Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing. It is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy or other manual therapies as a means of treating a variety of injuries such as back, neck or knee issues.
Pilates is a restorative approach to exercise that builds strength from the inside out. Working on those deep postural muscles to re-balance the body, ensuring it is working more optimally across different muscle groups. Improving your body’s posture and alignment of the pelvis and spine means 30% less effort in your muscles, which is why Pilates is so effective at reducing aches and pains.
- Tone your body and improve body shape
- Support other activities (like walking, tennis, cycling, dancing, gardening, going to the gym) to be stronger, more stable, have better balance or reduce injury risk
- Become more ‘body aware’
- Reduce stiff joints and increase mobility
- Feel calmer, more relaxed and have an improved sense of well being