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Clinical Pilates at Recover Sports Medicine

19 Jul 2016

Walking into our Richmond clinic, you may have noticed the Pilates equipment being used by our practitioners as a part of a patient’s injury rehabilitation, or a number of our patients completing a Clinical Pilates class. Commonplace knowledge of Pilates relates to using Pilates as a form of fitness training, however there are many differences between these Pilates studios and how the team at RSM utilises Clinical Pilates as a form of biomechanical retraining and injury rehabilitation.

There are a number of key differences between 'regular' Pilates and Clinical Pilates, the main one being that 'regular' Pilates is conducted by a Pilates instructor, whereas Clinical Pilates is prescribed and supervised by a trained Physiotherapist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). This difference is very important because a Physiotherapist or AEP, unlike a Pilates instructor, has an in-depth knowledge of injury, pathology, biomechanics and ideal movement patterns.

This knowledge allows our practitioners to assess each patient and determine which exercises will be the most effective for each individual. Our practitioners will then design a program specific to your needs, allowing you to get the most out of each session.

Benefits of Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates has been shown to prevent injuries, improve balance and stability, strengthen and tone muscle and improve bone density. It is a great form of general exercise to improve fitness and improve technique in specific movements, such as dance, running and a variety of other sports. It can also be used for high-level athletes as part of a strength session and to work on weaknesses in mobility throughout the body, leading to better overall performance. It is appropriate for all age groups from kids through to the elderly, and is safe and fun!

Both our one-on-one and group Clinical Pilates Classes are 60 minutes in length, and the classes are capped at a maximum of four participants.

Brittany Cogger
Accredited Exercises Physiologist
Recover Sports Medicine

If you would like any more information about Clinical Pilates or to book a session, please contact the clinic on 1300 858 774, or email contact@recoversportsmed.com.au

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