Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on developing good posture, core stability, balance, strength, flexibility, controlled movement patterns and correct breathing.
Research has demonstrated strong evidence in support of using Clinical Pilates as a treatment for injuries, particularly chronic low back pain. Clinical Pilates differs from generic Pilates classes in that specific exercises are carefully prescribed, by a qualified Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist, to each individual to target their particular injury or issue.
Of course, Clinical Pilates has many benefits for the injury-free. Pilates is used widely in the sporting community from club level through to elite athletes. Some of the benefits enjoyed by sportspeople include:
- Improved posture and core stability
- Increased strength and flexibility
- Better balance, coordination and movement control
- Learning or restoring correct movement patterns
- Prevention of injury