the differences in what we do
Clincal Pilates vs Pilates
Pilates is a movement system developed by Jospeh Pilates in the early 20th century involving 34 controlled movement, stretching and breathing exercises which help to develop a stable core, improve co-ordination, balance and postural control and efficiency. In more traditional Pilates the mind and body are brought together to achieve these aims through eight principles of concentration, centering, breathing, isolation, routine, precision, control and flowing movement. Over the years many different types of Pilates have emerged due its ever increasing popularity, such as fitness Pilates, dynamic Pilates, Body Control Pilates to name just a few, which is why there is such variation in class quality, size, and efficacy.
At Total Therapy Studios we aim to offer what people need, which is why we offer huge diversity to our clients based on our own clinical research, teachings and combined integrated approach to total mind and body wellness. All of our classes bring together strength, mobility, movement, flexibility and breath. Hopefully the information below will help to explain the differences in what we offer, and a question we're often asked is "what's the difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?"
Clinical Pilates is a modification of traditional Pilates, continually developed by physiotherapists, movement specialsits and biomechanics experts with up to date research for people experiencing pain, health issues, movement dysfunction or rehabiltaion from injury or surgery which is not catered for in more traditional forms of pialtes or fitness pilates. It focuses more on 'isolated' muscle control and gives you time, space, clinical expertise and education to feel and understand the strengths and weaknesses in the body and how this could be contributing to pain and dysfunction. Many exercises are adapted for each individual person to enable correct function and control within a safe class environment. These classes are taughted by degree level therapists or clinicians specialsing in movment dysfunction and pain.
Pilates integrates movement, breath and muscle control into what we call 'compound exercises' which utilise more than one muscle group at a time in order to develop functional control such as when you walk, garden, or go about your day. These classes tend to be more flowing and allow ease of movment with control.
These classes are not taught by clinicians, medical professionals or biomechanics specialsits and therefore are not always appropriate for those with acute or chronic pain or mecical issues.
Pilates, Clinical Pilates, and more.