Clinical Pilates

An Effective Movement Modality that Enhances the Outcome of Physiotherapy

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Modified Pilates Exercises Led By Physiotherapists for Movement Restoration

Pilates is a modality that works by targeting deep postural muscles with precise movements in line with the Pilates principles. Iit helps to add strength, flexibility, and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on re-balancing our body and bringing our body into proper neutral alignment.

Core Fitness is one of the pioneers to offer Clinical Pilates in Singapore. Clinical Pilates involves a modified form of Pilates combining the fundamentals of Pilates with physiotherapy research that was  inspired by strong evidence in the literature supporting the use of therapeutic exercises, including Pilates for many different conditions, particularly in low back pain. Under the supervision of a suitably trained physiotherapist, the modified Pilates exercises work to restore normal movement patterns, activate and improve the flexibility of your core muscles with the goal of aiding sprain and strain recovery, muscular and joint injuries, chronic or degenerative pains and post surgery rehabilitation.

The Benefits of Clinical Pilates

1. Improved Strength and Flexibility

One of the primary benefits of Clinical Pilates is its ability to improve strength and flexibility. The exercises target the deep stabilizing muscles, which play a crucial role in maintaining proper posture and stability. By strengthening these muscles, Clinical Pilates can help improve overall body strength and flexibility, leading to better balance, coordination, and movement control.

2. Enhanced Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention

Clinical Pilates is particularly beneficial for individuals undergoing rehabilitation or recovering from injuries. The exercises can be customized to target specific areas of weakness or injury, helping to restore mobility, range of motion, and functionality. By combining Clinical Pilates with physiotherapy techniques, such as manual therapy and electrotherapy, the rehabilitation process can be accelerated, and the risk of future injuries can be reduced.

3. Improved Posture and Body Alignment

Poor posture and body alignment can contribute to various musculoskeletal issues, such as back pain, neck pain, and joint problems. Clinical Pilates focuses on correcting posture and aligning the body properly, which can alleviate pain and discomfort caused by poor alignment. By combining Clinical Pilates with physiotherapy, individuals can experience significant improvements in their posture, leading to better overall body mechanics and reduced strain on the musculoskeletal system.

4. Enhanced Core Stability and Control

The core muscles, including the abdominal and back muscles, play a crucial role in maintaining stability and control throughout the body. Clinical Pilates specifically targets these muscles, helping to improve core strength and stability. By combining Clinical Pilates with physiotherapy, individuals can develop better control over their movements, leading to improved balance, coordination, and functional performance.

5. Reduction of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, such as back pain, neck pain, and joint pain, can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Clinical Pilates, with its focus on strengthening the core muscles and improving posture, can help alleviate chronic pain by addressing underlying musculoskeletal imbalances and dysfunctions. When combined with physiotherapy interventions, such as manual therapy and therapeutic exercises, Clinical Pilates can provide a comprehensive approach to pain management and relief.

6. Rehabilitation for Specific Conditions

Clinical Pilates can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including orthopedic injuries, postpartum recovery, sports injuries, osteoarthritis, and scoliosis. The exercises can be tailored to address the specific needs and limitations of individuals with these conditions, providing targeted rehabilitation and support. By combining Clinical Pilates with physiotherapy, individuals can receive comprehensive care that addresses both their condition and overall physical well-being.

7. Improved Overall Health and Well-being

In addition to the specific benefits mentioned above, the combination of Clinical Pilates and physiotherapy can contribute to improved overall health and well-being. Regular practice of Clinical Pilates can lead to increased energy levels, improved mood, reduced stress, and enhanced body awareness. By incorporating physiotherapy techniques, individuals can receive personalized guidance and support to achieve their health and fitness goals.

  • Specificity and Tailoring

  • Retraining of Movement Patterns

  • Activation of Specific Muscles

  • Accelerated recovery from injury

  • Increased muscle strength and length

  • Greater resistance to injury

  • Improved posture, flexibility, balance, control and overall well being.

Combining Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

The combined approach of physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates empowers you to take charge of your own recovery and restores your overall fitness and well-being. Clinical Pilates, with its focus on core strength, flexibility, and posture, provides a solid foundation for physical well-being. When integrated with physiotherapy interventions, such as manual therapy and therapeutic exercises, Clinical Pilates can optimize the effectiveness of treatment and help individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. Whether recovering from an injury, managing chronic pain, or aiming to improve overall fitness, the combination of Clinical Pilates and physiotherapy can provide a holistic approach to rehabilitation and well-being.

It is important to note that Clinical Pilates should be performed under the guidance and supervision of a qualified physiotherapist who is properly trained in teaching on all Pilates equipment to maximise your recovery process. They can provide appropriate modifications and progressions to suit your individual needs and goals, ensuring a safe and effective exercise program.

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Clinical Pilates is a safe way to exercise and it provides faster functional recovery and positive long term outcomes

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