Why should I do Pilates with a Physiotherapist?

March 2, 2018

Physiotherapists are experts in the human body and its movement, which includes muscle and joint anatomy and physiology, therefore they have the expertise required to effectively prescribe Pilates for people with and without pain or injury.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates includes an initial assessment where the physiotherapist takes into account the individuals injuries, pain, weak areas, tight areas, poor movement patterns and posture, then develops a programme to specifically target those individual areas of concern or to enhance their performance with a specific sport or skill. This makes Pilates perfect for rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, and specific enough to be effective.

In summary:

Pilates with a physiotherapist improves core and spinal stability to help manage and prevent low back and neck pain, enhances postural control, body awareness, muscle and joint flexibility, helps to reduce the risk of pain or injury and strengthens and tones the muscles.

Clinical Pilates will benefit:

⦁ Neck & back pain
⦁ Pelvic Floor concerns
⦁ Sufferers of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
⦁ Hip, groin, shoulder injuries
⦁ Poor Posture
⦁ Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis⦁ People with joint hypermobility syndrome
⦁ People recovering from surgery
⦁ Pre- and Post-natal women
⦁ People with no pain or injury!

vasi - clinical pilatesWhy choose Pilates with a Physiotherapy?

  • Sessions incorporate the use of the Reformer, half trapeze, bolster, fit ball and matt work plus more, to get the most out of your sessions.
  • There is an offer choice of private sessions and 2 on 1 classes.
  • Pilates with a Physiotherapist entitles you to claim a rebate for your sessions under “physiotherapy” with your private health fund.
  • You can benefit from the immediate private health insurance refund using HICAPS.
  • Pilates classes normally are small (up to 2 people) offering a personalised service and tailored programme to meet patient’s specific needs.