- Initial Appointment: Meet with our qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor Marita for an assessment of your needs. She will then create an individual program tailored to address these needs.
- Classes: Attend our weekly 60 minute Clinical Pilates classes with a maximum of four other clients. You will work through your own program, receiving guidance and feedback from your instructor to ensure that you get the most out of the class.
What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on the retraining and recruitment of the stabilising muscles (core stability) as well as on improving posture, strength and flexibility. It is used in conjunction with physiotherapy in the treatment of a variety of
injuries, particularly those of the neck, back and shoulder.
Recent research presents strong evidence for the use of Clinical Pilates in injury management, particularly in relation to the
retraining of deep stabilising muscles for patients with lower back pain. Research also shows that the core muscles (transverse abdominus) don’t turn back on after injury with regular exercise, and that they need to be exercised in isolation. Your physio can test your ‘core activation’ and teach you exercises to reactivate these core muscles.
What are the benefits of Clinical Pilates?
- Injury rehabilitation
- Improved core strength and lumbopelvic stability
- Improved muscle control of the back, neck & limbs
- Trains the body as an integrated whole
- Improves flexibility
- Injury prevention
- Restoration of normal movement patterns
- Improves balance