Looking to make a lasting change in your movement patterns? At InvigoPhysio, we integrate various elements of Pilates to help you effectively reconnect with your inner core and improve muscle balance for long-term physical changes. This unique approach not only can help prevent injury but may also provide relief from existing lower back and pelvic pain or prenatal and postnatal issues. So if you’re ready for long-term physical changes, let us guide you on the journey toward achieving better balance and stronger posture today!
What is Physio Pilates?
Pilates was created as a rehabilitation technique by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. It was designed to develop movement patterns, create body awareness, and build strength. Pilates is highly adaptable to unique conditions making it ideal for injury rehabilitation.
Physio/clinical Pilates is more than just an exercise program. It is a physiotherapy treatment widely used to rehabilitate lower back and hip injuries and for preventative wellness and movement efficiency in pregnant and postpartum women.
Physio Pilates is also a popular physiotherapy treatment for people with pelvic health issues. The movements don’t aggravate a healing injury or overload it. It’s a highly adaptable therapy with a focus on movement control.
How do I Benefit from Pilates?
Pilates requires concentration and focus as you move your body through a specific exercise sequence with precise body placement, rhythm and breathing pattern. There is a strong emphasis on integrating the deeper core muscles into the movements with control and coordinating various major muscle groups necessary for daily functions. This therapeutic approach has brought relief from long-term pain in people’s backs or hips as well as invaluable support during pregnancy or postpartum recovery periods!
Why Pilates and Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy and Pilates are a natural fit! People turn to physiotherapists for various reasons. After all, they are movement experts, and Pilates is all about optimizing movement, mobility, and strength.
Are you looking for pelvic health physiotherapy? Are you in pain or need to correct muscle imbalance?
Pilates-based physical therapy services bring the best of both worlds together. These movement therapy techniques help restore joint mobilizations and help prepare the body for strengthening exercises. Qualified physiotherapists who are also Pilates instructors can provide a bespoke, comprehensive solution for improved health and well-being.
How Physio Pilates Works
Pilates requires concentration and focus as you move your body through a specific exercise sequence with precise body placement, rhythm and breathing pattern. There is a strong emphasis on integrating the deeper core muscles into the movements with control and coordinating various major muscle groups necessary for daily functions.
This physiotherapy treatment has dramatically benefited many of our long-standing low back and hip pain clients.
Pilates is a unique exercise regime that puts emphasis on deep core muscle engagement, control and coordination of major muscles while still being mindful of your body placement, rhythm and breathing pattern. Pilates-trained physiotherapists can adapt specific Pilates exercises to your treatment program to address the underlying muscle dysfunction. If you are struggling with shoulder, lower back, hip, or knee pain, physio Pilates can be a valuable treatment to rehabilitate your injury and restore full function.
Pregnancy and childbirth cause physical changes that bring about pelvic pain, incontinence, and organ prolapse – to name a few discomforts! But never fear – Pilates, together with pelvic physiotherapy, is a powerful combination to rebuild strength – especially around the core area! It helps activate those deep muscles that may have been weakened or stretched during pregnancy.
What Conditions can You Treat with Physio Pilates?
Struggling with an injury or wanting to improve your overall mobility? Clinical Pilates could be the answer. Physio Pilates is a tailored treatment plan that can not only help you recover from existing injuries but also prevent future ones – plus it will help increase spinal stability and promote flexibility!
Clinical Pilates has been recommended by healthcare professionals for the following conditions:
- To improve pelvic health and treat pelvic floor dysfunctions
- Treating long-standing lower back and hip pain
- To improve knee and ankle stability
- Reduce and prevent pregnancy discomforts such as groin and pelvic girdle pain
- Diastasis recti rehabilitation after childbirth
What to Expect
At InvigoPhysio, we believe in the power of a proactive and holistic approach to your health and well-being. To ensure that you receive maximum benefits from every visit, we always start with a thorough physiotherapy assessment to pinpoint the issue before getting into the treatment program.
Initial Physical Assessment
The mandatory initial assessment is key to kickstarting your path toward healing and mobility. During this evaluation, you will have the opportunity to discuss with your physiotherapist about your past medical history as well as any current health issues. Your physiotherapist will also observe how you move and assess your muscle strength and range of motion. Some specific diagnostic tests might be utilized to determine the underlying cause.
Your initial assessment is essential to set your health and movement goals so that we can provide the most beneficial treatment plan possible. Following the exam results, your physiotherapist will give you an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically to you.
Pilates Physio Treatments
At InvigoPhysio, we offer a personalized and comprehensive physiotherapy treatment program incorporating various exercise therapies, such as physio Pilates, physio Yoga and low-pressure fitness, with hands-on techniques and acupuncture.
Depending on your type of condition, treatment length could range from a few weeks to several months. The human body is unique and complex. Some conditions take months or even years to complete recovery. Your physiotherapist will help guide and tailor a program specifically for you to achieve optimal wellness.
Physiotherapist Role - What You Should Know
At InvigoPhysio, we understand that each person’s body is unique and reacts differently to various treatment programs. We are committed to providing you with a personalized physiotherapy experience that considers your individual health goals and tailors the program for maximum results.
We recognize that wellness can be a very personal journey. To make sure your experience with us is positive and beneficial, please let us know if something feels off, whether physical or emotional. Communication between us can make all the difference in achieving success with each individual’s therapy program!
Frequently Asked Questions
Pilates can be a powerful way to strengthen your core and improve the overall health of the pelvic area. Whether you’re dealing with long-term back or hip pain, are pregnant or postpartum – Pilates offers an effective therapeutic approach that encourages precise movements combined with mindful breathing patterns. This combination builds strength in major muscle groups used for daily activities like sitting, standing and bending – helping clients make real progress toward physical rehabilitation goals!
If you’re looking to get fit with Pilates, working out either way has unique benefits. With a fitness instructor focused on traditional Pilates lessons, expect safe yet challenging movement patterns ideal for strengthening and toning the body. An experienced Pilates-trained physiotherapist can take it one step further by prescribing specific exercises to correct and optimize movement patterns using their knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics, physiology, pathology, and injuries.
During a physio Pilates session, you will move your body through a more extensive range of movement than usual. It means you should wear stretchy and loose-fitting clothing to ensure you can perform the activities comfortably.
Yes, you definitely can. We highly recommend starting with a Pilates-trained physiotherapist for an individualized program, which you can practice independently at home.
Craving the health benefits of physiotherapy but don’t want to step outside? InvigoPhysio has you covered! Get access to online one-on-one physiotherapy and Pilates therapy services from the comfort of your home.
Our bodies are amazing and mysterious machines; understanding why we can experience pain or health issues isn’t always straightforward. While movement, joint health, improper posture or referred pain may be behind it all – there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. That is where a qualified professional comes in! By talking with them, you can determine the exact cause of your discomfort and create an individualized plan that could include physiotherapy modalities like Pilates to lead you back to optimal well-being.
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