What is Clinical Pilates?

By: Lorraine Hardie
Qubecore RMT & Clinical Pilates Practitioner

What is Clinical Pilates?
You’ve probably heard of Pilates, but have you heard of Clinical Pilates?  Clinical Pilates is a method of traditional Pilates focusing on:

• Posture
• Core stability and strength
• Balance
• Control and coordination
• Flexibility
• Breathing

It is a system of highly specific therapeutic exercises that combines the use of Pilates equipment as well as anatomical and physiological knowledge to address a wide range of conditions.

What is the difference between Clinical Pilates and Pilates?
Essentially, Clinical Pilates is taking a more individualized approach to treatment.  Clinical Pilates is an adaptation from the Pilates Method, which was invented by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is now used by healthcare professionals around the world to treat a variety of injuries, conditions and dysfunctional movement patterns.

Which conditions can be treated by Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a safe and effective form of therapeutic exercise for all ages.  It has been used successfully for many conditions such as:

• Pre and post-natal
• Back and neck pain
• Soft tissue damage due to trauma
• Postural problems
• Pelvic and hip pain
• Chronic pain
• Post-operative recovery

What should I expect during a Clinical Pilates session:
Your Clinical Pilates will be one-on-one with your practitioner and the session will be 45 or 60 minutes.  During this time you can expect:

  A thorough assessment and history intake

  Appropriate Pilates exercises

  Hands-on release techniques to ensure the body is moving functionally and with ease

QubeCore Sports & Rehab offers Clinical Pilates services in North Vancouver for a wide range of injures and conditions. To book your appointment with our experienced Pilates practitioner and instructor Lorraine Hardie, call 604.210.2274 or simply BOOK ONLINE.

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