About Clinical Pilates
Clinical Pilates 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 Pilates is very different from the generic or fitness Pilates. Clinical Pilates is taught by a physiotherapist who assesses your history, movement and creates a tailored program incorporating your unique activation patterns to deliver faster, more lasting results.
In addition to addressing your problem areas, Clinical Pilates positively affects your whole body through the improvement of strength, mobility, posture and movement control.
Our programs are specific to your needs.
Clinical Pilates is very different from the generic reformer or fitness/mat pilates, that offer homogenous programs (where everybody does the same thing). Our programs are responsive to your whole body throughout every session.
Clinical Pilates considers ‘neural drive’ and ‘directional preference’. The neural drive is how your brain and muscles communicate to enable good posture and functional movement.
Research has proved just how efficient and valuable Clinical Pilates programs are. Our Physiotherapists have trained extensively with DMA Clinical Pilates™, who are the leaders of Clinical Pilates training and research both in Australia and internationally.
What you can expect
Most people notice a substantial improvement in the way they move.
Before commencing Clinical Pilates, all clients undergo a one-hour assessment to form a personalised program. Your physiotherapist familiarises you with the equipment and sees that you are comfortable enough to join a small group.
You may decide with your Physio to attend some private sessions before joining a class.
Our group classes have a maximum of 4 clients and each client is supervised in their individual repertoire by the treating physiotherapist within that class. Manual therapy sessions in conjunction with Clinical Pilates where appropriate will 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 Clinical Pilates trained physiotherapists welcome all ages and physical abilities.
These are some of the common outcomes you can expect from a Clinical Pilates 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 45 small classes a 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 class 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 & cyclists.
- Benefits of Clinical Pilates for Arthritis