Pilates was first developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s as a series of exercises to strengthen both the mind and body. Pilates focuses attention on core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine.
Clinical Pilates utilizes adaptations of classical pilates exercises that are based on research related to core muscle strengthening and spinal stabilization. It uses the principles of Pilates to rehabilitate the body and is suitable for patients with pain and those recovering from injury. Clinical Pilates helps to improve flexibility, strength and endurance of the muscles of the spine and extremities as well as improves coordination and balance.
At Black Creek Physiotherapy, Clinical Matwork Pilates is instructed in a one-to-one session by a Registered Physiotherapist and as an active exercise program of your physiotherapy treatment is covered under extended health benefits. Your program may include the use of exercise accessories such as a Pilates circle, foam rollers, small weighted balls, toning balls, therapy exercise balls and resistance bands. The exercises can easily be incorporated into a home exercise routine.
Clinical Pilates is effective for:
– Sports Conditioning
– Back and Neck Pain
– Pre and Postnatal Conditioning, Spinal and Pelvic Pain
– Improving Posture
– Pelvic Floor Retraining
– Injury Prevention
– Medical conditions such as Osteoporosis, MS, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis