Clinical Pilates Benefits
We think Pilates is great, but you may be asking… “what are the clinical Pilates benefits?”
There are many great reasons for participating in a Pilates class, (click here to read our blog on five of the benefits). Pilates exercises use bodyweight and small equipment (balls and therabands) to help target different areas of the body, to improve flexibility and strength. Breathing is an important area of focus during the exercises.
Visit PhysioFit Health in Pyrmont to see how we can help you. Call us to book an appointment or click the Book Now button to check out our availability.
The video below shows Claire, our physiotherapist, explaining how Pilates started:
Difference between General Pilates and Clinical Pilates
The biggest difference is class size. Attending a general Pilates class at the gym, you’ll likely be with a lot of other people, where it can be difficult to get enough feedback from the instructor. Whereas clinical Pilates will have a focus on a lower instructor to student ratios. This means more individual feedback.
Clinical Pilates combines the principles of Pilates along with physiotherapy, so you can get a more targeted approach to your workout. Current research can also influence how and why exercises are performed in a certain way.
You will attend an assessment before entering the classes, so the exercises are more individualised and focus on your specific needs. The exercises will be adapted and changed, depending on your injury or the particular area of focus and level of experience.
Pilates is great for those with nagging pain, chronic pain or recovering from an injury but very importantly can also be used for injury prevention. For example, if you’ve decided to take up a new hobby, a course of Pilates can help target the body to improve your flexibility and strength where needed rather than coming away from your new hobby with aches and pains and thinking it’s not for you.
- Greater overall health
- Improves body stability
- Strengthens pelvic floor
- Effective rehab for an injury
- Injury prevention
- Enhance balance and coordination
- Strengthens the body
- Improves flexibility
- Increased knowledge of how your body moves – your strengths and weaknesses
At PhysisoFit Health
Attending the assessment before a class helps you figure out areas of strength and which exercises can help you improve. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and figure out what goals you’re wanting to achieve. This page explains the routes into a Pilates class.
At PhysioFit Health, we focus on mat-based exercises with the help of therabands, Pilates balls and other equipment to make the exercises easier or more challenging. You’re working towards getting confident enough to do these exercises at home, picking one or two of these exercises to practice at home and when you’re next in, you can get the movements checked out by the instructor.
If you’re new to Pilates, we will run through the basic principles and some of the starter exercises. We run 6-week Beginner’s Pilates courses throughout the year that are a great introduction to the mat-based exercises. During the course, you also try out some of the equipment, like the theraband and Pilates ball.
Summertime – Pilates in Pyrmont Park
During the summer months, we offer Pilates in the Park, on Saturday mornings, which we find is a great way to start the weekend. Contact us for more information.
Chat with your physiotherapist to find out how clinical Pilates can help you.
See below for the timetable
|7:15am – 8:00am (Beginner’s)
|7:15am – 8:00am (Runner’s)
|8:45am – 9:30am (Runner’s)
| 5:45pm-6:30pm (Standard)
| 12:15pm – 1:00pm (Standard)
|5:45pm – 6:30pm (Standard)
| 12:15pm – 1:00pm (Standard)
|9:30am – 10am (Beginner’s)
|6:30pm – 7:15pm (Beginner’s)
|1:00pm – 1:45pm (Runner’s)
|6:30pm – 7:15pm (Standard)
|1:00pm – 1:45pm (Beginner’s)
Please contact us for private, one to one and alternative Pilates session times.
See our Prices page that will take you through the prices