Arthritis Ireland Galway Branch are delighted to offer 2 x 6 week classes of Physio-Led Pilates for people with Arthritis with the support of the National Lottery fund. Classes start on Thursday 22nd April 2021 and you can choose from 2 time slots. Resistance bands will be posted out in advance of the start date.


These classes help promote physical and mental wellbeing by supporting and motivating people with arthritis to become more active and instil more confidence in their own bodies. The classes are a mixture of dynamic strengthening, stretching and controlled mindful movements. The first part of the class is made up of  graduated resistance training in functional positions which encourage mindful awareness of habitual tension patterns. The last quarter of the class is a mindfulness meditation and body scan. Attention to relaxed breathing is encouraged throughout the class. The class promotes integrated health for mind and body and promotes healthy movement patterns that can be translated to everyday functional tasks.  As a Physiotherapist, our trainer Anita can tailor and modify all exercises to suit the individual.

Anita Kerins

The Physiotherapy Led Pilates classes are delivered by Anita Kerins  Musculoskeletal Chartered Physiotherapist and APPI Pilates Instructor.  Anita has been working as a Physiotherapist for 19 years and has a vast amount of experience working in both Private Practice and Hospital Settings here in Ireland and abroad.  She currently works in Merlin Park University  Hospital Galway working with people with musculoskeletal conditions and persistent pain.  Anita has a special interest in the Biopsychosocial or holistic aspect of persistent pain conditions and has completed extensive training in this area.  Anita is committed to integrating mind and body awareness in the healing process.

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