Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is an individualised, tailored program which takes into account the persons clinical picture, injury history,  and also specific goals. Perhaps you have a knee or back injury or have had some surgery or need to do some specific rehabilitation. Perhaps you are having treatment and have been referred to Pilates. This may be part of your treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. It can be scary starting a movement program post injury or after surgery or a serious illness. We understand you may also feel vulnerable about your recovery. You can be assured we are here to make your movement journey a positive one and even enjoyable! The popularity of Pilates in a clinical settings is because it:

  • focuses on control and precision of movement to promote healing, strength and mobility.
  • Allows the opportunity for correction of poor movement habits.
  • It consists of low numbers of repetitions to avoid pain and poor movement patterns
  • Consists of progressions, within each exercise to assist change and growth without risking injury
  • Has a powerful calming effect on the mind
  • Enables patients to move from acute injury recovery all the way to a high level fitness and performance programs
  • Provides a positive, pain-free movement experience that can also assist in promoting healing, confidence and happiness.

who teaches clinical pilates

Our Clinical Pilates classes are taught by Pilates trained manual therapists. Osteopath, Exercise Physiologist or  a professional Pilates teacher with advanced training. A Clinical program starts with a one-on-one session. Your teacher will take some time to discuss your issues and concerns with you prior to starting. You will start with some gentle pre-Pilates or specific rehab type exercises. If you have been referred from another practitioner your teacher may have already spoken with them (with your permission). These sessions continue as private classes to ensure movements remain focused, precise and also controlled. This allows plenty of opportunities for feedback and discussion of how the movement and session is feeling.

How long should I do clinical pilates for?

The number of private classes required to reach a level of recovery varies from person to person. It can depend on type and severity of injury, commitment to sessions and other factors. Consistency is key in this type of training and we recommend regular weekly sessions. We recommend 1-3 times a week. Your teacher will also continue to liaise with your manual therapist to ensure your journey is a positive, pain-free experience. Our aim is to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Once you have reached this milestone we recommend you continue your Pilates training in one of our Studio Pilates classes. In these classes you will continue to be guided by our professional Pilates teachers. The small group environment is where you will gain further strength and mobility whilst enjoying the full Pilates experience.

* Please check with your private health insurer as private health fund rebates. Rebates may be available with some of our teachers and for those with extras cover *

Studio Pilates

Studio Pilates usually consists of non-specific exercises, which are usually suitable for most people. These classes are great if you don’t have specific injuries that need specific rehabilitation. Studio Classes are a great way to keep fit. They are also perfect and control the way we move and to add strength and tone. They are fun to do with a friend to in a small group. Our Studio classes are taught by professional Pilates teachers with a minimum of a Diploma of Pilates qualifications. Some of our studio teachers may also have advanced training and training in specialist fields.

We have hand picked our teachers to ensure we have the best teachers Brisbane has to offer. Their passion and dedication to sharing the method makes for enjoyable and effective classes suitable for all levels. Our Studio classes are conducted in small groups of up to three students only. We have designed our classes to be small so that we can achieve better results for our students. This allows the teacher to spend time with everyone to make any corrections. Small classes also allow the student some time to work on their own and at their own pace.

Studio classes ensure;

  • precision and also control with all exercises performed.
  • No bad habits. Correcting poor movement patterns.
  • Repetitions are maintain at the appropriate number to maintain correct muscle recruitment patterns for maximum benefit.
  • Exercises and programs will progress over time for maximum growth with minimum risk of injury.
  • Programs progress from beginner to advanced.
  • Positive, pain-free movement that can assist in promoting wellbeing and also happiness!

Private Studio and Duet classes may also available upon request.

If you have any questions or  would like more information please see our pilates page . Also feel free to e-mail our clinic manager brisbane@moveosteopathy.com.au