Pilates


Pilates is a well-established method of exercise that is now also used extensively for rehabilitation after Injury.

When taught by an appropriately qualified instructor, Pilates is a safe and effective form of exercise and complements the medical management of many injuries

Pilates

  • Targets the deep abdominal, spinal and pelvic floor muscles, often referred to as ‘the core’

  • Emphasises efficiency of movement and an understanding of how to move

  • Assists in retraining the way you move

  • Improves body awareness, muscle balance, movement control, strength and flexibility

LifeCare Pilates is provided at LifeCare centres by Physiotherapists who have completed significant post graduate training in Pilates Exercise Programming.

LifeCare provides fully equipped Pilates facilities.

LifeCare Physiotherapists provide personalised assessment and treatment programs.

Each client undertakes an initial Pilates Assessment with a Physiotherapist which may involve the use of real time ultrasound to ensure correct muscle activation. 

LifeCare Pilates can assist with:

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Lower back and pelvic pain

  • Hip and knee pain

  • Postural problems

  • Improving sporting performance

  • Chronic pain

  • Rehabilitation after motor vehicle or work related accidents.

  • Recovery from Sports Injuries

Safe modified programs are available for:

  • The elderly

  • During pregnancy

  • In the postpartum period

See our fact sheet titled ‘Pilates, Will It Help me?’ for more detailed information.

No referral is necessary.

Bookings are essential. Contact your local LifeCare clinic for more information on available classes. (Please note that while not all LifeCare clinics provide Pilates, they will be able to refer you to a LifeCare clinic nearby who can provide Pilates).