Marple Physio

Leading providers of modified Pilates 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.

Modified Pilates

Modified 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 also offer specialist antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy-led Pilates. Please click the link below to learn more.

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Offering specialist expertise and individualised support.

As well as offering group physiotherapy-led Pilates classes, our highly specialist Pilates physiotherapist can offer the additional long-term benefits of a private modified Pilates consultation and individualised exercise programme.

This expertise allows our specialist to know how to make small adjustments to your body to ensure that the correct body part “drives” the particular exercise – ensuring that you will get so much more out of your Pilates practice. Each exercise can then be modified specifically for you and the level you are at.

Private one-to-one sessions

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.

Physiotherapy-Led Pilates Instruction

In order to assess 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 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.

Your physiotherapy-led Pilates consultation will last 45 minutes and 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.

Private physiotherapy-led Pilates classes are also available. These are £48 and can be shared between 2 people.

Group physiotherapy-led Pilates classes

For those who prefer the more sociable element of exercising in a group, we offer group physiotherapy-led Pilates classes in New Mills, Hawk Green and Romiley each week.

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 delivery.

Specialist antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy-led Pilates classes are also available. Please click the link below to learn more.

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Participants are asked to attend an induction (or assessment) session before commencing our group classes. This is to allow the physiotherapist to better understand the reasons behind any problems with your movement or your health, and to identify any unique areas of need, which can be focused on during the classes.

You will also be taught a detailed instruction on what the core muscles are, 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, we provide an email video demonstration for you to practise at home prior to attending your first class. All Marple Physiotherapy Pilates classes are kept to a maximum of 12 attendees, so you will receive lots of individual attention and monitoring.

Physiotherapy is a manual therapy profession and, as such, the instructor is very ‘hands-on’ during the class, using a variety of different palpation techniques. All hands-on techniques are gentle and painless. You will never be asked to perform any exercise that causes you pain.

The feeling of your muscles working might be slightly uncomfortable for you at first, but this is a perfectly normal exercise sensation. You will be encouraged to listen to your body and to grade the different ‘discomfort’ sensations, learning which ones are a ‘good’ feel and which ones mean it is time for you to stop and try something else.

We ask you to always update the physiotherapist at the start of each class if you have any new symptoms.

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.

Modified Pilates exercises are typically practised in socks. It is also recommended that you wear stretchy comfortable clothing (not jeans or tailored clothes) and bring some water. All equipment is provided.

Class Timetable

Mondays at Springbank Arts Centre, New Mills, SK22 4AQ

  • 11:45am – 12:45pm – Intermediate
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Beginner

Thursdays at Hawk Green Cricket Club, Hawk Green, SK6 7HQ

  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm – Intermediate/Advanced

Antenatal and postnatal Pilates classes are also offered at this location.

Fridays at St Christopher Centre, Romiley, SK6 3BA

  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm – Beginner
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Intermediate

Fees

A one-off induction session must be attended prior to your first class. This is to assess posture, teach the underlying principles of Pilates, and to ensure awareness of how to properly recruit core muscles.

The cost of this induction session is £20. A course of six group classes is then £50.

After your first course, you are welcome to either continue at this rate, or pay £10 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis. Please always contact us first to check class availability and suitability.

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.

Possible reasons why you should NOT 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 in Pilates.

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 normal delivery, less than 8 weeks post Caesarean).

If you become pregnant, please let us know and we can discuss your situation further, perhaps considering our antenatal classes.

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.

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.

To book your consultation or for more information please complete our contact form.

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

0161 426 0100

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At Marple Physio we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation. We therefore highly value the patient feedback we receive as we continually strive to improve our services.

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Fantastic service from day one. Fixed my leg injury. Really pleased with the care given. Thank you.

I have seen a few physios and a chiropractor over the past ten years and Liz is the only person who identified that I had a falling arch and not only recommended the right orthotics with a raise but also suggested some compromises so I could still wear a raise with holiday footwear. She also showed me some exercises specific to my problems (not just some print out of generic back exercises). Through her treatment, the exercises and orthotics I feel I have a long term solution for the first time in 25 years (since an accident) that has actually also fixed knee and foot pain and neck pain and headaches that I never realised were related. I would highly recommend her as someone who genuinely tries to help fix the problem not just temporarily relieve pain.

Couldn’t ask for a better team to help get me back on my feet! Liz is very patient and motivating! The reception team are extremely helpful and go above and beyond to help with any issues you may have. I am so glad I found Marple Physio to help me through a very difficult time in my life. Thank you all!

Top marks for everything. Prior to my knee replacement surgery, Liz has been working hard to get me in the best possible condition. Her expertise and her pleasant manner have made the sessions very rewarding. I would thoroughly recommend this practice in every way.

I was incredibly impressed with my treatment at Marple Physio. They took the time to listen to what the cause of the issue was and then looked at different treatments to resolve the issue. The treatment must have worked as I was able to complete the half marathon that I’d been training for (relatively) pain free, having only been able to run a few kilometres at most prior to my treatment. I have since recommended Marple Physio to a number of people.

In over 65 years I had never visited or needed to visit a Physio. That was until firstly I had a knee problem and the for the first time in my life a back problem. Both down to excessive golf. Well Elizabeth who treated me was wonderful. She identified the problems immediately and with the minimum number of visits cleared my problems. Lovely manner and would not hesitate to recommend.

Big thanks to Marple Physio for sorting out my sciatica. After months of suffering you diagnosed the cause, (tight muscle) and arranged treatment. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you!

Thoroughly satisfied with treatment. My daughter Grace had a sports problem with her foot which was extremely distressing for her. She was unable to get an urgent appointment with the lower limb specialist but was seen by the team at Marple Physio – who were fantastic. Helpful, reassuring and made some great suggestions and gave exercises which have been really beneficial. Her problem has been hard to diagnose but the help and treatment has been great and thank you for strapping Grace’s foot for a big running event. It worked and she was delighted with the strapping. I would highly recommend Marple Physio and the specific tailored treatment offered. Reception staff also very nice.

I don’t usually comment on these things but I thought I had to. The Marple team were simply wonderful. I have had lower back pain for 15 years or so and had given up hope of being pain free. Marple Physio listened very carefully to my problems. I then was put through my paces including working my feet and toes. I felt light after the first session and by week three I was nearly pain free. Magic, simply magic.

I found the service and treatment excellent. I would definitely recommend Marple Physio to others and would use them again should the need ever arise. Many Thanks.

I had a persistent calf injury and had already seen several other physios without success. I was recommended Marple Physio by a friend from Stockport Harriers. They were very accommodating when I called to book an appointment and Liz managed to diagnose and sort the calf injury in 3 sessions. I left pain free and with strict instructions to continue my stretching homework to avoid further calf issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Marple Physio are really excellent. They helped me through a complicated hip injury – adjusting treatments and exercises regularly after listening carefully to my feedback. I’ve just completed the London Marathon and it’s all thanks to Liz and the team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.

Wonderful to find a physio who spoke to me like a person and not an idiot, clearly explained my injury and went through treatment options along with her recommendations. Would definitely recommend to anyone – especially those who like to try to understand the physiology of their problem.

Fabulous, a true assessment of what I needed and how I could achieve it, with a personally tailored plan that fitted my lifestyle and abilities.

I was referred to you from my specialist at the Alexandra Hospital. I was really pleased with my treatment and the help I was given. I have finally had treatment that works for me. Will definitely come back for help if required. Many thanks.

Unfortunately for me, I have had quite a few back problems over the past few years. Fortunately, Marple Physio is nearby and Liz and the team have done a fabulous job of unpeeling all the layers and getting to the root of the problem each time. Being treated with a combination of manipulation, acupuncture and Pilates exercises means I now have a much stronger core and I know how to keep it that way! A big thank you to you all.

I am very pleased with the fantastic treatment I received from Liz for headaches. She was very professional and friendly and I would happily recommend her to others.

Every time I came for an appointment I went away very satisfied. All the staff are very friendly and professional. I would recommend Marple Physio and they will be my first choice if I need more treatment.

After six weeks of neck and shoulder pain, it was a total relief to receive professional and expert advice with successful treatment over four sessions.

I use Marple Physio for my physio, podiatry and Pilates needs, the service has always been both professional and caring. I am greeted with a friendly welcome and I feel the treatment is continually tailored to my needs.

Elizabeth’s expert diagnosis and treatment which included massage, acupuncture and targeted Pilates exercises resolved a backache and sciatica problem I have had for several years. Many thanks to Liz and the team.

Myself and my 16 year old daughter have had to use Marple Physio several times for various injuries. The service is excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending them. The quality of care is outstanding. They are friendly team and professional and have always been able to sort out our various aches and pains. If ever I have any musculoskeletal problems, I would always go straight to Marple Physio rather than see a GP. They have a far wider and much more suitable range of care options and offer a far more thorough service than I would ever get in a 10min appointment at the GP.