What is it?

Pilates is a body conditioning program which focuses on developing controlled and balanced movement. It was first conceived in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, and incorporates exercising with spring-loaded equipment in functional movement patterns. Pilates teaches the body to work utilising a stable low-back and pelvis region, allowing you to move with greater efficiency, and with overall improved body mechanics.

More recently, physiotherapists have combined their knowledge of spinal dysfunction with Pilates concepts, to provide safe and effective exercise programs to assist with the management, and prevention of low-back pain and other spinal conditions. Pilates uses a wide range of exercises from very to simple to the more difficult and advanced. These exercises can be tailored specifically to meet your individual needs.

How it works?

Pilates works by helping to activate the correct deep abdominal and back muscles that provide support to the low-back and pelvis. These muscles wrap around the back like a natural back brace. At Austral New Age Physiotherapy, we utilise the latest machines, devices and equipment to assist in your back strengthening.

What can Clinical Pilates can do for you?Ÿ

  • Improved flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Improved stabilisation of the spine.
  • Greater awareness of posture.
  • Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries.
  • Balanced muscular strength on both sides of the body.
  • Enhanced muscular control of the back and limbs.
  • Improved physical coordination and balance.
  • Relaxation of the shoulders, neck and upper back.
  • Aids in prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.

Who can Pilates help?

Pilates can accommodate everyone, from those seeking to improve their fitness and well-being, to the elite athlete. Pilates can also assist pre and post pregnancy, osteoporosis, acute or chronic low back and/or neck pain, poor posture, arthritis, knee and ankle injuries, and shoulder rehabilitation.

Why choose Pilates with a Physiotherapist?

A Physiotherapist can combine their knowledge of Pathology, Posture and Muscle Retraining to assess and prescribe a suitable program to those people with an underlying injury or problem.

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