Clinical Pilates

Individually prescribed exercise program designed to:

  • improve your current physical challenges
  • provide long term view to preventing recurrences

At Fitwise Physiotherapy Clinical Pilates is:

  • supervised by a physiotherapist
  • is individual to each client
  • has a rehabilitation focus
  • is technique focused
  • equipment based (reformer, trap table)

The benefits of Clinical Pilates include:

  • improvement of core muscle strength and tone
  • improved posture
  • increased flexibility
  • improved balance
  • reduced lower back pain and pelvic girdle pain

To ensure you are using the correct technique, your physiotherapist will take you through your program individually initially, focusing on the correct muscle activation. Once you and your physiotherapist feel confident in your technique, you are able to take your program into a group session. In our groups (maximum of 3 clients) each participant is doing their individual program, not a generic one-size-fits-all class. You will still receive attentive supervision from your physiotherapist to ensure you are getting the maximum benefit from your session.

Clinical Pilates for General Wellbeing

Clinical Pilates is a fantastic way to maximize your general wellbeing. Everyone, regardless of age or ability can benefit from Clinical Pilates, improving their core strength. Clinical Pilates also complements every exercise program, whether you are an elite marathon runner, a recreational walker, or are tentatively commencing exercise!

Clinical Pilates @ Fitwise Physiotherapy :
  • Improves core strength
  • Improves pelvic floor function
  • Builds a good foundation for your body to perform during other activities
  • Improves posture
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves stability
  • Decreases back pain
  • Decreases neck and shoulder pain
Clinical Pilates for Pregnancy
When you are pregnant your body

When you are pregnant your body is more physically challenged than at any other time! As your baby grows, your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles (your core) become stretched and have to carry the increasing weight of your growing baby. This can place increased stress on your back and pelvic joints. Your upper back is also doing more work supporting the increased weight of your new bust!

Clinical Pilates @Fitwise Physiotherapy:
  • Increases your abdominal muscle strength
  • Increases your pelvic floor muscle strength
  • Decreases back pain
  • Decreases Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Improves your posture
  • Prepares your body for carrying babies and toddlers

Build a strong foundation for your pregnant body – enjoy being pregnant!

See Also “Pregnancy Physiotherapy”

Clinical Pilates After Having a Baby
Clinical Pilates @ Fitwise Physiotherapy

After you have had a baby your body requires help to become strong again. Your core muscles require particular attention, having been stretched by your growing baby when pregnant. Clinical Pilates is the perfect exercise to “get your body back” and create the strong foundation you need for being a busy mum!

Clinical Pilates @ Fitwise Physiotherapy:
  • Increases abdominal muscle strength and tone
  • Increases Pelvic Floor muscle strength and tone
  • Strengthens upper back for breastfeeding/carrying babies
  • Decreases low back pain
  • Decreases DRAM (separated abdominal muscles)
  • Builds the foundation for returning to sport/gym
  • Improves posture

Reclaim your body and build a strong foundation for motherhood!

See Also “Postnatal Physiotherapy”

Clinical Pilates for Pelvic Floor

At Fitwise we understand that you have many activities you wish to partake in that may be limited by your Pelvic Floor. Many traditional pelvic floor exercise programs focus on building strength and endurance, however when you stop doing the exercises you lose your gains and your problems return. At Fitwise we help you to bridge the gap between your pelvic floor exercises and function with an individual Clinical Pilates program designed to get you back to doing what you love!

Clinical Pilates @ Fitwise Physiotherapy:
  • Increases Pelvic Floor strength
  • Increases Pelvic Floor endurance
  • Teaches your body to use this strength and endurance when you need it
  • Enables you to get back to the activities you love
  • Gives you control over your pelvic floor
  • Retrains your awareness of your Pelvic Floor
  • Teaches you to relax your pelvic floor when needed

See Also “Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation”

Clinical Pilates after Prostatectomy

Improving your pelvic floor strength and endurance is only part of the solution.

After prostate surgery men commonly have difficulties with urinary incontinence, particularly when:
  • Moving
  • Getting out of a chair
  • Getting out of bed
  • Walking
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Lifting
  • Playing golf
  • Playing tennis
  • Running

It is vital to teach your body how to use that strength and endurance when performing the above activities.

Clinical Pilates @ Fitwise Physiotherapy
  • Increases Pelvic Floor strength
  • Increases Pelvic Floor endurance
  • Increases Pelvic Floor awareness
  • Decreases leaking with activities
  • Gets you back to the lifestyle you enjoy

See Also “Men’s Health”

Clinical Pilates for 50+
Clinical Pilates for 50

As we age our bodies require more maintenance to operate well. One of the vital areas often neglected is core strength. A strong core supports our body and allows us to participate in activities with maximal enjoyment and minimal injury.

Good core strength is important for everyday activities such as:
  • Travelling
  • Bushwalking
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Sitting at a computer
  • Carrying shopping
  • Caring for grandchildren
Clinical Pilates @ Fitwise Physiotherapy
  • Targets your specific challenge/s (back/knees/shoulder/hip/all of the above!)
  • Increases pelvic floor strength and endurance
  • Improves your performance in day to day activities
  • Improves joint pain
  • Ensures you stay actively enjoying life!

See Also “Health & Wellbeing for 50+ Year Olds”

Clinical Pilates for Back or Neck pain

Back and/or neck pain are extremely common problems. There are many treatments that provide symptomatic relief, but few that provide long - term sustainable solutions to the problem.

Clinical Pilates @ Fitwise Physiotherapy does offer long-term sustainable solutions by:
  • Individual programs, not one-size-fits-all
  • Always attentively supervised by a physiotherapist
  • Targeted to your particular problems
  • Improved core strength and endurance
  • Improved posture awareness
  • Programs monitored closely to assure you stay constantly improving
  • Programs designed to achieve your goals, to get you back doing what you love

See Also “General Physiotherapy”