Pilates classes help to build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone.
The emphasis is on lengthening the body and aligning the spine, rather than on bulking or shortening your muscles, as you do with weight training.
Clinical pilates is a mind and body technique that emphasises the importance of the initiation of movement from a stable pelvis, shoulder girdle, back and neck.
Pain and injuries are usually caused by the asymmetry between weak and over compensating parts of our bodies.
Eventually this imbalance causes poor habitual patterns of movement.
It is important that imbalances are corrected and our bodies are re-educated to move normally.
Clinical pilates aims to achieve a balanced body, using a system of exercises and stretches to improve muscle activation, tone and posture.
Clinical pilates can help:
Reduce pain and safely manage injuries
Correct poor movement mechanics that underlie injuries
Build greater resistance to injuries
Reduce the effects of modern day sedentary occupations
Strengthen pelvic floor muscles
Clinical pilates is taught by physiotherapists, who have in depth knowledge of back, neck, shoulder and other injuries.
They are able to adapt exercises to suit your needs and goals.
Small group classes are taught using a hands-on approach, helping you to correct asymmetry, correcting your posture and helping you find the correct muscles required for each exercise.
An initial consultation includes discussion of your injuries, limitations and goals.
A postural assessment will highlight areas for you and your physiotherapist to focus on in class.
You will also get individual tuition on mastering “the basics” before joining a class.
Get your body sorted for good- and join a clinical pilates class in 2018.
Contact Sarah Venables at Pilates by Sarah on: 0498 230 617 and book a class.
Try clinical pilates and see the benefits to your body in 2018.