Clinical Pilates classes are taught by Physiotherapists for clients with current or previous injuries or pain.
Individual programs are developed which target problem areas and goals to achieve best possible results. Programs are designed for all levels and injures, from first timers to advanced.
Clinical Pilates is suitable for:
- Neck and/or upper back pain
- Shoulder pain and dysfunction
- Lower back pain
- Pelvic and/or hip pain
- Post surgery – spinal, shoulder, hip, knee
- Pre- and post-natal
- Pelvic floor retraining
- Degenerative joints
- Postural and flexibility issues
- General conditioning and fitness
- General well being
- Injury prevention
Our Clinical Pilates Physiotherapists
Lisa graduated from the University of Otago in 2012. Since then she has been working in private practices in Melbourne and New Zealand where she treated both musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.
Lisa has completed training in DMA clinical Pilates, and provides one on one and Clinical Mat classes. Lisa has completed training with the Mckenzie Institute and can use Mechanical diagnosis and therapy to treat your lower back injury.
Lisa believes in a combination of hands on treatment, exercise prescription and education to help get your body better.
Lisa is a keen tramper and enjoys the gym as her regular exercise outlet. She enjoys helping others to rehabilitate back to full health and fitness, getting you back to your sporting and daily activities.
Michelle has worked in the private sector in NZ and London for over 30 years as a Physiotherapist and for the last 20 years as a Rehabilitative Pilates instructor. She has a passion for helping people to achieve optimal body function, movement and postures.
She feels it is vital for people to take responsibility for their own bodies by being taught awareness of the way they position themselves and move throughout the day and thus making their everyday activities their ‘gym program’.
Most people want more than symptomatic relief of their symptoms and don’t want to have problems reoccur down the track. Michelle enjoys the challenge of low back problems and lower limb injuries particularly but is also able to apply her experience and knowledge to most causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain in the body.
Michelle works with a holistic approach and includes work on relaxation, de stressing and breathing as part of her teaching tools.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is well known that pain can inhibit the function of the surrounding muscles and the way we move. Once pain has gone the muscle function does not automatically return to normal. It is necessary to improve motor control and strength to address this movement dysfunction and reduce likelihood of pain returning again