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Pilates is a body conditioning method that targets the deep abdominal muscles to build up their strength and improve flexibility. As well as helping to resolve the postural problems associated with RSI, the precise, flowing movements of Pilates can form part of a controlled rehabilitation programme. Exercises are co-ordinated with breathing which will help with general relaxation.

Pilates is normally taught in small groups, though one-to-one lessons can be arranged. It takes several months to absorb the basic principles and regular practice is required to maintain the benefits. There is no overall recognised professional body but Body Control Pilates is the largest teaching organisation in the UK and has a wealth of information on its website.

Body Control Pilates
35 Little Russell St, 
London, WC1A 2HH.

Tel: 020 7636 8900

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> The Body Control Pilates Association (External link)