Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is the application of Pilates in the treatment of individual needs and clinical conditions.

In certain cases a course of Clinical Pilates might supplement other treatment programmes or even substitute for them.

Clinical Pilates should not be confused with fitness Pilates, which is the most common branch of Pilates, the one found in fitness classes where the emphasis is on exercise and fitness training.

Benefits of Clinical Pilates

The benefits of Clinical Pilates can be summarised:

  • Deals with individual, rather than group needs
  • Achieves faster results than those achieved through exercise-oriented activities
  • Incorporates functional exercises which mimic everyday movements
  • Can head off potential injuries by restoring the body's correct physical balances
  • One-to-one relationship between client and practitioner.

Conditions for which Pilates might provide prevention or relief include:

  • Back, neck and hip problems
  • Stress
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Osteoporosis.

Amongst the benefits of Pilates in speeding the recuperative process, you might include:

  • Aiding rehabilitation after strain
  • Relief from a persistent stiffness
  • Recovery from injury, illness or an operation
  • Getting back into shape after giving birth.

If you have a concern, I am qualified to provide prescriptive guidance on the potential of Pilates in the treatment of your condition.

Your Clinical Assessment

The evaluation is the most important aspect of our work together. At your first appointment I shall ask a series of questions about your state of health and fitness, and then complete a full clinical assessment.

The information gathered forms the basis of recommendations for a Pilates programme. Where necessary, I shall work with your osteopath, physiotherapist or GP to provide you with your ideal course of Pilates.

The Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Area

Most of my clients live in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas—Brasted, Chiddingstone, Chipstead, Edenbridge, Fordcombe, Hadlow, Hildenborough, Ightham, Langton Green, Oxted, Pembury, Penshurst, Plaxtol, Rusthall, Shipbourne, Southborough, Speldhurst, Sundridge, Weald and Westerham.

However, others—particularly those seeking my range of skills in fitness and pilates training, massage and nutrition— come from farther afield.