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When & Why Should You Consider Clinical Pilates?

When and why should you consider clinical pilates

We all know exercise and movement are important for working towards healthier, more productive lives. But sometimes, changes in our bodies or lifestyles have us wondering, ‘Should I keep going, or should I rest?’

The great news is that often there is some form of activity you can do, no matter your health status or abilities. Clinical Pilates is one form of exercise that may be adapted to suit many people. It has the potential to have a range of benefits, improving many areas of your health, well-being, and day-to-day pursuits.

Clinical Pilates may be an advantageous addition to your routine, and at Northern Districts Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, we can support you with a personalised program. Find out how clinical Pilates at West Ryde might help you get back on track.

What is Clinical Pilates?

You have probably heard of or taken part in traditional Pilates. This activity was created by Joseph Pilates about 100 years ago. The goal was to develop an exercise that conditions the body with a focus on flexibility, core strength, spine alignment, and body awareness.

With controlled movements, breathing techniques, and minimal equipment, traditional Pilates aims to enhance physical and mental health and overall well-being. It may be a useful form of activity for a broad range of people with different goals and abilities.

Clinical Pilates builds on these core principles and focuses on specific issues or weaknesses. The sessions are developed and conducted by qualified physiotherapists with further training in Pilates instruction. There is more of a focus on the individual’s needs and goals with tailored programs that target specific areas.

Clinical Pilates is often delivered one-on-one or in small classes so that the physiotherapist can monitor your movements and adjust where needed. This helps to minimise risk and improve outcomes when underlying issues present.

Who is Clinical Pilates For?

The holistic and adaptable nature of clinical Pilates means that it has the potential to help a variety of people.

Clinical Pilates may be able to improve symptoms and overall health for people with the following conditions or concerns:

  • Chronic pain.
  • Hypermobility.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Arthritis.
  • Sporting injuries.
  • Trauma injuries.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Poor posture.
  • Post-surgery recovery.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Multiple sclerosis.

The Benefits of Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates can be helpful in a broad array of ways. This may include benefits such as:

  • Better balance, posture, and motor control.
  • Increased strength, fitness, and flexibility.
  • Enhanced agility.
  • Improved range of motion.
  • Reduced stiffness and aching.
  • Injury prevention or rehabilitation.
  • More independence.
  • Enjoyment.
  • Social interaction.
  • Mental stimulation.
  • Stronger pelvic floor muscles and better bladder control.
  • Improved breathing.

What is Involved in a Clinical Pilates Session?

We take a personalised approach to Clinical Pilates at Northern Districts Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic in West Ryde, so understanding your needs and goals and getting to know you is important to us.

Your physiotherapist will begin by undertaking a comprehensive assessment, which involves exploring relevant medical history, your activity background, and information about your condition or injury. They will also assess your physical abilities and limits to understand your needs and discuss your goals with you.

Our clinical Pilates classes are typically carried out using Pilates reformer machines. The sessions usually have a maximum of four people to improve your experience and outcomes.

During your clinical Pilates session, you will follow a personalised program that has been developed by your physiotherapist. This program incorporates your abilities, needs, and goals. Your physio will guide you throughout and be on hand to answer your questions and advise you on the correct way to carry out each exercise.

Visit NDPE For Comprehensive Clinical Pilates Support

Our physiotherapists in West Ryde are qualified and experienced in developing and delivering tailored programs to help you towards an improved quality of life. Take part in this structured and enjoyable activity and find out how clinical Pilates may be beneficial to you.

If you are interested in clinical Pilates, please contact the friendly team at the Northern Districts Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic. We will organise an initial consultation and establish whether our sessions might be right for you!


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