Clinical Pilates Cranbourne North

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What is Pilates:

Pilates is a total body conditioning program that helps to “re-program” the body.  Pilates is also used to improve sporting fitness and athletic performance. Advance Physio Clinic focuses on getting our clients pain-free and back to their best, tailoring programs to the individual’s needs.

Pilates focuses on using smooth, flowing and controlled movements to organise the body and increase muscle strength, core stability and flexibility from the inside out.  Advance Physio Clinic implements the latest scientific evidence to ensure Pilates at Advance Physio Clinic will get you moving correctly and safely, in an environment that progresses your program only as you are able to, with respect to your injury as well as to a level of self-mastery.

Skilled instructors will guide you through your specific Clinical Pilates program to re-organise your body’s movement patterns subconsciously.  You will learn to move smoothly and effortlessly and perform beyond your physical limitations.  All Pilates sessions/classes are conducted by qualified Physiotherapists with post-graduate qualifications and training in Clinical Pilates.  Our Physiotherapists will ensure your personalised program will have you meeting your goals as quickly as possible, through their excellent clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of anatomy.  Your program will be integrated into your daily activities of sport, work and lifestyle.

How can you benefit from Pilates:

  • Better postural stability and movement control
  • More efficient activation and integration of trunk “core stability” muscles – reducing pain and the possibility of re-injury
  • Improved co-ordination and normal movement patterns
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improvement in your own body mechanics and understanding your bad movement patterns
  • Improved sporting performance through more efficient muscle activation
  • Flatten your stomach and tone your buttocks and thighs
  • Combine mind, body and spirit through body awareness, movement and breath control

How Clinical Pilates run at Advance Physio Clinic, Cranbourne North

We pride ourselves on treating individuals.

  • Each Pilates program at Advance Physio Clinic is designed and tailored to each individual. Whether choosing Pilates for rehabilitation, fitness or performance, you can be certain that you will feel the benefits of your personal program quickly.
  • An initial 40-minute individual consultation (one on one session) will be booked with a trained Physiotherapist. In this session, we will assess your; general posture, muscular length and strength, balance and dynamic movement. You will also be taught how to activate your “core” muscles correctly and receive basic exercises to practice at home prior to your next consultation.
  • You will generally require 2-3 “one on one” sessions. This is to ensure you are safe and confident to progress to a small group session. More importantly, this ensures a program specific to your needs can be devised. Furthermore, these sessions are spent perfecting your core activation and introducing you to the various pieces of equipment. At Advance Physio Clinic, you will use Reformers, Trapeze Table, and balance equipment as well as perform mat work that you can practice at home.
  • Small group sessions are supervised by a qualified Physiotherapist, who ensures you receive constant feedback and attention to ensure you perform the exercises correctly and get the most out of your session. Individual sessions are 20 minutes in length. All group sessions run for 40 minutes. Although in small groups, all participants perform individual exercises.
  • Classes are held five days a week Monday to Friday. If you are unable to attend a class we try our best to accommodate you in another class if space permits, however, we do need at least 8 hours of notice if you are unable to attend.

What is the difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?

Pilates is a set of exercises invented by Joseph Pilates to preserve his strength and flexibility in between his dancing commitments.  These exercises were mostly focusing on abdominal workouts and do not suit everyone.  Clinical Pilates is where the use of the Pilates exercises and its equipment (the reformer and trapeze table) to perform exercises that help realign the spine and decrease nerve entrapment.  The exercises teach the person to be able to control their muscles to alleviate and prevent muscle spasms.  The exercises are varied just as we are all different.  Each person has their own bias (preferred direction).  If you exercise against your bias you will tighten the nervous system.  If you exercise into your bias then you will loosen your nervous system.  Nerve irritation causes many symptoms they include:

  • Reflexive (involuntary/automatic) muscle guarding (tight muscles)
  • Numbness and/or pins and needles
  • Pain spreading into the arms and legs
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Loss of strength
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Dizziness
  • Gut disturbances
  • Anything and everything the nerves control

So if you are suffering from any of the above symptoms and the neurologist has given you the all-clear then give us a call at Advance Physio Clinic.  We would love to be able to help you.

Call 5995 7060 now for an appointment.