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Physiotherapy Kensington, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherds Bush, Central London 020 7937 6444 / 07902 309 768

Exercise Class

Our London physiotherapy centre is offering several types of exercise classes run by a team of chartered physiotherapists for those who want to be fit and healthy. A team of senior physiotherapists have developed successful exercise classes suitable for everyone - young, adult, pregnant women (Antenatal classes) etc.

We also have yoga classes and aerobic classes under instruction of a registered therapist. Our physiotherapists will assess your fitness level and based on your goals he/she can recommend the correct exercises and other training methods. Our head physiotherapist is available to answer everyone's questions and to give you professional advice free of charge. Our London physiotherapist team can instructi and coach you both individually and within the groups.

Pregnancy classes (Antenatal classes)

Our experienced physiotherapist in our London physiotherapy practice has developed a special pregnancy programme, which includes general fitness exercise and specific exercise programmes to prevent and treat low back pain pregnancy. Increasing core stability, increasing spinal mobility and reducing muscular tension in lower back muscles are the main goals of our pregnancy programme.

Benefits of fitness and exercises during pregnancy

Most antenatal exercises are beneficial to the majority of pregnant women. Whether you are doing your weekly swimming session or walking in the park, as long as you do not experience any discomfort or pain you can carry on with your low-impact training. In a normal situation, pregnant women are allowed to perform most physical activities and exercises during their pregnancy period except heavy activities. Regular daily exercises like walking, swimming, cycling, Pilates, yoga and aerobic classes will do both you and your baby the world of good. If you need more advice on your pregnancy exercise programme during your pregnancy period, contact our London physiotherapist team or your midwife. If you do go to any exercise classes, make sure the instructor knows that you are pregnant.

General exercises benefits for pregnant women

• Prevent pregnancy backaches
• Preventing muscular cramps and tension
• Increase flexibility
• Prevent severe posture abnormality
• Reduce stress
• Increase strength and helps pregnant women look and feel good
• Meet other mums
• Get your body shape back faster after your baby is born
• increasing your energy levels
• prepare you for easier labour

Our special physiotherapy exercise programme for pregnant women

Our London physiotherapist team has developed a specific exercises programme particularly useful for antenatal. The goals of our exercise programme for pregnant women are mobilising spinal column, reducing muscular tension and increasing core stability that prevent low back pain during and after pregnancy period.

The benefits of our Antenatal physiotherapy programme:

• Mobilisation techniques for the spine (lower back) and the pelvic
• Stretching techniques, especially for the lower back muscles
• Increasing strength and fitness, especially abdominal muscles
• Preventing low back pain
• Increasing core stability and balance
• Reducing the risk of falls
• treating pregnancy backaches
• Prepare pregnant women for much easier labour
• Safe and harmless to both mum and baby
• Simplicity and safety of the exercises
• Evidence based exercise by our London physiotherapist team
• London physiotherapist team are available for any advice and question

Contraindication for pregnancy exercise

• progressive exercise without advice from midwife or physiotherapist
• Heavy weight lifting
• High-impact sports
• any abnormal movement or activities
• exercises longer than 45 minutes (ask your midwife or physiotherapist)
• Activities that present an increased risk of falls
• severe sport injuries or other muscular conditions
• athletic competition

Antenatal exercises and safety guideline

Inform your midwife, doctor or physiotherapist before starting an exercise program during pregnancy and be sure to follow up with regular check-ups. Additionally, if you notice any of the following symptoms, stop exercising immediately and contact your doctor or midwife:

• breathing problems
• severe pain
• Dizziness
• Headaches
• Chest pain
• Muscle weakness
• Calf pain or swelling
• Preterm labour
• Unusual change in your baby's movement
• Amniotic fluid leakage or bleeding

Elderly classes

Elderly exercise classes is one of our creative programme that provide fitness and care to aged people. Aging is causing many physical and mental conditions. Many studies have shown that exercises, training and physical activities are very essential to prevent or delay the age related disease.

Our physiotherapy centre is offering elderly exercise classes for people who like to be fit and healthy. The elderly class is suitable for men and women above 60 years old and one physiotherapist is instructing the group of elderly during the exercise class. In addition, the client has opportunity to discuses his/her health issues with physiotherapist and obtain adequate advices.

Physical exercise is an effective way of maintaining both mental and physical health, and has an important role to play in preventing dementia. Tai chi, for example, benefits both the mind and the body, and is particularly suited to elderly people because it has no violent impact, but there are also many other activities which are similarly beneficial. Regular exercise not only improves blood circulation and stimulates the growth of brain cells, but also significantly reduces the risk of developing conditions, which can lead to dementia, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Yoga classes

In our physiotherapy clinic, we have yoga classes that can meet your needs. You may do yoga for general health and fitness, trying to relieve a specific musculoskeletal condition, or managing daily stress is your aim. You can get professional advice from our therapist (yoga instructor) in a face-to-face free introduction session.

The health and fitness benefits of yoga have been known since long time. You may try yoga and discover what it can do for your body, mind and your soul.

Yoga and stress reduction: Yoga reduces the stress and its physical effects such as muscular tension and stiffness.

Yoga and pain relief: reducing the pain is the next benefit of yoga. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga postures, meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, arthritis, lower back pain, neck pain etc.

Yoga and breathing: Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body's relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.

Yoga and flexibility: Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can't touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.

Yoga and strength increasing: Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.

Yoga has many other benefits for our soul and body. For more information, please contact our physiotherapist.

Some benefits of yoga are:

• Yoga can manage the body weight
• Yoga can improve circulation
• Yoga is improving cardiovascular conditions
• Yoga is very helpful to reduce stress and increase inner peace
• Yoga is very helpful for detoxification of the body
• Yoga is improving joints & musculoskeletal System : Arthritis, Back Pain, Sciatica, Slipped Disc
• An improved sense of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing
• Improved flexibility
• Lubricated joints, tendons and ligaments.
• Internal massage of the glands and organs of your body.
• Toning of the muscles
• A healthier body free from diseases
•  Reduced stress
• Calmer easier breathing

Yoga & Stress

• The practice of Yoga is well-demonstrated to reduce the physical effects of stress on the
• body, and has even been found to lower cortisol levels. This effect is noticeable, and it is
• one of the primary reasons why people often take up Yoga. People find that they feel
• more relaxed after practicing Yoga. The asana, or physical postures of Yoga, are helpful
• for reducing muscular tension, which reduces stress. We have a tendency to store
• stress not only in our nervous system, but distributed throughout the musculature and
• other tissues of the body; our digestive system, for example, responds very quickly to
• stress. Yoga can be a valuable and effective tool for releasing this stored stress. This
• can be true even for post-traumatic stress and recovering from the after-effects of traumatic events.

The Pilates Method is a specific style of exercising based on the method originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920's, and introduced to Australia in 1986 by Allan Menezes.

The Pilates Method is for:

• Those who have become discontent with the 'gym scene' and need a more focused program
• Those who require more specific guidance for their exercise programs
• Those recovering from injury and needing a more specific physical rehabilitation
• Those wishing to improve sports performance or dance technique program
• The elderly who require a gentle, yet effective, exercise regime
• Those requiring more stretching and strengthening of their musculature
• Those suffering from back pain and other joint or muscular problems
• Those requiring an injury prevention program
• Those wishing to reduce the mental and physical stress

The Pilates Method is based on the eight principles of:

• Concentration
• Breathing
• Centering
• Control
• Flowing movement
• Precision

Pilates is extremely effective in balancing muscles, by stretching and strengthening them, to produce:

• Better posture
• Increased stamina
• Stronger, deep core muscles
• Reduction in back pain
• Better sports performance
• Reduction in stress levels
• Leaner longer muscles
• A trimmer figure
• Improve your sex life

Rose Clinic Physiotherapy is registered with all major UK health Insurance Companies.

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Musculoskeletal conditions that our chartered physiotherapists treat: Low Back Pain, Disc degeneration, Pregnancy backaches, Arthritis, Whiplash, Sciatica Nerve Trapped, Headache, Pain, Stiffness, Tennis Elbow, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Tendonitis, Osteoarthritis, Postural abnormality, Pre/Post Operation. Rehabilitation, ACL Rupture, Hip/Knee Replacements, Ligament Cartilage Tear, Shin Splints, Ankle Sprain, Muscular Tear, job related injuries, aging. London physiotherapy now covering Kensington W8, Chelsea SW3, SW10, Notting Hill Gate W11, Hammersmith W6, Shepherds Bush W12, South Kensington SW7, Cromwell road, Knightsbridge SW1, SW3, SW 10, W2 in association with Fitness First gym club for all physiotherapy services.