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What is Clinical Pilates?

A great method of physical exercise used for rehabilitation particularly after injury or surgery. Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with Physiotherapy to help treat a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back.

Either performed on specialised equipment in our clinic such as a reformer or on the mat, Pilates, if performed regularly will give you a sense of relaxation, postural strength and energy.

Clinical Pilates aims to provide a more individualised approach to your treatment and goals unlike a regular Pilates class. This will be led by a Pilates trained Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist. If you are interested in starting Pilates for your injury, it is recommended to have a review with your Physio to assess the suitability of a program for you. Pilates is appropriate for all age groups from kids through to the elderly and is a safe and fun way to improve your general health and well-being.

What are the benefits of Clinical Pilates?

If you suffer from neck pain or back pain, clinical pilates can target and strengthen the muscles around your neck, your lower back, abdominal muscles and glutes. Clinical Pilates will also address any deficits in spinal mobility and muscle length to improve your flexibility and movement in these areas. Clinical Pilates has numerous benefits and can also help to:

  • Improve core stability
  • Return to exercise after injury, illness or long break
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Help with postpartum pregnancy recovery
  • Improve posture
  • Aid with rehabilitation
  • Increase bone density (for Osteoporosis & Osteopenia)
  • Prevent and treat back pain & injury
  • Increase coordination and balance
  • Tone-up in a safe and supervised way

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Clinical Pilates Safe During Pregnancy?`

Yes! Clinical pilates is led by a Pilates trained Physio or Exercise Physiologist and is one of the best forms of exercise you can do whilst pregnant. Your individual situation will be taken into consideration with your program and it will be tailored to suit you.

Does Clinical Pilates help for back pain?

There is an overwhelming amount of research supporting the use of clinical pilates for improving back and neck pain. Tailored, specific pilates exercises can be the key to improving your core and solving your back pain.

Can Clinical Pilates improve Posture, Flexibility and Mobility?

Yes. All of these are regularly improved by adhering to a Pilates program.

What conditions can Clinical Pilates help with?

Clinical Pilates can help with:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Poor posture
  • Lower limb rehabilitation
  • Upper limb strengthening
  • Hypermobility syndrome.
  • Tendinopathies.
  • Pelvic floor/Incontinence issues.

Does Clinical Pilates Strengthen your Pelvic Floor?

Yes! A structured, tailored clinical pilates program can improve your pelvic floor strength and reduce incontinence issues. For more information, contact us now.

What we are about

Our practictioners are AHPRA registered physiotherapists

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the AHPRA and have completed post-graduate education yearly to supplement their education and knowledge for a high standard of patient care.

What we are about

Multiple clinics, same industry-leading service

Our team across all clinics locations at Health First are highly experienced and skilled in treating a wide variety of injuries. We understand that no two patients or injuries are the same. This is why we ensure every patient enjoys tailored physio treatment and is handled professionally, with the highest level of care.

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