Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates (Reformer)

Clinical Pilates is a specialised form of exercise that focuses on improving strength, stability, flexibility, and overall movement patterns. At Braybrook Physio, we offer tailored clinical Pilates programs led by experienced physiotherapists who have a deep understanding of biomechanics and functional movement.
Clinical/Reformer Pilates

Benefits of Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is beneficial for individuals seeking to:

  • Improve Core Strength: The exercises target the deep stabilising muscles of the core, promoting a strong and stable centre.
  • Enhance Postural Alignment: By addressing muscle imbalances and promoting proper alignment, clinical Pilates can help improve posture and reduce the risk of injuries.
  • Increase Flexibility: Dynamic stretching and controlled movements in clinical Pilates can enhance flexibility and joint mobility.
  • Enhance Body Awareness: Clinical Pilates exercises focus on precision, control, and mindful movement, promoting better body awareness and proprioception.
  • Manage Pain: Clinical Pilates can be effective in managing and reducing pain, particularly for conditions such as low back pain or musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Improve Functional Movement: By targeting specific movement patterns, clinical Pilates helps improve functional movement and performance in daily activities, sports, and other physical endeavors.

Book Your Clinical Pilates Session Today

Take the first step towards a stronger, more flexible, and healthier you by booking a Clinical Pilates session at Braybrook Physio. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists is here to guide you on a journey towards improved strength, flexibility, and overall movement. With our specialised Clinical Pilates programs, you can enhance your physical well-being and achieve your health goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Clinical Pilates different to regular Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is patient-specific, unlike the regular Pilates class where participants perform the same general program. This means that in a Clinical Pilates class, each patient will receive an exercise programme that is specifically catered for their physical needs and injury. These classes will also be run by a qualified health professional with extensive knowledge of various injuries, allowing suitable, safe exercises to be prescribed accordingly.

Is Clinical Pilates safe during pregnancy?

Yes, Clinical Pilates is a safe and effective way to exercise whilst pregnant. Recent studies have shown positive effects on the baby’s brain growth and developments as a result of regular exercise throughout the pre-natal period. It also helps prepare mums for labour and childbirth, which can allow for better coping of the emotional ups and downs that many experiences during pregnancy. Exercises completed on the back will be limited after the first trimester. Instead, side-lying, seated or standing exercises are opted. Clinical Pilates allows you to continue exercising throughout your pregnancy by avoiding exercises that would risk or cause harm to you or your baby.

Is Clinical Pilates beneficial of post-natal women?

Yes, Clinical Pilates can help strengthen your pelvic floor through specific exercises over a period of time. This is important after pregnancy to prevent unnecessary pelvic floor issues such as a prolapse, bladder or bowel incontinence and pelvic pain. Excessive separation of the abdominal muscles, which is common in postpartum women, can also be addressed with Clinical Pilates. Lastly, Clinical Pilates can help accelerate the recovery process, making you feel calmer.

Can I Claim Private Health rebates?

Yes In most Cases, as the classes are run by Physiotherapist, depending on your level of cover Health Fund Rebates are accessible.

How are Clinical Pilates classes run at Braybrook Physio?

Firstly, a 1:1 Clinical Pilates assessment will be conducted with one of our physiotherapists to ascertain the type of exercise which suits you and your body’s needs. Our physiotherapist will then determine if you are fit for a group session or if 1 on 1 sessions are required beforehand.

Our classes are run by physiotherapists trained in Clinical Pilates, in the evenings and mornings for 45 minutes and will have a maximum of 4 participants. The classes will see participants completing exercises that are mat based, reformer based, and trapeze based.

If you are interested in how our Clinical Pilates sessions are run and would like to have a chat with us, please call us on (03) 9124 1717.