Mat Pilates Gold Coast: Classes (Max 3) for our Gold Coast clients.
Pilates is a combination of exercises designed to improve stability, body awareness, strength and flexibility.
Our physiotherapists use Pilates Gold Coast as a method of both injury prevention and rehabilitations. It is a practice that is suitable for patients from all walks of life, from individuals with balance impairments to athletes returning to sport. We are situated in the perfect location for pilates on the Gold Coast.
At Ferry Rd Physio Southport we understand that everyone is different. Therefore our classes are individualised by a certified Pilates Physiotherapist and capped at a maximum of 3 per class. This allows for classes to be tailored to your goals – whether they be injury prevention, rehabilitation or general fitness – and help keep costs to a minimum for you.
History of Pilates
Pilates was developed in the early 20thcentury by Joseph Pilates. His practices largely focused on the conditioning of the body and mind with the use of advanced stretching and strengthening.
Since then it has been adapted clinically by physiotherapists around the world to enhance performance and treat a multitude of injuries, particularly lower back pain.
What Can Pilates Gold Coast Offer?
- Increase core strength and stability
- Improved postural control and balance
- Improved flexibility and fitness
- Heightened body awareness and co-ordination
- Low impact exercises
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Enhanced performance in chosen sports
How Does Pilates Gold Coast Work?
- Stability – by improving the integrity of the load bearing tissues around joints.
- Concentration –by enhancing your awareness for how and what you are moving.
- Body Awareness – by identifying and adapting good postural balance.
- Centring + Flowing Movements- by activating the smaller muscles to stabilise the spine.
- Breathing – by utilisingdiaphragmatic breathing to optimise efficient muscle activation.
- Co-ordination – by executing accurate muscle patterns to facilitate ease of movement.
- Stamina- by improving strength and endurance.
- Relaxation –by using conscious effort and awareness to control unwanted tensions.
Pilates is a low impact form of exercise which can minimise symptoms for patients who may experience joint discomfort.
Pilates works at a submaximal effort yet ensures that the entire body is engaged at all times. This facilitates improvements in muscle balance, symmetry and stability which can often be neglected within other forms of exercise regimes.
Why Choose Physiotherapist-run Pilates?
Research suggests that Pilates is most beneficial when programs are individualised and tailored for your specific concerns. At Ferry Rd Physio all our classes are run by trained physiotherapists, allowing for a significant understanding of your injury history and rehabilitation moving forward. Our small classes also allow for one-on-one attention and specialised exercises to suit your needs.
- Pilates is effective in achieving desired outcomes during rehabilitation particularly when targeting pain, disability, function, flexibility, endurance and quality of life (Byrnes, Wu and Whillier, 2018; Kamioka et al., 2016; Natour et al., 2014).
- Pilates has with no harmful side effects in lower back pain patientswhen performed correctly (Natour et al., 2014).
- Pilates programs are an effective treatment of chronic pain (Patti et al., 2015).
- Pilates is more effective than static and dynamic balance training in women (Kamioka et al., 2016; de Oliveira Francisco, de Almeida Fagundes and Gorges, 2015)
- Pilates can improve balance which is an important risk factor for falls in older adults (Barker, Talevski and Bird, 2015).
If you are interested, or have further questions, contact us to find out more!
Barker, A., Talevski, J. and Bird, M. (2015). Effect of pilates exercise for improving balance and decreasing falls risk in older adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Physiotherapy, 101, pp.e111-e112.
Byrnes, K., Wu, P. and Whillier, S. (2018). Is Pilates an effective rehabilitation tool? A systematic review. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 22(1), pp.192-202.
de Oliveira Francisco, C., de Almeida Fagundes, A. and Gorges, B. (2015). Effects of Pilates method in elderly people: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 19(3), pp.500-508.
Kamioka, H., Tsutani, K., Katsumata, Y., Yoshizaki, T., Okuizumi, H., Okada, S., Park, S., Kitayuguchi, J., Abe, T. and Mutoh, Y. (2016). Effectiveness of Pilates exercise: A quality evaluation and summary of systematic reviews based on randomized controlled trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 25, pp.1-19.
Natour, J., Cazotti, L., Ribeiro, L., Baptista, A. and Jones, A. (2014). Pilates improves pain, function and quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 29(1), pp.59-68.
Patti, A., Bianco, A., Paoli, A., Messina, G., Montalto, M., Bellafiore, M., Battaglia, G., Iovane, A. and Palma, A. (2015). Effects of Pilates Exercise Programs in People With Chronic Low Back Pain. Medicine, 94(4), p.e383.