Exercise Therapy & Clinical Pilates
Physiotherapists have been trained in the use of exercise therapy to strengthen your muscles and improve your function. Physiotherapy exercises have been scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways that you can solve or prevent pain and injury.
Your physiotherapist is an expert in the prescription of the “best exercises” for you and the most appropriate “exercise dose” for you depending on your rehabilitation status. Your physiotherapist will incorporate essential components of Clinical Pilates, Yoga and Exercise Physiology to provide you with the best result.
As a part of their physiotherapy training, your physiotherapist not only is educated in injury diagnosis but also in exercise physiology or the science of exercise. This enables your physiotherapist to not only assess and diagnose your injury but also to prescribe injury, fitness or age-appropriate exercises targeted to you at that point in time.
It is also important to understand that even if you are “in good shape,” you may have important but weak localised or stability muscles. When you have an injury, you should perform specific exercises that specifically strengthen the muscles around your injury and the adjacent joints. Your physiotherapist will assess your muscle function and prescribe the right exercises specific for your needs. The exercises prescribed will usually be relatively simple, and do not require any special weights equipment, and can be performed safely at home.
Clinical Pilates is a system of exercise based on precise movement, mental concentration and breathing control. It is used to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen, spine and pelvis (collectively known as the ‘core’), and to rehabilitate injuries, improve posture and increase sporting performance.
Your body’s optimal function depends on the synergy between the muscles that create movement and those that stabilise the body and protect the joints. Many studies have shown that this relationship breaks down when there is an injury and that certain muscles become overactive, painful and tight, while the deeper stabilising muscles can become underactive and weak.
Physiotherapists at Befit Physiotherapy are trained to assess your body to find these areas of weakness or postural problems that may be causing pain or preventing your body from operating at its full potential. They will then design a program that is appropriate for your abilities and health and fitness goals. As the programs are individualised, they are suitable for all abilities, whether you are currently not exercising due to pain, are recovering after pregnancy, or want to improve your core strength and flexibility for your sporting or recreational activities.
Through regular practice of Clinical Pilates one can experience a whole range of benefits including:
- Relief from low back pain and other joint and muscular related stresses
- Improved strength
- Better posture
- Improved muscular flexibility and range of movement
- Good body awareness
- Improved muscular tone
- Improved balance
Our qualified physiotherapists run individual one on one classes for clinical mat Pilates and the classes can also be conducted in groups on need basis.
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