Pilates is an exercise approach created by Joseph Pilates during WWI when he successfully rehabilitated bed bound soldiers, enabling them to make rapid recoveries from their injuries. Pilates has evolved since this time into a truly
holistic approach to exercise, which centres mind and body. The exercises emphasise the need to start each movement from a core of stability centred around the low back and pelvis.
The Pilates method then gradually increases the intensity of each exercise by changing arm and leg positions or adding resistance in the form of weighted balls, resistance bands or gravity. Throughout this process, correct breathing control is emphasised which assists the mind / body connection. A fundamental aspect of Pilates is the goal of improving the everyday function of the person as a whole.
The Physiotherapists at Omnia have all been trained in Clinical Pilates, an approach which utilises physiotherapy expertise in the interpretation and progression of each of the original 34 Pilates exercises, training developed by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.
Our Physiotherapy-led Pilates classes are purposefully small so that the we are able to give individual attention to everyone in the group. The exercises we teach are highly adaptable to each and every person, so that everyone is able to exercise to the best of their ability and make optimum progress. This enables us to link the key roles of both Pilates and Physiotherapy in the prevention and rehabilitation of a wide range of injuries and conditions.
If you are not sure whether Pilates is right for you, please call one of the team at Omnia who would be happy to discuss your individual circumstances with you.
If you have not done any Pilates before, we encourage you to come to us for an individual session at the clinic first, so that we can ensure you know the basics and can practice some of the key exercises before joining a class.