What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is an exercise approach developed by physiotherapists on the original work of Joseph Pilates that aims to condition the body by improving body awareness, muscle pattern efficiency and core stability. As an active form of treatment, it is an individualized program that is guided by your physiotherapist to safely manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. This is achieved by training your stabilizing muscles through a progressive regime utilizing machine, ball and floor exercises.

pilates5Benefits from Clinical Pilates include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Rehabilitation from injury
  • Efficient muscle patterns
  • Better balance
  • Gradual strengthening and increased flexibility
  • Exercising without pain
  • Improved postural awareness and movement

Conditions treated:

Clinical Pilates is able to address a wide variety of problems including:

  • Low back and sciatic pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Impaired balance
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Sporting injuries

Is Clinical Pilates eligible for a private health fund Rebate?

Clinical Pilates can be rebated under the physiotherapy consultation scheme of your private health insurance.

What to expect?

In your initial 40 minute consultation, your physiotherapist will conduct a full 1:1 assessment to screen and design your personalized program specific to your goals and needs. Included in the initial consult is a session on the clinical reformer and you will also receive home exercises. Depending on your goals, your program will progress over 6-10 weeks with weekly sessions with your physiotherapist toward a pure home exercise regime for you to maintain independently. Group Pilates sessions are available at different locations at selected times.

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