What is Clinical Pilates?

Developed by Australian Physiotherapists, Clinical Pilates combines traditional pilates with current physiotherapy research on spinal stability. Poor control and endurance of trunk (core) muscles are associated with low back, neck and joint pain. Clinical Pilates will help you strengthen your core whilst also helping improve your flexibility and balance to help your body function optimally.

“Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness”
Joseph Pilates

Who can benefit?

Everyone can improve with the specific targeting of exercises. Increase in strength and flexibility , along with specific strengthening of postural muscles can help you overcome muscle weakness and problems.

Clinical pilates is particularly beneficial for the following conditions;

  • Low back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Ante and post natal
  • Avoiding postural decline
  • Osteoporosis – and people with low bone density
  • After surgery
  • Pelvic Floor weakness

It is suitable for people of all ages and levels of ability and the physiotherapists will guide you through a series of exercises making sure that adequate muscle control is being used.

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Physiotherapy Supervised Exercise Incorporating Pilates

Our aim is to provide the highest quality individualised care and we take an active approach to recovery. Rehabilitation sessions are taken by qualified physios, run for 1 hour, and involve a combination of mat and equipment work. Sessions involve evidence-based physiotherapy techniques and combine these with pilates and general exercise principles.

1 : 1 Physiotherapy / rehabilitation (private) 30 minutes

This is aimed at those beginning with little exercise experience or more complex musculoskeletal problems. It aims to help establish basic principles and develop a home-exercise program.

1 : 3 Physiotherapy / supervised exercise 60 minutes

All sessions have individualised programs tailored to your level of ability and specific focus areas. We will work you as hard as you can within your specific restrictions to maximise your strength, flexibility and function.

1 : 6 Physiotherapy / Supervised 60 minutes

Based at a higher level of stability and strength training for those with stable conditions or some experience in pilates. Variations are made to the exercises, however those with considerable pain or functional problems are better suited to smaller supervised exercise sessions.