Pilates was developed by physiotherapists based on the original work of Joseph Pilates. Modifications were made based on current knowledge of the mechanics of back pain and rehabilitation from injury. The technique involves a series of exercises utilizing spring-loaded equipment and floor exercises rather than weights. The advantage is that all major muscle groups can be worked in patterns that are “functional” using the entire body more efficiently.
Core stabilization and muscle efficiency are the key factors in Clinical Pilates. Each exercise is designed to stabilize the core muscles and develop two main control centers, the deep abdominals and the back muscles.
General Benefits of Clinical Pilates
• Improved posture and flexibility • Improved trunk stabilization • Improved resistance to injury • Safe injury management • Effective injury rehabilitation • Improved strength and muscle tone • Improved breathing control and pelvic floor strength
Pregnancy and Clinical Pilates
It’s vital for pregnant women need to strengthen the pelvic floor, abdominals and back muscles. The low impact, guided exercises are a safe and beneficial way to stay fit and healthy during and after pregnancy.
How Do I Start?
Whatever your age or level of fitness the Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy Exercise program will be individualized to suit your needs.
You will begin with simple movements and gradually progress to more advanced and challenging exercises. Individual progress in Physiotherapy Exercise is non-competitive and is totally dependent on one’s capabilities and goals.