Pilates instructor , Germaine Mallin runs the Pilates classes. Germaine, Pilates instructor and a masters-trained musculoskeletal chartered Physiotherapist has close to 10 years´ teaching experience.
Germaine has trained extensively with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) which has modified the original exercises created by Joseph Pilates and made them suitable for people with clinical conditions such as neck, lower back, shoulder pain and a multitude of other musculoskeletal conditions. These exercises focus on targeting the deep stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and spine which are often weak in people with lower back and neck pain. The buttock and shoulder girdle muscles are also targeted which help to improve pelvic and shoulder stability.
As part of her MSc in 2009, Germaine completed a research project which looked at the effects of a 6-week course of Pilates on chronic neck pain. The results were positive and demonstrated an improvement in pain reduction and disability measures. These findings were published in July 2013 in a paper in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Click below to Phone, E-mail or book our Pilates Instructor.