Physiotherapy East Grinstead

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a system of exercises, particularly used by physiotherapists, that tailors the traditional pilates method to the individual.


How does Clinical Pilates exercises work?

Every person’s biomechanics and movement patterns are slightly different. All sports and work require different skills and muscle activation. When it comes to injury prevention and skill development every persons needs therefore are slightly different. Clinical Pilates is a structured method of teaching individuals how to engage a system of muscles, traditionally referred to as you 'Core Muscles', which when functioning well are the best way to fully support your spine and pelvis. This helps to minimise the potential of injury and a maximise your functional potential.

 

Your Physiotherapist will aim teach you what the 'Core' actually means, and provide you with confidence in knowing when these muscles  are engaged and disengaged.  This allows you to be confident that your are doing your best to protect your spine and indirectly all your joints when exercising and in everyday life. A personalised Pilates exercise program can be developed for you personally. All exercises are aimed at the appropriate level for you and whether you are in pain or not. We aim to progress these when possible and as tolerated.