At ActiveCare, Clinical Matwork Pilates is taught by a specialized physiotherapist in either one to one sessions or with a maximum of two people in a group.

Pilates is an exercise method that conditions the body in different ways to other fitness techniques. It was developed by Joseph Pilates, to emphasize the balanced development of the core, through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient and safe movement. It targets the deep postural muscles, by building strength from the core outwards, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. The exercises are slow and controlled, making them safe while educating your body, providing long term results.

Pilates is suitable for everyone, regardless of your fitness level. It can be used to improve your posture and to relieve stress and tension. It is particularly useful for those suffering with back problems, and is suitable for rehabilitation during and after physiotherapy.

Clinical Pilates means that the original Pilates exercises have be modified to provide an individual and safe program, tailored to suit each client’s particular needs and skill level. This therefore, enables people suffering with, or recovering from pain, a way to exercise as soon as possible.

Benefits of Clinical Pilates

There are numerous benefits to be gained from performing Clinical Pilates exercises. Some of these include:

  • Improved posture and core stability
  • Increased muscular strength and flexibility
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Aiding rehabilitation
  • Restoration of normal movement patterns
  • Enhanced breathing control
  • Increased co-ordination and muscular control
  • Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
  • Improved overall body tone and fitness
  • Improved balance