Specialist modified Pilates classes in Stockport

Physiotherapy-Led Pilates
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A leading provider of physiotherapy-led Pilates in Stockport.

Expert physiotherapy treatment frequently incorporates the key principles of Pilates as a means to improving patients’ posture and core stability, which can be effective in resolving and preventing recurrence of neck and back pain.

Our modified Pilates tuition combines specialist clinical physiotherapy expertise with the core principles of Pilates exercise to safely equip our clients with a range of long lasting benefits – including those clients who have existing conditions or injury.

Learn more about our specialist pre and postnatal Pilates.

Physiotherapist-led Pilates classes

All of our Pilates classes are taught by a physiotherapist, so they are like a physiotherapy treatment for you each time. We also follow The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Quality Assurance Standards with each class delivered.

Pilates is appropriate for people of all ages, providing they can follow instruction and can get down to a mat on the floor independently – a chair can be provided to assist with this, if required at first. You can often start physiotherapy-led Pilates whilst you are continuing with your treatment or post-operative rehab.

All Marple Physiotherapy Pilates classes are kept to a maximum of 12 attendees, so you will receive lots of individual attention and monitoring.

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Physio-led Pilates classes & prices

At Marple Physio, we offer face-to-face and live streamed, online physio-led Pilates classes.

Please visit Why choose physio-led Pilates? for more on how our classes may be beneficial for you and how our live online classes work.

Face-to-face Pilates classes

Marple Ridge Methodist Church, Marple

Mondays:

  • 10:15am Intermediate with Liz
  • 11:30am Gentle/Beginners with Liz

Wednesdays:

  • 9:15am Gentle/Beginners with Nicky
  • 10:30am Intermediate with Nicky
  • 5:00pm Intermediate with Liz
  • 6:15pm Gentle/Beginners with Liz

Thursdays:

  • 6:00pm Gentle/Beginners with Nicky
  • 7:15pm Intermediate with Nicky

Fridays:

  • 9:15am Gentle/Beginners with Nicky
  • 10:30am Intermediate with Nicky

Prices:

  • 1 x weekly face-to-face class – £42.50 per month1
  • 1 x weekly face-to-face class plus access to online classes – £52.50 per month1

Please read our Pilates Information and Terms for further information.

Online Pilates classes

Streamed live via Zoom, plus class recording

Tuesdays:

  • 9:15am Gentle/Beginners
  • 10:00am Intermediate

Prices:

  • Online classes only – £20 per month1
  • 1 x weekly face-to-face class plus access to online classes – £52.50 per month1

Induction sessions

Participants are asked to attend a personal induction session before commencing any of our classes. This is to allow the physiotherapist to better understand any problems you may have with your movement or your health, and to identify any unique areas of need, which can be addressed during the classes.

You will also receive a detailed instruction on the core muscles, what they feel like when they are recruited, and the founding principles of Pilates (known as the 5 Key Elements), to ensure the correct technique.

Following your induction session, you will also be provided with a video demonstration for you to practise at home, prior to attending your first class. Personal induction sessions are 30 minutes and priced at £36.

1. Payable by standing order on the 20th of each month. Please note that all prices are effective as of 1st February 2024.

Modified Pilates

Modified or clinical Pilates consists of strength, mobilising and stabilising exercises, which can be beneficial for those experiencing pain or weakness, or to anyone who wants to start exercising again, but may be concerned about aggravating an existing injury or condition.

Benefits range from improved posture, flexibility, strength and co-ordination, to relief from lower back and neck pain as well as improving muscle tone, especially in the abdominal, buttock and hip region.

We offer private Pilates consultations as well as beginner and intermediate Pilates classes.

Private Pilates consultations

Our APPI Health Group trained Pilates physiotherapist offers the long-term benefits of individual specialist Pilates consultations and personalised exercise programmes.

This expertise allows our specialist to make small adjustments to your body ensuring that the correct body part “drives” the particular exercise. Each exercise is then modified specifically for you, enabling you to get so much more out of your Pilates practice.

Individual specialist scoliosis Pilates sessions are also available and include an assessment and personalised programme designed to correct and maintain spine curve and rotation, and keep in control of any related pain.

Physiotherapy-Led Pilates Instruction

Your private modified Pilates consultation

During your consultation, you will be able to discuss any condition, pain or discomfort you are experiencing, and/or any improved sports performance you would like to achieve.

Our highly experienced Pilates physiotherapy practitioner will then complete a lifestyle review and ‘head-to-toe’ biomechanical posture assessment before discussing achievable short and long-term goals with you.

In order to ascertain which particular exercises will be most beneficial for you, posture observations are made throughout the consultation; this includes sitting, standing, walking, and other day to day actions such as squatting and standing on one leg. These observations also allow baseline measurement of balance, initial core strength, or any muscle imbalances that may be present.

Our Pilates physiotherapist will then fully explain their findings before devising your unique Pilates home exercise programme, tailored to your individual requirements and taking into account your occupation, sports, and hobbies.

Your consultation provides an opportunity to practise exercises under the guidance of our expert modified Pilates physiotherapy practitioner. Video demonstrations of your prescribed exercises are then emailed to you, ensuring that you are fully confident in completing exercises independently at home.

Private physiotherapy-led Pilates consultations are £65 and last 45 minutes. You will be asked to wear comfortable, stretchy clothing, such as jogging bottoms or leggings. Modified Pilates exercises are typically practised in socks. All equipment is provided.

Please note that prices are effective as of 1st April 2023.

Remote individual Pilates consultations

These begin with an interview (known as a subjective assessment), just as our physiotherapy assessments do. We take a history of your health, any conditions, pain, or injury you would like addressing, and any overall targets you would like to achieve.

We will then do an observational physical assessment looking at your natural posture and how you move. You will then be taught what your ‘core’ muscles are and how to feel them working (this is much easier than it sounds!).

A personal Pilates programme will be formulated to address your individual goals. You will be taught each exercise within the session, and then be sent an email of the exercise program to work on in between sessions. Each exercise is accompanied by written instructions and a video to remind you of the technique.

Nicola Jackson Physiotherapist

Pilates gift vouchers

Marple Physio Pilates gift vouchers are now available to buy online.

Choose a private Pilates session, which can be shared (and socially distanced) for up to 3 people, or a private Pilates induction session plus a month of Pilates group classes.

Your personalised pdf gift voucher is valid for 6 months and will be emailed directly to you for you to print or forward onto the recipient.

Physiotherapy and sports massage gift vouchers are also available.

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Please visit our Gift Vouchers page for terms and conditions.

Physiotherapy-Led Pilates

Buy quality Pilates equipment from APPI

The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute’s (APPI) range of quality Pilates equipment is often used in our own Pilates classes. They are helpful at optimising your positioning and enhancing your practice.

Visit the APPI online shop to search from all of their Pilates products and clothing range.

Enter the code ‘MarplePhysio’ at checkout to receive 10% off your first order.

Plus get Free Standard UK Postage on all orders over £100*

*Excludes Pulseroll products

Visit APPI Shop

Please visit Why choose physio-led Pilates? for more on how our classes may be beneficial for you and how our live online classes work.

Nicola Jackson Physiotherapist

Nicola Jackson Chartered Physiotherapist & Joint Clinical Director
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, ACPOHE, AACP

Nicky graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with First Class Honours, initially working in a hospital setting before specialising in private practice in 2010 and becoming a partner at Marple Physiotherapy in 2019.

Nicky brings an exceptional, holistic approach to assessment and treatment, with specialist expertise in occupational health and ergonomics, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.

Having conducted more than 300 workplace assessments over a wide range of industries from offices to motor component engineering plants, Nicky enjoys the challenge of observing, analysing and applying her practical approach to resolve work-based aggravated symptoms. By liaising between employee and line manager and/or HR, specific and measurable plans can be devised to assist members of staff to remain in work or aid early return to work.

Nicky has gained numerous post-graduate qualifications including manual therapy, acupuncture and in her other area of specialist knowledge, physio-led Pilates. She is a fully qualified modified Pilates instructor and Star Pro member of the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute, bringing the enhanced benefits of physiotherapy-led Pilates such as improved posture and core strength to our patients.

Nicola Jackson Chartered Physiotherapist & Joint Clinical Director
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, ACPOHE, AACP

Nicola Jackson Physiotherapist

Nicky graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with First Class Honours, initially working in a hospital setting before specialising in private practice in 2010 and becoming a partner at Marple Physiotherapy in 2019.

Nicky brings an exceptional, holistic approach to assessment and treatment, with specialist expertise in occupational health and ergonomics, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.

Having conducted more than 300 workplace assessments over a wide range of industries from offices to motor component engineering plants, Nicky enjoys the challenge of observing, analysing and applying her practical approach to resolve work-based aggravated symptoms. By liaising between employee and line manager and/or HR, specific and measurable plans can be devised to assist members of staff to remain in work or aid early return to work.

Nicky has gained numerous post-graduate qualifications including manual therapy, acupuncture and in her other area of specialist knowledge, physio-led Pilates. She is a fully qualified modified Pilates instructor and Star Pro member of the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute, bringing the enhanced benefits of physiotherapy-led Pilates such as improved posture and core strength to our patients.

If you are unsure whether our physiotherapy-led modified Pilates could help you, please call us on 0161 426 0100 or email enquiries@marplephysio.com and Nicola will be happy to discuss your needs and offer her advice, without obligation.

We do not recommend that you attend modified Pilates if you are experiencing severe pain or swelling, have severely restricted mobility, or have just had surgery. If you are currently medically unwell, you should check with a doctor before participating.

If you develop an exacerbation of your existing pain or develop a new pain during a course of classes, always let the physiotherapist know as soon as possible – it may be possible to modify the exercises further to help keep you active.

It is advised that you do not attend if you are newly pregnant (less than 8 weeks if you regularly attend) or if you have just given birth (less than 6 weeks post delivery, less than 8 weeks post caesarean). If you become pregnant, please let us know and we can discuss your suitability for our antenatal and pregnancy Pilates classes.

To book your consultation please complete our online booking form*.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your needs, without obligation.

* Please note: If your treatment costs are to be paid directly by your health insurance company, we kindly ask that you contact us by phone or email to arrange your appointment.

0161 426 0100

enquiries@marplephysio.com

Please read our cancellation policy.

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Here's what our clients say.

Rose-Marie W. ★★★★★ I saw Nicky for pain in my c section scar which was affecting me on a daily basis. She was great at coming up with different treatments (exercises, physical manipulation and a cream) which have improved the pain I was experiencing.Helen Q. ★★★★★ Liz and colleagues have been treating my son for many years and are fantastic with him. Although his condition will never change keeping him free from discomfort and moving the muscles he can’t use are invaluable to his quality of life. We can’t thank and praise them enough not only for their knowledge but for their care, commitment and respect shown to us allSte W. ★★★★★ I went to Marple Physiotherapy with what I assumed was a sore neck, but it turned out to be my shoulder. After many sleepless nights in agony I went to see Liz, who after two visits got me back to normal. Everything from what she did in the practice to the exercises see gave me to do at home is geared up to promote a speedy recovery and her knowledge is incredible.Can’t recommend them enough.Andreea D. ★★★★★ Excellent input from Liz during my recovery after rather complex knee ligament injury. She provided step-by-step guidance with regards to specific exercises for every stage of the recovery alongside therapeutical ultrasound and massage. Highly recommendedEmily R. ★★★★★ From the get go, I have been really impressed with my treatment at Marple Physio and would recommend it to anyone with back troubles. The initial consultation was so thorough, I left feeling positive that I could improve my chronic pain. I really appreciated that Liz was able to explain the reasoning behind my long term back troubles (over compensation and shortened muscles etc.) She has given me a proactive treatment plan that I never got previously from other establishments and I have seen an improvement in my condition after only a few sessions.Simon T. ★★★★★ A massive thank you to Liz for getting me to the start line of the Manchester Marathon! Picking up an injury half way through training I feared the worst for the big day, but a swift treatment cycle had me back up and running in a couple of weeks. I had plantar fasciitis which I have heard keep people out for months on end so such a huge thank you for the wonderful care provided to help me back to my feet.Adam F. ★★★★★ I self-referred to Liz after an episode of chopping firewood resulted in a bad case of tennis elbow with constant pain and a complete absence of strength in my right arm. The combination of physical therapy over a course of weeks, combined with effective exercises for home, has all but cured it, in a surprisingly short time. In the process of treating my arm, Liz also diagnosed some of my long term back problems and set me on a course to strengthen the right muscles to counter those issues. Great experience and would wholly recommend.Christopher L. ★★★★★ Brilliant, extremely knowledgeable and caring. They put me at ease which is very difficult when you have a very painful back. Everything from the therapy provided to the online programme they use to send you exercises is first class.Kieran B. ★★★★★ I had physio on my shoulder with Liz and she is very friendly and an expert at what she does. She was quick to diagnose the issue and give me the appropriate exercises that helped fix the problem. Would definitely recommend.js_loader

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