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Published November 12, 2018

Whether you’re very active or spend the majority of you day working at a desk, injuries and strains to your muscles and joints can happen. It’s not only athletes and sports players who experience injuries. Most people at some point will suffer from an injury to their joints, shoulders, ankles, hips, feet or backs which can affect their quality of life. When looking at the range of options available when recovering from an injury our Clinical Pilates Como Studio is ideal for building strength, function, control, coordination and overall mobility.We take a unique approach which challenges your body where it’s at. Not too easy, not too hard, and our physiotherapists are highly trained in getting this right.

What Is Clinical Pilates?

Most people have heard of Pilates, but clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates which is often used in combination with physio treatments. It focuses on core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and control to help with the recovery of sprains and strains, muscle and joint injuries and rehabilitation after surgery. Clinical Pilates South Perth is a safe and effective exercise form if you are concerned about how to move forward with your chronic lower back pain or other long term injuries.

The aim of Clinical Pilates is to learn how to activate specific muscles and promote better quality movement to achieve long term recovery. Our physiotherapists, trained in Clinical Pilates Como, provide a tailored program to suit each individual. As everyone knows, each person’s condition is different and targeting specific muscles depends on the needs of the patient. A great physiotherapist will understand exactly what your body needs to recover safely, and will design a suitable program accordingly.

The Difference Between Pilates And Clinical Pilates

General or Non-Clinical Pilates isn’t tailored to individual needs. As the name suggests, it is general in nature generally as a group exercise form. It may not be beneficial or suitable for injury management, rehabilitation and recovery. Clinical Pilates is under the supervision of a suitably trained physiotherapist and has a much more personalised approach. Exercises are tailored specifically to individual needs based on a thorough assessment of the patients musculoskeletal condition. Your program can be adapted based on your injury and level of ability, as determined by your physiotherapist.

The Benefits Of Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates can benefit most patients with chronic pain or those recovering from injuries and surgery. Unlike general or non-clinical Pilates which may not be appropriate for certain injuries, Clinical Pilates is uniquely tailored to the individual. When performing exercises that aren’t appropriate for a specific condition there is a risk of further injury so if someone is recovery from an injury on has persistent pain we recommend the additional level of qualification and experience that comes with a physiotherapist trained in clinical pilates.

Clinical Pilates Can Provide The Following Benefits

Improved overall health: Clinical Pilates will keep you active and improve not only physical fitness, but also mental and emotional health.

Strengthens pelvic floor: This is important for women during and after pregnancy. A weak pelvic floor can lead to a range of health problems including incontinence.

Injury rehabilitation: Clinical Pilates is a very safe and effective way to recover from injury. With a qualified physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates helps with rehabilitation without the risk of further problems.

Prevention: As well as helping with recovery, Clinical Pilates is great for preventing injury. By strengthening muscles, improving flexibility, correcting posture and dealing with imbalances, it helps your body become more resistant to future injuries.

Posture: Clinical Pilates is great for improving posture. Learning good posture for your body type can help to prevent injuries and reduce chronic pain.

Improved balance and stability: Clinical Pilates strengthens your muscles and improves overall balance and control. Strengthening the most frequently injured joints provides a strong foundation for patients to move more freely.

Improves neck and back pain: Clinical Pilates can target and strengthen the muscles which can cause pain and tension in the neck and back. This is particularly helpful for those in an office environment.

Leslie Trigg

Director & Senior Physiotherapist at Integrity Physiotherapy Leslie Trigg, has over 15 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.