What is Clinical Pilates?

What is clinical pilates

If you’ve ever wondered what clinical Pilates is and how it differs from regular Pilates, then you’re definitely not alone!

But there’s no need to wonder any more – this article will answer all your questions about Pilates and what to expect during a class at Inline Physio.


What is the Difference Between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?

Pilates is a popular type of exercise which uses specialised equipment – often a reformer machine, mat and ring – to target the body’s core (the diaphragm and abdominal, pelvic floor, lower back muscles).

The exercises carried out during Pilates offer a range of benefits, including improved muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and posture.

And even though many of the movements may target the body’s core, Pilates really does offer a full body work out that’s suitable for many ages and abilities.


What is Clinical Pilates?

Typically, clinical Pilates refers to Pilates which is individualised and targeted following an injury or surgery.

Clinical Pilates sessions are run by a qualified physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist (E.P.), who has extensive knowledge when it comes to bodily movement patterns and function as well as injury.

At Inline Physio, we offer a physio-led clinical Core and Rehab Pilates class called Physio X.

We’ll reveal more about these classes later in the blog.


Clinical Pilates Benefits

We touched on the benefits of Pilates earlier, but here we delve into the advantages of taking part in a clinical Pilates program:

  • It is best for clients with specific needs, pain, injuries and limitations,
  • Targeted/modified exercises for each class participant to suit individual abilities,
  • Assists injury rehabilitation and management, and promotes injury recovery,
  • Improves muscle strength, posture, flexibility and balance,
  • Helps to reduce body pains,
  • Improves blood circulation,
  • Boosts your mood,
  • Reduces the risk of injury or re-injury, and
  • Variations on exercises means you can work up to more challenging movements when you’re ready.


Clinical Pilates Brisbane

At Inline Physio, our clinical Pilates program is unique.

Here’s what you need to know about our PhysioX program on Brisbane’s northside:

– One-on-one assessment and induction: Before attending your first session you’ll need to have a biomechanical assessment and induction with one of our qualified physiotherapists. That way we’ll be able to ensure the exercise sessions are personalised for an optimal outcome.

– Reformer-based class: We utilise a reformer machine for our PhysioX classes. Plus, our physios will often include other gym equipment for rehabilitation exercises.

– 45-minute duration: Our PhysioX classes run for 45 minutes.

– Health fund rebate: Our PhysioX classes can be claimed through eligible health funds.

– Small-sized classes: These sessions are kept to a group of up to 4 people, to for allow more individualised attention.


Pilates Samford

Along with our PhysioX classes led by qualified physios, we also offer sessions which are run by qualified Pilates instructors.

If you’d like to find out more or view our timetable, click here, or if you’re ready to make a booking please click here.

Alternatively, you can call our friendly Samford team on (07) 3289 6122.