Springfield Clinical Pilates is run by experienced physiotherapists passionate about using movement and exercises to re-establish optimal functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Our physiotherapists are trained in Pilates methodology and by combining with their extensive knowledge of injuries and rehabilitation to form a more specialised form of exercises formally known as “Clinical Pilates”.
Clinical Pilates is different from gym or studio Pilates as the clinical exercise program is individually tailored to your specific needs and goals. The classes are small – a maximum of 4 per class allowing for plenty of 1:1 attention during the class. An initial physiotherapy assessment is required prior to commencing the class.
The initial assessment is essential so that we can identify any injuries or incorrect movement patterns that may need to be addressed within the program. You will also learn some basic principles of activating the cores stability muscles so that you can practice before your group session.
Clinical Pilates are suitable for all ages and abilities, injuries, chronic conditions, general fitness and well-being. Our classes use equipment such as the reformers, trapeze tables, wunda chair, balls, bands, Pilates circles and weights. These classes are claimable under the private health rebates for “physiotherapy small group class”.
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Address: 1-2/28 Commercial Drive, Springfield 4300
“Clinical Pilates is amazing! Who would have imagine stretching, engage core, neutral posture and correct movement pattern will reduce pain and improve mobility in a short duration?”
– Joanne –
“After only 6 sessions, I feel so much better, less pain, more flexibility and stability. I am currently doing things I thought I would never do again.”
– Raylene –
“I can’t recommend enough! If you have pain and still want to exercise within pain limits and get better – Clinical Pilates is the best!”
– Michelle –
“The physiotherapist is very helpful and explains the exercises really well. Classes are tailored to your needs perfectly and I enjoy them.”
– Skye –
“Classes are fun and challenging and individually tailored to your goals and needs.”
– Lea –
“Love the classes, feel so much better after 6 sessions! Classes are small, lots of 1:1 time with the physiotherapist.”
– Jo –
“The physios are professional and the program gives you a good workout according to your physical limits and pain.”
– Naomi –
“Friendly and knowledgeable physiotherapists and awesome individualised program! Great admin team too.”
– Ellen –
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that is suitable for just about anyone. It uses a system of exercises designed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s who believed in the principles of Centering, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision and Concentration. The exercises emphasises on quality of movement, alignment, stability and attention to what the body is doing and optimal movement patterns in order to achieve pain-free, stable strong and long musculature.
Our clinical exercises formally known as “Clinical Pilates” is a specialised form of exercises devised by physiotherapist that combines traditional Pilates methods with physiotherapy rehabilitation knowledge to design an individualised exercise program.
What are the benefits of this specialised form of exercises?
The exercises improve posture, strength, body control, awareness, endurance, breathing pattern, tone, balance, reduce pain and increase performance in sports. It focuses on strengthening the “powerhouse” which is your core stability muscles such as the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles that act as the support system for our musculoskeletal movement.
Do I need to have done Pilates before?
No, you don’t need to know anything about Pilates to undertake our group exercise classes. The physiotherapist will take you through on all the exercises and on how to set up the equipment, correct posture, breathing and techniques.
Do I need an assessment before starting the small group class?
Yes. An initial assessment is essential because the clinical exercise program is individually tailored for each person to meet your needs and rehabilitation goals.
What is the duration of the class?
The class is 60 minutes.