Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. He developed the method in an attempt to rehabilitate bed ridden patients and it has experienced a global explosion over the last 20 years.
Clinical Pilates is specific to the field of physiotherapy. Only Physiotherapists with post graduate training in Pilates can provide this service. This training allows physiotherapists to apply their knowledge of exercise prescription to the specialised equipment utilised in Clinical Pilates.
At Stellar Physio we have a brand new Clinical Pilates studio equipped with:
- a studio reformer
- a cadillac (trapeze table)
- a combo chair
- a ladder barrel and
- all associated balls, discs, theraband, hand weights and rollers.
Our physiotherapists focus on balancing the muscle groups of the body by combining strength training, flexibility, posture and spinal mobility. This improves functional strength by increasing the endurance of the stabilising muscles so that fatigue is reduced and hence risk of injury is reduced. These benefits are extensively documented in the literature. It is suitable for the everyday person and the elite athlete.
Clinical Pilates is used to treat and rehabilitate the following:
- Sporting injuries
- Back & neck pain
- Poor posture
- Arthritic pain
- Pre and post-surgery
- Pre and post-pregnancy
Whilst Clinical Pilates is extremely versatile and suitable for all fitness levels it must be individually tailored to your specific needs. All patients of Stellar Physio will undertake a 3 step process with the physiotherapist to ensure maximum results from a Clinical Pilates program:
- An initial assessment (1 hour)
- A minimum of 2 x 30 minute 1 on 1 studio Clinical Pilates sessions
- Entry into a 1-hour studio class, maximum of 3 participants
- Continue with further 30 minute 1 on 1 studio Clinical Pilates sessions
For the latest Studio Class timetable please ring reception.
Please see Bookings and Fees for further information or give us a call and we can answer your questions.