Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing. It has been adapted from the traditional form of Pilates established by Joseph Pilates. It is often used in conjunction with Physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly neck and back dysfunction. There is an emerging body of scientific evidence supporting the application of Clinical Pilates in restoring optimal movement patterns and managing low back pain. Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of the stabilizing muscles (core) that support the back and body movement.
Clinical Pilates is specific to the individual. It identifies the key issue restricting movement and focuses on carefully selected exercises to optimise the individuals’ physical performance. It is suitable for all ages and physical backgrounds. Pilates is considered a holistic approach to optimising the body’s efficiency from the inside out.
Improves balance and coordination
Enhances core/trunk stability and strength
Achieves flexibility and strength without bulk
Tones and conditions muscles
Optimises breathing control and efficiency
Reduces lower back pain and prevents injury
Improves sports performance
Low impact – easy on the joints
Compliments other forms of exercise
Flattens the stomach, trims the waist and creates a strong back
Enhances mental well being and promotes relaxation