Back Care Pilates

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 smaller (max 9 people) 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 info@eastcoastphysio. or call 0404-49781.

Timetable for March/April 2019 below, but it will be based on demand, so get in touch and let us know what you would like as we may add more classes to suit demand. 

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. If you have any history of back and neck pain, we advise a physiotherapy session with us prior to commencing the programme (this is discounted to €50). 

Day

Level

Cost

Monday 1pm

6 wks from March 4th 

(2 bank holidays, running over 8 weeks) 

 Mixed level class with Orla

€105

 

Monday 8.15pm

6 wks from March 4th

(2 bank holidays, running over 8 weeks)

 Improvers class with Orla

 

€105

 

Tuesday 5:30pm

8 wks from March 5th

Intermediate Level class with Catherine.

 

€135

 

Tuesday 7pm

8 wks from March 5th 

Improvers to intermediate class with Orla

€135

 

Tuesday 8pm

8 wks from March 5th

Improvers class with Orla

€135

 

Wednesday 10am

7 wks from March 6th

(no class Easter week) 

Improvers-Intermediate class with Orla

€120

 

Wednesday 11am

7 wks from March 6th

(no class Easter week) 

Improvers class with Orla

€120

 

Active Over 60's

 

Wed 12.30pm

7 weeks from March 6th

(no class Easter week) 

A strength, flexibility and balance class for the aging body, aimed at improving bone density, reducing falls risk, and building muscle. This type of exercise is known to reduce the risk of or treat effects of aging such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, falls, and age related loss of fitness and strength.

Led by Chartered Physiotherapist John Jordan.  

€120

Thursday 9.45am

7 weeks from Mar 7th (no class Easter week) 

Improver level class 

€120

 

Thursday 1pm

8 weeks from Mar  7th 

Beginners class with John

€135

 

Thursday 7pm

8 wks from March 7th 

Intermediate class with Orla

€135

 

Thursday 8pm 

8 wks from March 7th

Beginners with Orla

€135

Friday 10am

7 wks from March 8th (no class Good Friday) 

Advanced class with Catherine

€120

 

Friday 11am

7 weeks from March 8th

(no class Good Friday) 

Mixed level class with Catherine

 €120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 info@eastcoastphysio.ie. 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. 

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 6.30pm, 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:   https://www.kerrywellbeing.com/yoga-in-ashford-shiatsu-massage

 

I would like to say that you cured a persistent and painful shoulder in the 6 sessions you said it would take. 9 months or so on no reoccurrence of the problem. Best regards.

Andy Harding
Roundwood, Wicklow