What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a specialised form of exercise devised by physiotherapists using spring loaded equipment to improve body control, strength and balance. Clinical Pilates focuses on strengthening the patients “core stability” muscles, such as the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, that act as the support system for out spine and pelvis. Increases in core strength can help reduce low back and neck pain and improve body posture, movement and function.
Why choose Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates programs are individually designed after a full musculoskeletal assessment has taken place with the physiotherapist. Other types of Pilates classes are often generic and do not result in specific goals being met. Clinical Pilates programs aim to improve patients posture, core stability, strength, flexibility, balance and breathing with a specific focus on motor control issues that may be contributing to pain or reduced function.
Physiotherapists are highly trained in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are able to develop Pilates exercise programs that best address the patients specific needs. The exercises chosen by our physiotherapists incorporate findings of the most recent research to enable the best possible outcome for the patient.
Research by physiotherapists has shown that injury and pain can affect the activation and timing of certain muscle groups and that without specific re-training muscles may not return to normal function. Physiotherapists are best trained to educate people on the correct timing of muscles so that they can reduce pain and improve function. All of our Physiotherapists are experienced in the use of real-time ultrasound which is used in the Clinical Pilates assessment and treatment to ensure optimal activation of core muscles.
Poor posture is also linked to pain and muscle imbalances and is addressed in our Clinical Pilates assessment and classes. The clinics Physiotherapists are skilled in identifying postural problems and are aware of both muscle and skeletal contributing factors that may need to be addressed. We can select the most beneficial exercises to improve posture and advise patients on helpful strategies at work and at home.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates
– Improved deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscle tone
– Prevent and reduce low back and neck pain
– Overall body toning
– Improved posture and core stability
– Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
– Improved flexibility and balance
– Reduce stress
– Improves sporting performance
– Safe form of exercise during and after pregnancy
– Improves bone density (reduces risk of osteoporosis)
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