WHY CLINICAL PILATES?
Why Clinical Pilates at Pea Green Physio might be for you!
Clinical Pilates offers a bespoke system of safe, effective exercises to treat a wide range of injuries, such as lower back pain and chronic pain. Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain. Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) to improve your stability, balance, posture and overall function. It is highly effective in improving movement patterns as well as enhancing fitness and core strength, thus working to prevent injury.
What’s the difference between clinical Pilates and regular Pilates?
Regular Pilates is typically delivered by a Pilates Instructor, whereas Clinical Pilates is usually delivered by a trained allied health professional, such as a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. This is important to know as a physio or exercise physiologist has more in-depth knowledge of injury, pathology and movement patterns. This allows them to effectively assess an individual and create a bespoke programme of exercises for each individual, as certain exercises may need to be adapted based on a patients injury and pain patterns.
What are the benefits?
- Management of back pain and injury by improving core and pelvic floor function
- Increased bone density and falls prevention in the elderly
- Improved relaxation, mindfulness and self-awareness
- Improved flexibility and bodily control
- Improved fitness levels
- Suitable for all ages
- One to one OR small group classes (max 6 people)
What are the main principles of Clinical Pilates?
To ensure maximal benefit, these 6 basic Pilates principles need to be applied to all Pilates exercises. These include:
Focus on correct performance of each exercise and the specific muscles involved.
Focus on achieving neutral spine and activating the core stabilising muscles (pelvic floor and transversus abdominus) to support the lower back and pelvis.
Maintain optimal posture and control with all movements.
- Flowing Movement
Work smoothly and efficiently with all movements
Perform each Pilates exercise with attention to detail to ensure correct technique.
Maintain relaxed, normal breathing throughout all Pilates exercises. Avoid holding your breath!
Our lovely experienced physiotherapists, Steph, Neone and Harriet deliver Clinical Pilates throughout the week on site in our studio classes or one-to-one at Pea Green Physio, so if this interests you or if you have any questions, please call us on 01869 241411 or email Serena on [email protected]
Written by Kieran Yon – Sports Therapist at Pea Green Physio.
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