By Michael Hall
Over the past 20 years, clinical pilates has become the premier physical conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and injury prevention modality.
And for more than 10 years, Bodywise Health physiotherapists who have undertaken extensive clinical pilates courses and training have been providing clinical pilates exercises and training to people in the Bayside suburbs of Elwood, Elsternwick, Sandringham, Highett, Cheltenham, Black Rock and Beaumaris and more generally across Melbourne.
Ideal for both younger and more senior people, clinical pilates provides the best attributes of all physical training – low impact, core strengthening, muscle toning, balance training and alignment correcting exercise.
By targeting core stability, limb flexibility, movement control, body awareness and balance, clinical pilates corrects the problems that often cause injury – joint mal-alignment, muscle imbalance, poor movement habits and lack of mind / body awareness.
Through correcting postural alignment and movement mechanics, it eliminates the mechanical causes of pain. Then through progressively training yours control, flexibility, toning and strengthening are increased. This results in reduced fatigue, increased energy and improved performance of every day and sports activities.
Your clinical pilates program begins with two one on one assessment and instruction sessions. These sessions involve:
- Comprehensive Biomechanical Examination to analyse your body’s alignment;
- Real Time Ultrasound to determine that correct timing and activation of your core muscles;
- Explanation of the objectives and method of clinical pilates;
- Introduction to the pilates equipment;
- Instruction as to the correct technique when performing the exercises;
Pilates One on One or Pilates Group – Your Choice
Based on these findings, a clinical pilates program is then devised and tailored to your needs. Your personalised clinical pilates program may continue to be performed on a one on one basis with your physiotherapist, or you may choose to join with up to three other people, in one of our pilates groups.
Performed for 60 minutes, in small groups in our personal, private studio, these sessions are perfect for those who want to optimize their physical health in the safest and most efficient and effective manner possible.
Bodywise Health may be found by googling Clinical Pilates Melbourne, Clinical Pilates Bayside, Clinical Pilates Hampton, Clinical Pilates Brighton, Clinical Pilates Highett, Clinical Pilates Sandringham and Clinical Pilates Cheltenham.
If you want to prevent injury, enhance recovery, improve your balance, correct your posture or just want to feel and look great and you want to do this in a safe environment where you are guided by experienced, qualified physiotherapists who every day are fixing the physical health problems of people, then call us here at Bodywise Health on 1 300 BODYWISE (263 994).
We would be delighted to assist you in achieving your healthcare goals and can’t wait to see the smile on your face which having optimal health brings. For more information or for an appointment, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994.
• Rebates are available through your private insurance extras cover;
• For complex or chronic conditions, you may qualify for the EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Program) allowing you to receive 5 allied health services each calendar year with a referral from your GP. For more information, please call Bodywise Health now on 1 300 263 994.