When you hear the term ‘pilates,’ you may be intimidated as the name is often associated with intense workouts.
But before you psych yourself out of something that could provide much-needed relief and results, it’s crucial to note the difference between regular and Clinical Pilates.
painPRO Clinics wants to help you feel better with our specially curated services suited to your body’s particular needs.
That said, here is everything you need to know before your first Clinical Pilates session.
Clinical vs. regular pilates: what’s the difference?
Unlike regular pilates, Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise therapy designed and directed by specially-trained practitioners to restore optimal control during movement.
Pilates-trained therapists, like those at painPRO Clinics, take a more precise approach to movement and rehabilitation, focusing on precision, concentration, control and alignment.
Clinical Pilates comprises small, controlled movements that help build a foundation for you to explore more complex exercises without pain or injury over time. The exercise works using specialized spring-loaded equipment, which supplies resistance through a full range of motion.
Additionally, physiotherapists have specifically adapted and refined Clinical Pilates with modern rehabilitation techniques to generate exercises that target specific injuries or desired areas of improvement for clients.
What are the benefits?
The beauty of Clinical Pilates is that programs can be personalized for a broad spectrum of people. The slow, low-impact exercises pose several benefits while also helping rehabilitate injuries or help those recovering from recent surgeries.
Clinical Pilates is also great for athletes looking to boost their performance with hyper-focused, individualized exercises.
Furthermore, Clinical Pilates can also help improve motor control and range of motion, increase core control, provide a safe method for injury management, and help ease chronic back and neck pain.
Clinical Pilates at painPRO Clinics
When approaching Clinical Pilates, the appointment itself will be slightly different than a regular massage therapy appointment.
Once you book your appointment at painPRO Clinics, you can expect a unique blend of pilates-focused therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. The Physiotherapist or Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at painPRO Clinics utilize their extensive knowledge of various massage, rehabilitation and treatment techniques before, during and after your session, with personalizations to suit any injuries or pre-existing conditions.
In this way, you can rest assured that your session will be specifically catered to you and your body.