Clinical Pilates in Oakleigh

Time to get moving again? Recovering from an injury? Want to try Pilates?

Caitlin Gill Osteopath in Carnegie and Oakleigh
Dr Caitlin Gill (Osteopath)

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is a fantastic way to build strength, stability and mobility.

Our Osteopath’s Caitlin Gill & Shaun Richardson are qualified Clinical Pilates Instructors who can design and guide you through a reformer Pilates program to help get you moving again.

Alongside their usual Osteopathic hands-on treatments they incorporate Pilates and gym based exercise into their sessions to ensure long-lasting relief from both acute and chronic injuries.

Now providing Clinical Pilates sessions at our Oakleigh clinic.  It’s always one-on-one, tailored specifically to your injury history, and can be adjusted to suit any age and physical condition. 

Clinical Pilates is a great way to restore confidence after musculoskeletal injury, a gentle method of building strength and mobility without impact, and can be readily progressed into more challenging stability exercises as your capacity improves.

Shaun Richardson Osteopath in Carnegie and Oakleigh
Dr Shaun Richardson (Osteopath)

Can Pilates help with back pain?

Yes! Clinical Pilates provided by our Osteopaths can help with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Hip/ Knee arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Postural imbalances
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Tendinopathies
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Return to exercise post-partum 
  • Pain as a result of localized or generalized hypermobility
Pilates reformer machine

Benefits of Pilates

Clinical Pilates offers a range of benefits for individuals seeking to improve their physical health and well-being:

1. Improved Core Strength: Clinical Pilates targets the deep core muscles, helping to strengthen and stabilise the trunk, pelvis, and spine, which can alleviate back pain and enhance overall posture.

2. Enhanced Flexibility & Mobility: Pilates exercises focus on controlled movements and stretching, promoting flexibility in muscles and joints, and improving overall range of motion.

3. Increased Muscle Tone & Endurance: By engaging various muscle groups, Clinical Pilates helps to develop long, lean muscles, improving muscle tone and endurance without adding bulk.

4. Injury Prevention: Clinical Pilates exercises emphasise proper alignment, balance, and body awareness, reducing the risk of injury during physical activities and daily movements.

5. Rehabilitation & Recovery: Clinical Pilates is often used as part of rehabilitation programs for injuries or post-surgery, helping individuals regain strength, mobility, and function in a safe and controlled manner.

6. Pain Management: Clinical Pilates can help alleviate chronic pain conditions, such as back pain, by targeting specific muscles and improving overall body mechanics.

7. Improved Posture: Through targeted exercises, Clinical Pilates helps to correct imbalances in posture, promoting better alignment and reducing strain on the spine and joints.

8. Enhanced Mental Well-being: Pilates exercises incorporate breathing techniques and mindful movement, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. These appointments can boost mood and overall mental well-being, providing a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

9. Tailored to Individual Needs: Clinical Pilates programs designed by our Osteopaths can be customized to suit individual fitness levels, goals, and any specific health concerns, ensuring a personalized approach to exercise and rehabilitation.

Oakleigh Clinic


66 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh VIC

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