What is Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a system of safe and effective exercises

Clinical Pilates is a system of safe and effective exercises which meet your specific individual needs. One of the DMA Clinical Pilates trained physiotherapists at Complete Wellness Physiotherapy will assess you to determine what is called your “Direction Preference.” A direction preference is simply the direction in which your body likes to move, and by exercising into this direction, Clinical Pilates very effectively and specifically treats the cause of your particular problem.

Clinical Pilates is used by our physiotherapists to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions, ranging from low back pain and chronic pain to hypermobility and dysautonomia and chronic fatigue syndrome. By working into your body’s preferred movement, Clinical Pilates improves your movement, stability, balance, posture and overall function.

Clinical Pilates exercises are highly specialised and specific to each individual

The exercises prescribed in a Complete Wellness Physiotherapy Clinical Pilates program are highly specialised and specific to each individual. The exercises you receive depends on your direction preference, current fitness level and your aim of treatment, (which usually is to decrease your pain, improve your movement and fix your problem)

Because of this, Clinical Pilates offers a system of safe, effective and highly specific exercises appropriate for all ages and people. There are stages of exercises that you can progress through and will allow you to see the improvements in your strength, control and healing.

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Differences between Regular and Clinical Pilates

There are three important differences between regular Pilates and clinical Pilates.

  1. Regular Pilates offers general exercises, whereas the exercises prescribed in a Clinical Pilates session are specific. This means that a normal Pilates program will consist of non-specific exercises which are multi-directional. Clinical Pilates offers a program that is direction specific and therefore will enhance the effect of the exercise. An example of this is low back pain that is disc related. Usually, such patients will be more comfortable moving into lumbar extension (i.e bending backwards). So a typical Clinical Pilates program will contain exercises that move such a person into lumbar extension only.
  2. Regular Pilates classes normally recommend a generalised program of exercises to each person, where as with Clinical Pilates, each patient is prescribed specific exercises that are tailored to those individuals’ precise needs.
  3. Regular Pilates is conducted by a Pilates instructor, whereas Clinical Pilates is prescribed and supervised by a Clinical Pilates trained Physiotherapist. This difference is very important because a Physiotherapist, unlike a Pilates instructor, has an in-depth knowledge of injury, pathology, bodily function and healing. This knowledge allows a Physiotherapist to assess each patient and determine which exercises will be the most effective for each individual.

We help you understand what is happening to your body by providing effective holistic treatment with a program to move well again

About Complete Wellness Physiotherapy

We are the leading physiotherapy and clinical pilates practice in Kalamunda. Our clinic is an established centre of excellence. Simply stated, we’ll give you complete care! Our principal physiotherapist is involved in the teaching and training of physiotherapists locally, nationally and internationally. We use the most up to date and state-of-the-art equipment. Our programmes integrate cutting edge research, are fully supervised, evidence based and our client outcomes are excellent.

Our vision is to help people achieve complete wellness by being a leader and centre of excellence in physiotherapy & clinical pilates.

Moz Quinn, Principal Physiotherapist

“The team at Complete Wellness Physiotherapy is always friendly and professional. Most importantly for me, they help to motivate me to keep my program going. They always keep up to date with the latest treatments and follow up to make sure everything is progressing as planned. Thanks to the team for being so supportive.”

Mark Sinclair

“The staff at Complete Wellness are always so friendly, the physio’s are always running on time, and comfort me when I’ve not been feeling my best. They always give additional exercises to do at home to support my treatment and recovery, and have always been happy to help me. This clinic is highly recommended!!!”

Annie Bella

“Thrilled to have found such a wonderful Practise that provides the best treatment and facilities. I have struggled with pain for years and tried countless physiotherapists with no relief. Complete Wellness Physiotherapy has provided me with a better quality of life every day, reducing most of the pain, and a fantastic treatment plan tailored to my needs. The staff are a credit to this Practise.”

Amber Hall

“Complete Wellness Physiotherapy provide an exceptional physiotherapy service. The one on one consults, comprehensive assessment and subsequent treatment plan I’ve been given have not relieved pain and addressed the underlying cause of my symptoms. Ongoing education is clearly a priority for these physios. Very happy with treatment and service. Highly recommended!”

Robyn McKern

“We have attended Complete Wellness Physiotherapy over the past few years. They have a respectful, caring and professional approach. We love their willingness to explain the treatment options and help with our health. The home exercise programs are great as is the enthusiastic encouragement to keep us motivated. Moz and his team strive for excellence.

Jeff, Annie, Michael & Amelia Wallis

“The team at Complete Wellness Physiotherapy make you feel cared for. They are very professional in everything they do. Moz is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the services CWP offers and to develop the team’s skills. The culture is just what you wish for in health care services.”

Margaret Armitage