Pilates is a fitness training developed in the early 20th century by a man named Joseph Pilates. Over the years, there have been variations of Pilates and is a common program used by many. Physiotherapists, who are trained in analysing and retraining body control and movement, have recognised the usefulness of this exercise treatment in our patient populations.
At our clinic, we specialize in Clinical Pilates which combines core Physiotherapy principles with that of Pilates and provides more effective clinical outcomes. Unlike traditional Pilates where a general group of exercises are given to everyone, Clinical Pilates is direction specific and outcome driven. Different people have different ways of loading the body. Some do better when they move or load in slightly curved postures (aka Flexion based), while others do better in more upright positions (aka Extension based). There is also a side to side bias for some people (right versus left). These are termed “direction biases”. Human movement is individual to each person, and there is no one perfect way to sit, squat or bend. Therefore we believe in being specific in the way we assess and treat using Pilates for each individual.
Before starting Pilates at our clinic, all our clients are required to do an assessment, including a detailed history taking of your presenting problem and a comprehensive objective assessment to get a baseline measure of your ability and function. You may also be required to do a Real Time Ultrasound assessment to look at how well specific muscles in your body work. Our programs are regularly monitored using specific outcome measures to make sure that you are staying on the right track towards recovery.
Our classes may be covered under your private health insurance.
If you would like to find out more, please email or call our receptionists to find out more.