Sophie is a Certified DMA Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist who can take you through an assessment to determine your body’s Direction of Preference. A direction preference is simply the direction in which your body likes to move. By tailoring your exercises into this direction and with careful consideration to your physical capabilities and goals for participation, your Clinical Pilates treatment program will aim to target your particular problem.
One of the key aspects of Clinical Pilates treatment is the development of core muscle control for the improvement of lower back, upper limb and lower limb complaints. By using the correct series of prescribed exercises on the Clinical Pilates Reformer, an exercise ball or on a mat, clients are able to use their core control to assist in the prevention of further injury.
Clinical Pilates treatment is used for the treatment of many conditions including:
- lower back pain;
- upper limb injuries;
- chronic pain;
- lower limb injuries;
- joint hypermobility; and
- chronic fatigue syndrome.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates treatment programs include:
- Improved core stability and posture;
- A preventive measure to avoid further of injuries of the back, upper and lower limbs;
- Restoration of normal movement patterns;
- Assists pre-operative and post- operative rehabilitation;
- Pain management;
- Increased flexibility and strength;
- Enhanced coordination and muscular control;
- Improved body symmetry, balance and body tone; and
- General health and well-being.
Clinical Pilates treatment offers specifically tailored and individualised exercises appropriate for all ages and abilities. This is not to be confused with a Pilates class. A Clinical Pilates Treatment Program is available on an individual basis and involves individual consultations with a Certified DMA Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist.