Clinical Pilates is unique and very different to fitness Pilates. Clinical Pilates is individually tailored and provided by highly trained physiotherapists. Programs are designed after a thorough strength, flexibility and biomechanical assessment and focus on finding and fixing the root cause of injuries and pain.
The individually tailored programs are ideal for rehabilitation after injury or surgery, for injury prevention, and for promoting general health and well-being.
The benefits of clinical Pilates include:
The short answer is EVERYONE! As our programs are individually designed we can help anyone achieve their goals. However here are some examples of the presentations we commonly see:
Chronic back and neck pain
Recurrent soft tissue strains
Pregnancy related pelvic pain
Pain related to osteoarthritis
Athletes during pre-season
After the Pilates initial assessment, you will generally require a couple of 1:1 sessions to learn the principles of Pilates and start on your individual Pilates program. This involves using all the Pilates equipment, incorporating mat, reformer, trapeze and barrel.
The physiotherapist will then determine your progression to 1:3 sessions. There is a maximum of three people in each class and your physiotherapist will pay close attention to your needs and ensure you perform all your exercises correctly to gain optimum results.
Sessions are available at different times throughout the week, with midday classes suitable for those wanting to drop in during their lunch break, or evening classes available for convenience after working hours. Please contact the nearest office for more details.