CLINICAL PILATES, BOTH MAT AND REFORMER WORK, IS AN INTENSE AND DYNAMIC CORE STRENGTHENING EXERCISE
Working the centre of the body using the thighs and glutes to improve flexibility and balance. Our classes are all performed by a Chartered Physiotherapist.
Reformer Pilates is a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining performed by a qualified physiotherapist. It reconditions the body from the centre/core of the body, not only increasing body strength, but also by improving the functioning of these muscles. It proves to be an excellent way of treating lower back pain and preventing relapse. By strengthening the muscles that support the entire frame of the body, it also helps other conditions such as neck pain, knee pain and poor posture. It is a body conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen, scapular region and entire spine, improving overall core stability and posture.
Clinical Mat Pilates
Mat Pilates helps to strengthen and lengthen your muscles including your core, arms and legs. These classes are instructed by a Chartered Physiotherapist on a Pilates mat on the floor and can be easily modified for any age.
Reformer Pilates is a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining performed by a qualified physiotherapist. It reconditions the body from the centre/core of the body, not only increasing body strength, but also by improving the functioning of these muscles.
Live Online Pilates
Live Online sessions are suitable for patients who have completed a course of physiotherapy or any other manual treatment and require additional exercise and rehabilitation, as well as for those who are concerned about poor posture or core strength during time spent at home during lock down.
The classes are gentle, safe and challenging, where you can work at your own pace with a physio who has the knowledge to modify exercises according to your pain or problem.
The aim of Pilates is to prevent and treat a range of postural and musculoskeletal conditions by retraining the core stabilisers to support the joints during everyday activities.
Recovering from a full Achilles rupture. Started my work with Nina in feb and my progress has only been positive and upwards and I am almost at full speed again. Nina put me back together again almost from scratch. She is the best physio I have ever worked with and will again. Very knowledgable and very hard working. Can’t recommend enough.
What a great find! My orthopaedic surgeon recommended them and I can't rate Luigi, Gloria and the team more highly. Excellent service and very effective treatment- recovering nicely!
I am 84 years old, and have always been fit and healthy and exercised regularly. 3 years ago I underwent emergency surgery for peritonitis, and had a colonoscopy bag for 6 months and straight after surgery to reversal of the stoma. After this surgery I felt my legs very weak. To complete my drama, during the last summer I developed an abdominal hernia and had surgery for hernia repair. This made me even weaker specially at my legs. I have recovered but felt weak. I started my sessions at ALO Physiotherapy at the beginning of January, with the Vibra Machine combined with specific exercises. I have now recovered my body strength, particularly in the legs. I am now walking normally and without pain. I am delighted!
Great clinic with great people! I was so lucky to find this clinic and even more when I met Andre. He's a very talented therapist and a wonderful person who makes you feel comfortable every time. He helped me to resolve my back problems in few appointments and I will be always grateful to him! From my experience is the best clinic in London and I highly recommend them without any doubts!
One of the best physiotherapy centres in the world! The professionalism and knowledge of this centre amazed me.
I am so glad I found this clinic. Luigi has been amazing. After my 1st session I felt an improvement and now have ALOT more movement and significant reduction in pain. I couldn’t recommend this clinic & Luigi enough. So helpful and flexible whenever I have needed to amend appointments. Every one is fantastic. I will continue to come here for as long as I need.
Andre is the best physiotherapist I came across. As a dedicated martial arts practitioner, I regularly use his services. He has always managed to fix my various back and leg injuries. I would recommend Alo Physiotherapy to anyone who suffers from body pain.
Where do I begin? The journey has been too long with Andre Oliveira and ALO Clinic , as he helped me both physically and mentally to overcome an injury I had in both of my knees. A small injury , after following wrong treatment became chronic and I found myself unable to walk/stand/run and do the simplest things- the mental impact was worse. I was introduced to Andre by Eleftherios Pavlidis who runs Laertion in Athens. lefteris with his team were the first to accommodate the problem and told me what I need to do. As a Londoner, I was introduced to Andre and ALO Clinic, and the rest is history. Since February 2017 when I had the first session with Andre and he identified the biomechanic nature of the problem, along with the use of Tecar the results were visible after one month. Since then, along with personal effort and strengthening I did always guided by Andre, I the problem is restored and the pain is gone. I highly recommend ALO Physiotherapy Clinic , and Andre Oliveira for anyone who suffers from sport injuries , amateurs or professional top athletes.