The Pilates method entails a series of precisely performed, low impact movements on the mat and using specialised Pilates equipment. The technique enhances core stability, posture, coordination, balanced strength and flexibility through physical and mental conditioning. Clinical Pilates, run by Physiotherapists, addresses specific pain, injuries or muscle imbalances. A maximum of three people per session ensures individual cuing, correction and exercise progressions.
How does it work? Pilates exercises engage the deep, supporting muscles of the body, with an emphasis on the deep abdominal’s (“core stabilisers”). These muscles are activated with every exercise to support the spine and maintain good posture, while the movement-producing muscles are being stretched and strengthened. All of our Pilates classes are taken by our Physiotherapists who integrate their Pilates skills and in-depth understanding of pathology to provide the highest quality, professional service possible. Clients will often progress from Clinical Pilates to our larger groups including Circuit Pilates, Mat Pilates or Fitness Pilates.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates
- Develops core stability
- Improves posture
- Improves muscle strength, endurance and tone
- Increases flexibility of muscles and joints
- Corrects muscle imbalances
- Improves coordination and balance
- Relieves tension
- Heightens body awareness
- Facilitates rehabilitation and prevention of injury
- Improves functional fitness and ease of movement
- Complements other methods of exercise/sporting endeavours
- Initial assessment (30 mins): $90
- One on one sessions (30 mins): $80
- Studio sessions (50 minutes – 3 persons max): $55 in a block of 10
- Note: Persons new to Clinical Pilates will usually need between 1 and 3 individual sessions prior to joining a studio group. Health fund rebates apply to all sessions and are billed as an individual consultation (505).