UPANDRUNNING Dubai’s Clinical Pilates is a modification by physiotherapists of traditional Pilates exercise techniques. The exercises are designed to train the body’s deep postural muscles (core) which provide stability, strength and control to the lower back, pelvic and hip joints, upper back, neck and shoulder regions.
The focus of the technique emphasizes efficiency and sub-maximal muscle control with the correct sequence of muscle firing playing a crucial role in rehabilitation. Using latest evidence-based research, a variety of floor-based exercises and spring-resisted equipment (reformers, trapeze table, combo chair) are used to alleviate pain, rehabilitate injuries and optimise postural alignment, strengthen weak muscles and correct biomechanics.
The exercises can be adapted to mimic different sporting actions and thus allows sport specific conditioning to enhance performance. Clinical Pilates is applicable to a wide variety of conditions including:
- Low back pain
- Recurrent shoulder pain or injury
- Neck and upper back pain
- Lumbo-pelvic instability
- Recurrent muscle, tendon or joint injuries
- Sports specific conditioning and performance enhancement
- Rehabilitation following surgery
- Poor flexibility
- Pregnancy or postnatal