THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR PILATES & CLINICAL PILATES
As Pilates, and Clinical Pilates, in particular, requires close instruction and feedback, learning pilates in large class numbers is not advisable or optimal.
Sessions at Function & Form, for this reason, are either conducted one on one or partner sessions. In this way, you are ensured you will be able to effectively execute each movement with the appropriate muscles.
Clinical Pilates improves mobility, stability, balance, posture and overall function. Both a safe and effective form of exercise, pilates is perfect for addressing the specific needs of each individual.
Clinical Pilates has proven to be effective in achieving improvements in posture, re-educating movement patterns, specifically targeting activate weak muscle groups or providing progressive recovery from injury or surgery.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CLINICAL PILATES?
Clinical Pilates is a valuable resource in successfully treating injuries and conditions of the low back pain, and rehabilitation particularly of musculoskeletal injuries.
Athletes over the years have also sought the benefits of pilates, and have found positive improvements in muscle control, flexibility and essential movement patterns.
Pilates is suitable for those seeking enhanced fitness and performance, as well as assisting with injury prevention. Pilates can be a wonderful form of exercise, however, pilates still has the potential to cause injury or pain if not prescribed and monitored in the correct way.
Clients or patients with special needs, require a more structured and considered approach to ensure that the exercises selected are not only safe but equally beneficial.
WHO IS QUALIFIED TO CONDUCT CLINICAL PILATES?
Ideally, clinical pilates should be conducted by a health professional with thorough diagnostic and injury rehabilitation skills.
Ultimately the effectiveness of the Pilates program is determined by the appropriate selection and execution of a tailored exercise regimen.