Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise method which uses specific floor and equipment-based exercises to condition and train the body's deep stabilising muscles. These core muscle groups include the abdominal and back muscles, as well as those muscles pelvic floor and hip muscles. The purpose of training these muscles is to provide stability, strength and control to the lower back, pelvic and hip joints, upper back, neck and shoulder regions.

Pilates specifically enhances stability, movement, alignment, and breathing. It simultaneously works the body and relaxes the mind.

Clinical Pilates is a specialised adaptation of traditional pilates which is blended with modified physiotherapy techniques. It is offered by a trained physiotherapist or clinical pilates instructor. Clinical Pilates is an evidence-based technique which can improve balance, increase core muscle and spinal stability, enhance performance, and assist with recovery from injury and rehabilitation. Whilst back pain, neck pain, and a variety of sport injuries frequently benefit from a Clinical Pilates approach, many other musculoskeletal and other conditions can also respond favourably. Another potential benefit of Clinical Pilates is that it may reduce the risk of back, neck, or other sports injuries.

Clinical Pilates uses floor-based exercise programs together with spring-loaded resistance machines to allow you to develop superior muscle control, improved balance and mobility, and better posture. The end result is improved functionality and efficiency, and reduced pain.

At Precision Life, Clinical Pilates is offered to optimise well-being, as well as to treat injuries and painful conditions. Our holistic, integrated, and specialised approach allows us to offer tailored care of your specific problem.  We place great emphasis on the accurate diagnosis of your condition, a detailed and methodical approach to your specific goals; and provide ongoing motivation, encouragement, and instruction to help you to accomplish your objectives. 

Clinical Pilates is a low-impact type of exercise, challenging, and is suited to all ages and fitness levels. Even better, Clinical Pilates at Precision Life is fun!

HOW CAN CLINICAL PILATES HELP YOU?

Clinical Pilates can transform the way you look and feel, and can enhance your performance.

Unlike most form of exercises, Clinical Pilates works from the inside out. It focuses on core muscle stability, which is now recognised as the basis of balance and controlled movement. Moreover, core muscle stability, or lack thereof, is a significant contributing factor in many people with back pain and other spinal problems. Clinical Pilates specifically targets the deep stabilising back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, building strength and improving flexibility.

Clinical Pilates is suited to a range of people, including those aiming to:

  • Improve their level of well-being and fitness
  • Improve their appearance and muscle tone
  • Recover from illness or injury
  • Reduce pain
  • Maintain good health during and after pregnancy

It can be used as part of the management strategy of a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Rehabilitation following surgery
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia

WHY CLINICAL PILATES AT PRECISION LIFE?

Precision Life has highly-qualified physiotherapists and clinical pilates instructors who blend clinical knowledge, experience and training to formulate an individualised programme to suit the requirements of each client.

Your first appointment is a private session with a physiotherapist.  This includes a physical assessment and an introduction to the fundamentals of clinical pilates. Your specific needs and goals will be discussed, and a strategy to accomplish these will be developed.

Clinical Pilates at Precision Life is offered on a one-on-one basis, as well as in small groups. Following your initial evaluation session, you will have the choice of receiving private Clinical Pilates training or, alternatively, participating in small classes.

At Precision Life, we offer a range of therapies and exercise types in addition to Clinical Pilates. These include physiotherapy, remedial massage, acupuncture, pain medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, and even spinal surgery. This means that we can recommend the type of treatment which is most appropriate to your situation. This ability to offer an integrated and holistic treatment program make us relatively unique.

Clinical Pilates one of our physiotherapies is largely covered by most private health funds, Workcover and TAC/MAIB.