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Clinical Pilates at Onsite Health

Group pilates on floorClinical Pilates helps retrain movement patterns through improved abdominal control, body awareness, and proper breathing. This form of low-impact exercise focuses on the quality of each posture/movement and the integration of the whole body. Clinical Pilates was adapted by healthcare professionals from the work of Joseph Pilates to make the exercises more suitable for clients rehabilitating from injury or with movement dysfunctions.

At Onsite Health, our trained Physiotherapists design Clinical Pilates programs specifically for your needs. Your most optimal movement patterns will be explored, with an emphasis on proper breathing, core and pelvic stability, balance and control.

Clinical Pilates is unique in that it allows you to experience movement therapy with a professional who can combine Pilates principles with their sound knowledge of anatomy, rehabilitation and injury prevention. We have a private Pilates studio to accommodate one-on-one sessions, offering an effective way to integrate this research-proven method into traditional Physiotherapy work.
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Benefits of Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates offers many benefits for many people.

1. Strengthens pelvic floor for prenatal and postnatal women

Clinical Pilates is great for expecting mothers. It increases pelvic floor strength and flexibility, which can prevent or relieve lower back and pelvic pain, and may make giving birth a little easier on both Mother and Baby. It is also great for reshaping and toning postpartum, as well as recovering from diastasis rectus, tearing, or incontinence issues.

Our Physiotherapists are highly skilled to address any concerns regarding limitations on physical activity while pregnant, to keep you safe and healthy along the way. Clinical Pilates is both safe and extremely gentle for Mother and Baby. Many pregnant women can do Clinical Pilates right up until their due date!

2. Improves stability

By exercising the primary stabilizers and movers in the hips, shoulders, and ankles, Clinical Pilates can strengthen the muscles around those commonly injured joints and help with stability and movement to keep the body functioning properly.

3. Strengthens pelvic floor and other core muscles in general for both men and women

This is particularly talked about for women—but men also have a pelvic floor! A weak or tight pelvic floor may lead to incontinence, hernias, hemorrhoids, coccyx pain, difficulty standing up from a seated position, and many other issues. Strengthening and retraining the core and pelvic floor becomes extremely important should these symptoms arise.

4. Rehabilitation after injury

Guided Clinical Pilates is beneficial for injury rehabilitation. Our trained Physiotherapist will first assess your injury and then develop the most appropriate exercises tailored specifically to your needs. Sessions progress at a safe and effective pace for your injury recovery. Clinical Pilates exercises aim to strengthen your weak muscle groups, improve movement patterns, and prevent further injury to your body.

5. Corrects overall posture

Your posture plays a significant role in your overall health, strength, injury resistance, flexibility, and balance. With the help of a Physiotherapist, you can ensure that your muscles have adequate length and strength for proper posture.

6. Reduces neck pain and lower back pain

Clinical Pilates helps with neck pain and can also target inactive or atrophying lower back muscles. This is particularly helpful for people who have a sedentary lifestyle and/or a desk job that doesn’t require a lot of physical activity during the day. Clinical Pilates can strengthen muscles weakened by sitting for a prolonged period, stooping, or bending your neck to look at devices so that you can be more resilient to muscle strain and injury.

7. Improves flexibility

In society today, people are more likely to have desk jobs or less active lifestyles, which can cause poor flexibility and weak muscles. Joints and tissues with good flexibility are also more resilient and less prone to injury. Clinical Pilates balances the tasks of gaining flexibility and building strength, so that your body can handle the load you throw at it!

8. Tones muscles

If you’re chasing a stronger core or a more toned midriff, a study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that after 36 weeks of Pilates training, women had managed to strengthen their rectus abdominis (abs) by an average of 21%.

9. Improves overall health

Clinical Pilates is great for strengthening your core muscles, but also stretches and tones other muscle groups to improve your overall health and fitness. It may also help build up your cardiovascular health, which in turn increases your endurance. Pilates conditions your whole body, even the ankles and feet. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities—no muscle group is overtrained or undertrained.

This is one of the reasons so many professional athletes swear by Clinical Pilates for better performance and injury prevention.

10. Promotes body awareness

Clinical Pilates ensures you pay attention to the movements you are making, while regulating your breathing and stability. As you do more and more Clinical Pilates, you will pay more attention to what your body feels and communicates to you. This awareness of your body is carried throughout the day, outside of your Clinical Pilates sessions in the clinic, and eventually becomes second nature to you.

Conditions Clinical Pilates May Help With

Our Physiotherapists help with various conditions, including

  • arthritis
  • nerve impingements and radiating nerve pain
  • neurological conditions
  • osteoporosis/osteopenia
  • post-acute disc bulge
  • post-surgical recovery
  • sports injuries
  • strains and sprains

Gentle on Your Body

One last thing to mention is that Clinical Pilates can be extremely gentle. Many exercises are completed in reclining or sitting positions, which don’t require heavy lifting. In addition, the springs on the Pilates reformers and chairs can provide support or challenge depending on what your body requires at the time.

Get Started Today

Whether you are rehabilitating from an injury, getting ready to deliver your baby, wanting to improve your core muscles and strength, or simply wanting to be more active and healthier, our Clinical Pilates-trained Physiotherapists can help you start tackling your goals. Contact us today to book an appointment.
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Clinical Pilates Novena Singapore | +65 8223 6258