Clinical Pilates Bentleigh East
From 1st April 2019, our Pilates classes are now known as Group Physiotherapy Sessions. These sessions have a maximum of 4 people per class and use Pilates based exercises as well as other strength and rehab exercises to help you achieve your goals - whether this is to overcome an injury, get back to sport, increase strength and balance or decrease pain.
What is Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. Clinical Pilates aims to retrain the deep stabilizing muscles as well as focusing on recruiting these stabilizing muscles in order to improve posture, strength and flexibility.
What is the difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?
Many gyms and fitness centres are now offering mat Pilates and reformer Pilates classes, however these differ from clinical Pilates as they are taught by instructors who are not physiotherapist. These classes often have many people attending and use generic exercises which means that they are not suitable for everyone, particularly if you are currently injured or experiencing pain. This ‘one size fits all’ approach means that you may not be working to your full potential and can also increase the risk of further injury.
How are Group Physiotherapy Sessions different to your old Pilates classes?
Our new Group Physiotherapy Sessions are similar to our old Pilates classes except they now incorpate an ever wider range of exercises tailored to specifically address your health or injury concerns. You will be supervised by a fully qualified physiotherapist to encourage correct technique, suitable resistance levels and to modify or adapt your program as needed.