What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical pilates is the use of pilates by a medical professional. At our clinic we offer one on one training with a registered physiotherapist who is a clinically certified pilates instructor. We provide a system of exercises using mats and specialized equipment designed to improve core stability, spinal mobility, posture and body awareness. We account and modify for current injuries or physical conditions and all ages.
Is Pilates Covered by My Extended Health Insurance Plan?
Yes, when Pilates is provided by a registered trained physiotherapist it is covered under the physiotherapy portion of your extended health insurance.
What Can Clinical Pilates Help With?
- Back and neck pain
- Muscle imbalance from repetitive strain injuries
- Post-partum strengthening
- Lumbar disc pathology
- Sport specific injury recovery
- Post operative rehabilitation
- Weakness in abdominal / pelvic floor muscles
- General fitness/conditioning and injury prevention
What are The Benefits of Pilates?
- Builds core and spinal strength and stability
- Improves posture and alignment thus reducing the amount of unnecessary strain on the muscles and joints
- Increases flexibility
- Improves balance and coordination
- Improves strength in peripheral joints
- Prevents injury and heightens body awareness
What Equipment Will be Used?
The primary piece of equipment to be used is the reformer. The reformer is a piece of equipment with a system of resisted springs, straps, pulleys and bars. The machine consists of a gliding platform on which one can sit, kneel, stand, or lie on their front, back or side. The physiotherapist will also include mat exercises and an individual home exercise program.
How Long Will the Clinical Pilates Session Be?
It is recommended that the first session be one hour. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled for 1 hour or ½ hour sessions.