Clinical Pilates at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

THE HISTORY OF PILATES

Pilates was originally called “Contrology” when it was developed by the late Joseph Pilates (1880-1967). The Pilates method as it is commonly known today is a mind-body conditioning programme. Joseph Pilates overcame many childhood afflictions and in his quest to attain physical and mental harmony he studied many different forms of exercises, including tai chi, yoga and karate. He worked in many different environments including training army cadets, gymnastics and boxing. After moving to New York, Pilates was later adopted by dancers as its philosophy blended well with their focus on core strength, coordination, flexibility and posture.

CLINICAL PILATES

In the early 1990s, rehabilitation specialists (such as physiotherapists) began to incorporate Pilates exercises and equipment into their protocols. However, they found that some aspects of what they were importing did not sit well with the best available evidence from sports therapy and rehabilitation research. By infusing Pilates exercises with well-established physiotherapy concepts (and thereby scientific validity) Clinical Pilates was born.

CHARACTERISTICS OF CLINICAL PILATES

The objectives of our Clinical Pilates sessions are to:

  • Create a diagnostic and rehabilitation tool for injury and performance enhancement
  • Progress from static stabilisation to dynamic, train local then global stability systems
  • Neutral zone stability comes before end-of-range flexibility
  • Fulfil established evidence based criteria
  • Observe pathology under load and modify accordingly
  • Prioritise strict adherence to scientific interpretation of the principles of Pilates
  • Achieve postural re-education

FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU

We recommend that you complete our free health assessment form and a member of the team will contact you to book an initial consultation with one of our clinical Pilates instructors. You can consult our Clinical Pilates fees here. For appointments, you can book online or by calling us 020 8789 3881.

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

THE AWARD-WINNING PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Institute of Osteopathy Practice of the Year Award 2017.
The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Best Family Friendly Business Award at The Wandsworth Business Awards 2016.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“The physical demands of being an actor often require the services of a professional medical team. Clive and his team of experts help keep me fit and healthy.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor

“A professional golfer needs to have a strong and mobile spine. When I had a problem with my back, Clive helped me to achieve this with treatment and exercises.”

Colin Montgomerie OBE

Professional golfer

“Although retired from professional rugby, I dedicate a lot of time to keeping fit. Clive and his excellent team of health professionals keep me injury free.”

Lawrence Dallaglio MBE, OBE

Ex-England Rugby Player

YOGA MAMA WELLNESS

Working in conjunction with Yoga Mama Wellness, we offer a broad selection of mat-based Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi classes as part of our exercise and injury prevention programme. Our team of highly qualified teachers aim to help you achieve a mind-body balance.

DALLAGLIO CYCLE SLAM

We are proud to support the Dallaglio Foundation, founded by retired England and British Lions star Lawrence Dallaglio. The foundation helps disadvantaged young people via the RugbyWorks programme. It also organises the biennial Dallaglio Cycle Slam fundraising challenge.

IMAGE GALLERY

To gain further insight into what we do, take a peek through our image gallery. There are photos from our educational talks, workshops, open day events and charity activities. In addition to this, there are photos kindly submitted by the many elite sports people that we treat in action.

CONTACT US

THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
266 UPPER RICHMOND ROAD,
PUTNEY,
LONDON SW15 6TQ.

TELEPHONE: 020 8789 3881
EMAIL: INFO@PUTNEYCLINIC.CO.UK

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sundays: Closed

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy is a multidisciplinary clinic located in Putney, south-west London. We specialise in osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage, and sports injuries. We also offer acupuncture, nutrition and many other services as well as Yoga and Pilates classes and workshops. Our location is ideal for those living in Putney and Roehampton (SW15), Barnes (SW13), Wandsworth and Earlsfield (SW18), Wimbledon and Southfields (SW19), Fulham and Parsons Green (SW6), Hammersmith (W6), Chiswick (W4), Kew (TW9) and Mortlake and East Sheen (SW14) and other areas of south-west London. We also have an osteopathy clinic in Chelsea (SW3).

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy works closely with leading private healthcare insurers such as Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA and simplyhealth.

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