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Clinical Pilates

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

  1. it is done by a certified and qualified physiotherapist
  2. 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:

  1. Concentration
  2. Centering
  3. Breathing
  4. Isolation
  5. Routine
  6. Precision
  7. Control
  8. 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.

Our 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.

These 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 clients.

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.

Pilates exercises are either

  • mat-based (using yoga mats) and/or
  • equipment (using pilates reformers)

They are not intensive nor strenuous, and are generally quite relaxing.

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 Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.


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 and custom made hand splints.


Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.



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. It also helps prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and future ruptures), and increases muscle performance. When done regularly it will keeps your muscles and you healthy and fit and have body/movement-confidence.


Having a dedicated personal trainer/personal training helps you get faster and better health, fitness and wellness results.

You can expect better fat loss and muscle gain, have reduced risks of injury, establish effective exercise and health habits as well as overcome those annoying "flatline plateus" to breakthrough to your next level of fitness and weight loss.

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).

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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 solution.

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