, wine, fumes, succussion, leg binding and even pomegranates. In the middle ages, linen and cotton wool soaked in many different potions were used. As new materials were discovered, pessaries evolved and began to resemble those used today. Cork and brass were soon…

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POST-NATAL PILATES AUTUMN 2019

Booking now available for the next block of Post-Natal Pilates starting Tuesday the 27th of August. Babies welcome and more details about the class here

The classes will be held in Cratloe Community Hall and will run from 10.40am to 11.40am for 6 weeks. Your baby is welcome! Any questions give me a shout on 087 2524225, or book your place hereIMG_0095.

Post-Natal Pilates classes starting May 28th

New block of post-natal Pilates starting next Tuesday the 28th May at 10.40am-11.40am for 6 weeks in Cratloe Community Hall. Give me a shout if you have any questions or if you’d like to join the class. Suitable for anyone 6 weeks post Delivery, 8 weeks post C-Section. Tummy checks done before first class and babies are welcome.This is the last block before a Summer break so be in touch if you’d like to join in later in the block.

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MIXED LEVEL PILATES STARTING WEDNESDAY THE 1st MAY

8 weeks of mixed level Pilates starting Wednesday the 1st of May in Cratloe Community Hall. Suitable for anyone who has been to my classes before or who is fit and uninjured! Each exercise will have a Easy/Intermediate/ Advanced option so you can work to your own level. Payment can be per class or block, whichever suits your motivation levels and lifestyle! Last class will be June 19th. Any questions give me a shout or see you next week!MIXED PILATES 2019

Post-Natal Pilates

pilates-post-octoberNEW BLOCK OF POST-NATAL PILATES STARTING ON TUESDAY THE 9th OF APRIL IN CRATLOE COMMUNITY HALL.

Suitable for anyone from 6 weeks after Normal Vaginal Delivery and 8 weeks post Caesarian Delivery. Exercise under the supervision of a Chartered Physiotherapist ( and APPI trained Pilates Instructor) with over 15 years experience in treating women with Pregnancy-related issues and in exercise therapy.  Feel confident about challenging your body in the knowledge that your exercises have been chosen with your post-natal body in mind; there will be a strong focus on gradual strengthening of your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, correct breathing technique, postural awareness and prevention of Women’s Health issues such as Incontinence, Prolapse, Pelvic Pain and Osteopaenia/Osteoporosis. Contact Muireann on 087 2524225 or book here. Remember you are welcome to bring your baby!

PILATES FOR 2019

POST-NATAL CLASSES: TUESDAY AT 10.40am STARTING TUESDAY THE 8th JANUARY IN CRATLOE COMMUNITY HALL ( BOOKING HERE)

DROP-IN MIXED LEVEL CLASS TUESDAY AT 9.30am STARTING TUESDAY THE 8th JANUARY. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CLASS: WEDNESDAY at 7pm STARTING WEDNESDAY THE 9th JANUARY ( 8 week BLOCK BOOKING HERE, DROP-IN AVAILABLE ONCE FIRST BLOCK COMPLETED).

ADVANCED CLASS ( CAN BE BEGINNER IF INJURY FREE AND FIT): WEDNESDAY AT 8pm. DROP-IN CLASS STARTING WEDNESDAY THE 9th JANUARY.

 

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Beginners/Mixed Level/ Advanced Pilates November and December

CLASSES PABLO

A new 6 week block of Beginner/Mixed Level Pilates will start on Wednesday the 7th of November. Because a lot of people are continuing from the last block,  both beginners and improvers are welcome to attend. Booking available here

The higher intensity class will continue for another 6 weeks on the Wednesday the 7th November too. This class differs from the beginners class in its pace and intensity but it also focuses on good technique, correction of muscle imbalance,  stretching, Strengthening and improving posture and injury prevention. Booking is not required for this class as it is a drop-in class.

There are some places available in the current block of Post-Natal Pilates so be in touch before the next block begins, if you are 6 weeks post-natal.

You can book online for Pilates classes or clinic appointments.

Thanks!

 

Do you know your Pelvic Floor?

 

Have you recently/ever had a baby?

Are you unsure of how to do your Pelvic Floor Exercises?

Are you feeling some weakness in your pelvic floor with or without symptoms of urinary leakage?

Are you feeling pressure in your lower pelvis/ vagina/ back passage or the feeling is out of place or dropping, particularly when you exercise or after lifting your baby/ toddler?

Are you experiencing pain during sexual intercourse?

Would you like to increase the intensity of your exercises (running, CrossFit, HIT, lifting weights) but are not sure if your pelvic floor will be up to the challenge?

Have you read and heard about the Pelvic floor but are not sure where to begin when it comes to doing your exercises?

Lots of people come to me worried about their pelvic floor and afraid that they are unlikely to get better and that they may have to have surgery. Most of the time they have tightness in their pelvic floor rather than weakness, but this tightness can present as an inability to prevent the flow or urine because of the reduced movement the pelvic floor has, as a result of the tightness. Makes sense?! Sometimes the pelvic floor is not the only structure causing symptoms ; poor abdominal strength or too much abdominal strength, poor breathing habits and diet can influence continence and pelvic organ support.

An assessment of your pelvic floor can help to identify the cause of the any symptoms you have and can give you reassurance and information about your concerns. An assessment will allow the therapist to teach you how to squeeze and release your muscles correctly while incorporating relaxed breathing techniques and ensuring that your abdomen muscles are not over-active. You will go home after your session with a clear exercise program and plan,  and further sessions may or may not be recommended.

A physiotherapy assessment can help you make decisions about whether Physiotherapy  and exercises alone can help or whether you need to visit an gynaecologist or urologist.

Most of my patients tell me they wish they had come earlier for an appointment so don’t put it off! Often people are nervous about the exam itself, don’t be.

Give me a shout if you have any questions of would like to arrange an appointment on 087 2524225 or book online on the website.

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