Clinical Pilates is a modern, low-impact rehabilitation and conditioning exercise program designed to develop functional muscle control, core strength, mobilisation, fitness and muscle tone. It is al o an excellent preventative approach for reducing susceptibility to injuries. Importantly, it is guided by a physio, is safe and gentle. Although Pilates is now a mainstream exercise approach used by many fitness groups, the word ‘clinical’ in Clinical Pilates reflects a medical understanding that Mead Physios have in understanding underlying medical issues. This is critical to ensure that any Pilates intervention is safe and specific to the needs of the individual. In particular, Mead Physios utilise Clinical Pilates to assist recovery and prevent re-injury in special populations and at risk groups in our community, including those with spinal disorders, a high risk of falling, low bone density, arthritis, diabetes, and those patients with neurological conditions. Our physios are experienced Clinical Pilates instructors (Australian Physiotherapy Association accredited) and as such are highly proficient at targeting your needs.
Our Kalamunda and Forrestfield rooms have purpose built Pilates Studios furbished with specialised Pilates equipment. The equipment allows for a vast array of exercise repertoire to accommodate everyone's fitness needs. Exercises are performed on the Reformer and the Trapeze Bed. Both pieces of equipment use various types of springs to provide resistance to movement. The amount of resistance and type of exercise is closely matched to the person’s fitness levels.
The Clinical Pilates approach emphasises smooth movement of both legs and arms around a supported and stable spinal base. In addition, you can rest assured that when you work-out in our Pilates Studios, a friendly physio is nearby to answer any questions you might have or demonstrate a range of exercise variations. Finally, Clinical Pilates exercises performed under the guidance of our physios may attract a rebate with your health fund.
We run a number of supervised Clinical Pilates classes throughout the week at our Kalamunda branch on our specialised Pilates equipment. Patients can also attend the studios independently once a program has been devised, documented and demonstrated to them. However, it is referable to have your Clinical Pilates workout supervised to ensure your technique is correct and to allow subtle variations of each exercise as your needs change.