What is Clinical pilates and how we can help you?
Clinical pilates is the best form of core strengthening achieved by activating the core muscles in different positions. It is the safest form of exercise especially for people suffering from chronic neck and low back pain. According to Australian Physiotherapy Association :
“physiotherapists are best placed to know when and what to treat with exercise”
Step 1: Initial assessment with our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist to gauge the level you are at. It will be most beneficial for you if you are in the recovery phase of your treatment. Or perhaps you just want to get back to being fit and healthy. According to Australian Physiotherapy Association “Physiotherapists are skilled in designing exercise programs to target deficiencies in muscles and joints. These clinical exercises help the body move better and function at a level that makes physical activity easier”.
Instead of throwing you in the deep end , we go through a thorough assessment to understand your goals. We then check your muscle strength and make sure we put you in the right class. We never have more than 6 people in the pilates classes, hence we are able to provide individual attention.
Step 2: Joint the classes! As simple as that! Once your initial assessment is complete the therapist will sign you up for our pilates classes.
Step 3: Be consistent for great results.
Clinical pilates provides the following benefits:
- Leaner muscles
- Improve posture
- Increase flexibility
No impact on the joints
Enhance performance in sports
Help with balance, coordination and circulation.
The Principles Of Pilates
Relaxation : Day to day tasks can increase our stress levels. Pilate’s focuses on the awareness of body and mind. Thus helping in stress relief.
Concentration: Awareness and concentration will enable you to identify problems in the body and mind. Visualizing is a good tool to achieve concentration when doing the exercises.
Alignment: This refers to posture, where muscular pain is caused by imbalances in posture. Posture is an important part of your movement. Hence, if not corrected it can have an impact on your overall healt
Centering: As Joseph described, the abdominal area is the power house for the body. This area will stabilize the movement during training or daily activities. This is why strengthening the core muscles will improve posture and performance.
Breathing: Breathing is very important as muscles require oxygen to function. Proper breathing ensures that oxygen reaches all the exercising muscles.
Coordination: Pilates encourages to perform the exercises as slowly as possible. Thus engaging in a coordinated series of movements in sync.
Following movement: Movement is a sign of life and following movement gives the sensation of harmony and balance. But one must integrate all of the principles to achieve the best results.
Stamina: This strength must be built up gradually. Starting at the ‘ore muscles and then incorporating this strength onto other parts of the body.