What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a low impact form of exercise that’s designed to strengthen, stretch and tone, providing you with improved mobility, flexibility and fitness. Incorporating slow and deliberate movements, clinical Pilates is gentle on your joints and can be easily modified to suit people of all ages and abilities.
Focused on posture, core stability, muscle control, balance, agility and breathing, clinical Pilates is an effective way to treat neck and back pain, chronic pain and reduce the risk of re-injury. Led by our qualified health professionals, our Pilates exercises can be performed on a Pilates chair, mat or reformer machine.
What are the benefits of clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is perfect for people who need to increase their core strength and are unable to sustain any high impact on their joints.
Particularly beneficial for relieving back pain, our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists integrate clinical Pilates into your overall therapy. It’s highly effective in helping to:
- Activate specific muscles
- Retrain or strengthen specific movement patterns
- Alleviate joint dysfunction
- Aid in your recovery from injury or illness
We also use clinical Pilates to help improve:
- Core strength
- Pelvic floor strength
Keep your body strong during pregnancy
Strengthening your core and pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy will help support your growing tummy and make it easier to recover your strength and function after your baby is born. Our clinical Pilates programs are designed to adapt to your stage of pregnancy, ensuring that your exercise is safe and appropriate.
Improve your balance and prevent falls
As we get older and wiser (and yes, perhaps a little greyer), our balance begins to decline. Ideal for maintaining and improving your balance, thus minimising the risk of falls, clinical Pilates targets and strengthens the muscles that hold us upright. Yes!
Relieve neck and back pain
Clinical Pilates is highly effective in strengthening inactive or weakened muscles in your back and neck. Incorporating specific stretches and building your core abdominal muscles, our team can help relieve muscle tension and pain, while also giving your back better support.
We offer one-to-one support as well as small group classes
Individual Clinical Pilates sessions
If you’d like fully personalised support, are pregnant or haven’t tried clinical Pilates before, we recommend you begin with a one-to-one session. Giving you our full focus and attention, we can help you perform targeted exercises that are tailored to build your strength and aid your recovery.
An individual session with one of our highly qualified therapists is 30 minutes in duration. However, if you have complex needs or require a longer session, we’re happy to accommodate this with a 40 or 60-minute consultation – please just let us know when you book.
After you’ve had your initial one on one assessment with our professional team, you can opt to join our small group clinical Pilates classes. Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, our classes are both floor and reformer based, and incorporate the use of rings, resistance bands and balls.
Applying the knowledge we’ve gained about your current condition, limitations and health goals from the one-to-one assessment, we’re able to carefully guide you through your class while targeting your specific requirements.
How to access our services
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Important to note
Due to private health reforms, health funds no longer allow rebates for Pilates-based classes, regardless if they are run by a fully qualified physiotherapist. This means that unfortunately, rebates for these classes are not available.