5 weeks of Beginners Pilates starting tomorrow,Wednesday the 6th November, at 6.30pm in Cratloe Community Hall. All welcome! Intermediate/Advanced class continuing at 7.30pm.
Not very strong/ Quite strong/ Strong enough/ Very strong
I don’t know
I read this article today and it made me think of all the patients I have seen who have reported the feeling of relief after they have had a Pelvic Floor Assessment; the sense of relief that comes with knowledge and awareness.
They are often sorry that they put it off.
The aim of Physiotherapy is to facilitate and teach correct pelvic floor contractions so that your Exercise program becomes effective. It’s a simple starting point and an opportunity to invest in your future health.
There is space in the current block of Post-Natal Pilates for new moms and babies so give me a shout or text on 087 2524225 if you would like to join in. There are 5 classes left (no class on Wednesday the 30th October). Thanks!
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.
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!
This is a fantastic article on pessaries by physiotherapist Sue Croft.
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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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 here.
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.
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!
NEW 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!