At Alliance Physio we offer one on one reformer clinical Pilates classes. When you begin pilates, you will receive a full clinical assessment by our Physiotherapist Lisa Agatep who is a trained Clinical Pilates instructor. From this assessment, a personalized program will be tailored to your body. This personalized program consists of Pilates exercises beneficial to you, a home exercise and recommendations regarding how often you should be attend pilates classes. The one on one attention of our trained instructor is vital in achieving the correct technique and ensure your program can be continually revised and change as you advance.
Pilates is a unique system of exercise that aims to stretch and strengthen the whole body in order to improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance and posture.
Strength, flexbility, and core stability
Pilates works on the whole body and does not under or over train muscles allowing you to enjoy your daily and sporting activities with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury.
Fitter, Happier and more Productive
Pilates not only improves the strength of your body, but also reduces stress, relieves tension and greatly impacts your overall quality of life.
Who could benefit from Clinical Pilates?
Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and different levels of fitness, from beginner to advanced.
Gentle and Challenging
A program of exercise can be developed and tailored to the needs and capacities of every individual. As an extremely flexible exercise system, pilates can be a gentle way for people who want to raise their fitness and activity levels as well as a good challenge for those seeking one.
Rehabilitation and Recovery
Pilates can also be used in conjunction with physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries. In cases like this, your individual rehabilitation needs will be assessed by one of our registered physiotherapists prior to starting classes and re-assessed midway and upon completion to ensure your therapeutic goals are attained.
How does Clinical Pilates work?
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that can be used in helping treat and, most importantly, prevent back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, hip and knee pain. It focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
Our bodies are made up of various layers of muscles from superficial to deep. Conventional exercise predominantly works our superficial muscles e.g biceps, hamstrongs. Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain. Clinical Pilates focuses on retraining and recruitment of these deep stabilizing muscles which aid stability around the joints of our body as well as improving posture, strength, flexibility, and prevent injury.