Build coordination, control and strength
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 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.
Following the assessment, you will complete a number of one-on-one studio Pilates sessions. The goals of these sessions will be to gain foundation skills in equipment use and safety, become familiar with your program, and develop the core competencies required for you to become semi-independent, or independent.
Semi-supervised classes may be offered to some participants where their condition makes it unsafe for them to exercise independently. Your physiotherapist can discuss with you at your initial consultation whether you will need to progress to a level 2 class, or if you can progress to a level 3 class.
Level 3 enables you to attend 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
Pre and postnatally
Following spinal/orthopaedic surgeries