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Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a mixture between recent spinal stability research and the original work of Joseph Pilates. Clinical pilates helps to improve and correct the motor control of the deep stabilizing muscles primarily involved in the spine, shoulder girdle and abdomen. This is achieved initially by a series of Pilates mat exercises, progressing to the spring-loaded reformer machine. Using spring loaded resistance instead of free-weights, it enables the focus to be on muscle control rather than muscle strength. Each set of exercises are tailored to the individual patient.

What are the potential benefits of doing Clinical Pilates?

  • To prevent back, shoulder and extremity pain.
  • Better your trunk stabilizers and stabilizing muscles.
  • Correct poor biomechanics.
  • Improve the body's overall muscular tone.
  • Improve posture and flexibility.
  • Increase control & strength of the abdominal musculature
  • Prevent injury or rehabilitate after injury.
  • Increase balance.

    Who may benefit form Clinical Pilates?

  • Adults; Women & Men
  • Pregnant Women
  • Children
  • Elderly

    What to expect in an initial Clinical Pilates Session?
    Your initial consultation will last for 45-60 minutes. During this time a thorough history and examination will be undertaken to establish a good understanding of how your whole body is functioning and come up with a precise diagnosis. From here the Osteopath will set up a personally tailored program for you. This will contain exercises that you can undertake on the floor in your own home and exercises to do on the reformer. A minimum of 3-4 sessions is advisable to perfect and refine your exercises.

    Is Clinical Pilates covered through my private health insurance?
    Yes, Clinical Pilates is covered through your Osteopathic treatment. It is covered under the 'extras' scheme by most major health funds. The Clinic is able to offer 'on the spot' rebates through our HICAPS electronic machine system.

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7pm
    Friday 8:30am-6pm
    Saturday 9am-2:30pm
    Sunday closed

    Phones are answered from 9am daily.

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