If you have been referred to Pilates by your doctor or physiotherapist you are advised to take personal training classes. A group class is not initially recommended for those with diagnosed back pathologies or needing specific remedial help. In your one to one classes your instructor will take thorough case notes and assess your posture, stance and movement before teaching you the basics of the method and gradually developing a programme of exercises for you to follow. The apparatus work is especially good for rehabilitation and allows you to progress at precisely your pace and ability. You will start to feel the benefits after a couple of sessions but you are advised to plan for 10 classes to really feel the results.