Clinical Pilates & Exercise
Pilates is a whole-body exercise that focuses on strengthening the deep abdominals, back and shoulder blade muscles. It also focuses on improving flexibility, co-ordination and breathing. It is therefore favoured for those following an injury or to maintain lean, toned muscles.
Our Pilates classes in ProHealth Physiotherapy are run by Chartered Physiotherapists who have trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. Crucially, the class sizes are small. This allows the physiotherapist to give each individual attention to ensure that everyone is doing the exercises correctly. Each Pilates exercise can also be modified by the physiotherapist for everyone depending on their ability or injury history.
Our Pilates classes are available to everyone regardless of current fitness levels, age or gender.
What is the difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?
- Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.
- It can be used as a central part of rehabilitation of injuries particularly those of the neck and back, shoulders and hips.
- This is based on research that demonstrates strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, particularly low back pain. Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain. Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.
- Clinical Pilates ensures optimal gains whilst minimizing the risk of injury aggravation.
About Our Classes
- Classes are kept to a small size to ensure individual attention and to make sure that your exercises are being completed correctly.
- Exercises can be tailored to each client’s individual need.
- Improved posture and core stability
- Increased muscular strength and flexibility
- Promotion of functional movement patterns
- Increased co-ordination and muscular control
- Firmer and stronger stomach muscles
- Improved overall body tone and fitness
- Improved balance