Pilates is a system of therapeutic exercises originally developed in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates. These exercises are designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the whole body with an emphasis on the breath, mindfulness, alignment, and coordinated, flowing movement.

As a comprehensive movement system, Pilates can be individually tailored to meet your needs and goals for overall fitness and well-being, athletic training, rehabilitation, or pain management. At Physio Asia, Pilates exercises can be modified to meet the needs of almost anyone – no matter age or fitness level.



Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercise. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement.

As you develop your core strength, you develop stability throughout your entire torso. This is one of the ways Pilates helps people overcome back pain. As the trunk is properly stabilized, pressure on the back is relieved and the body is able to move freely and efficiently.



Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain. Physio Led Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.

We will do an initial assessment of your core muscles with advanced tools like Real-Time Ultrasound and Stabiliser Bio-feedback system to initiate the learning of right activation techniques for these deep muscles.

Although Pilates can be extremely beneficial for patients with certain injuries, it needs to be specific to the individual and not used as a generic tool for everyone. Physio Led Pilates (as distinct to generic Pilates classes) identifies this key issue by applying carefully selected exercises to patients with specific injuries. This ensures optimal gains whilst minimizing the likelihood of injury aggravation.

At Physio Asia, Physio Led Pilates is taught by licensed Physiotherapists with years of experience working with many different body types and specific client needs and goals. The classes are one on one or small group based to ensure maximum benefit of the clients. As Physiotherapists, the instructors at Physio Asia are experts in body function and movement, and are passionate about helping you reach your specific health and wellness goals!