Clinical Pilates vs Gym Pilates (Part Four)
September 4, 2020
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Learning the correct Clinical Pilates techniques from a Physiotherapist can enable you to advance towards your health goal more efficiently and effectively. The key is for your program to be gradually adjusted upwards as you improve. Physio evidence proves that the human body copes best with a gradual, consistent increase of physical workload, not the sort of ‘zero to hero’ activity you see on reality TV on shows like the Biggest Loser.
On reality TV you see the successful 10 percent, not the 90% that were already too sore before episode one. Footage of someone sitting at home with an icepack on their torn hamstring is not great for ratings. When it comes to health, quick and sustainable fixes are rare, almost non-existent. You can start to feel better quickly, but technique, stamina, flexibility, co-ordination and strength all take time to develop and maintain.
Physiotherapy practices see new clients every day that have pushed themselves too hard, too fast, or used the wrong technique and injured themselves accordingly. It is human nature for us to have swings of motivation. This is another reason why being led by a trained Physiotherapist can help. They can help us when we’re feeling unmotivated, and keep us focused on the right technique and weight loading when we’re excited.
Again, a key benefit of Clinical Pilates is the reduced likelihood of any injuries. Consider the costs and delays to your progress due to injuries that are more likely in a Gym Pilates class. More importantly, consider the value of having a Physiotherapist as a health coach, ensuring you are doing things right, and getting stronger and fitter quicker, whilst building a foundation for the future. Your health journey is more like a marathon than the 100m hurdles.
As you improve, different exercises, extra resistance and repetitions are added to your Clinical Pilates repertoire. You can hold progressively heavier weights as you improve your technique, stamina and confidence. You can’t outgrow Clinical Pilates. Whether you are an AFL star or a 70-year-old, we can help you feel better.
By now you should understand, that if you want to achieve your health goals, whatever they may be, Clinical Pilates can help you build and maintain the right foundation for you. However, Clinical Pilates is not just about building a foundation. The only limits to are those that you and your Physiotherapist agree on. The exercises can just get harder. Elite athletes globally have adopted regular Clinical Pilates classes for this exact reason. Our elite clients balance in a weekly Pilates class with sessions of resistance training, sporting practice and massage or dry needling. To try Clinical Pilates, either 1:1 or in a group, call Instinct Health on 9041 5644. Request an assessment with your Physio first, so you can sit and discuss your goals. Then you can book in for your first class.
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