What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates that has been specifically designed by Physiotherapists. It compliments physiotherapy treatment, adding further benefit to recovery and assisting in injury prevention. At Pinnacle Health Group, all Clinical Pilates sessions, both one on one and group session, are supervised, and instructed by, one of our Physiotherapists in our special purpose-built studios.
The Pilates system is comprised of a set of exercises that target the core stability muscles of the lower back and abdominal region. Pilates is the secret to reducing the risk of back pain. Our core stability muscles do not have to be very strong to begin Clinical Pilates as there are many muscles that need to work in a coordinated manner to perform the exercise. Together, they need to work at the right time and in the right amounts to ensure our spine maintains a good position.
Is it about huffing and puffing?
Whilst there are many Pilates exercises that greatly challenge our core, Pilates focuses on control, coordinated movement and endurance. Our core needs to work all day, every day and we must train it in the same way if we are to remain injury free.
Pilates is not just for the core. Clinical Pilates can provide the following:
• Correction of Poor Mechanics and Posture
• Overall Body Toning and Fitness
• Improved Muscular Control, Balance and Flexibility
• Firmer and Flatter Stomach Muscles
• Safe Injury Management
• Greater Resistance to Injury
The Benefits of Clinical Pilates
Clinical Pilates can be also used as a way of managing injury or pain. It has been used to treat the following:
• Lower Back Pain
• Lumbo-pelvic Instability
• Neck and Upper Back Injuries
• Recurrent Hamstring, Groin or Shoulder Injuries
• Post Surgical Rehabilitation
• Pre and Post-natal Strengthening and Recovery for Women
• Sports specific Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention for Athletes and Sports people