Looking for Clinical Pilates in Berwick?
What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a mixture between recent spinal stability research and the original work of Joseph Pilates. Clinical pilates helps to improve and correct the motor control of the deep stabilizing muscles primarily involved in the spine, shoulder girdle and abdomen. This is achieved initially by a series of Pilates mat exercises, progressing to the spring-loaded reformer machine and trapezius machine. Using spring loaded resistance instead of free-weights, enables the focus to be on muscle control rather than muscle strength. Each set of exercises are tailored to the individual patient.
What to expect in an initial Clinical Pilates Session?
Your initial consultation will last for 45-60 minutes. During this time a thorough history and examination will be undertaken to establish a good understanding of how your whole body is functioning and your osteopath to make a precise diagnosis. From there your Osteopath will set up a personally tailored program for you. This will contain exercises that you can undertake on the floor in your own home; as well as exercises to perform on the pilates reformer and traps table. After you have completed this initial pilates consultation you are able to continue with one-on-one sessions or join in a class.
- Correct poor biomechanics
- Improve the body’s overall muscular tone
- Improve posture and flexibility
- Increase control & strength of the abdominal musculature
- Prevent injury or rehabilitate after injury
- Improve balance
- To help prevent back, shoulder and extremity pain
- Strengthen your trunk muscles
As long as you have completed a one-on-one initial pilates consultation with your osteopath, you are able to join one of our classes.
Classes are run on a term to term basis. They run for 60 minutes and you will be taken through a series of exercises on our pilates reformer, traps table and on the floor. A class will have up to four (4) clients in it at a time. You will be required to wear grip socks. These can be purchased at the clinic.