Pilates is a form of physical exercise developed in Germany in the 1920’s by a professional dancer named Joseph Pilates. It was developed as a form of specific rehabilitation and focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.
While Pilates is often conducted in group class settings and is a great general exercise program, it is not always the best option for people with specific injuries. Clinical Pilates combines the equipment and exercises of the Pilates method; including the mat, the reformer, bands, circles and balls with the clinical knowledge of a physiotherapist to tailor exercises to a client’s specific injuries, needs and goals.
Clinical Pilates is especially useful during the pre and post-partum phases of life and to assist with the management of neck and back pain. It is a great non-impact way of strengthening the body and is therefore great for injury rehabilitation and for the management of conditions such as arthritis, hypermobility, diastasis recti, lumbo-pelvic hip pain and some co-ordination disorders.
Some regular benefits of clinical Pilates include:
- Improved balance
- Core and pelvic floor stability
- Muscular strength
- Injury Prevention
- Reduced neck and back pain
- Breathing control
- Overall body tone, fitness and co-ordination.
At Rise Physio our initial Clinical Pilates sessions are 60 minutes long and include a physiotherapy assessment to determine your individual needs and to tailor an exercise repertoire specifically to you. We will teach you the Pilates method and take you through performing the specifics of your individualised exercises. We then develop a home exercise program and offer regular sessions for reassessment and progression of your Clinical Pilates program.
Send us an email or call us on 0450 284 734
to find out how our clinical Pilates program can be tailored to you.