Clinical Pilates Rehabilitation

Clinical Pilates 

Mindful  Intelligent Whole-body Exercise

What is Clinical Pilates Rehabilitation?

Clinical Pilates is an adaptation of traditional Pilates based on Joseph Pilates' original system of exercises. It incorporates our current knowledge in anatomy, neuromuscular physiology and physical therapy.   A Kinesiologist guides you through exercises on spring loaded equipment to enhance injury rehabilitation and prevention, sport performance, and chronic disease management.

What is the Difference Between Private Pilates and Pilates Classes?

Unlike during a Pilates class, where the instructor's attention is divide, the focus on you throughout the private sessions.

 Alfred is an experienced, attentive and detailed Kinesiologist.  During each session he teaches you about your body, he adjusts the equipment for your body and creates a program that is specific to your current conditions and abilities.  Equipment based Pilates sessions are available in East Vancouver.

C.A.T.C.H Physio and Wellness -  Pilates Studio East Vancouver

What are the Benefits of Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates programs with a Kinesiologist are designed to help you develop core strength, including the use of the pelvic floor muscles, body awareness and functional strength and flexibility.  

Clinical Pilates has been shown to be an effective treatment for many chronic conditions and for injury rehabilitation.

 It can be used in conjunction with other physical therapy modalities and exercise methods to reduce pain, improve mobility and increase function.   

Who Benefits from Private Equipment Based Clinical Pilates?

Anyone who would like to rehabilitate a current injury, gain core stability by reconnecting to their deep abdominals, improve posture or reconnect to their deep abdominals will benefit from clinical Pilates. 

What Types of Conditions Can Be Treated with Pilates?

Pilates is excellent for both rehabilitation rehabilitation. It can be used to help people with a variety of conditions or goals. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre and post joint replacement surgery (total knee, total hip or total shoulder)
  • Poor posture, chronic stiffness, lack of ease movement
  • People with chronic pain seeking a supported way to restore movement
  • Injury prevention - return to work or sport (tennis, running, cycling, hockey etc)
  • Lower-back and neck pain
  • Neuromuscular conditions such as Parkinson's
  • Sports rehab to restore joint stability, co-ordination and load transfer
  • Pre or post orthopedic surgery (meniscus tears, ACL repair, MCL, rotator cuff or other shoulder injuries)
  • Whiplash, lower-back and other injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision
  • Athletic injuries that are reoccurring due to previous movement compensations
" Movement is integral to life.  Mobility is our ability to comfortably move our joints through their entire range of motion with ease and without pain. Having greater mobility improves our quality of life and prevents injuries and disability. It impacts our freedom to work, to participate in recreational activities or to simple perform our daily activities."

Alfred Ball, Kinesiologist | Pilates Instructor | Fascial Stretch Therapist

What are the benefits of using the Pilates Reformer and Chair?

The Pilates Reformer and tower and chair are pieces of exercise equipment with specialized built-in springs to assist with movement. These springs have a variety of tension levels that allow each exercise to be focused on strength or stability.  They also help to provide support and guidance during each exercise.   

The rehab Pilates Reformer has an elevated platform that makes it easier to transfer your body on and off it and a tower to assist with standing and other exercises.  Using the Pilates Reformer along with the accessories including the mat converter, box, straps and arc barrel, under the supervision and expertise of a Kinesiologist will empower you to move with greater ease.

Alfred's Experience Teaching Rehab Pilates

Alfred is a Kinesiologist with over 20 years of experience guiding and empowering people with injuries, chronic pain and chronic illnesses to restore movement so that they can lead more active lives.

He earned his STOTT Pilates Reformer and Mat certifications in 2005. Alfred taught both group and private Pilates for several years, then moved to clinics without equipment. His passion for these gentle form of rehabilitative exercise was reignited in 2021 when found a couple of place to teach Clinical Pilates. 

 He completed training on the STOTT Pilates Stability Chair in May 2023.

 Alfred understands the immensely positive impact Pilates can have. He is happy to teaching Pilates in Vancouver in an interdisciplinary team.

Book a Clinical Pilates session in Vancouver at C.A.T.C.H. Physiotherapy and Wellness.