Clinical Pilates for Dancers
While movement looks effortless, there is a lot of hard work behind those swan arms. Only a dancer knows how many hours of training at the bar is required to create flawless movement. However, often talented students (combined with hard work), will hit a point where their body plateaus and the sweet idea of perfection turns sour. That’s where Clinical Pilates for Dancers can help.
Fouetté, jetté, arabesque, attitude and 5,6,7,8
There is a reason why teachers urge their students to partake in body conditioning to develop strong technique and aesthetic.
Over the years, Clinical Pilates has proven it’s effectiveness by improving muscular strength, flexibility and injury prevention without neglecting the artistic component. At Wisdom Physiotherapy we create specific programs very similar to dance techniques that help you achieve proper alignment and muscle recruitment. We do this while activating those “hard to get” deep stabilising muscles.
There is also an increased awareness about the importance of neuromuscular rehabilitation in order to improve functional activities such as “grand plié or battement”. All of our Physiotherapists have trained with DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) Clinical Pilates in order to improve neural adaptation and muscle recruitment thus improving control, balance, proprioception and body awareness. Our Physiotherapist Sandrine Vatinelle has a particular interest in these classes as she, herself, is a keen dancer.
Clinical Pilates puts emphasis on the aesthetic of a flowing body movement.
As a dancer, you will be easily charmed by the exercises since both Clinical Pilates and dance puts emphasis on the aesthetic of a flowing body movement.
At Wisdom Physiotherapy Nedlands, our Clinical Pilates for Dancers programs are all personalised, providing fast and long-term results. Your program is specific to you, with exercises selected by our Physiotherapists for what your body needs.