Clinical Pilates – Pilates specifically designed for your injury needs

Pilates is a method of exercise originally developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920’s that involves both physical and mental conditioning of the body. Its regular practice allows for improvements in postural awareness, breathing, core muscular strength and control, balance, flexibility and neural mobility as well as improving overall fitness, strength and general well-being.

Pilates is a great form of exercise to assist patients with back and neck pain, arthritis, general musculoskeletal complaints (e.g. joint stiffness and pain, and muscular tightness and soreness), osteoporosis, post-surgery, during and after pregnancy and for the prevention and/or management of sporting injuries, with a program specifically designed according to your impairments.

Structured sessions lead by a professional physiotherapist and accredited clinical Pilates practitioner, integrate both elements of the Pilates method, incorporating both mat exercises as well as the specialised equipment-based exercises using the Trapeze Table and the Reformer.

Pilates Classes

To join one of our Pilates classes our trained physiotherapists will assess and tailor a personalised Pilates program to meet your specific injury needs and fitness goals, taking into consideration any pre-existing medical conditions.

An initial Pilates consultation will incorporate a full body biomechanical assessment to identify your current strength, flexibility and weaknesses as well as setting up your personal goals. Three individual sessions are then used to teach you the basic concepts and use of the specialised Pilates equipment and instruct your personalised program. After you have improved your confidence and mastered your exercises you will be able to join one of our small Pilates classes (maximum of 6 people) run by one of our trained physiotherapists.

Our current group session times are:


Morning Afternoon
Evening
    Monday     9:15 - 10:00 am
    10:00 - 10:45 am
    10:45 - 11:30 am

    5:30 - 6:15 pm
    Tuesday
    7:30 - 8:15 am
    8:15 - 9:00 am
    9:00 - 9:45 am
    9:45 - 10:30 am



    5:00 - 5:45 pm
    5:45 - 6:30 pm
    6:30 - 7:15 pm

    Wednesday
        
    9:00 - 9:45 am


    5:00 - 5:45 pm
    5:45 - 6:30 pm
    Thursday
    8:30 - 9:15 am
    9:15 - 10:00 am
    10:00 - 10:45 am
    1:45 - 2:30 pm 
    4:45 - 5:30 pm
    5:30 - 6:15 pm
    Friday
    9:15 - 10:00 am
    10:00 - 10:45 am
    10:45 - 11:30 am
    2:15 - 3:00 pm     

We will be looking to open new Pilates classes and times based on our patients’ preferences. Please let us know if you have a specific day or time that would suit your needs.

Real Time Ultrasound

Real-Time Ultrasound is a valuable tool used to provide visual feedback for the patient and physiotherapist to facilitate activation of the deep abdominal and core muscles. Being able to utilise these deep core muscles correctly is an important aspect of Pilates exercise. In addition, increasing core strength and control can assist with rehabilitation of many musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain or postural pain.

Can I claim my Pilates classes through my private health fund?

Yes! For those of you with extras cover for physiotherapy services, rebates are provided by most health funds for both the Pilates assessment sessions and the individual or group sessions. You should check with your Health Fund to confirm your rebate amount, and be aware that these rebates will come off of your annual physiotherapy service limit.

Contact us. We will find a physiotherapist specific to your needs.