What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a highly specialised system of exercise which involves the use of specifically designed equipment, targets specific muscle systems, builds coordination, control and strength and improves range of movement.
Clinical Pilates is fully involved instruction from specifically trained physiotherapists who have undertaken additional postgraduate training.
Clinical Pilates is appropriate for almost everyone from high-level athletes to those recovering from surgery, injury and illness. As each participant completes an individualised program, everyone can expect to be challenged according to their unique history, assessment findings and goals.
What can I Expect at My First Appointment?
Your physiotherapist will begin with a one-on-one assessment and determine your specific goals and will then discuss the assessment findings with you in detail and decide on a plan for your program.
You will be progressed through a series of levels according to your assessment findings and goals. Depending on your medical history, your physiotherapist may liaise with your GP and other treating health professionals. You and your physiotherapist will work together to decide upon the best program for you and your unique needs.
The goal is for you to be able to visit the Pilates studio without supervision and complete your program. Participants are required to have one-on-one Pilates reviews every 3-12 weeks, depending on the needs of the participant.
Should you require further information, we suggest that you book a time for an initial consultation to discuss your specific needs with the physiotherapist.
For more information, please feel free to contact us via our contact page.
What Conditions May I Seek Treatment For?
We develop Pilates programs for a range of conditions and for those for whom exercise is otherwise limited:
Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and auto-immune disorders
Following spinal/orthopaedic surgeries