Clinical Pilates is different to standard Pilates in that you will be individually assessed by our physiotherapist and then given exercises that specifically target areas of pain or weakness identified in your assessment.

The physiotherapist will closely supervise your technique when performing these exercises so that they can help you obtain the best result from your session. Exercises are then progressed as your strength and control improve until it is identified that your original “problem” areas have been addressed.

Pilates, originally developed by Joseph Pilates, and following the principles of Centrology, focuses on improving movement, strength and control, however, does not take into an individual’s injuries, pathologies and specific physical needs.  Clinical Pilates, using our physiotherapy and exercise physiology knowledge and training, is able to adjust, modify and specifically choose Pilates exercises that meet your individual needs, based on clinical assessment.

  • Proprioception  – Balance
  • Task Oriented – Your brain learns tasks, not specific movements when it forms new patterns
  • Resistance Based – You need to push a muscle a little bit beyond it’s comfort zone to encourage change and growth over time

all the elements that your body needs to learn new tasks and grow muscle in the best way.  In general, reformer based Pilates provides these elements to a larger degree than Mat based Pilates.

Clinical Pilates adds that additional element of clinical knowledge to all the Pilates exercises.  The specific choice of Pilates exercises that you do is the difference between a routine that works and one that doesn’t.  In addition, Clinical Pilates also gives the freedom to add additional treatments, such as extension exercises, joint mobilisation and traction as part of the Pilates program, which are based on physiotherapy rather than pure Pilates exercises