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Clinical Pilates focuses on posture, balance control, strength, flexibility, core stability, and breathing through physical exercise. Read more.
Clinical Pilates targets specific areas to promote healing and prevent re-injury with treatment focused on restoring normal movement, posture and muscle balance within the body.
Regular Pilates is a very generalised exercise program that anyone can take, whereas Clinical Pilates is prescribed, run, and supervised by a trained physiotherapist.
Not only does it improve flexibility and core strength, clinical pilates also helps with balance, endurance, stability, movement and coordination, breathing and bone strength.
Pilates is safe and has a low impact on your body. Some people start out doing Pilates every day to get in a rhythm, then drop off into a routine of 3 times a week. To see the benefits, we recommend once a week minimum.
While Pilates is effective for toning, improving posture, and building lean muscle, it is not effective as a weight loss or cardio based exercise, and should not be considered a replacement.
Participants in Clinical Pilates are shown how to target core muscles to improve posture and reduce back pain. Because classes are supervised by a trained physiotherapist, each participant’s needs are considered.
A typical Pilates class will run for 45 minutes to an hour.