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Clinical And Fitness Pilates

"Pilates helps increase an individual’s awareness about their own body and emphasises the importance of central trunk control in normal functional movement"


Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s in Germany. He developed a system of exercises intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Pilates helps increase an individual’s awareness about their own body and emphasises the importance of central trunk control in normal functional movement. Good posture, muscle control and flexibility alongside general fitness can be the key to avoiding a significant number of musculo-skeletal disorders in the office and other working environments. Pilates, unlike other forms of exercise is a total conditioning programme that works on the muscle control and body awareness.

What is the difference between Pilates & Clinical Pilates?



Clinical pilates separates problems from symptoms using a unique clinical prediction tool. It’s now proven that subgrouping patients provides better exercise outcome than regular core stability programmes. This makes clinical pilates unique for;

  • Rehabilitation
  • Preventative measure to avoid further injury
  • Pain management
  • General health and well-being
  • Suitability for surgery


– Clinical pilates is a series of mat based exercises in various different body positions which have been adapted by physiotherapists to make them more suitable for patients with back and neck pain, and those recovering from injury.

– Clinical pilates is a relaxing and gentle form of exercise. It is run in small classes to enable the patient and physiotherapist to work together to ensure that the exercises are being completed correctly and so that if required the exercises can be adapted on a one to one basis.

– By completing pilates exercises regularly, it can help to improve your posture, strength and flexibility alongside a healthy lifestyle.

– Many patients find that pilates is a useful form of exercise when returning to their normal hobbies/sports following injury.

– Evidence supports the use of the pilates method in the prevention and rehabilitation of back injuries. By retraining the deep abdominal and spinal muscles, pilates can help to prevent the recurrence of back pain in combination with correct back care and advice, and gentle aerobic activity.

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