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Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates and personal training taught by our professional team of specialists can assist in muscle recovery, aid in injury healing, build strength and flexibility, reduce bodily pain, and promote wellbeing. Clinical Pilates is an adaptation of traditional Pilates using patient-specific treatment plans following an injury or post-operative surgery to help strengthen core muscles in the abdomen and pelvis, as well as rehabilitate injuries by focusing on the optimal movement of the body. With our dedicated team of specialists, our instructors guide clients on techniques to maximize results while preventing further injuries. 

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is an adaptation of traditional Pilates, that stresses the importance of developing core muscle strength in the abdomen and pelvic muscles. It also focuses on postural education for everyday activities like simply sitting or standing. By focusing on exercises that improve mobility and range of motion, Pilates training allows for optimal movement of the body.


At HelloPhysio, our physiotherapist or trained Pilates specialist work with clients one-on-one to give each person tailored treatments, focusing on strengthening core muscles, rehabilitating post-surgery, or preventing injuries caused by muscular imbalances. Modified forms of exercise techniques and specialized equipment such as reformers, Stahl bars, or Swiss balls are used during training sessions as part of a holistic physiotherapy treatment plan.

How do Pilates benefit post-surgical outcomes

Clinical Pilates strongly benefits people with musculoskeletal pain or athletic injuries, Pilates for back pain, or post-operative orthopedic surgeries. Developing a strong core through Pilates encourages speedier recovery following surgery, especially in the early days. After a hip surgery, Pilates strengthens and stretches the muscles around the hip joint to improve recovery time. If following an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery or replacement, Pilates can reinforce the back, core, and hips to restore strength and balance. Or when lower back pain results in spine surgery, Clinical Pilates for back pain is integral in the recovery process, strengthening core muscles in the trunk and spine to decrease load pressure on the discs.

Can Pilates increase sports performance

Using Clinical Pilates training can improve overall mobility and athletic performance. Breathing techniques can connect the mind and body, helping you center and focus. Improving your range of motion will mitigate injuries and reduce recovery time. Strengthening core stability improves your body alignment, and creates more fluid joint movements in the hips, trunk, and knees, making for more efficient and controlled movement increasing power.

Pilates as part of pain management

Whether you are looking to develop deep core muscle strength to decrease lower back pain, enhance breathing techniques to stimulate lymph flow to cleanse toxins, or simply correct poor posture, our Pilates specialists will help you address a plethora of conditions, including but not limited to scoliosis, chronic back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, and impaired movement following a mastectomy.

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Our sessions work to identify the root cause of an injury to effectively alleviate it, by stretching and relaxing the muscles, allowing them to naturally move and heal with decreased incidence of recurrent trauma.

Pilates or personal training can be an individual session or a part of your ongoing physiotherapy treatment plan.

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HelloPhysio paves the way with both traditional techniques and the latest technologies to reduce pain, re-establish movement patterns, and activate muscles so that you can return to your daily life.

Physiotherapy treatment plans with complementary therapies like Clinical Pilates in Singapore are different for each client and are customized to fit an individual’s needs, injuries, and lifestyle. Physiotherapy treatments from HelloPhysio may be eligible for claims through your health insurance provider.

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Clinical Pilates FAQs

Who would benefit from Clinical Pilates?

Athletes can incorporate Clinical Pilates as part of their rehabilitation, and to build overall strength and proper body alignment to remain injury-free. The techniques are suitable to build strength in the shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, and the back post-op surgery. The ultimate goal for clients is to address strength issues and to help you reach your active goals effectively and safely under the instruction of a trained Pilates specialist. Clinical Pilates builds strength in people recovering from injuries or post-surgery and those who suffer from musculoskeletal pain.

Does Clinical Pilates help with back pain?

Clinical Pilates can help with back pain in a number of ways. It strengthens core muscles in the abdomen and pelvis, which can improve posture to help reduce pain. It also helps to rehabilitate injuries by focusing on the optimal movement of the body, whether caused by poor posture or acute injury. Clinical Pilates is beneficial because it targets specific problem areas for individual clients while still having overall benefits for the entire body. It can be a lifesaver for most people suffering from back pain.

Is Pilates as part of physiotherapy for knee pain effective as a treatment?

Pilates is a great form of strengthening for people who have knee pain. Pilates exercises strengthen muscles around the knees that can relieve discomfort by providing support and stability to the joint, whether you have an overuse injury or have had knee surgery. Gradual improvements strengthen the muscles around the knees to support your body’s weight.

What is Prenatal Pilates?

Women with uncomplicated pregnancies can engage in Pilates strength and conditioning exercises throughout all stages of pregnancy. Exercise plans can be created to strengthen and stretch specific muscle groups that are weak or tight from postural changes due to weight shifts and stresses that occur during pregnancy. Pilates is beneficial for women with abdominal wall separation, pelvic floor weakness, and issues with incontinence. It can even be beneficial to improve the childbirth process reducing complications for both mother and baby. Regular physical activity during pregnancy – like through Prenatal Pilates – can help reduce related pain.

How can Postnatal Pilates help after birth?

Postnatal Pilates focuses on posture and flexibility, and can be modified for women with caesarean sections, abdominal wall separation, or pelvic joint weakness from pregnancy. Following birth, regaining abdominal and pelvic floor strength is essential to support the lower back. As Pilates focuses on movement patterns, these exercises can be instrumental to help manage the demands of a newborn such as ongoing lifting and bending, and prevent stress. Postnatal Pilates works to help new mothers to return to their daily activities without pain (stronger both physically and mentally) so that you can focus on bonding with their newborns rather than experience pain.

How is a Pilates reformer used during sessions?

A Pilates reformer is a piece of resistance equipment specifically designed for Pilates exercises. It enables clients to move through a full range of motion, which may involve pushing and pulling with the legs and arms against the springs, carriage, and one’s own body weight to create a unique strength-building exercise that differs from traditional Pilates mat exercises. Sessions on the Pilates reformer can be used to focus on a specific area or used as part of full-body workouts. Throughout the session, you’ll work groups of muscles you don’t use very often, particularly your core muscles, which include your abs, lower back, and pelvis. The reformer can target different body parts while still concentrating on your core, giving you a more complete workout.


What is STOTT Pilates?

The STOTT Pilates method works by focusing on the spines natural curve by rebalancing the muscles surrounding the joints. It combines classic Pilates principles rooted in breath, concentration, and the fluid range of motion. However, it differs in the approach to postural alignment and varies in the sequence of exercises and equipment. The five main principles include proper breathing, neutral and imprinted positions versus a flat back, ribcage position, shoulder stability, and head and neck placement. An instructor will guide you through carefully choreographed routines to help you achieve your body awareness, balance, coordination, and endurance goals. This will improve your health by increasing your strength and flexibility through slow, muscle-toning movements. The numerous benefits include improved posture, increased circulation, back pain relief, improved muscle definition, reduced stress and anxiety, improved breathing habits, and increased energy.

Is Pilates good for runners?

Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for runners because it strengthens many different muscles in the lower body, including the quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. It is especially good for runners because it strengthens your core, which is important to reduce the risk of injuries, and assists during long-distance runs. It may feel natural to use the leg strength only to increase the intensity of a workout, but core strength is important when powering through long distances at top speed. Pilates also gives you benefits like improved posture and better stability that are helpful while running. Through a full range of motion movements and proper breathing during Pilates exercises, circulation is improved, tension is reduced, and focus is enhanced, which helps the mind and body power through a long run without as much fatigue.

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