Clinical Pilates is based on the Pilates method. It focuses on core stability, strength, posture, balance and control. It differs from Pilates classes in that it is tailored to the individual and taught by a fully qualified physiotherapist. It is exercises on reformers, trap tables and other specialised equipment used to treat specific injuries, especially low back pain and instability of the spine. It is an excellent way to train your core, get stronger and prepare for return from injury. Clinical Pilates is often covered by insurance when used by your physiotherapist.
Pre and Postnatal Pilates
Our prenatal Pilates programs are individually designed by a physiotherapist to prepare your body for the birth of your child. The exercises are designed to work on your core stability and pelvic control to help keep you pain free before, and speed recovery after, childbirth.
Postnatal programs are designed using real time ultrasound and help you return to full activity and regain your shape with safe supervised exercises. We use reformers, trap tables, mat work, a Gyrotonic machine and other Pilates equipment in both PhysioCentral and The Pilates Practice to get the best results for you, before and after.
Once you have completed a course of physiotherapy or Pilates to recover from your injury we can provide conditioning Pilates to continue to maintain core strength and stability. This will help you to avoid preventable injuries coming back.
Pilates is an excellent treatment modality for injury rehabilitation. The teaching effects of muscle control, core stability, strength and flexibility are excellent for injury rehabilitation and prevention. Should an assessment by your physiotherapist determine Pilates is the best form of injury rehabilitation we can work with you at both of our clinics, PhysioCentral and The Pilates Practice. There we have Pilates reformers, trap tables, Gyrotonic, wonder chairs and much more.