Clinical Pilates FAQ:
Clinical Pilates is a patient-specific method of exercise used for rehabilitation after injury or surgery. It differs from Pilates by providing an individualized approach to treatments and goals. It can help with post-surgery, injury, pregnancy, and musculoskeletal pain by improving movement patterns and correcting poor body mechanics. Benefits include improved posture, flexibility, muscle strength, control, balance, and core & pelvic floor strengthening.
At The Medical Suite we use the following Pilates equipment such as the Reformer, Tower, Wunda Chair, etc.
How is Clinical Pilates different from regular Pilates?
While both Clinical Pilates and regular Pilates focus on improving posture, balance, flexibility, and strength, Clinical Pilates is often used as a form of rehabilitation or physical therapy. It typically involves more individualized attention and may incorporate specialized equipment or exercises to address specific injuries or medical conditions. Regular Pilates classes, on the other hand, are generally more focused on overall fitness and may be more group-oriented.
What should I expect during my Clinical Pilates session?
During each session, our certified trainers will guide you through a series of exercises that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. We may involve the use of Pilates equipment like the reformer, tower or ladder barrel. You can expect to feel challenged during your session, but also supported and encouraged by our trainers.
How often should I do Clinical Pilates?
The frequency of your Clinical Pilates session will depend on your individual needs and goals. Generally, it is recommended to start with one or two sessions per week and then gradually increase as your strength and endurance improve.
Is Clinical Pilates safe for pregnant women?
Clinical Pilates can be a safe and effective form of exercise for pregnant women, as it can be modified to accommodate the changing needs and physical demands of pregnancy, while also helping to strengthen and stabilize the core muscles, improve flexibility and balance, and enhance overall body awareness, which can be beneficial during labor and delivery. However, it is important for pregnant women to consult with their healthcare provider and obtain clearance to participate in Clinical Pilates, to ensure that it is safe for both mother and baby.