Clinical Pilates are exercises that focus on you as an individual and are specifically tailored to your symptoms, rehabilitation needs and lifestyle goals. There are numerous benefits to be gained from joining a Clinical Pilates class, including:
- Improved posture and core stability
- Increased muscular strength and flexibility
- Prevention of injuries
- Part of your rehabilitation plan
- Restoration of normal movement patterns
- Enhanced breathing control
- Increased co-ordination and muscular control
- Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
- Improved overall body tone and fitness
- Improved balance and reduced risk of falls
Prior to your Clinical Pilates class, we perform a thorough assessment of your body. We check the quality of contraction in your deep core muscles, which are crucial to reducing lower back pain, and how other parts of your body react to certain movements and positions.
We purposely limit our classes to a maximum of 5 people so that you get dedicated support and expertise. We often perform combinations of mat exercises and gym ball work to allow us to spot mechanical faults within the class.
Although Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with Physiotherapy as a means to aid and recover a variety of injuries (particularly those of the neck and back), it is also very popular after recovery. Like anything, in order for something to function to its best, it has to be maintained properly.
Pilates can be extremely beneficial for patients with certain injuries, however, to maximise your results, your classes need to be specific to you, not just a generic tool for everyone. No two bodies are the same and all have their own strengths and weaknesses. Clinical Pilates (run by Physiotherapists, as opposed to generic Pilates) identifies these key points by applying carefully selected exercises to patients with specific injuries. This gives you the best results whilst minimising the likelihood of injury aggravation or a flare-up.
If you are interested in our Clinical Pilates sessions, it is essential to have an initial assessment with one of our Physiotherapist to assess the suitability of a core stability program for you.
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