Back Care Programme
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does the Back Care programme cost?
The one hour Initial Assessment costs only £50 and comes with no obligation to continue with any further sessions.
If you decide to follow our recommendations and start your road to recovery with us, you will be asked to pay for a 6 week block of sessions. By paying up front we can give you a discount on the usual session rate. The cost of each block is £200 - a saving of £40 on the full price. Or looked at a different way - you pay for 5 sessions and get a 6th session FREE!
You will not get such a comprehensive programme of clinical assessment and one-to-one Pilates Rehab teaching anywhere else in Bristol for this price.
2. I've been assessed by a Doctor / Physio already so do I need another assessment?
The assessment is undertaken jointly by a Chartered Physiotherapist / Osteopath and a Pilates Instructor, who are both back care specialists, qualified to assess and recommend exercise for back pain. In order to provide an exercise programme individually tailored to your needs we do need to assess you. The assessment is a vital part of our programme, which sets us apart from other one-size-fits-all treatment programmes available, by ensuring that the programme we give you is safe, effectively targets your issues and so is appropriate for you personally.
3. Why can't I just go to a general Pilates class?
Pilates is very good for backs BUT only if it is done correctly and taught by an appropriate Instructor. Work incorrectly and you could actually make your back worse! Evidence has clearly shown that in people with back pain, the deep muscles that support the spine are usually inhibited and not working as they should. Failure to correct this dysfunction leaves your back vulnerable to uncontrolled movement, more damage, and continued pain.
The good news is that Pilates is perfect for addressing and correcting this dysfunction however in big general classes you will not get the individual attention and hands-on correction you must have to get the results you need.
Our Back Care Pilates programme will be tailored to your specific needs and modified to ensure that it is safe for people with back problems, even those who have had surgery and spinal fusion. Our Instructors are specialists and have experience and knowledge that many general Pilates class teachers simply do not have.
We would recommend you don't take risks. Put your back in the safe hands of our specialists to begin your recovery.
4. If I come for an assessment do I then have to do the full programme?
The assessment forms a vital part of our programme. However if at the end of your assessment you do not wish to go ahead then all you will pay for is the Assessment cost. The cost of the stand alone Assessment is £50.