What Is Clinical Pilates?
Do you know someone that has tried to start a new workout regiment and just ending up getting injured??
That's because that person did not now how to correctly use their body and/or if they had an instructor, that instructor probably paid NO attention to the individual and their poor form.
Clinical Pilates prevents any of that from happening. It is Physical Therapy led Pilates that shows you how to safely and effectively move your body so you can stop dealing with those injury roadblocks that are killing your healthy habits. It allows each individual to be guided by an injury and movement specialist through a customized program to suite their particular needs and goals.
We see way too many people getting injured with exercise due to unrecognized muscle imbalances that could have been prevented.
What Are The Benefits of Clinical Pilates?
Guided exercise that won't get you injured
Taller, more confident posture
Stronger core stability
Avoid the inevitable back pain
Increased muscular strength and flexibility
Prevention of injuries
Safe injury recovery
Restoration of normal movement patterns
Enhance athletic performance
Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
Improved overall body tone and fitness
Who Is Clinical Pilates For?
Essentially anyone with a spine can benefit from Clinical Pilates. There isn't anyone out there that we know of that wouldn't benefit from focusing on their special muscle imbalances and weakness (and we all have them).
However, that being said, Clinical Pilates is particularly beneficial for people that have musculoskeletal pain or injury. It is particularly appropriate if the symptoms are recurrent or chronic, or if there are motor control problems. Injuries such as lower back, sacroiliac joint, hip, shoulder, and neck to VERY well with Pilates.
In pre-natal and post-natal women, clinical pilates is used to increase pelvic floor strength and control, for prevention and relief of lower back and pelvic pain, and for body reshaping and toning. It's especially great for recovery after childbirth!
People that have postural problems find that clinical pilates is helpful as it allows them to develop awareness of their body, as well as increasing their strength and flexibility. Clinical Pilates is also great for people that want to increase their muscle strength, flexibility, and tone.
How Do I Get Started?
We begin with a one hour private assessment where we will address your medical history as well as your specific needs & goals. We then perform a brief postural analysis & assess your body’s movement patterns before introducing you to some of the key concepts of Pilates. This will allow us to tailor a specific Pilates program to suit your individual needs.
Our focus is to work with you towards your targets & expectations to manage your injuries, prevent reoccurrence or to improve your strength & conditioning to assist you to reach your physical peak for all your favorite activities & sports.
After your initial assessment you can either attend private lessons &/or join in studio classes. We recommend 2-3 classes per week for maximum results.