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Benefits of Clinical Pilates

One of the best-known treatments for illness or disease is exercise. Pilates can provide many health benefits by improving flexibility, movement and muscle strength when done with a qualified instructor.

What is Pilates?

Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. His intention was to improve rehabilitation programs during the first world war and to assist soldiers in regaining their health through stretching, strengthening and stabilising their muscles.

Pilates can improve flexibility and strength with a focus on aligning the spine and lengthening the body. Pilates concentrates on the core of your body, between your shoulders and pelvis. Pilates aims to leave you feeling energised, strong, focussed and clear.

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is run by qualified physiotherapists with postgraduate training. The majority of Pilates instructors do not have the in-depth knowledge about musculoskeletal anatomy and rehabilitation that experienced physiotherapists have. This makes Clinical Pilates a safe and effective form of exercise for injuries and rehabilitation when taught by an experienced physio.

Clinical Pilates sessions are conducted one on one or one on two, meaning patients receive close supervision. A Senior Pilates Trained Physiotherapist ensures your safety and comfort with the use of high quality equipment.

What are the Benefits of Clinical Pilates?

  • Improves strength and flexibility.
  • Improves balance and movement.
  • Assists with motor control.
  • Great for rehabilitation and post-surgery.
  • Improves pelvic floor strength.
  • Helps with back pain and posture issues.
  • Improves tone and body shape.

Rehabilitation and Injuries

Clinical Pilates is beneficial for those recovering from injury, surgery and when undertaking rehabilitation for persistent or chronic pain. Pilates can help you to regain your strength, motor control and balance in a safe and supervised environment.


Clinical Pilates can assist with, or add to a current training program. Pilates can help to increase sports performance and fine tune your sports and agility skills. It may even help to prevent injuries.

Poor Posture

Clinical Pilates is great for those with desk jobs. Prolonged sitting may lead to back and neck pain, as well as poor posture. Pilates is great for improving your posture and stretching out any painful muscles.

Older Adults

As we age, balance and strength often decrease. However, Pilates is great for maintaining and improving strength as you age. Also, being taught in a safe and supervised environment, prevents the risk of injury.

Pregnancy Pilates

Pilates can be tailored for pregnant women to assist with any pregnancy-related issues, such as back pain. Pregnancy Pilates can help to strengthen the pelvic and abdominal muscles which are under a lot of pressure during pregnancy. Antenatal Pilates can also assist in preparing for the birth process through breathing and relaxation techniques. Pilates can also help with postpartum recovery by improving muscle strength and posture.

Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Arthritis is very individual. Not everyone has the same joints affected or has the same symptoms. Pilates can be tailored to suit an individual’s needs and health while being supervised by a qualified physio. Pilates can benefit those with osteoporosis and arthritis by improving their life quality and relieving pain and stiffness.

Como Physiotherapy

Integrity Physio Como provides Clinical Pilates sessions with an experienced and qualified Pilates Physiotherapist. With high-quality equipment, our studio provides the safety and comfort needed to help you achieve your goals. For more information about Clinical Pilates, contact our friendly staff on (08) 6220 7534.

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Director & Senior Physiotherapist at Integrity Physiotherapy, Leslie Trigg, has over 13 years of experience in clinical practice. He has graduated with a degree in Human Biology (Anatomy and Physiology) from Curtin University in 2001 and later completed a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2007. He has tremendous experience in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neurosurgical and sports physiotherapy. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, listening to music and spending time with his family.