When Joseph Pilates developed the inspiration for Contrology—which we now know as Pilates—at a First World War prison camp, he could never have dreamed that his system of exercises would go on to have such global appeal—the latest statistics show that more than a million people across Australia now practice Pilates.
Clinical Pilates is an individualised form of Pilates that is conducted by a qualified professional or instructor. The specialised nature of clinical Pilates enables the exercise to be performed in a safe environment with highly qualified instructors who are able to formulate a program that is tailored to the individual.
Clinical Pilates often involves an initial assessment which considers existing health, physical condition and goals for completing a Clinical Pilates program. The physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor or instructor will establish areas of improvement by creating a tailored, targeted program which focuses on your desired results.
Pilates is designed to build strength and lean muscle tone, and improve flexibility by lengthening the body and aligning the spine. This differs from many other exercises which aim to bulk and shorten muscles, and has a variety of health benefits.
Moreover, clinical Pilates focuses on the core which assists in the development of overall body strength. The focus on the core also makes Pilates desirable to individuals seeking rehabilitation from injury as this boosts postural awareness.
Our team have found pilates extremely effective for:
- Correcting muscle imbalance and posture
- Increasing pelvis, abdominal and shoulder stability
- Reducing risk of injury
- Rehabilitation after injury
- Relieving chronic back pain
- Improving motor control
- Increased joint flexibility
- Enhanced sporting performance
- Greater self- confidence
- Achieving a toned body
Northern Spinal & Sports Injury Clinic is one of Reservoir & Melbourne CBD’s leading Pilates studio and, unlike the classes you might find at a gym or fitness club, ours are run by fully qualified instructors. So if you choose to start Pilates you, you can be confident that you’ll be learning from an experienced health practitioner.