Clinical Pilates

Improves your trunk strength, flexibility and posture

Whats different about Pilates at Bodyreform?

The Bodyreform difference is that our physiotherapists teach most of our clinical pilates classes, so you know you’re in safe hands.

If you’re injuried or suffer from pain, clinical pilates training by a qualified Physiotherapist is an important part of your rehabilitation and ongoing wellbeing.

Likewise, if you’re fit and active and looking to improve your core strength, Pilates is an excellent complement to any gym or training programme, making you stronger and more agile, and increasing your flexibility and resistance to injury.

No matter what your age, clinical pilates is a method for building core strength and improving spine power, posture and body awareness.  Quite simply, clincial pilates can transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.

 

Our Pilates classes get results, its that simple

Whatever your reason for improving core strength, Bodyreform offers some of the most effective Pilates one-on-one and group mat and equipment classes.

If you’re new to Pilates, our classes will teach you how to identify and activate the specific core muscles that stabilize your spine.  These spine-stabilizing muscles switch off after back pain lasting more than a few weeks.  When this happens, these core muscles need to be retrained to function correctly.

In our experience, most people who start pilates need a few one-on-one sessions to learn how to identify and activate their core muscles.  Once you’re able to do this, you can then choose between continuing with one-on-one Pilates tuition or joining one of our group Pilates mat or equipment classes.

We offer classes in our comfortable Pilates clinic in Grey Lynn and a Mat class in Mt Eden.  Please refer to our Pilates classes for more information.

Why Focus On The Core?

The Pilates method is more than 100 years old and uses a series of original exercises developed by Joseph Pilates.  More recently, physiotherapists have adapted these exercises to improve safety and exercise efficiency to facilitate core and spine strength.  Physiotherapists using evidence-based research are best placed to assess and teach correct lower back ( lumbar) stabilisation to our clients.  We get results because we use a combination of physiotherapy assessment, ultrasound imaging, education and 1-1 teaching.

The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine.  These muscles work in layers – the deeper muscles attach directly to the spine and work to stabilise it, while the surface muscles work to move the spine.  If the deeper muscles don’t work correctly or are inhibited because of lower back pain or injury, the surface muscles need to work harder to stabilise the spine and hold you upright so you can freely move your arms and legs.

More traditional forms of exercise are not specific to lumbar stabilisation ( core strength / spine strength) and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury.  Pilates elongates and strengthens,  improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.   A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.  having a strong core means that all the muscles in the trunk of your body are strong and flexible, and are working together to support and stabilise the spine.

Pilates is over 100 years old using authentic exercises. Physiotherapists have adapted these authentic exercises to improve safety and exercise efficiency to facilitate core and spine strength.  Original exercises can be too hard on our necks and lower backs.  Physiotherapists using evidence based research are one of the most experienced in patient education to assess and teach correct lower back (lumbar) stabilisation to our clients.  We get results because we use a combination of physio assessment, ultrasound imaging, education and 1-1 teaching.

The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. These muscles work in layers – the deeper muscles attach directly to the spine and work to stabilize it, while the surface muscles work to move the spine. If the deeper muscles don’t work properly or are inhibited because of lower back pain or injury, then the surface muscles have to work harder to try to stabilize the spine and hold you upright so you can freely move your arms and legs.

More traditional forms of exercise are not specific to lumbar stabilisation (core strength / spine strength) and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured. Having a strong core means that all the muscles in the trunk of your body are strong and flexible, and are working together to support and stabilize the spine.

The benefits of core strength

Clinical pilates builds core strength without adding excess bulk to create a sleeker,stronger  more toned body.  With core strength comes:

  • a stronger back
  • improved posture
  • great spine and joint flexibility
  • improved balance
  • more easy and graceful movement
  • reduced pain levels

 

Looking For a Pilates Class?

Whatever your reason for improving your core strength, Bodyreform offers some of the most effective Pilates one-on-one and group classes, and include both:

  • Pilates mat classes, and
  • Pilates equipment classes

Covering Auckland’s Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay and Pt Chev areas, our classes are held in our  Pilates Clinic in Grey Lynn.

ACC Referrals

Bodyreform is ACC Physiotherapy registered, so we’ll take care of the documentation for you. No referral is required, so all you need to do is pick up the phone, send us an email or book online – whichever is easier for you.

Bodyreform Physiotherapy Treatments

Bodyreform Physiotherapy | Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Our physiotherapist in Grey lynn have it covered. Having over 60 years experience cumulatively within our clinic, we are experienced in most physiotherapy problems.

Clinical Pilates | improve core strength, posture, flexibility and balance

Clinical Pilates has many proven benefits, including:

  • improving core strength, posture, flexibility and balance
  • increasing muscle tone and power, and
  • encouraging spine lengthening and stomach flattening

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging

Ensuring the Best and Most Effective Diagnosis and Treatment.

Ultrasound imaging enables our physio team to observe the movement of tissue in real time. That way, we can make a complete and thorough assessment of your deep abdominals and pelvic floor. As a consequence, our diagnosis is better and the treatment we give you is specific and effective for your needs.

Pilates Mat & Pilates Equipment Classes, Auckland

Bodyreform’s group Pilates classes include:

  • Mat Pilates classes in Grey Lynn / Ponsonby and in Mount Eden, Auckland, and
  • Equipment Pilates classes in Grey Lynn / Ponsonby.

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