Clinical Pilates

Nothing happens until something moves

5-star posture, muscle strength & flexibility - step beyond general fitness

Pilates is a group of exercises that target the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve core stability, trunk control and body posture.


These types of exercises have evolved from those used by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. Research evidence supports the use of clinical Pilates in the prevention and rehabilitation of spinal injuries. In addition to reducing pain, Clinical Pilates has also been shown to prevent injuries, improve balance & stability, strengthen core and functional muscle strength, and improve bone density.

Clinical Pilates is a series of exercises in various body positions, either with or without the use of specialized Pilates equipment. These have been adapted by physiotherapists with knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and pathology to make them suitable for patients recovering from injury or has chronic back and neck pain. Other benefits include:

  • Reduction of spinal pain
  • Muscle toning
  • Enhancement of core stability and strength
  • Improved pelvic floor function
  • Falls prevention

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The exercises prescribed at Active Motion Physio Chatswood are highly specialized and specific to each individual, and will depend on your current fitness level and your aim of treatment, such as to decrease pain and increase range of movements at a functional day-to-day level.

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The Active Motion Pilates program will begin with an initial assessment session to let our physiotherapist determine your body’s direction preference, current level of balance, and muscle endurance.


Assessment may involve the use of Real Time ultrasound to assist in seeing how well you’re utilizing your deep back and abdominal muscles. People with pre-existing injuries area advised to have a one on one consultation prior to starting the classes. The cost of the consultation can be claimed back on your health insurance.

The exercises you get at Active Motion Physio Chatswood‘s Clinical Pilates program can be used to retrain movement pattern, improve core strength and promote better posture. It can make a real difference in patients with neck and back pain, athletes who want to improve their performance, and pregnant moms who want to regain their abdominal strength.

At Active Motion, our physiotherapists have Certified Clinical Pilates qualifications and extensive postgraduate training. We practice the best treatment techniques in order to give the highest standard of real patient care.

Contact us at Chatswood to sign up or get more info!