Clinical pilates focuses on the quality of movement at an individual level and is suitable for a wide range of people of all ages. Clinical Pilates can be used for a variety of goals such as improving general fitness and posture, sports specific rehabilitation, and pre and post pregnancy conditioning.
Mat class timetable
|Morning||Pilates with Judy (Intermediate) 9.15am|
Pilates with Judy (Beginners) 10.30am
|Evening||Pilates with Simona (Int/Advanced) 5.30pm||Pilates with Simona (Beginners) 5.15pm||
Pilates with Judy (Advanced) 5.30pm
Classes run in 10week blocks to ensure you advance safely and effectively. Classes are limited to 8 participants. Blocks of 10 classes are $165.00. Casual Classes $20
Beginners must complete a one on one pre screening assessment with one of our physiotherapists to discuss any injuries, goals and to learn the key elements of pilates. Individual 1:1 instruction and reformer sessions avalible. Call 07 575 4080 to book an appointment.
What are the rewards of Clinical Pilates?
- Improved posture
- Improved breathing technique
- Improved balance
- Efficient flexible movement patterns
- Toned elongated physique
- Assists in prevention of injuries
- Stress release and relaxation
- Enhanced sports performance
- Increased core control abdominals, back and gluteal muscles
- Co-ordination and control
- Pain relief and improved circulation
- Teaches and improves body awareness
- Improves flexibility and agility
- Builds strength
- Improves both muscular and mental co-ordination
What is special about Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates was started in the early 1990's where rehabilitation specialists such as physiotherapists (especially in Australia) began to incorporate Pilates exercises and equipment into their protocols, but found that some aspects of what they were importing did not sit well with the best available evidence from sports therapy and rehabilitation research.
By combining the original Pilates exercises with well-established physiotherapy concepts, Clinical Pilates was born. The concept is to modify the original Pilates mat work exercises, to minimise the potentially harmful effects of the original exercises that can be too vigorous for injured people or for those who are new to pilates. This equips the client with body movement skills that will allow them to exercise without re-aggravating injuries.
Why choose Pilates with Mount Physio?
Tuition with one of the Mounts Pilates teachers provides in-depth instruction in the principles, technique and practice of Pilates. Our instructors are trained in understanding movement dysfunction and are equipped to deal with a vast array of muscle and joint problems. As a result of this you will discover the cause of your movement dysfunction. With corrective training, application and time (weeks to months), you will improve your control and awareness in this area and get back to doing the things you want to be able to do.
|Clinical Pilates||Fitness Pilates|
|Includes comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation tools for injury and performance enhancement.||Dance-orientated exercises used for general conditioning and lifestyle benefits.|
|Progresses from static and dynamic stabilisation of the postural muscles to more emphasis on strength elements of pilates when you are ready for them. Control of pelvis stability and neutral spinal alignment comes before end of range flexibility.||Tendency towards flexion, stretching, end of joint range movements, moderate to high strength required.|
|Aims to fulfil criteria from established research on how the muscles of your body function.||No evidence to support its use in rehabilitation of low back/neck pain.|
|Observes painful joints, muscles and nerves under load and modifies exercise accordingly.||Does not take into account injured tissue and has difficulty in modifying for specific client populations.|
|Prioritises strict adherence to scientific interpretation of the Pilates principles (taught in class).||Prioritises variety of movements and exercises.|
|Classes are smaller in number and provide excellent supervision.||Tend to have high class numbers and therefore low supervision from instructors.|
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