What is Pilates?
Pilates centres around 6 key principles: concentration, control, centre, flow and precision. It is an art of movement that strengthens and conditions. When conducted with frequency and precision, Pilates can improve flexibility, strength, control and endurance. The low load through the joints positions Pilates perfectly as a rehabilitation device to return your body to its pre-injury form.
What is clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates combines the principles of Pilates with rehabilitative physiotherapy techniques. The low impact on the hips, knees and back allows strengthening and lengthening without aggravation of the injury. Combined with physiotherapy, tailored exercise modification heals the injured area and avoids pain and discomfort. To do this, the physiotherapist will include or exclude directional exercises based on your clinical assessment. Clinical Pilates if therefore a therapeutic intervention rather than a generic exercise class.
Our Pilates classes are instructed by qualified physiotherapists with a maximum of three patients per session. This close, tailored instruction is optimally positioned for post-injury recovery or teaching correct form to prevent injury in large group based classes.Your first session includes an initial consultation with one of our highly-qualified physiotherapists to develop a treatment plan to best manage and repair your injury. Classes run for 45 minutes and are capped at three per session to ensure personal instruction. Your physiotherapist will guide you through the movements and monitor your form. Classes can be tailored specifically for Post Natal patients.
How can Pilates aid recovery?
• Heightening body awareness
• Improving posture, alignment, mobility and flexibility
• Improving core and shoulder stabilisation
• Enhancing body control and balance
• Promoting longer, leaner muscles
• Optimising return to sports after injury
• Resolving chronic pain and prevent further injury
• Providing education on how to self-manage your condition
As a therapeutic aid, these classes can be claimed on Health Insurance.