Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the Benefits of Clinical Exercise Classes?
⇒ Improve core strength
⇒ Improve muscle tone
⇒ Improve balance and flexibility
⇒ Improve athletic performance
⇒ Improve posture and body awareness
⇒ Lower stress levels
⇒ Injury prevention
⇒ Reduce pain by identifying cause of injury
⇒ Improve general health and wellbeing
Our Approach & What to Expect on Your First Visit
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 group class?
Yes. An initial assessment is essential because the exercise program is specifically tailored for each person to meet your personal and rehabilitation goals.
What are the advantages of choosing Clinical Pilates over Gym/Studio Pilates?
Clinical Pilates are run by experienced physiotherapists with specialised training in Pilates methodology. The classes are small – a maximum of 3-4 per class allowing for plenty of 1:1 attention. Importantly, each participant gets an individually tailored exercise program to suits your needs and goals.
What do I bring to my initial assessment appointment?
Please bring any referral letters and relevant test results such as x-rays.
Does private health insurance cover my exercise classes?
Yes. The good news is that our classes will not change as they are Physiotherapy Based. We already provide a thorough assessment, review outcome measures and prescribe an individual exercise program tailored to your requirements in order to help you achieve your goals. Because of this you will continue to be eligible for private health insurance rebates. The HICAPS code for the clinical exercise class is 560.
How many people in a group exercise class?
Maximum 4 people in a class.
What is the duration of the class?
The class is 60 minutes.
What do I bring to my classes?
Please bring a pair of socks, gym towel and a water bottle.
How often should I be doing the classes?
During the initial assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss with you a plan to achieve your fitness, rehabilitation and personal goals.
Will the exercises help me lose weight?
Resistance training does increase lean muscle mass and increase metabolic rate and energy consumption which is important for weight loss. It is important to combine this type of exercise with healthy diet and cardiovascular exercise.
Can I still join the class if I have other injuries?
Yes. We strongly encourage you to if you want to manage your injuries better and still able to exercise without re-injuring yourself. Clinical Pilates programs are specially tailored to your individual needs. It is the perfect way to exercise in an environment that is safe and rehabilitative.