What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates can be used in helping treat and, most importantly, prevent back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, and hip and knee pain. It can also improve posture and muscle tone, provide greater flexibility and increase balance.
How does Clinical Pilates work?
Our bodies are made up of various layers of muscles from superficial to deep. Conventional exercise predominantly works our superficial muscles e.g. biceps, hamstrings. Clinical Pilates targets our deep core muscles e.g. pelvic floor, deep abdominals. These deep muscles aid in stability around the joints of the body and are often very weak, leaving our joints vulnerable to injury.
Clinical Pilates aims to improve the body’s control and stability of the abdominal, pelvic floor, diaphragm and deep stabilizing back muscles and to help promote injury prevention.
Real Time Ultrasound
At Beyond we have real time ultrasound. This is a device that allows us to visually assess your core muscles. Click here to read more.
What we offer at Beyond
When you begin Clinical Pilates at the Beyond, you will first receive a full clinical assessment by an Osteopath, Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist trained in Clinical Pilates. From this assessment, a personalized program will be tailored to your body. Real time ultrasound is used during our assessment. This allows us to visualize and measure your core muscles and also allows you to see your core muscles activating.
After your initial assessment your instructor will advise if you can begin group classes or whether you need further individual sessions. Group classes have a maximum of 3 people in them and run for one hour. Each participant in these classes will be doing their own individual program that has been tailored by the instructor.
Our Clinical Pilates studios are a small scale personal space. It caters for individual lessons or lessons with a maximum of three people. The attention of a trained professional is vital in achieving the correct technique and ensures your program can be continually revised and changed as you advance.