Clinical Physiotherapy (formerly Clinical Pilates)

Our Clinical Physiotherapy program (formerly called Clinical Pilates) is primarily focused on the rehabilitation or prevention of injury and the correction of postural concerns & muscle imbalances. Each participant has an individually tailored, research-based program, provided by highly trained Physiotherapists. Sessions are a combination of clinically appropriate exercises and include exercises delivered on Clinical Pilates equipment including clinical reformers, trapeze table and thoracic barrel in addition to traditional exercises including resistance bands, fitball, wobble board and other Physiotherapy equipment. Clinical Physiotherapy classes are covered by most Private Health insurers. 

Dance Medicine Australia (DMA)

Our approach to Clinical Physiotherapy is informed by Australia’s leading Clinical Pilates approach developed by Dance Medicine Australia (DMA). Our Physiotherapists undertake training with DMA and our Pilates studio is fitted with state of the art DMA Clinical Pilates equipment. This program ensures your Physiotherapist will individually tailor you a personal program based on your personal needs and goals. Each program is designed to find and fix the root cause of an injury or painful condition. These programs addressing individual functional stability issues are far superior to generic “core stability” exercises and pilates programs. DMA Clinical Physiotherapy sessions (including small group sessions) can be claimed through private health fund rebates (unlike Fitness Pilates classes). 

Benefits of Clinical Physiotherapy

Whilst everyone can benefit from Clinical Physiotherapy sessions, it is the best option for:

  • Management of Spinal Pain and Poor “Core” Stability and Control
  • Management of Sports and Occupational Injuries
  • Pregnant & Senior Clients
  • Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Osteoarthritis and other arthritic conditions
  • High Performance Athletes
  • Clients wanting to improve their posture, physical wellbeing and balance

Conditions we Treat with Clinical Physiotherapy

  • Muscular strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Joint dislocations
  • Acute traumatic injury
  • Fractures
  • Pre or post surgical presentations
  • Tendon tears or injury (tendinopathy)
  • Throwing or racquet sport injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Spinal, hip, pelvic instability
  • Shoulder instability
  • Neck related sports injury
  • Sports related disc injury

How to Start Clinical Physiotherapy

Your 50-minute initial Clinical Physiotherapy consultation is undertaken with a physiotherapist who will take a full history, a postural assessment, movement analysis, flexibility and core control assessment. Following this assessment, you will be taught “the basics” of Pilates principles to ensure safe and effective use of the Pilates equipment. Finally, you will complete a series of exercises to show the physiotherapist your current abilities (and limitations) to enable goal setting for the Pilates sessions.

One-on-One & Two-on-One Sessions

The next phase of your Clinical Physiotherapy journey is to complete one-on-one (or if you attend with a friend two-on-one) sessions which will last for 30-minutes (or longer if recommended and agreed). You have the option to continue with one-on-one sessions ongoing or when your physiotherapist agrees you are ready, you can progress to Clinical Physiotherapy classes. There may be a wait-list for certain classes, so please discuss this with your Physiotherapist if you are restricted in the times you can attend.

Clinical Physiotherapy Classes

Our Clinical Physiotherapy classes are guaranteed one person per reformer / trapeze (maximum of 5 per class). We offer 3 levels of membership – Star Membership (attending one class per week), Superstar Membership (attending two classes per week) and Rockstar Membership (attending three classes per week). When you take up a membership, we will reserve a spot in the class each week, just for you!

Each class is 45-minutes in duration and is overseen by a Pilates trained Physiotherapist. Each person’s individual program is supervised and progressed as their strength, flexibility and posture improves to ensure that optimal and accelerated results are achieved.

It Is also possible to attend classes on a casual basis; however, as you do not have a guaranteed spot, this is not recommended for those wanting to attend regularly. 

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