Clinical Pilates Adelaide

Clinical Pilates Classes for back and neck pain

Clinical Pilates classes are offered at City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Adelaide. If you are interested in starting Clinical Pilates to restore your core stability and support your spine then our Physio Pilates classes can set you on the right path. Many gyms and DVD’s will teach you general Pilates but without the safe knowledge that you are performing your Pilates exercises or core exercises correctly you may be damaging yourself or simply not getting the benefits from your time put into Pilates classes. Individual Physiotherapy Clinical Pilates Physio sessions are required one on one with our clinical Pilates Physiotherapist to teach you how to engage your core muscles correctly and effectively. Your Pilates Physio at City Physiotherapy will work with you until they feel you are safe and ready to enter our clinical Pilates classes. Our Clinical Pilates classes use a combination of Pilates reformers, Pilates mat work, Pilates trapeze table, Gym/Swiss balls, Chi balls and Pilates magic circle.

Clinical Pilates - what is it?

Pilates is a method of exercise and movement re-education based on the interpretation of the work and teachings of Josef Pilates. The basis of Pilates is about control of your body, it’s position and it’s movement.

Clinical Pilates, which is a modification of this method, is used for therapeutic rehabilitation. We use specific spring loaded clinical Pilates equipment to help support and guide your movements during the clinical Pilates classes.

The main focus is to reactivate and strengthen your dormant deep abdominal – your core, trunk, neck and back muscles. The core muscles stabilise your spine. Having a strong core in Physio terms means that you have the foundation for good posture and controlled active movements. In the long term, the aim is to reduce your back pain or neck pain, improve your flexibility and quality of life.

Our Pilates Physio may use the latest technology real time ultrasound imaging to assist with your learning. Once your Pilates Physio has worked with you and you have mastered the initial phase of the core Physio stability training of clinical Pilates you may then hire our Pilates studio equipment to use the clinical Pilates reformer, Pilates trapeze and other Pilates equipment within the gym to maintain your new found muscles in top shape.

If you need to have your Pilates program up or downgraded for varying reasons your Adelaide Pilates physiotherapist will work with you one on one to adjust your Pilates exercises so you are getting the best possible outcome for you.

Clinical Pilates classes – what are the benefits?

  • Improve your flexibility
  • Increase your core strength
  • Tone your buttocks and thighs
  • Tone your arms and shoulders
  • Improve your posture and balance
  • Improve your body awareness
  • Strengthen your back muscles
  • Reduce back pain
  • Reduce neck pain
  • Improve endurance
  • Reduce body fat and lower BMI
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Assist reduction of pregnancy related back pain
  • Correct habitual movement patterns
  • Gain energy

When will I get results from Pilates?

Whilst switching on your core can have an immediate effect on pain, retraining your muscles may require more time. It could take several weeks of doing Pilates before you notice a difference.

Can I hurt myself whilst doing Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates Physio exercises can be quite challenging and if performed incorrectly can cause strain on your body. In order to avoid injury and to help ease our patients into becoming familiar with the Pilates equipment and exercises patterns, one on one Physiotherapist guided Pilates training is required with our Pilates Physio to begin with. Once a safe level of competency is reached our patients are free to transfer to one of our popular City Physio Adelaide Pilates classes.

What can I expect from Pilates?

Before starting a Clinical Pilates group class, you will have an individual assessment session with our Pilates physiotherapist. The aim of this is to ascertain what your main goals are and to build a safe programme tailored to your individual requirements and your body specifically.

Is Clinical Pilates Claimable on my Health Insurance?

Yes all one on one clinical Pilates and clinical Pilates assessment sessions with our Pilates physiotherapist are claimable under your private extra’s health insurance physiotherapy cover. Most health Insurer’s also cover clinical Pilates group classes under their extra’s cover. *see individual health funds for details.

Time Monday 12.30pm & 5.15pm, Tuesday 1pm, Thursday 12pm & 5.45pm & Friday 12.30pm
Duration 45 mins
Location in the City Physiotherapy Gymnasium

Clinical Pilates and Stretch, Tone & Pilates classes are both suitable for men and women

Class timetable

Clinical Pilates

Women's Health
Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates
PM 5.15pm-6.00pm
Clinical Pilates
Stretch, Tone
& Pilates