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? Do you feel like you have good control of your abdominals, pelvic floor or general alignment in some activities but not others?
Uncomfortable positions are often reflective of your muscle activation patterns and the direction your body prefers to move.
Clinical Movement Therapy positively affects your whole body through the improvement of strength, mobility, posture and movement control.
Our programs are specific to your needs.
Clinical Movement Therapy incorporates aspects of Clinical Pilates but is very different from the generic reformer or fitness pilates, that offer programs where everybody does the same thing. Our Physiotherapists assess and respond to your body’s movements throughout the session to get optimum results.
Clinical Movement Therapy considers ‘neural drive’ and ‘directional preference’. The neural drive is how your brain and muscles communicate to enable good posture and functional movement.
Our experienced Physiotherapists have also trained extensively with DMA Clinical Pilates™, and incorporate these techniques along with physiotherapy-specific exercises and treatment 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 consults, you will undergo a one-hour private, whole-body assessment. Your physiotherapist creates a base program for you, familiarises you with the equipment and sees that you are comfortable enough to join a small group, or if you prefer you can continue in a private setting.
Our group consultations have a maximum of 4 clients, and each client is guided in their individual repertoire by the treating physiotherapist within that session. Manual therapy sessions in conjunction with Clinical Movement Therapy may facilitate your progress.
Programs are continuously reviewed to ensure you are achieving the desired results.
Our studio is a bright friendly environment and our team of physiotherapists welcomes all ages and physical abilities.
These are some of the common outcomes you can expect from a Clinical Movement Therapy program with us:
- Improved posture, strength, balance, and control
- Reduced back, neck, shoulder and leg pain
- The ability to manage and recover from your injury
- 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
- Optimising your body’s performance for sport or everyday activities
We run about 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
This is our current group schedule – please contact us for more information.
- 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