Clinical Pilates - Frequently Asked Questions

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Q) Can anyone do Clinical Pilates?

A) Yes, anyone can take up Clinical Pilates. Given the fact that Clinical Pilates sessions are conducted by Physiotherapists/Accredited Exercise Physiologists who have a sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics and who are specially trained in Clinical Pilates, you can rest assured that you will be exercising in a controlled and safe environment. This means that you will have virtually zero risk of sustaining an injury during your session.

Before starting your Clinical Pilates program you will have a full body diagnostic assessment, with your Clinical Pilates program being based on the outcomes of the assessment. This means that your program will take into account any musculoskeletal problems you might currently have as well as your general medical history, previous injuries and your age and fitness level.

Find out more about our Full Body Diagnostic Assessment and Clinical Pilates program by clicking on the link.

Q) How many sessions do I need?

A) Research has shown that the normal soft tissue healing time (i.e. the time required for an injury to heal) is approximately 13 weeks. Therefore, in order to see real results you should exercise two times per week for 13 weeks. In most cases, however, people start to notice improvements much earlier (after 2-3 weeks). Your progress is strictly monitored each session a formal reassessment takes place every 7 weeks. This goes for 30 minutes and is complimentary.

Q) Why choose Clinical Pilates over regular Pilates?

A) Unlike general Pilates, which is run by fitness instructors, Clinical Pilates is conducted by experienced allied health professionals such as Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists who have a sound understanding of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Hence, your existing musculoskeletal problems and previous injuries will be taken into account and there will be no room for error while you exercise as you will be closely monitored to ensure that you are carrying out each exercise correctly.

You can also rest assured knowing that each exercise you do will be right for you rather than following an "all size fits all" program.

Q) What should I wear?

A) Comfortable clothes such as track suits and socks.