- Personalised Clinical Pilates Assessments:
Anyone wishing to start Pilates style training in our clinic need to undergo a Pre-Pilates Assessment, which is a comprehensive initial consultation completed by one of our Pilates Trained Physiotherapists. These assessments allow us to truly understand a patient’s current health status as well as their level of ability, function, strength, biomechanics and their goals.
The assessment involves an assessment of overall posture, range of motion, and an analysis of biomechanics and kinetic chain movement patterns and movement quality. Core stability is assessed and The 5 key Elements of Pilates are taught during this consult.
The 5 key elements form the vital building blocks to optimal posture and efficient movement needed for Pilates training. In this assessment our physio’s also teach some of the basic key movements/exercises used during Clinical Pilates. Following a Pre-Pilates Assessment, our physiotherapists can identify each patient’s limitations and also any key areas that they need to target during further One on One Pilates sessions or during Clinical Pilates classes.
- Small Group Physio Run Clinical Pilates Classes
Small group classes are based on deliberate and mindful exercises that require control over your breathing. They are performed on the floor using an exercise or yoga mat and employs controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength. Pilates classes involve participants moving between different positions in order to target specific muscle groups in more functional positions. Small equipment such as Pilates rings, small balls, dumbbells, foam rollers and therabands can also be incorporated into the repertoire altering resistance levels. Due to the nature of our classes and the fact that we run small groups only, varying the level of difficulty is easily achieved.
- Physio Run one on one sessions
Private and personalised One on one Clinical Pilates sessions are a great way to introduce patients to Pilates especially if they haven’t trained before as participants get the physio’s undivided attention. Pilates is focused on posture and alignment and often it may only be a small adjustment in movement between doing an exercise right (and therefore effectively) or incorrectly and risking injury, so correct technique is everything. One on One Pilates is great for this.
Not only is it a good place to start but One on One sessions are also fantastic as participants become more advanced. The One on One format encourages a personalised program to be prescribed, allowing the physio to “push the limits” prescribing tougher exercises than might be suitable in a group setting.
- Physio Run Cadillac Reformer Pilates Sessions
Using the Cadillac Reformer in our Pilates Hub, our Pilates Physio’s are able to challenge patients with variability, regardless of whether they are currently having treatment and rehabilitation, or whether they are doing Clinical Pilates to improve strength, control, flexibility, posture, or alternatively for training purposes and fitness. Training with the Cadillac Reformer creates a unique and varied exercise environment and is a great way to progress exercise programs.