Back Care Pilates

Back Care Pilates classroom

Ever do a pilates class and feel like you could be standing on your head and the instructor wouldn't notice?! And worried you might be hurting yourself? Back-care pilates classes are kept small for greater attention and care. They are run by a Chartered Physiotherapist, and are designed for people who feel unable to join a regular pilates class due to recent or previous back or neck pain, illness, pregnancy, or osteoporosis. They suit all ages and abilities, from the person who does no exercise, to the GAA player or runner. Classes are held in our new studio - located opposite Mount Usher Gardens and upstairs from Wardrobe+ and last for 55 minutes. We provide all pilates equipment.

If your desired class is full please get in touch, as we may add classes to suit demand. Email

Timetable for summer 2018 below (reduced timetable over July and August), but it will be based on demand, so get in touch and let us know what you would like!

If you have not been with us before, you will first need to contact us so that we can get your medical and injury history before the class begins and decide which level class is most appropriate for you. 

Your place will be confirmed on payment, which can be done through the "Buy Now" button to the left. 




Mon 8.15pm

4 wks from July 30th


This class will not be running on the August Bank Holiday Monday (6th August)


Tues 6:30pm

5 wks from 31st July

Improvers - Intermediate


Wed 10.30am

5 wks from 1st August



Thurs 7pm

5 wks from 2nd August



Thurs 8pm 

5 wks from 2nd August

Intermediate - Advanced 


Fri 1pm

5 wks from 3rd August



If you are interested in Back-Care Pilates and don't want to wait until the start of the next term, contact the clinic at 0404-49781 or email Similarly if you have not done pilates before but want to join an improvers class, we may be able to accomodate you. 

10% discount on total cost if doing 2 classes per week. 

You will be required to pay for the whole programme if your place is to be held for you, any classes missed may be made up in another class if there is space, but this cannot be guaranteed. If there are exceptional circumstances causing you to withdraw from the programme please talk to us. 

If you have never attended the clinic as a patient or if your medical history has changed since you last attended, we may need to assess you prior to starting the class (cost included).

For those people looking for general pilates, we recommend Wicklow Pilates

There are also two other services that also run at the studio (operating independently from East Coast Physio, so please contact directly): 



Yoga Classes 


Hatha Yoga is an ancient Indian practice which literally means "to unite body, mind & spirit".  To feel as well as possible, we need to take care of all 3 aspects of ourselves.


Kerry's Yoga classes are a nice balance of both body strengthening and tension releasing work. Each class incorporates mindfulness meditation and yogic breathing techniques.  The focus is on the mind as much as body. 


The class also has the added benefit of some hands-on Shiatsu massage techniques - great for helping soothe tight back, neck and shoulder muscles. Each class ends with a deep relaxation, to some mellow, soulful music to enhance the holistic experience.


Classes are mixed level, suitable for beginners. Lots of guidance provided!


Classes on Monday evening at 630pm, Tuesday morning at 10m and Wednesday evening at 615pm (with Michele). 


East Coast Physio clients can avail of a special rate of €12 for your first class, valid from now till 30 May.




Shiatsu Massage


Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork/massage therapy which has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Taking place on a special futon, a variety of techniques are used to ease areas of tension, combining pressure on specific acupressure points, gentle stretches and mobilisation techniques. 




According to the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, our energy or “ki” circulates throughout invisible pathways known as meridians. When imbalances occur in the flow of this energy - which often happens through stress, injury, ilness, fatigue or lifestyle - our health and well-being may suffer. Shiatsu can help re-balance this energy. It can also be effective in maintaining overall health and well-being as it is thought to stimulate the body’s own healing natural healing system. 60-minute session:  €65


For more info, contact Kerry on 087 701 0551.  


You can also visit her website:


The team at East Coast Physio are by far one of the best I have encountered. They have consistently allowed me to compete at my best and have helped me return to competition following serious injury. The level of expertise provided is hard to find elsewhere. The attention to detail and professionalism is what stands out from day one.

Tadhg Cronin
Triathlete, Dublin