What is Clinical Pilates?
Pilates is being hailed as "the fastest growing exercise technique worldwide”. Pilates provides a method of exercise unique amongst other forms of exercise that focuses on correct movement quality not quantity, core stabilisation through the abdominal area and shoulder girdle, and postural correction.
Pilates is now well recognised by the medical field for its benefits in prevention and rehabilitation of back injuries, muscle imbalance and stress incontinence
Sarah and Alicia, using the Pilates principles and their backgrounds in physiotherapy, teach Clinical Pilates classes. Clinical Pilates allows for adaptation and tailoring of traditional Pilates exercises to accommodate and help rehabilitate those with injuries and pathology. It also allows for sport specific tailoring of exercises. A background in Physiotherapy is an essential base for teaching Clinical Pilates.
A maximum of 10 per class allows individual attention, ensuring all exercises are adapted to individual needs and capabilities. Hands on teaching style ensures correct technique. Handbooks encourage correct practice of taught exercises at home.
Sarah Venables is a Registered Physiotherapist has been trained and fully certified by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (London and Australia) and has attended numerous Pilates courses for Health Professionals. She has been teaching Clinical Pilates for over 14 years.
Alicia Ward is a Registered Physiotherapist and has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (Australia).