The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century in Germany. Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing. Clinical Pilates is a specialized adaptation of traditional Pilates. It incorporates physiotherapy techniques and is delivered by a trained Physiotherapist or Clinical Pilates Instructor. Clinical Pilates is an evidence based system of exercises which focus on the retraining and recruitment of deep stabilizing muscles (core strength and spinal stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility. Clinical Pilates can also improve balance, enhance performance, reduce pain, is injury specific and is efficient and safe for use in rehabilitation.
The Clinical Pilates program at Windy Hill Physiotherapy Clinic is an individualized one. Each patient is individually assessed, set a personalized home program and a personalized studio program which is supervised at all times. Patients can choose to stay one on one or share a session with up to three other people while continuing with their individualized, supervised program.
All Clinical Pilates sessions involve floor - based exercises, together with spring loaded resistance machines; reformer, trapeze table, wunda chair, core align, as well as stability balls, orbit, foam rollers, hand weights and other small pieces of pilates and strength and conditioning apparatus.
Benefits of Pilates
Some of the many benefits of Pilates include:
Melissa trained at the Pilates Sports Centre in Los Angeles, October2011 and offers Hollywood’s latest fitness obsession.
The latest in sculpting and toning at the Ballet Barre. These classes have been fined tuned to deliver the best results at the barre without knee or back pain issues.
Working at the barre gives you a sense of center and balance while performing small isometric movements for each muscle group. We use light weights to sculpt the arms, tough ab and glute work at the barre and floor and of course, Barre work with many variations.
This workout also requires mental focus as muscles are strengthened and then stretched to create a longer, leaner physique.
Class sizes are limited to 10 people maximum to ensure proper form and technique.
We utilize 2 ballet barres, pilates balls and small hand weights.
Classes run for 55 minutes, for all levels of fitness, no dance experience required
Please call for updated class times.
7 day unlimited barre class special $50 (valid only once)
After training in America, Melissa is now accredited to implement CoreAlign® within all Clinical Pilates sessions.
Easy-to-learn exercises on the CoreAlign® emphasize an upright posture and are designed to improve posture, balance and functional movement. Developed by physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman, CoreAlign exercises facilitate musculoskeletal rehabilitation by stimulating core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises, very deep stretches and core-controlled aerobic training.
The CoreAlign’s frame encloses two tracks and carts, which move independently with smooth resistance (or assistance) created by six elastic resistance tube assemblies on each cart.
The apparatus enables clients to exercise in an upright, functional posture, while addressing muscle balance, alignment, coordination, balance, and strength. Combining the tracks with upright postures is a key element in giving clients an immediate "feel" for proper alignment while doing specific exercises.