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Clinical Pilates is a safe and effective rehabilitative treatment system that aims to meet the specific needs of patients. It treats a wide array of conditions and injuries; ranging from chronic back pain, hypermobility, postnatal musculoskeletal pain, to chronic fatigue syndrome among many others.

Clinical Pilates is commonly used by elite athletes, professional dancers, and even stay-at-home mothers to restore vital movement patterns as well as enhance overall fitness and performance. Also, Clinical Pilates is recommended as an ideal form of exercise for effective injury prevention and for promoting good posture.

Under the guidance of a skilled Osteopath or Pilates Teacher, Clinical Pilates aims to offer an effective and safe alternative system that targets specific areas to prevent injury, promote healing, and establish optimum mobility and function.


What is the difference between Clinical Pilates and Traditional Pilates?

Regular Pilates is often done in large classes up to 20 people, with no real supervision, it’s a bit like a workout class,  whilst a Clinical Pilates class has a rehabilitative focus, usually implemented under the close supervision of a suitably qualified professional like an Exercise Physiologist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist.  These practitioners possess a deeper understanding and knowledge of vital bodily functions, pathology, injuries, healing, and proper movement patterns.

Your Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or other practitioner  will be able to effectively treat patients suffering from serious injuries or have a history of medical conditions including osteoporosis and chronic back pain, with the help of Clinical Pilates. The exercises are essentially tailored to the individual needs of patients for a better outcome.


Benefits of Clinical Pilates in Melbourne:

• Enhanced body awareness and improved posture

Clinical Pilates centres on strengthening core muscles. A strong core assists in correcting posture as the body develops enhanced strength to support body weight for extended periods.

•   Helps in strengthening the lower abdominal and pelvic floor muscles

Prenatal Pilates is increasingly becoming popular among mothers who wish to maintain their core strength during pregnancy. Postnatal Pilates helps to re-strengthen the lower abdominals as well as re-establish the correct posture after childbirth and labour.

•    Improved Mobility For Elderly Patients

Clinical Pilates helps in enhancing movement, balance, flexibility, and agility among the elderly.

•    Tones Muscles

Clinical Pilates facilitates efficient muscle toning without adding bulk.


For more information about Clinical Pilates, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 03 9663 5450 today.