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Pilates as a discipline is a proven method of strengthening core muscles which goes back more than 100 years.
...this of course makes it an appropriate tool to use in a physiotherapy setting.
What differentiates Clinical Pilates from the everyday pilates variety is that
- it is done by a certified and qualified physiotherapist
- it is specifically tailored to the individual/patient needs
Clinical Pilates alone by itself may not bring about the improvement you require, so it needs to be undertaken after clinical treatments with your physiotherapist have been implemented. Focuses such as
- improving body tone
- improving fitness
- improving flexibility
- improving strength
via Wellness Pilates and Clinical Pilates will aid in your rehabilitation, but will also help to relieve any stress and tension that you may also be experiencing.
8 Fundamentals of clinical pilates
There are 8 fundamentals of Pilates which are:
- Flowing movement
These fundamentals are all concerned with the approach you take with the exercises and movements and are part of each session.
So what do you do during clinical pilates?
A Clinical Pilates session is held on a one to one basis at Phoenix
Rehab, and it consists of a series of body conditioning exercises
tailored to the areas of the body that is in need of strengthening.
certified senior physiotherapist, after having assessed you and
understanding your injuries, strengths and weaknesses, will select a
range of exercises that will challenge your core muscles, targeting
particularly the deep postural muscles of the spine and abdomen.
muscles can lose function after experiencing an injury, as such, it is
important to reactivate them.
This form of Pilates is useful in the
rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, orthopedic, sports and women's health injuries and suits many of our
What is also worth noting is that having a
targeted approach to the areas of your body that have been injured will
strengthen those areas and help to prevent further injuries.
exercises are either
- mat-based (using yoga mats) and/or
- equipment (using pilates reformers)
They are not intensive nor strenuous, and are generally
Many of our clients use them as a layer and improve their
usual exercises and activities. Others enjoy them so much they choose to
continue with Wellness Pilates long after their injury has healed and their physiotherapy rehabilitation is complete.
What do you have to bring to a Clinical Pilates session?
Actually there isn't much that you need to bring along with you.
We have all the equipment you need (including coffee and water too), and all you need to do is to:
- wear loose, comfortable fitting clothing
- just contact us to make your appointment, and show up
- no trainers or special footwear are necessary
At Phoenix Rehab we are highly experienced in a range of treatment options and we are able to offer our clients a series of Clinical Pilates sessions if they are suitable.
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on
- core stability
- flexibility and
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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