Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. It is named after its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the early 1920s.
Clinical Pilates is a system of specific exercises designed to address an individual’s specific injuries and physical needs and is performed on Pilates Equipment including reformer, Wunda chair or mat. It has been successfully used in movement rehabilitation and injury management for many years.
At Seva, your Clinical Pilates session is designed and guided by a Registered Physiotherapist as part of your treatment program. Client specific exercises are facilitated
to build: core strength and stability, muscle control, endurance and balanced flexibility.
Some of the known benefits of Clinical Pilates include:
- Improved body posture
- Better mind/body connection
- Advanced balance and coordination
- Motor learning of effective movement patterns
The following are some of the conditions that Clinical Pilates can address:
- Back & neck issues/injuries
- Sports related injuries (i.e. multi-joint injury)
- Repetitive stress, poor posture or chronic tension related injuries (i.e. occupational injuries)
- Muscle strains
- Joint / bone injuries, post-fracture conditioning
- Pre and post-natal weakness
- Hypo- or hypermobility related pain management
- Neurological conditions to facilitate motor learning of effective/functional movement patterns
- General body conditioning, strengthening
As Clinical Pilates Assessments and Treatments at Seva are performed by a Registered Physiotherapist, these types of treatments are eligible for coverage through most extended health benefit plans.