While regular Pilates focuses on body toning and stretching exercises, Clinical Pilates takes a more rehabilitative approach — helping patients recover from muscle tension, improve movement quality and reduce pain. Clinical Pilates is an exercise system that improves posture and muscle control. It’s often used in combination with other forms of physiotherapy to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
At Life Ready Swan View, we often use Clinical Pilates as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. But everyone’s physical issues and goals are different. So the degree to which we use Clinical Pilates in each patient’s treatment varies.
The first step is an initial assessment with your Swan View physiotherapist, who will go over your injury history with you and help you establish rehabilitation goals. With this in mind, they will then design a personalised exercise program for you.
Next, you’ll start your Clinical Pilates classes. Usually, these start as one-on-one sessions with your physiotherapist. You can keep these one-on-one classes or progress into our small group classes. We limit these group classes to only three patients per physiotherapist, so you’ll get all the expert attention you need.
Clinical Pilates is an excellent form of exercise, with many benefits. Studies show it reduces pain while improving mobility, strength, and posture.
Its low-impact nature makes it a great addition to rehabilitation programs by helping patients slowly progress in their recovery journey. Other types of exercise often overwhelm recovering patients with high-impact activities. Clinical Pilates is a great tool that can achieve rehabilitation goals while providing long term health benefits such as improved flexibility, balance and strength.
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Clinical Pilates can help so many seemingly unconnected areas because it stimulates your body’s own healing system. This natural healing ability spans your entire body. Since different Clinical Pilates techniques can affect any part of the body, it can treat a wide range of ailments.
One good example is Pilates’ focus on posture. By strengthening your core, you’ll have better posture. With better posture, you’ll put less pressure on your spine. Your spine contains your body’s largest nerve — the spinal cord.
Nerves in most parts of your body connect to your brain through the spinal cord. So, by promoting good posture and core stability, Clinical Pilates relieves pain through most of your body.
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