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