Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. It uses the basic principles of Pilates but adapt it to better address specific neuromuscular problems and a variety of other orthopaedic injuries and specific needs. It is not only for people with specific neuromuscular problems but also for those of you who want to have more focussed training in a smaller class. Clinical Pilates can be done long term, enabling patients with chronic orthopaedic conditions to continue their rehabilitation and improving quality of life.
Performing Clinical Pilates improves quality of life through the following benefits:
- Improved core strength, posture and balance
- Increased muscular strength and flexibility
- Rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
- Restoration of normal movement patterns
- Enhanced breathing control, stress release and relaxation
- Increased co-ordination and muscular control
- People People with musculoskeletal problems and poor posture
- People that like to have more focussed training that will lead to an enhanced training effect, improved muscle tone and core strength.
When addressing a specific physiological need, neuro muscular problem or chronic injury it is important to know each individual’s physiological condition, we therefore start with a short evaluation that includes a posture analysis, body composition analysis as well as an injury specific history assessment. These results are then taken into consideration to start a Pilates program suited to your individual needs and ability.
Classes are small and care will be taken to introduce you to Pilates in a non-threatening manner that will address you specific needs and will be level appropriate.