Clinical Pilates


Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control. Strength, flexibility and breathing. Clinical Pilates can be used in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy, such as osteopathy and physiotherapy, as it can be used to treat a variety of injuries. The main aim of Clinical Pilates is to retrain the body’s movement patterns with improved abdominal control, body awareness and proper breathing. With Clinical Pilates it is important to focus on the quality of the movement and its integration with the whole body.

If you experience any postural problem Clinical Pilates is a great way for you to develop an awareness of your body, correct your posture, as well as increase your overall body strength and flexibility. It is also a suitable form of treatment when needing to strengthen the knee, hip, shoulder, ankle and lower back. Clinical Pilates is recommended to anyone who suffers from a musculoskeletal condition, or injury, or to a person experiencing any muscle imbalances within their body. Clinical Pilates can also be used to help you reach your exercise and fitness goals, in an effective and safe environment. Clinical Pilates can be extremely gentle as many of the exercises are completed in reclining or seated positions which don’t require you to do any heavy lifting.

The benefits of Clinical Pilates (CP) are that it:

  • Strengthens pelvic floor for pre-natal and post-natal women:
    Clinical Pilates is great for expecting mothers, as will increase pelvic floor strength and flexibility for the prevention and relief of lower back pain and pelvic pain. These exercises provide a strong foundation, making birth a lit bit easier on both mother and baby. CP be used for reshaping and toning post-partum, and recovering from diastasis rectus, tearing, or incontinence issues. CP is both safe and extremely gentle for mother and baby. Many pregnant women can do Clinical Pilates right up until their due date.
  • Reduces neck pain and lower back pain:
    CP can help to relieve pain, as it targets inactive or weak degenerating lower back muscles. thus, being helpful to people who have a sedentary lifestyle. CP will strengthen your weak muscles that are affected by prolonged sitting, stooping and bending, making your muscles more resilient to strain and injury.
  • Promotes body awareness:
    CP ensures that you pay attention to the movements that you are making while regulating your breathing and you complete more session, you will pay more attention to what your body is feeling and communicating to you. This awareness of your body is carried throughout the day, outside of your sessions in the clinic and eventually will become second nature to you.
  • Improves your overall health:
    CPis not only great for strengthening your core muscles, it also stretches and tones other muscle groups to improve your overall health and fitness. CP can also be used to improve cardiovascular health, which in turn boosts your endurance and fitness levels. CP conditions your whole body, the entire musculoskeletal system is evenly balanced and conditioned, in order to give you your best quality of life.

Callahan, M., 2020. Benefits of clinical Pilates – East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic. [online] East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic. Available at: [Accessed 19 December 2021].

Reformotiv Physio + Pilates | Physiotherapy Vancouver Clinic | Pilates Vancouver Clinic. n.d. Clinical Pilates: 10 Health Benefits | Reformotiv Physio + Pilates. [online] Available at: [Accessed 19 December 2021].