Clinical Pilates Perth CBD

  • Personalised Clinical Pilates By Physiotherapists in the Perth CBD. Individual assessment and supervision of exercises by a physiotherapist.

  • Use of real-time ultrasound pictures to help train “core stability” muscles.

  • Specialised pilates equipment including reformers, trapeze table, mats, springs and fit-balls.

What is Clinical Pilates

“Clinical pilates” is a modified form of therapeutic exercise used by physiotherapists to assist in the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injury. Specialised pilates equipment such as reformers and trapeze tables may be used in addition to fit-ball and floor exercises. A major focus is placed on developing strength of “core stability” muscles such as the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. This is accompanied by an emphasis on postural education and facilitating optimal biomechanics.

Who can benefit from Clinical Pilates?

People with musculoskeletal pain or injury, especially lower back pain, sacro iliac pain and neck pain

  • Particularly if symptoms are recurrent or chronic
  • Especially if there are motor control problems
  • May include post surgical strengthening e.g. lower back, sacroiliac joint, hip, shoulder, neck

Pre-natal and post-natal women

  • Increase pelvic floor strength/control, prevention and relief of lower back and pelvic pain, for body reshaping and toning
  • People with postural problems
  • Increase awareness, strength and flexibility e.g. shoulder, thoracic, neck, headaches
  • People wanting to improve fitness or sporting ability
  • Prevent injury and enhance performance for athletes. Ballet dancers, footballers and net ballers are three groups who have benefited immensely in the past
  • Increase muscle strength, flexibility and tone as well as stability and balance which is needed in many sports

How does clinical Pilates differ from Gym Pilates

Clients are individually assessed by a physiotherapist and given exercises that target their specific problem areas. Close supervision of technique and graded exercises ensure safety and injury prevention for client. Real time ultrasound feedback may be used to assist training of “core stability” muscles. Most health funds recognise “clinical pilates” as a physiotherapy intervention and so rebates may apply.