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Physio-led Pilates

Pilates, taught by a physiotherapist, so that even people with spine, posture or neurological conditions can benefit.

Photograph of Physio-led Pilates session at Bradley Stoke Physio

What is Physio-led Pilates?

Pilates is a low impact conditioning exercise that strengthens core muscles of the body to provide you with improved strength, balance and control.  Pilates can also ease and prevent muscular aches and pains.

Three of our Physiotherapists are also qualified Pilates Instructors.  See Kath, Ali Staveley and Laura's profiles for more details.  They may prescribe Pilates exercises as part of your overall treatment if you would benefit from greater core stability.  With their knowledge of how the body works and of your condition, they can modify your Pilates exercise to best suit your ability and fitness levels.  This ensures your exercised will be safe and effective for you.

What conditions is Physio-led Pilates used to treat?

As you're under the expert guidance of a Physiotherapist, Physio-led Pilates is suitable for almost everyone. It can be used to increase flexibility and to alleviate pain and stiffness caused by:

  • Sciatica
  • General neck and back pain
  • Weak stomach muscles
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions

Pilates can also promote wellbeing and good sleep.  It's ideal for any age from young adult upwards, and any ability and fitness level.

How does Physio-led Pilates work?

With your knowledgeable Physiotherapist teaching you Pilates exercises that are appropriate to you and your condition your muscles will get a head start in making sure they're working in the right way.  Pilates strengthens and tones your core (back, stomach, and pelvic floor muscles; hips and upper body), enhances your flexibility, and improve your movement, balance and muscle control.


Pilates may be offered to you as part of any Physiotherapy treatment you receive at Bradley Stoke Physio & Health if your therapist believes it will benefit you. As such, there is no stand alone cost for Pilates when used as a treatment. Click here to see our price for Physiotherapy treatment.

Our qualified Pilates Instructors also run Physio-led Pilates courses

Our therapists

Ali Staveley

Photograph of Ali Staveley

Chartered Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Kathryn Stephenson

Photograph of Kathryn Stephenson

Clinic Director, Chartered Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor