Clinical Pilates Reformer East Bentleigh

Clinical Pilates Bentleigh East

From 1st April 2019, our Pilates classes are now known as Group Physiotherapy Sessions. These sessions have a maximum of 4 people per class and use Pilates based exercises as well as other strength and rehab exercises to help you achieve your goals - whether this is to overcome an injury, get back to sport, increase strength and balance or decrease pain. 

What is Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. Clinical Pilates aims to retrain the deep stabilizing muscles as well as focusing on recruiting these stabilizing muscles in order to improve posture, strength and flexibility.

What is the difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?

Many gyms and fitness centres are now offering mat Pilates and reformer Pilates classes, however these differ from clinical Pilates as they are taught by instructors who are not physiotherapist. These classes often have many people attending and use generic exercises which means that they are not suitable for everyone, particularly if you are currently injured or experiencing pain. This ‘one size fits all’ approach means that you may not be working to your full potential and can also increase the risk of further injury.

How are Group Physiotherapy Sessions different to your old Pilates classes?

Our new Group Physiotherapy Sessions are similar to our old Pilates classes except they now incorpate an ever wider range of exercises tailored to specifically address your health or injury concerns. You will be supervised by a fully qualified physiotherapist to encourage correct technique, suitable resistance levels and to modify or adapt your program as needed.

Our Group Physiotherapy sessions are suitable for people who are:

  • Suffering from neck or back pain
  • Recovering from chronic or recurring musculoskeletal, neck, spine and pelvic injuries
  • Pre/post-natal and wanting to strengthen core and pelvic floor muscles
  • Wanting to improve muscle movement patterns in order to enhance performance or prevent injury
  • Wanting to improve overall fitness, muscle tone and wellbeing

What are the benefits of Group Physiotherapy Sessions?

Regular attendance at Group Physiotherapy Sessions can:

  • Improve posture
  • Reduce lower back pain
  • Improve core muscle strength and stability
  • Increase bone density
  • Increase muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination and control
  • Prevent of injuries as well as aid rehabilitation of existing injuries
  • Restore normal movement patterns
  • Enhance breathing control
  • Improve overall body tone and fitness
  • Improve balance

Why choose Connective Healthcare for Group Physiotherapy Sessions?

  • We have a spacious, fully equipped Pilates studio which includes reformer beds, trapeze and balance bars
  • Our classes are limited to 4 people so that you receive personalised instruction from a qualified physiotherapist
  • Our physiotherapists will develop an individualised exercise program for you, rather than using a generic class structure
  • After hours and weekend classes available
  • Mediank and Bupa preferred provider
  • We offer individual classes, shared classes and group classes

I am interested in starting Group Physiotherapy Sessions, what do I do next?

Call today to make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. They will complete a full physical assessment and will discuss your treatment goals with you.

You will then complete a few one-on-one sessions with the physio to develop and refine your exercise program. Once you are comfortable, you can join a Group Physiotherapy Session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a rebate from my private health insurer?

This will depend on your policy and level of cover. If you have cover for physiotherapy this will usually include Group Physio however you will need to confirm this with your health insurer.

How many people in a Group Physio Session?

Our groups have a maximum of 4 people per class to ensure that you get personalised, individualised instruction.

How long is a Group Physio Session and who runs them?

Our sessions are 45 minutes in length and are run by qualified and fully trained physiotherapists.

When are your Group Phyio Sessions?

We currently have sessions running in the mornings, evenings and on Saturday mornings. Call us to enquire about the current availabilities.

Can I just show up for Group Physio Sessions or do I need to book?

Bookings are necessary for all Group Physio Sessions. As we limit numbers to 4 people per session, we advise booking to ensure availability.

Is Group Physio only for rehabilitation from an injury?

No, our sessions are suitable for everyone. Whether you are recovering from an injury or just wanting to improve general fitness and wellbeing, our physiotherapists can work with you to achieve your goals.

Do your physios cater for pre and post-natal patients?

Yes! Our physiotherapists can develop a personalised exercise program which caters for your needs and treatment goals. However we always recommend speaking to your medical practitioner before commencing any exercise program. 

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