About Clinical Movement Therapy
(Previously called Clinical Pilates)
Clinical Movement Therapy involves specific exercises that improve the way you move.
Did you ever wonder why your back hurts when you sit too long, but you’re fine when you stand (or vice-versa)? Do you feel like you have good control of your abdominals, posture and general alignment in some activities but not others?
Uncomfortable positions are often reflective of your muscle activation patterns and the way your body prefers to move.
Our programs positively affect your whole body through the improvement of strength, mobility, posture and movement control. We do this by creating a program that is specific to your needs – this includes using equipment such as the reformer, trapeze, weights, pilates ring/balls, foam roller, Bosu ball etc.
Our programs are specific to your needs.
Clinical Movement Therapy incorporates Clinical Pilates™ but is very different from the fitness pilates/reformer classes that offer programs where everybody does the same thing. We assess and respond to your body’s movements throughout the session to get optimum results. Everyone in the group is directed in their own program, to meet their goals.
Clinical Movement Therapy considers ‘neural drive’ and ‘directional preference’. The neural drive is how your brain and muscles communicate to enable good posture and movement. Whereas directional preference is based upon the DMA Clinical Pilates™ research that indicates most people have a preferred way of movement (extension vs flexion).
Our experienced Physiotherapists have trained extensively with DMA Clinical Pilates™. We incorporate these assessment techniques along with physiotherapy-specific exercises and your treatment plan to get you the best results.
What you can expect
Most people notice a substantial improvement in the way they move.
Before commencing Clinical Movement Therapy group sessions, you will need to have a one-hour private assessment. During this session, your physiotherapist will conduct a whole-body assessment and create a program for you, specific to your goals.
Our group consultations have a maximum of 4 people, and each client is guided in their individual movements by the treating physiotherapist.
We continuously review your program to ensure you are achieving the desired results.
The Wisdom Physiotherapy studio is a bright friendly environment and we welcome all ages and physical abilities.
Common outcomes you can expect from a Clinical Movement Therapy program with us may include:
- Improved posture, strength, balance, and control
- Reduced back, neck, shoulder and leg pain
- Manage and recover from your injury (including surgical rehabilitation)
- Correction of poor mechanics that underlie your injury
- Management of arthritis conditions
- Greater resistance to injury
- Training your muscle groups to help your body work safely and more efficiently
- Optimised performance for sport or everyday activities
We run over 50 small group consults per week and also have private sessions available, six days per week.
To get started, click here to book your Initial Assessment or call us on (08) 6389 2947
Current group schedule
- Wondering what the difference is between Pilates and Clinical Pilates™? See this post on our blog.
- We can also create specific programs for pregnancy, new mums & dancers.
- Concerned about your Pelvic Floor? Women’s, Men’s & Children’s Pelvic Health services available including our signature Pelvic Floor exercise Program.
- Benefits of Clinical Pilates for Arthritis