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.

Classes are charged at £3 per session bookable in a block, the length of which varies 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.

Booking for the post-Easter blocks opens on Tuesday 27th March at 9am by contacting Sasha on or after that date via 0131 620 3780 or sasha@edinburghparkinsons.org.

Sessions are:

MONDAYS, 2.45 – 3.45pm AND 4.00 – 5.00pm, Christchurch Morningside, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD. The early 2018 block ends 26th March. The post-Easter dates are 23rd April to 25th June giving a 10-week block so the charge is £33. 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 early 2018 block ends 23rd March. The post-Easter dates are 27th April to 22nd June 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.

Payment is by cheque to Edinburgh Branch Parkinson’s UK at the first session. If cheque is not possible, cash can be placed in an envelope with your name on it. 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.

We offer newcomers up to 2 trial sessions for free when space allows. To find out more, please contact Sasha via 0131 620 3780 or sasha@edinburghparkinsons.org.