Pilates is a great avenue to fitness, strength and overall wellbeing. However there is a difference in the type of Pilates you do. The two forms are Fitness Pilates and Clinical Pilates.
Fitness Pilates is generally held in a gym setting and is a great way to stretch and sculpt the muscles. It’s primary focus is on increasing flexibility and core strength all whilst burning fat.
Clinical Pilates on the other hand is ideal for reducing pain, rehabilitation after injury, increasing strength and even improving sporting performance. Classes are typically, one on one or small groups of 2 or more people. Exercises are specific to the individual and are done on equipment which provides better control and quality of movement.
Clinical pilates is tailored programme and as such, before your first class each individual is assessed for strengths and weaknesses. All classes are run by qualified physiotherapists.
When could Clinical Pilates help you?
- Lower back pain
- Joint stiffness/arthritis
- Upper back and neck
- General core conditioning
- Postural pain syndromes
- Abnormal movement patterns
- Muscle endurance
For more information, contact Wakefield Sports Clinic on (08) 8221 7000.