Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates refers to Pilates exercises which have been modified by physiotherapists in order to help patients recover from and prevent musculoskeletal injuries. More specifically, these exercises have been developed to:

  • Alleviate pain (Spinal, Arthritis, Osteoporosis & more)
  • Improve motor control
  • Improve coordination
  • Help prevent injuries
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve balance
  • Correct posture

As a patient at Subiaco Physiotherapy, you will be treated by trained professionals who will guide you through safe exercises in order to make every day less painful and more enjoyable.

Who Can Benefit from Clinical Pilates?

So long as your treatment plan is created by trained professionals, Clinical Pilates is suitable for all ages and body types. This includes athletes, dancers, footballers and anyone who suffers from musculoskeletal injuries. Please bare in mind, every treatment plan is different and is tailored for each person after consultation. Exercises which are beneficial for someone else, may not be beneficial for you. Some exercises may further your injury and even increase your pain. Please consult with your physiotherapist before attempting any exercises to confirm whether they are suitable for your current condition.

What Can I Expect?

To begin, your physiotherapist will talk with you to find out which areas are causing pain, are uncomfortable and/or have limited movement. A series of physical tests will be conducted on these areas to determine the level of functionality and to further understand the disorder you are currently suffering from. Once your Physiotherapist knows the ins and outs of your condition, an exercise plan, tailored to your specific needs, will be created and you will be guided through recommended exercises. These exercises usually involve use specialised exercise equipment such as Reformers, Wundachairs, Bands and exercise mats.

Most physiotherapists will recommended patients attend 1 or 2 sessions per week. Throughout each session, you will be taught exercises and will asked to provide feedback to ensure the exercises are helping you progress. Feedback will be provided to you to ensure the correct technique and posture is being adopted. You may also be taught breathing and stretching exercises to better aid your progress. Your progress will be constantly monitored to ensure goals are being met and exercises may be altered to ensure advancements are being made.

What Clothes Should I Wear?

We do not want you to feel uncomfortable at any point during any session, we have seen all shapes and sizes and all are beautiful!

To ensure the correct technique is being adopted, we need to see the alignment of your body. We advise form-fitting and comfortable clothes to make this possible. There are many styles to choose from to personalise your exercise attire to help you feel more at ease. Unfortunately, in most sessions, you won’t be able to wear normal socks. You will need to wear a pair that has a grippy bottom so you don’t slip and this will also help you more easily transition between exercises.

How Do I Book A Consultation?

Appointments can be made here or by calling us on 08 9381 2964.