What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates are exercises designed specifically for you and your injury. If you are recovering from an injury, some exercises will improve your symptoms and others can aggravate your symptoms, impeding your ability to progress. Clinical Pilates is a style of teaching that prescribes the right type of exercises for your body. This is different to a generic Pilates class where you receive many exercises in different directions that maybe too difficult for your muscles and joints to cope with.
Pilates is a certain style of exercises that focuses on movement control, awareness of body parts and muscle activation. Pilates exercises are designed to improve the function of your deeper layer muscles that connect to and protect your ligaments and joints . This protective layer of muscle is called your stability muscles or “core” . Pilates is particularly useful in helping with chronic issues that reoccur due to poor movement patterns and postures or reduced “core” activation.
Put simply, Pilates is a method of exercise that protects your ligaments and joints , giving you the foundation to move well in daily life and play sports without recurrent injury.
At Ryde Road Physiotherapy, we run Clinical Pilates classes that are individualised and have no more than 4 people per class. Everyone does different exercises depending on their injury, needs, and goals. Some of us just want better posture, others want improved strength and core so we can run, play sport , ride or swim without injury. Many of us really just need to move in different and safe directions away from the computer and the desk! Whatever your goals, contact us to get started today with a comprehensive assessment!