What is pilates?
Pilates is an exercise regime using specific floor based exercises and spring resisted equipment to train the body's deep postural muscles. Key areas trained are the deep abdominal and lower back muscles, deep pelvic and hip muscles, and the upper and middle back muscles.
The purpose of training these muscles is to provide stability, strength and control to the lower back, pelvic and hip joints, upper back, neck and shoulder regions.
What is clinical pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a method of specific exercise which has evolved from traditional Pilates with the input of physiotherapists and evidence based research into a rehabilitation tool for injury management and performance enhancement. Clinical Pilates focuses on training the body's deep postural muscles - the 'core'.
Clinical Pilates by Physiotherapists has a strong emphasis on accurate diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury, optimal postural alignment and biomechanics, while taking into account that pathologies are generally sensitive to load and direction.
"Individualised programs are tailored according to assessment findings as well as to specific sports or activities..."
Who can benefit?
Clinical Pilates can be applied to many conditions:
- low back pain
- lumbopelvic instability
- neck and upper back injuries
- recurrent hamstring, groin or shoulder injuries
- post surgical rehabilitation
- pre and post-natal women
- sports specific performance enhancement and injury prevention for athletes & sports people
- general fitness and toning.
Clinical Pilates at OPSMC
Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre offers Clinical Pilates with Physiotherapists using a combination of floor based exercises and spring resisted equipment. An extensive range of the latest Pilates equipment is available at our clinic studio, Olympic Park Campus in Melbourne.
Session details at OPSMC:
Initial Assessment - 60 minutes
- Full assessment of your injury/condition including non-invasive Real Time Ultrasound Assessment.
(Please drink 500 mls of fluid prior to your visit.)
- Introduction to Clinical Pilates exercises specific to your condition.
Review - 30 minutes
- Generally you will require several one on one reviews to further progress your program.
Physiotherapist supervised group classes - 60 minutes
- Maximum four participants - discounts apply for purchasing block of 10 classes.
Independent sessions also available
All sessions are claimable if you have private health insurance EXTRAS. Fund claims are processed on the day of visit via the HICAPS system.
Workcover and TAC patients welcome - Patients are required to pay on the day and claim from insurer. Patients may be out of pocket.
Cancellation/change of appointment:
We require 24 hours notice of change of appointment / cancellation, otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.
Note: Please wear comfortable clothes suitable for exercise.
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