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Pilates is a safe, innovative, low-impact and evidence based body- mind exercise programme. Pilates emphasises use of the deep abdominal, lower back, hips and thighs muscles.
We use Real-time Ultrasound (RTUS) to view the deep muscles of your back, abdomen and pelvis. With RTUS we can visualise the stabilising muscles as the contraction occurs and provide an accurate assessment of the quality, timing and endurance of the contraction. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion. Mat work and specialised equipment for resistance are used.
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Benefits of Pilates
- Enhance core and pelvic floor muscle strength
- Resolution of spinal pain and improve movement pattern
- Prevent recurrence of lower back pain and other injuries
- Improve posture, flexibility and balance
- Advance sports and dance performance
- Increase bone density which reduce risk of osteoporosis
Key focus areas
- Core and pelvic floor engagement
- Breathing pattern
- Spinal alignment
- Weigh bearing limb alignment
- Movement integration
Our Clinical Pilates tailored to individual therapeutic needs. The program includes Pilates and physiotherapy exercises that aim to treat an injury, strengthen core muscles, correct posture alignment and improve movement pattern. Clinical Pilates is suitable for those who has previous/chronic/ongoing injury. The programme is research based rehabilitation program following lower back injury. This will reduce the risk of injury and re-injury in the future.
Pilates assessment is necessary before beginning classes to ensure that the physiotherapist is aware of any relevant medical or injury history. This includes a thorough musculoskeletal screening to allow us to target your program to your specific needs. Once specific exercises have been established, you can begin taking part in supervised one on one sessions with physiotherapist. Once you are able to perform exercises correctly then you will be eligible to participate in group class.
Pilates is prescribed and supervised by a Clinical Pilates trained Physiotherapist who has an in-depth knowledge of injury, pathology, body movements and muscle functions. This knowledge allows a physiotherapist to assess each patient and determine which exercises will be the most effective for each individual.
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A Pre-Class Assessment is essential for all new Pilates clients. This 20-30 minute assessment involves your musculoskeletal assessment including previous injury (if any) to determine the best workout for your ability level and goals.
What to expect in our Pilates class?
This class involves use of mat and small equipment to increase your fitness level, recover from injury and improve full body strength. Sessions are complemented with the hands-on treatment delivered by our skilled Physiotherapists.
What to bring in Pilates class?
Please bring –
- drink bottle; and
- non-slip socks.