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Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates differs from general Pilates as the focus is on identifying key contributors to musculoskeletal pain or injury and applying carefully selected exercises for rehabilitation and to minimise the likelihood of future aggravation.

Exercises focus on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. At Maylands Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back. There is strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic Clinical Pilates exercise in the management of musculoskeletal injuries, particularly low back pain. Our physicians also recommend Clinical Pilates for the retraining and recruitment of deep stabilising muscles for core stability, posture, strength and flexibility.

Prior to commencing Clinical Pilates, patients are screened using a Real Time Ultrasound Imaging machine to assess their mobility and health to ensure exercise instruction is given at the appropriate level.

Clinical Pilates is delivered one-to-one and then in classes of two or three people once the physiotherapist is satisfied sufficient progress has been made, ensuring careful instruction and individual attention is upheld throughout the full course of treatment. When treatment has progressed, and the patient’s mobility and strength is at an appropriate level, our trained Pilates practitioners utilise Pilates Reformers (sliding bed) for rehabilitation exercises.

If you are interested in commencing Pilates, it is essential to book a consultation with one of our physiotherapists first to assess the suitability of a core stability program for you.

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