What Is Clinical Pilates?

You may have heard of KX Pilates Dee Why, or know somebody who swears by it. But while Clinical Pilates is gaining popularity here in Melbourne, there are still many people who are unsure what it actually is and whether it’s right for them. Most people are hesitant to try something new, especially if they don’t know what it is – but what if it’s the solution to your health problems that you’ve been looking for?

If you have any questions about Clinical Pilates or Clinical Pilates Reformer, check out our article below to find the answers!

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates draws on the therapeutic benefits of Pilates, and incorporates them into a system of effective, safe exercises designed for your specific needs and abilities by a trained practitioner. Clinical Pilates is offered by clinics and health clubs across Melbourne to address a broad range of health concerns, conditions, or injuries ranging from lower back pain and chronic pain to hypermobility and chronic fatigue. Because of the safe yet effective systems, Clinical Pilates is often used by elite athletes, dancers, and sportspeople to assist with injury prevention and enhance range of motion and fitness, as well as during rehabilitation. Clinical Pilates improves your mobility, stability, balance, posture and overall function, no matter your age or ability. The simple, controlled approach will allow you to track your improvements in control and strength, or your healing.

How Is It Different From Regular Pilates?

Clinical Pilates varies from regular Pilates in a few key ways. Pilates classes are conducted by an instructor, and usually will be held in a group setting. The class will be exploring a range of movements that are suited to the average person’s ability, while being able to adjust the movements to make them more or less challenging.

Clinical Pilates is prescribed and supervised by a trained practitioner of Clinical Pilates. This is important to note – a Clinical Pilates practitioner has been trained in anatomy and physiology, injury, movement patterns and pathology. They are able to assess your individual concerns and abilities to determine which exercises will be best for you – this is especially important if you have a history of injury or conditions that needs care, such as whiplash, osteoporosis, pregnancy, or an athlete rehabilitating after an injury or accident. Your practitioner will adapt the exercises to suit your needs and goals, so it is important that it is only conducted with the guidance and supervision of a trained practitioner.

What Are The Benefits?

Improved posture and core stability, with firmer and flatter stomach muscles

Increased muscular strength, flexibility, and balance

Prevention of injuries or aided rehabilitation

Restoration of normal movement patterns

Enhanced breathing control

Increased co-ordination and muscular control

Improved overall body tone and fitness

If you believe that you may benefit from Clinical Pilates, look around for a local practitioner that can offer you a consultation. You can discuss any questions or concerns you may have and decide whether it is the best option for you.