Cath Hopkinson Discussing mental Health First Aid

Cath has been teaching Mat Pilates since 2001 and Apparatus equipment since 2007.

"Thank you very much for your invaluable advice and instruction which has demonstrated the effectiveness of expertly taught Pilates.

I hope you appreciate the difference you have made."

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There is lots of evidence to support exercise, relaxation and laughing as a treatment for chronic pain.

I spent 5 years in the NHS working in a very busy Pain Management Service. I taught Pilates, relaxation and stress management to patients both on a 1-2-1 basis and within the full pain management programme (PMP).

I currently am the exercise specialist for two chronic pain groups, called S.M.I.L.E in Preston and Blackpool, and I also teach on the IMPACT course at Royal Preston Hospital.

Cath is one of the leading specialist in Pilates-based holistic pain management in the UK.  Her extensive knowledge spans exercise prescription for back conditions and many other musculoskeletal conditions (including scoliosis, fibromyalgia and arthritis), to holistic therapies, energy work, neuromuscular release and professional relaxation/stress management.

Chronic Pain Pm body

Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas
acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different.

Pain Symptoms

Upper and lower back, spinal stenosis, spine and disc injury, sciatica (referred pain), degenerative disc disease, spondylosis, osteo or rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis are just some of the symptoms that can cause chronic pain.

Because everyone's pain needs are individual we offer individual, specialised Pilates courses.