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Pilates for Osteoporosis is suitable for people of any age group with a diagnosis of Osteopaenia or Osteoporosis, a history of recurrent falls, or a previous history of fractures (including spinal).


Common risk factors of developing Osteoporosis include

  • Early menopause or hysterectomy
  • Long term use of oral steroids
  • Medical conditions that affect the absorption of nutrients in the gut such as coeliac disease
  • Low body mass index

 

Exercise such as Pilates has a big influence on our bone density. Through weight bearing exercises, strength training and postural improvements exercise has the ability to maintain our bone density, improve balance to help reduce the risk of falling as well as improve flexibility.

A registration form will be sent out to you were you will be asked questions about your general health and any daily activities which you may be having difficulty with. We also require a copy of your most recent bone density scan (DEXA scan). You can request a copy of this from your GP or consultant. If possible, we would prefer that these are returned to us before your first class.

Classes will run over a 6 week block for 1 hour. The first session will also include an induction class of 30 minutes to go through the basics of Pilates. Classes will be kept small to ensure you receive enough individual attention. All our classes are thought by qualified physiotherapists who will closely monitor and assist with adaptations to exercises to suit individual needs within your Pilates class.

THINGS TO BRING
For your health and safety Pilates socks must be worn at all times.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Pilates studio.

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