Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.

At Summit Physiotherapy, we aim to get you feeling stronger than ever and keep you out of our clinics for as long as possible. This works hand in hand with the 1:1 reformer Pilates Service. Pilates strengthens the core muscles, trains the body to be more efficient and more balanced in movement. By improving flexibility, it can help prevent injury. Athletes with better core strength have shown more dynamic control of their movements and are less likely to be injured.

With a sliding platform, known as a carriage, on which you lie, sit, kneel or stand to perform different exercises. This highly versatile piece of equipment allows for an unlimited range of exercises to be performed, many of which train key muscles you probably never knew existed.

With a career spanning over 20 years in the health and fitness industry, Ruth brings lots of knowledge and experience to the team. She is extremely passionate about what she does and really enjoys working with a wide range of people, from complete beginners to seasoned athletes.

Pilates reformer 

For further information about visiting us for a 1:1 session, what to expect and how to get in touch, see below

what to expect?

A bespoke service! Ruth has a dedicated Pilates studio space within our David Lloyd, Chorley clinic.

As a multi-disciplinary Physiotherapy Centre. The clinic provides the perfect environment for 1:1 and small group services.

Your individual needs will be assessed by Ruth, then a suitable programme of Pilates exercises will be structured around your requirements. Every client is closely monitored to ensure that you get the very best level of service.

How to book a session

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What is Modern Pilates?

Modern Pilates is a unique, clinical approach based on the original exercises of Joseph Pilates. It was developed by physiotherapists and some of the best Pilates practitioners in the UK, bringing the methods of Joseph Pilates into the 21st Century.

The exercises work on the deep structures of your muscles and through a sequence of movements help to strengthen your body from within to improve your poisebody awareness and muscle tone. The Modern Pilates method of exercise promotes uniform development of all the muscles in the body working on precision and flow.

Modern Pilates is recommended by Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors, and is considered safe for people with back, knee, hip and shoulder problems. Many people use Pilates to assist rehabilitation following an injury or operation.

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Wrightington Hotel
& Country Club,


David Lloyd Health Club,
Moss Lane,

get in touch...

Our network of clinics is based in Lancashire and is run by our team of dedicated practitioners.

The address details for each clinic are listed below for appointments, for general enquiries or anything you'd like to know prior to booking, please use the contact form or email us and we'll be in touch ASAP!

Alternatively, we can be reached on 0800 731 2738

Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB

David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB

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