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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    As a health professional, what are you seeking in sending clients to pilates classes?

    I have had a lot of new clients coming to me saying they were told to do Pilates by their Osteo, Phsyio etc. Two a week in fact, over the last few weeks. I am interested to know what you health professionals are seeking in sending clients our way, and what results you have seen that are leading to you referring them.

    I am really happy to see it happening, as I myself got here through years of back pain (scoliosis) and love helping clients exercise safely and appropriately using the Pilates Methodology. I think these type of clients should be doing private sessions before group classes though as there is a lot of Pilates work contraindicated for some conditions, and some teachers don't go to the effort of discerning this before a group class.
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    Special interest include; Wellnes,nutrition, physical exercise, headaches and sports injuries. My aim is to improve the wellness and health of all my clients. View Profile

    Hi

    This would vary from case to case. Though generally it would be to a) get the person active again, many people's lives are way to sedentary or b) to regain spinal control.

    although many people will see a chiro physio etc with pain, their problem started well before the pain presented itself. Some studies indicate that 30-40% loss of function occurs before pain sets in. 
    Pilates is agreay way to muscle and neural pathways firing again. These are important for spinal stability and to maintain spinal function.

  • Melissa Turnock

    Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher

    Certified Pilates Instructor with over 10 years teaching experience. My own scoliosis related back pain led me to a Pilates studio in Neutral Bay in … View Profile

    Thanks Nicholas. 

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