Pilates for Parkinson’s

With Neurophysiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, Sasha Baggaley
Pilates is about core stability. With regular attendance, as your core strength develops so will stability throughout your entire torso, which can help with some of the mobility and postural issues of Parkinson’s. It also works to promote flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints. By helping reduce the effort placed on the body during everyday activities it can also help lower fatigue levels. The class begins seated then moves to mat work. Where necessary, exercises are adapted for the individual.

After an extended pilot these classes are now charged at £3 per session bookable in a block, the length of which will vary from term to term but the total charge is based on £3 per session. We hope that participants will appreciate that missed sessions can’t be reimbursed unless someone is incapacitated for a lengthy period.

The early 2018 sessions are:
MONDAYS, 2.45 – 3.45pm AND 4.00 – 5.00pm, Christchurch Morningside, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD. Each block starts 8th January 2018 running through to 26th March with a break on 12th February, giving an 11 week block so the charge is £33. Please note, there is no entry to the room before 2.40pm and there is no parking at the venue but it is well served by the Lothian Bus service. When booking please specify the time slot required.

FRIDAYS 2 – 3pm in the Conservatory at Pollock Pavilion, 227 Ferry Road, EH6 4SP. The block starts 12th January 2018 running through to 23rd March with a break on 9th and 16th February giving a 9 week block so the charge is £27. The Pavilion has a small car park and the location is served by the Lothian Bus service.

Booking is made with Sasha by ‘phone or email (contact details below). Payment is by cheque (to Edinburgh Branch Parkinson’s UK) at the first session. There is a maximum of 12 participants per session but the maximum number of PwPs that can safely be instructed and monitored is 10 which means there is space for 2 care-partners if they wish to book a block. All equipment is provided.

Booking for the early 2018 sessions opens on 19th December by contacting Sasha on or after that date via 0131 620 3780 or sasha@edinburghparkinsons.org.

We offer newcomers up to 2 trial sessions for free when space allows. To find out more, please contact Sasha.