Updates

Pilates defined

Published: 20 Nov 2014

Do you know we offer three different types of Pilates? Each one is slightly different and may suit individuals with different needs.

  • One to One Clinical Pilates

This type of Pilates is run by a Physiotherapist for the treatment of acute back pain or the flare up of long term back pain. This can be claimed against your Private Health Fund to reduce out of pocket expenses.

A 30 minute session focuses on finding positions that reduce symptoms, and then using the equipment to enable core muscles to work successfully.

What’s the evidence?  Recent research has shown that the use of equipment is more effective at this stage.

  • Small Group Equipment Classes

With the supervision of a knowledgeable instructor we allow up to 5 individuals to use the equipment in a class. This can be claimed against your Private Health Fund to reduce out of pocket expenses.

A 60 minute session focuses on continuing to build your muscle strength and flexibility over the longer period. Aiming to prevent the recurrence of back pain and to improve posture.

What’s the evidence? Recent research has shown that clients with long term back problems who undertake Pilates have less pain, better quality of life and reduced use of medication.

  • Mat Work Classes

With the supervision of a knowledgeable instructor we allow up to 5 individuals to use pre-Pilates mat exercises to increase core muscle strength and flexibility as appropriate to their health and conditions.

A 60 minute session focuses on continuing to build your muscle strength and flexibility over the longer period.

What’s the evidence? Recent research has shown that Pilates exercises performed lying on your stomach specifically target the deep spinal muscles needed to support the back.

Do you know Pilates isn’t just for backs? Here are a few more benefits….

  • The core muscles also include the pelvic floor and diaphragm, so it’s good for keeping toned and continent for both men and women
  • The exercises focus on correct movement of the hips and shoulders, easing symptoms of arthritis in these joints
  • The equipment allows gentle weight bearing work in safe positions for those individuals with or at risk of osteoporosis