Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It is used worldwide, especially in Western countries such as Australia, Canada, United States and the United Kingdom. Pilates utilises various positions of the body or machines with light resistance to strengthen muscles. Physiotherapist led Pilates is low risk and an enjoyable way to improve your core, abdominal, back and pelvic muscle strength. Pilates can also help to improve fitness or lose weight. By having a Physiotherapy led Pilates session the Physiotherapist will take into account any Musculo-skeletal issues and modify exercises accordingly.