You may have tried traditional Pilates, but you really haven’t had the best experience until you’ve tried Clinical Pilates. Clinical Pilates is a highly individualised form of traditional Pilates practised by physiotherapists. There is a growing body of evidence which supports this active approach to rehabilitation. Finally, the research is catching up with what our patients have been telling us for years.
What is Clinical Pilates?
An exercise that helps one person with their back pain, may actually make someone else, with their different type of back pain, so much worse. Traditional Pilates works everyone in all positions, front/back, left/right equally yet not all of these positions are going to be safe for your body. Clinical Pilates is very specific to your body. Your physiotherapist performs a detailed assessment to determine the exercises that are safe for you and the ones that aren’t. They then tailor a program that is very specific to your body. This ensures that you get the results you need faster and minimises the chances of you re-aggravating your injury.
We use specialised Clinical Pilates equipment. This includes reformer beds, trapeze tables, Wunda chairs and wobble boards in conjunction with other fun toys like swiss balls, foam rollers and Bosu balls. The equipment actually enhances the Pilates experience and ensures you get the results your body deserves.
A Pilates class that’s all about you!
We don’t have big group classes where you can’t see through to the instructor at the front and everyone is doing the same thing. We only have 3 people in a group. Those 3 people have different bodies and problems and so each of them is doing their own individual program under the hawk-eye supervision of their qualified pilates instructor. Our instructors are highly qualified and members of professional pilates bodies, not personal trainers or gym instructors who have just done a weekend course.
Pilates for men and women of all ages
Our classes have included teenage dancers trying to improve their stability and control and HSC students trying to de-stress and stretch after too many hours slouching over a desk. We have truck drivers loosening up after lots off kilometres behind the wheel and mums wanting to tone up. We have clients who are working on sports-specific programs to improve their golf or performance in triathlons. Our older clients are working on stretching and improving their balance which gives them a new lease on life and helps to minimise the risk of them falling and maybe sustaining a life-threatening fracture. Our oldest participant is 79, who after 2 terms of Clinical Pilates had the confidence to successfully walk part of the Great Wall of China!
Our classes run for 10 weeks through the school term, making it easier for clients with children. Each class runs for an hour and your class is at the same time each week. This makes it much easier to fit your class into your week and it’s also nice to get to know the two other people who are in your class each week. Why not get a few friends together – we only need 3 people to start a new class at a time that suits you. We also offer casual classes in the holidays for existing clients to keep them going over the holiday break.