Clinical Pilates

Pilates is an exercise approach developed by Joseph Pilates in the early to mid 1900s and was an evolution of many of the exercise principles of the time.  

As Joseph had strong links with the dance community, Pilates is especially associated with dancers and has become synonymous, in more recent years,  with “core stability”.

Over the years research on “core stability” has evolved. Using new advancements, the Pilates approach has been modified and enhanced to be more effective and more individualized.

The core stability muscles include the abdominals, back extensors, diaphragm and pelvic floor.

These muscles act together to support the lower
back and pelvis and reduce the rotational forces
placed on the lower back in our day to day lives.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates takes Pilates a step further.

It takes into account the current research on  pain and recognizes that individuals who have suffered an injury or experience chronic pain often have specific movement impairments or weaknesses.

Clinical Pilates programs are specifically designed to target the individual’s needs and movement preferences.  The program is then progressed gradually as the individual’s control and endurance improves.

Clinical Pilates uses a combination of modern equipment (reformer, trapeze, barrel, resistance band and ball) and mat exercises. This equipment facilitates optimum muscle recruitment.

Additionally, Clinical Pilates can be used to:

  • Supplement conventional training
  • Assist rehabilitation post injury
  • Facilitate movement of painful joints in a controlled and supported environment
  • Postural Retraining    

 About our Pilates Classes

Before joining a Pilates class, individuals need to be assessed
by the Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist and  an individualised
program developed.

Classes are small group sessions with a maximum of four
participants.  All classes are supervised by a qualified and
experienced Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist who will also
reassess your program individually at the end of the 10 week

What to wear and bring.

Participants should wear loose comfortable clothes.  Ideally
participants should exercise in barefoot or socks with a grip sole.

Good hydration is recommended before and after classes.
Please bring a drink bottle.