DOWN TO THE CORE

When I was 14 I suffered with severe lower back pain, caused by various sporting injuries, as I competed in athletics at a high standard. My physiotherapist at the time advised me to start Pilates, which reduced my pain significantly. Since then I have sworn by Pilates to help manage spinal pain – it’s all ‘DOWN TO THE CORE!’

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So…Why Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is tailored more specifically to the patients’ symptoms, needs and goals. Prior to patients attending a Pilates class, I perform a thorough assessment to check the quality of contraction of the deep core muscles, which are crucial to reduce low back pain.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 5 people, where we do a combination of mat work exercises and gym ball work. This allows me to spot for mechanical faults within the class.

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Once you have the right technique and improved your control, you can then ‘Spread your wings’ and ‘Fly to another nest’ to continue Pilates in a community class.

For more information or to book on a Pilates class at Physiofusion give us a call on 01282 453 110.

Kate Franzke BadmintonKate Franzke (second from right) qualified in physiotherapy at York St John University in 2007 with a First Class Honours Degree. Kate has worked for Burnley Football Club and local rugby teams, and plays badminton for Nelson and Colne College. She is well known for ‘making a racket’ from time to time!

Image: Kate (second from right) with her badminton team…oh and just a couple of trophies.