Pilates is a form of exercise that specifically addresses improving ‘core stability’, increasing flexibility and enhancing body awareness and posture. By building your ‘core stability’ or ‘core strength’ you can decrease your susceptibility to injuries and reduce the length of an injury.
At Physiosports our Clinical Pilates programs are designed and implemented by qualified physiotherapists.
This means that we utilise the concepts of Clinical Pilates to implement a personalised program for our clients. This takes into consideration improving one’s posture and ability to perform day-to-day activities, whilst managing the risk of developing musculoskeletal conditions.
Benefits of clinical pilates:
- Increased flexibility
- Improved posture
- Increased core stability
- Injury prevention
- Improved athletic performance
- Improved balance and co-ordination
A Pilates assessment is necessary before beginning classes to ensure that the physiotherapist is aware of any relevant medical or injury history. This includes a thorough musculoskeletal screening to allow us to target your program to your specific needs. Real Time Ultrasound is sometimes used to assess your core muscle activation and if required to train you on how to engage your core correctly. Your program is then designed and training begins using the Pilates equipment.
Personalised sessions with an instructor are available for individuals who feel that they require greater supervision to perform their program correctly.
Pilates classes are run by a physiotherapist and utilise the trapeze table, reformer, balance boards, fit balls and mat work. Classes run for 60 minutes, and given the need for feedback and supervision, have a maximum of five people per class. Each person in the class is performing their individual program designed by the instructor.
Due to the precise nature of the exercises we require you to perform at least two one-on-one sessions (including your assessment) before entering a class.
to view the Pilates timetable.
for details about our Pilates membership.
Ask about our Pilates Membership offer for unlimited classes within a 12 week period! Rebates are available through your private health insurance extras cover.