PILATES

What is Clinical Pilates?

sports injury rehabilitation

Pilates is an exercise system that promotes a balanced mind, body and spirit. Initially invented for ballet dancers by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Its low impact, high reward exercises work the body through all planes of movement to develop core strength, postural control, balance and flexibility. Clinical Pilates has evolved the traditional Pilates method by incorporating evidence-based exercise to treat a variety of injuries and conditions. 

 

Our Approach to Clinical Pilates

Our clinically trained Pilates Instructors use comprehensive assessment and exercise techniques tailored to meet your goals and needs. Our instructors will work with you to optimise the movement and function of your body across all aspects of life, whether at the gym, at work, at home, at sport or with the kids.

Clinical Pilates classes are held in our modern and beautifully appointed Pilates studio and incorporate the use of small and large apparatus including the reformer, Cadillac, ladder barrel, Wunda chair and spine corrector. Our Group Classes cater for a maximum of 3 people to ensure a high level of supervision is maintained throughout the class.

Why Choose Clinical Pilates

 

Clinical Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise for people of all ages, regardless of fitness level or physical ability. Clinical Pilates can be tailored to suit anyone’s needs, whether they be injury rehabilitation, strength training or for general health and wellbeing.

Clinical Pilates can be used to treat and manage a variety of injuries and conditions including:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions (back pain, neck pain, muscle strains, nerve impingements, ligament strains, joint problems, muscle weakness)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (gait re-training, joint replacements/reconstructions)
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neurological rehabilitation (stroke rehabilitation, spinal injuries)
  • Management of pre/post-natal related conditions (pelvic girdle pain, pubic symphysis pain, diastasis recti)

 

Benefits of Pilates

 

  • Improved core stability
  • Improved postural control
  • Improved body awareness
  • Improved flexibility
  • Reducing the presence and risk of pain
  • Reducing the risk of re-injury
  • Learning skills in how to self-manage your injury
  • Decreasing the risk of your injury progressing
  • Improve strength and conditioning