Pilates uses specific floor and equipment-based exercises to condition and train the body’s deep stabilising muscles. These core muscle groups include the abdominal and back muscles, as well as pelvic floor and hip muscles. The purpose of training these muscles is to provide stability, strength and control to the lower back, pelvic and hip joints, upper back, neck and shoulder regions.
Pilates specifically enhances stability, movement, alignment, and breathing. It simultaneously works the body and relaxes the mind.
Clinical Pilates is a specialised adaptation of traditional pilates which is blended with a modified osteopathic and physical therapy approach. It is offered by a trained therapist or clinical pilates instructor. Clinical pilates is an evidence-based technique which can improve balance, increase core muscle and spinal stability, enhance performance, and assist with recovery from injury and rehabilitation. Whilst back pain, neck pain, and a variety of sport injuries frequently benefit from clinical pilates, many other musculoskeletal and other conditions can also respond favourably.
Clinical pilates uses floor-based exercise programs together with spring-loaded resistance machines to allow you to develop superior muscle control, improved balance and mobility, and better posture. The end result is typically better function, greater efficiency and reduced pain.