Form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing (Pilates Method)
Clinical Pilates is used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back. Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.
Although Pilates can be extremely beneficial for patients with certain injuries it needs to be specific to the individual and not used as a generic tool for everyone. Clinical Pilates (as distinct to generic Pilates classes) identifies this key issue by applying carefully selected exercises to patients with specific injuries. This ensures optimal gains whilst minimizing the likelihood of injury aggravation.
With Clinical Pilates you get:
- An initial one-to-one physiotherapy review with one of our specialists in Clinical Pilates to assess the suitability of a core stability programme for you.
- A tailored plan created to support your specific goals and physio needs.
- Six Clinical Pilates sessions with our specialist physio.
- A follow-up physiotherapy one-to-one assessment to measure progress against your fitness plan.
- Free telephone advice and support from our physio team.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates:
- Improved posture and core stability.
- Increased muscular strength and flexibility.
- Prevention of injuries.
- Restoration of normal movement patterns.
- Enhanced breathing control.
- Increased co-ordination and muscular control.
- Firmer and flatter stomach muscles.
- Improved overall body tone and fitness.
- Improved balance.
Recommended products for Clinical Pilates Exercises:
- Exercise Mats.
- Pilates Ring.
- Foam Rollers.
- Resistance Band.
- Swiss Balls.