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Strengthening your core

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates implemented and supervised by physiotherapists with post-graduate training. It involves an individualised exercise program for the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries using spring-resisted equipment as well as floor-based routines. Clinical Pilates has a focus on core strength and stability, designed to target postural muscles supporting the spine and joints.

How does it work?

Clinical Pilates develops the deep postural muscles in the stomach, lower back, middle back, neck, shoulder and pelvic areas. These muscles perform very important functions including supporting and stabilising your spine and other joints, maintaining good posture, reducing unwanted muscle tightness and improving performance in sports and daily activities. Through controlled exercises, the body can re-discover forgotten movement patterns and enhance performance.

Clinical Pilates at Mill Park Physiotherapy

Following a detailed physiotherapy assessment, specific Pilates exercises that focus on rehabilitation, prevention of injury re-occurrence and core strengthening are prescribed. Each client performs a series of specific exercises guided by a qualified physiotherapist for a number of individual (1:1) consultations. Following the individual consultations, small 3:1 classes and group classes are offered. 

Benefits of Clinical Pilates

  • Targets underlying structural and biomechanical imbalances resulting from:

    • Lack of core muscle support

    • Poor posture

    • Acute or chronic injury

    • Lack of body awareness

    • Pregnancy

    • Overtraining

  • Enables an individual to participate in exercise that is low impact, high energy and enjoyable

  • Improve essential movement patterns and posture

  • Improve co-ordination, body awareness and

  • Improve flexibility

  • Enhance fitness and performance

  • Assists with injury prevention

  • Safe and effective pre-natal and post natal workout

  • Provides an individually tailored exercise program, respecting each individual pathology/injury

  • Assist with body sculpting and toning stomach muscles

Class Structures

  • Matwork

    • Group class program

    • Maximum 15 people

    • Exercises performed cater for the general population and are not tailored to the individual

    • Great source of social interaction through exercise

  • Studio equipment class (3:1)

    • Maximum of 3 people

    • Individualised program

    • Use of reformer and trapeze table

  • Individual consultation (1:1)

    • Individual sessions with physiotherapist

    • Use of all equipment