Physiotherapy Clinical Equipment classes are goal-driven, individually tailored exercise classes incorporating Clinical Pilates, pelvic floor exercises, balance exercises, myofascial release and stretches, in addition to targeted muscle activation and strengthening exercises. The exercises are focused on improving upon any treatment outcomes outlined in the Initial one-on-one Assessment conducted prior to commencement of any exercises classes, and are regularly reviewed to ensure treatment goals are being met. At Sculpt & Reform Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates, Continence Physiotherapy is our specialty, therefore our Clinical Equipment classes always include a pelvic floor muscle focus to ensure no undue strain is placed on these muscles.
Clinical Pilates is a form of therapeutic exercise that focuses on correct posture, activation, strengthening and improving endurance of the core stabilising muscles, balance, control, flexibility and breathing. The Pilates Method was founded by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany in an attempt to rehabilitate injured soldiers and return them to the battlefield as soon as possible. It promotes leaner, longer muscles for enhanced flexibility and overall muscle tone, in addition to strengthening the inner stabilising muscles around the low back, abdomen and pelvic floor to assist in preventing low back pain recurrence. With current physiotherapy research on spinal stability, Joseph Pilates’ traditional exercises have been modified and resultant exercises selected carefully and purposefully for patients with specific injuries.
Rehabilitation is provided for clients who have back or neck pain, sports injuries, joint surgery, reduced fitness levels, poor flexibility or balance issues, incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, for pregnant or post-natal women, and for higher-level clients who want to improve their core stability for improved athletic performance and muscle recruitment efficiency.