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To The Bone: Strong Bones for Everyone

Written by Ella MacDonald, Physiotherapist and APPI reformer instructor May is International Osteoporosis month and we’d like to make sure everyone is taking their strength training to the bone. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It’s a … Continued

Physio-led Pilates sessions versus regular Pilates sessions

Written by Deniz Birey.  Physiotherapist and APPI mat and reformer teacher. At APPI clinics, we’re quite unique in that we offer both physio-led Pilates as well as your more typical Pilates which has grown enormously popular over recent decades.  In fact, many people are referred specifically to us at APPI … Continued

Lasting strength with Pilates

Written by Ella MacDonald Physiotherapist and APPI reformer teacher. We are living for longer, which is a great outcome of modern medicine.  However, how many of these years are healthy years? The Facts Data from 2018 – 2020 shows that men and women in England are expected to live until … Continued

How to exercise safely during pregnancy

Here at APPI we want to support you through your pregnancy safely. Following current medical guidelines, we can help you stay fit and active so you’re well prepared for birth.  In this blog post we’ll take you through: what the current exercise guidelines are during pregnancy contra-indications to exercise in … Continued

Pilates for teens

Written by Elisa Withers Director APPI Clinics, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor We all know the importance of a healthy lifestyle.  Fresh air, exercise, keeping fit and healthy eating is high on our agenda.  But unfortunately, the health of our children is being compromised by today’s culture of convenience – sugary … Continued

What is Diastasis Recti?

Written by Lucy Metcalfe, Physiotherapist and APPI Pilates Instructor At APPI Clinics, we often are presented with postpartum women who notice weakness in their abdominal wall, doming off the stomach or who are wanting to return back to exercise. The information around abdominal separation is often very scary and very vast. … Continued

The Power of Consistency: How regular should your Pilates practice be?

Written by Glenn Withers MSK Physiotherapist, APPI Co-founder and Director, B.Physio MCSP Introduction Joseph Pilates, the visionary behind the Pilates method, once said, “In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20 sessions, you will see the difference. And in 30 sessions, you will have a whole new body.” These … Continued

Overuse Injuries Prevention for Kids

Written by Sam Wells, Clinical Manager & Physiotherapist It’s that time in the year when your kids are enjoying their well deserved summer breaks from school and the sports season. But what can they be doing throughout their time off to look after their bodies and help prevent any overuse … Continued

Scoliosis: How we manage and help you

Written by Glenn Withers MSK Physiotherapist, APPI Co-founder and Director, B.Physio MCSP Scoliosis or ‘curvature of the spine’ is a condition that affects a large amount of the population especially those in the age range of 10 – 18 years old. A ‘scoliosis’ occurs when the curvatures of the spine is … Continued