Many beneficiaries have found Pilates an effective way of managing pain, maintaining mobility and improving their wellbeing. These two videos have been produced by beneficiaries to demonstrate how Pilates works and explain the benefits irrespective of your thalidomide damage.

This second video is designed for Pilates practitioners who may not have worked with a thalidomide affected person before and want to know how best to support them.

We will be adding details of your recommended Pilates practitioners here as we hear about them. In the meantime, to find a local Pilates teacher you can use this link.

It is recommended that you have 1-1 sessions to start with and where possible find a Pilates teacher with access to Pilates machines.

We would love to hear your experience of Pilates and your recommendations for Pilates in your area. Please use this form to tell us about them.