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, pelvic floor or 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.
Clinical Movement Therapy positively affects 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 balls, foam rollers, bosu balls etc.
Our programs are specific to your needs.
Clinical Movement Therapy incorporates Clinical Pilates but is very different from the generic reformer or fitness pilates classes 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. Everyone is the group session does their own program.
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 trained extensively with DMA Clinical Pilates™, and incorporate these 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 consults, you will undergo a one-hour private, whole-body assessment. Your physiotherapist creates a 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 movements by the treating physiotherapist within that session.
We continuously review your program to ensure you are achieving the desired results.
Manual therapy sessions in conjunction with Clinical Movement Therapy may facilitate your progress.
Our studio is a bright friendly environment and our team of physiotherapists welcomes all ages and physical abilities.
Some 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
- 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 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
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