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.ie or call 0404-49781.

Timetable for Nov/Dec 2019 below. If your desired class if full, please contact us to get on waiting list. We may also add classes to suit demand.

Term begins either week of October 28th (8 week term), or week of November 4th (7 week term). Please also note that Orla unfortunately finishes up with us November 13th, so there will be a change in instructor to either Catherine or John (as noted in each class). 

DAY

LEVEL

COST

Monday 1pm

7 weeks

 

Mixed level class with Orla (first 2 weeks), then John. 
€120

Tuesday 7pm

8 weeks

Previously the Monday 8.15pm class. Mixed level. John. 

€135

Tuesday 8pm

8 weeks

 

Mixed level class with John

€135

 

Wednesday 9.45am

7 weeks

Over 60's with Catherine

€120

 

Wednesday 12:30pm

8 weeks

Active over 60's with John €135

Wednesday 7pm

8 weeks

 Mixed  with Orla, then Catherine. 

€135

 

Wednesday 8pm

8 weeks

Mixed with Orla, then Catherine. 

€135

 

Thursday 10am

8 weeks

 Intermediate. Orla, then Catherine. 

€135

 

Thursday 11am

8 weeks

Mixed (no beginners) Orla, then John.  €135

Thursday 1pm

8 weeks

 

Beginners / Improvers class with John

€135

 

Thursday 5.30pm

7 weeks

Intermediate with Catherine

€120

 

Friday 10am

8 weeks

Advanced with Catherine

€135

 

Friday 11am

8 weeks

Improver/Intermediate with Catherine

€135

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). 

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

 

 

 

East Coast Physio fixed a long standing problem in my back that was leading to a recurring injury. Previous physios had been unable to solve the issue and ECP have been great at giving a genuinely holistic approach. One of the partners is my sister but this a genuine testimonial. Very professional and highly recommended.

Shane Cradock
Ashford, Wicklow