Pilates is a full mind-body exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century using both spring based equipment and mat exercises.  But Pilates is about more than just exercise.  Pilates is a highly adaptable form of movement therapy that can be tailored to each individual and their own needs or goals.

The many benefits of pilates include;

Improving core strength and stability

Addressing and improving postural imbalances and alignment

Improving overall strength and proprioceptive awareness

Improving range of motion

Improving breath awareness

“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
– Joseph Pilates

Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is based on the original Pilates method developed by Joseph Pilates.  It is a form of exercise that focuses on correct posture, core stability, balanced muscle development, mind-body awareness, strength, flexibility and breathing. Pilates can be performed on a mat or reformer and may use a variety of equipment such as balls and resistance bands to change the exercise intensity.

Clinical Pilates or Physio Pilates is taught by qualified physiotherapists who have undergone training on the human body and who specialize in injury management and prevention.  They will tailor the exercises to your specific needs, monitoring your technique, provide hands-on cuing, and modify or progress your exercises as appropriate.  As the treatment program is specific to you, it is appropriate for all ages and can be as easy or as challenging as needed to achieve your therapy goals.

What to Expect?

At your first appointment, expect a comprehensive assessment that includes:

  • A thorough medical history
  • A detailed examination appropriate to your concern
  • Assessment of contributing factors, such as posture and alignment
  • Discussion of the findings
  • Creation of goals or objectives to evaluate your progress
  • A treatment plan
  • Home exercise program

At your follow-up appointments, expect a brief reassessment of your issues followed by an active, hands-on Clinical Pilates session with a focus on one of more of the following

  • Posture and alignment
  • Muscle re-education
  • Coordination of muscle activation
  • Muscle length and balance
  • Mobility
  • Stabilization
  • Education

 

For clinical pilates (one on one) with our physiotherapist Marlene Holder   click here

For private one on one pilates with our RMT Jennifer Ingram  click here

For semi private pilates (2 person) with Jen Ingram  click here

For group pilates (4 person) with Jen Ingram  click here