Clinical Pilates... is it for me?
Pilates; originally developed by Joseph Pilates, following the principles of Centrology (deep core activation), focuses on improving movement, strength and control of movement, enhancing body awareness to encourage change of movement patterns previously causing pain, dysfunction, or preventing optimization of performance in sports.
Clinical Pilates take into an individual’s injuries, pathologies and specific physical needs, specifically creating an individualized program geared towards their needs and goals. The additional element of clinical knowledge to all the Pilates exercises and the specific choice of Pilates exercises with modifications is the difference.
Clinical studies reflect with strong agreement that the benefits of Pilates include:
Increased confidence with movement and aggravating activities.
increase activity of muscle stabilizers.
Increased body awareness.
Increased postural control.
Provision of adjustable resistance with exercise equipment.
If you answer yes to the following questions, Clinical Pilates may benefit you:
Does pain inhibit your movement?
Do you suffer from chronic muscular pain?
Do you have abdominal separation (post natal) or lack core activation?
Are you unsure if you are "activating" muscles correctly?
Have you had minimal involvement in exercise for a period of time?
Do sporting activities cause you pain?
Pelvic floor weakness (e.g. urinary incontinence)?
What to expect in a Clinical Pilates Program:
One on One initial assessment with a Health Practitioner, assessing your movement, muscle activation, posture, taking into consideration any injuries, compensations & conditions.
Demonstration & Practical of the Pilates Principles of Centering (Core activation), Pelvic Floor & breath, pelvic neutral & neutral spine.
Practical demonstration & instruction of equipment used.
Includes personalized home exercise program
Duration 30-45 minutes
Subsequent One on One (1:1) Clinical Pilates Session:
Practical Session of Individual Program
Explanation & demonstration of home exercise / maintenance program
Duration 30-45 minutes
(dependent on your level 1-5 one on one's may be recommended)
Small Group Clinical Pilates Class
Attend specialized small group classes and progress at your level
Small Class sizes of 3-4 people each with an individual program specific to their needs.
With the addition of Home Exercise & Self Care Program to enhance your results.
Have further questions, or would like to make an appointment, please call 03 9042 2053, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or book online:
Wells, C., Kolt, G. S., Marshall, P., & Bialocerkowski, A. (2014). Indications, Benefits, and Risks of Pilates Exercise for People With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Delphi Survey of Pilates-Trained Physical Therapists. Physical therapy.
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