Clinical Pilates is an effective form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. Pilates Exercises are usually performed using mat work and machine knows reformers and trapeze.
The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. These days, Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of effectively treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back.
This is based on clinical studies which show strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, particularly low back pain.
Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain, pre and post pregnancy related back issues can be resolved with Clinical Pilates.
Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.
There are 6 basic Pilates principles that need to be applied to all Pilates exercises to ensure maximal benefit. These include:
1. Mind and body Concentration
Focus on correct performance of each Pilates exercise and the specific muscles involved.
2. Centering of your spine
Focus on achieving neutral spine and activating the core stabilising muscles (pelvic floor and transversus abdominus) to support the lower back and pelvis. (To learn how to activate these stabilising muscles see Pilates – Before You Start).
3. Control your body movements
Maintain optimal posture and control with all movements.
4. Flowing Movement
Work smoothly and efficiently with all movements.
5. Control and Precision
Perform each Pilates exercise with attention to detail to ensure correct technique.
6. Focus on deep abdominal Breathing
Maintain relaxed, normal breathing throughout all Pilates exercises. Do not hold your breath.
To see if Pilates would benefit you call us today
We now have in our Austral clinic a private pilates studio with 2 refomers, half trapeze and wunda chair.
Call us to for a private or group pilates class (all private health fund rebates and care plans accepted)
All our physiotherapist are qualified registered practitioners who can guide you with safe effective Clinical Pilates exercising in strengthening your body and enhancing your body movements.
We have recently built our multi-million dollar purpose built Physiotherapy centre and Allied Health Centre in the heart of Austral.
We also now have a fully aircon Pilates studio and private treatment room to deliver most modern state of art health care centre in Sydney South West.
Ph: 9606 8258 (Austral)
Ph: 4774 8884 (Bringelly)
Our clinics in Austral is conveniently situated just 15 minutes from Liverpool and just 10 minutes from Casula and Carnes Hill Shopping Centre