What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a mind-body technique that focuses on targeting and conditioning core stability, strength, flexibility and posture. Strengthening the weak core musculature improves the support for the lower back. This aims to decrease pain and disability.
Additionally, stretching and mobilising allows the joints between the spine to have more space, which aims to decrease joint compression.
Clinical Pilates is supervised by Pilates trained Physiotherapists to ensure correct technique is maintained.
Focuses on core stability, strength, mobility and flexibility through a range of Pilates exercises on an exercise mat.
Uses machines, such as the Pilates Reformer, Trapeze or Wunda Chair to challenge the core through spring resistance.
The core is challenged with the use of limb movements and resistance provided by Pilates machines or accessories.
What can I expect?
Each Clinical Pilates program will be slightly different for each patient, however you can generally expect:
- Initial Pilates Assessment
- The Physiotherapist will discuss your concerns and the history of your presenting problem / injury.
- An assessment of your presenting problem.
- An introduction into the principles of Pilates.
- One-on-one session
- Provides a personalised Pilates program, which is updated and progressed throughout the Pilates classes.
- Offers one-on-one supervision from the Physiotherapist, which is advised initially to ensure you have correct activation of the core and are using the correct technique.
- Paired session
- Once the Physiotherapist is confident you have the correct technique, you may pair up with another person so that there are two people in one session.
- There is a maximum of three clients per class, to ensure that the Physiotherapist is still able to monitor each of your techniques.
- New exercises are introduced and progressions made.
Sessions are 30 minutes.
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