Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is an adaptation of Pilates incorporating both physiotherapy and Pilates techniques. By combining a Physiotherapist’s clinical skills to the method, key issues can be identified for each person, and a specific program can be created based on the person’s specific injury or movement dysfunction.

Before you begin, you will have a detailed assessment by a Physiotherapist who will get to know more about your medical history and existing conditions. Based on the assessment your Physiotherapist will develop an individualized program to suit your level and ability.

It can also be used in a non-weight-bearing capacity to help those recovering from lower limb injury or surgery. And due to its low impact nature, it is an excellent tool for helping those coming back from general deconditioning or illness, who may be wanting to build some overall strength and fitness.

Besides helping with injuries, clinical Pilates can be preventive and can help with range of motion, flexibility, core strengthening, balance, and more.

There is a wide range of conditions that Pilates-based physiotherapy can treat:

  • Orthopedic Injuries (Ankle sprains, Rotator cuff injuries, Frozen Shoulder etc.)
  • Neck and Low back Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip/knee replacement Pre and post op.
  • Postpartum Recovery Clinical Pilates is great for expecting mothers. Clinical Pilates will increase pelvic floor strength and flexibility for the prevention and relief of lower back and pelvic pain. These exercises will provide a strong foundation which makes giving birth a lit bit easier on both mother and baby. It is also great for reshaping and toning post-partum as well as recovering from diastasis rectus, tearing, or incontinence issues.
  • Sports injuries: help stay injury-free during their sport. It is also suitable to strengthen the knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, and lower back post-surgically.
  • Scoliosis
  • MS, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury

Clinical Pilates qualifies as physiotherapy under extended health insurance plans, or as a tax-deductible medical expense on your tax return.