Pilates is named after its founder Joseph Pilates born in 1880. The original concepts Joseph Pilates established through a list of exercises are still the basis of lots of movements seen in Pilates today. These movements have been developed with research and based on improving movement dysfunction and core stability. These principles are now what we consider Contemporary Pilates, both equipment and mat based.

Contemporary Pilates can have the benefits of

  • Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)
  • Improved Posture
  • Increased core strength and stability (low level core muscles including pelvic floor)
  • Injury prevention
  • Enhanced functional fitness
  • A balance of strength + flexibility
  • Improved body awareness
  • No impact exercise with decreased stress on joints
  • Customised programs to challenge rehabilitation clients to elite athletes
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Increased circulation

Advanced Physio Cooroy believe Pilates has a definite place in rehabilitation/an exercise based approach and consider it a useful tool as a part of some treatment plans. Our physiotherapists and exercise physiologist will consider Pilates as a part of our client’s treatment plan or ongoing maintenance for:

  • Strength- used to target a client’s weakest areas as well as identify any muscular imbalance that may be causing further issues
  • Mobility and flexibility- equipment can assist stretching and range of movement
  • Low impact exercise- little to no impact through sore joints

Talk to your practitioner about how Pilates might help you or contact the clinic to be assessed and improve your movement.