The key to recovery, rehab, and remaining well, is exercise. And this applies tenfold to women who are expecting, postnatal or prenatal. Exercise can help you come back to full strength with better movement and flexibility, enabling your body to get back to proper function.
Clinical Pilates is a very precise type of exercise that is designed specifically to optimize the healing and recovery process, in a way that’s entirely tailored for your body and its goals. To do this, Clinical Pilates utilizes mats and spring-loaded Pilates equipment to challenge your body safely and carefully considering your needs.
In addition to healing your body, Clinical Pilates will also address your overall posture, strength, balance, breathing, and flexibility while toning up your core muscles. If you’re on the fence here is all the information you need to know about clinical pilates before you find the best physio in Moonee Ponds.
Did You Know: Clinical Pilates is Run By Physios
An integral part of clinical Pilates and its role in optimizing human well-being is that all exercises, whether group or individual, are performed by experienced physiotherapists with extensive knowledge of the body, injuries, rehabilitation, and the intricacies of Pilates.
Before attending a clinical Pilates class, you will undergo a physiological musculoskeletal assessment so that both you and your physiotherapist know exactly what is going on in your body and which Pilates programs are best for you, and which exercises to avoid. This is what sets Clinical Pilates apart, it’s always run by the experts.
Did You Know: Clinical Pilates is Different from Regular Pilates?
In regular Pilates classes, a larger group follows the movements made by the teacher, which helps the body to get in general shape. Movements do not take into account a person’s unique circumstances, injuries, weaknesses, or goals.
Clinical Pilates classes are completely tailored to you, with your physique guiding you carefully and slowly through every technique, equipment, and breath. In a regular Pilates class, you may struggle because what you’re doing doesn’t seem right, but no one can help.
In Clinical Pilates, however, each movement is chosen specifically for you and will ultimately help you regain full function by improving your posture, strength, flexibility, balance, and breathing. Likewise, if your well-being is a priority, you will never be asked to perform movements beyond what your body can safely handle due to your stage of recovery.
People quickly become comfortable and confident in our movements due to the clinically guided nature of Clinical Pilates, which understands on a deeper level the physical and mental need for you to have one on one guidance.
The Benefits of Clinical Pilates:
Now that you know what Clinical Pilates does, here are the ways it can benefit you and your health as a woman.
Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy:
This style of Pilates is designed to help your body prepare for the stress of pregnancy. By building up strength in abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, you can reduce risk and combat abdominal muscle separation, which can occur in some people.
Improve Strength and Flexibility:
Clinical Pilates classes are generally designed to work the muscles to improve core strength. Core strength is important in everyday activities such as sitting or standing for long periods of time, lifting weights, walking long distances, and playing sports.
Clinical Pilates also tones muscles and reduces cellulite to help you look and feel great. Increase your flexibility and joint mobility to aid athletic performance and daily activities such as gardening, housework, and playing with children.
Clinical Pilates classes help by targeting core muscles including the abdominals, pelvic floor, diaphragm, and multiple muscles addressing weaknesses that cause back and neck pain.
If you have pain in your pelvic girdle, clinical Pilates can help by targeting (and restoring) the core of your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
Clinical Pilate is a great way to prevent injuries and also helps build strong muscles that are more durable and less susceptible to tearing, fatigue and dysfunction. Pilates also helps stabilize joints to prevent dislocation.
Improve Pelvic Floor Function:
The strength of the pelvic floor can weaken during and after pregnancy, after surgery, or simply due to age or injury. Pelvic floor weakness can cause urinary incontinence, difficulty rising from a chair, and pain in the pelvic girdle. Clinical Pilate can be used to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor to improve function and reduce pain.
Aid Rehabilitation After Injury or Surgery:
Injuries and surgeries can weaken muscles and cause them to lose their natural movement patterns. Clinical Pilate can help you regain this movement potential and help with overall recovery.
Choose Propel Physiotherapy:
As a woman, you would love to have a team of fellow women giving you the help you need in preparing and recovering from your pre and post-natal experience. The team at Propel Physiotherapy is the team of experts who can provide this for you, with their group Clinical Pilate classes.
In addition to women’s health physiotherapy, they also offer mum and bubs reformer exercise classes, lactation treatments, injury rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy to name a few.