Clinical Pilates is an exercise system developed to meet the specific needs of an individual. A gentle form of exercise, it focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with Physiotherapy as a rehabilitation tool when treating a wide range of injuries and conditions including neck and back pain, correcting hypermobility and muscles imbalances, improving posture and assisting in injury prevention.
The initial muscles targeted in Pilates are the stabilising muscles of the core. Once these are activated, the exercises are progressed to become dynamic and functional, thus strengthening the entire body as a whole.
The main difference between Clinical Pilates and regular Pilates is that Clinical Pilates is prescribed and supervised by a Clinical Pilates trained Physio. This difference is significant, as Physios have an in-depth knowledge of injury and movement patterns of the body.
Each patient is assessed individually and an exercise program is tailored to their needs. This is especially important if there is a history of injury, as certain exercises will need to be adapted specifically for you.
As with other forms of exercise, Pilates has the potential to cause injury or harm if not prescribed and monitored by trained instructors. Our Physios undergo extensive training, in addition to their detailed anatomical knowledge, to provide best-practice Clinical Pilates exercises and classes.