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Sarah holland

Sarah holland

Clinical Pilates | The benefits

Pilates is a hot topic at the moment. It has absolutely boomed in the health & fitness industry over the last few years, especially group reformer Pilates classes. Whilst we love all forms of Pilates, it’s important to highlight the differences between Clinical & non-clinical Pilates and how Clinical Pilates may benefit you more than the large group classes. 


Reformer Pilates classes are medium to large group classes that use the reformer bed. They tend to incorporate cardiovascular fitness, strength & stability. The group will tend to all be doing the same exercise so it is not specific to your individual needs. If you have any pre-existing conditions, these classes may not be suitable.

Clinical Pilates is beneficial for rehabilitation after injury or surgery. It can also be used for injury prevention and general wellbeing as it is tailored to your individual needs. Our assessments and classes are run by our qualified allied health practitioners, who have undergone further training in Clinical Pilates. 

Unlike group Pilates classes where everyone is doing the same old exercise, each of our Clinical Pilates classes will have a maximum of 4 people. Each person’s program will be unique to them and their health goals. We will always challenge you and listen to your niggles, adapting your program to what you need on that particular day.

Clinical Pilates classes are suitable for young children trying to get back into sport as well as older adults, who are always chasing their grandchildren around, and everyone else in between.


Many elite athletes have used Clinical Pilates in conjunction with their other training loads and noted how beneficial it was for injury prevention and preparation for their sporting seasons, as well as a recovery tool to get their bodies moving better.

So, what are the benefits of Clinical Pilates? And, what conditions may it help with?


  • Injury prevention
  • Improved strength and stability
  • Improved stability of the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and diaphragm
  • Improved flexibility and mobility
  • Improved coordination
  • Enhanced self-awareness and self-confidence
  • Enhanced quality of life


  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Pelvic floor health
  • Pre and post surgical rehabilitation
  • Prenatal and postnatal care

We love Clinical Pilates at Valley Health Group and we love to help our patients achieve their goals, so why not combine the two?! 


While you’re at it, why not take advantage of our promo offer! Do your 2 initial assessments and get your first class free. It’s a great way to try out the classes and see what it’s all about! 

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