Clinical Pilates Bentleigh East
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.
Clinical Pilates incorporates both Pilates techniques and physiotherapy principles to ensure your personalised exercise program is targeted to your needs and goals. 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.
Clinical Pilates is 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 clinical Pilates?
A regular clinical Pilates program will help to:
- 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 clinical Pilates?
- 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 availabl
- Mediank and Bupa preferred provider
- We offer individual classes, shared classes and group classes
I am interested in starting clinical Pilates, 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 classes with the physio to develop and refine your exercise program. Once you are comfortable, you can join a group class.
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 clinical Pilates however you will need to confirm this with your health insurer.
How many people in a group Pilates class?
Our group classes have a maximum of 4 people per class to ensure that you get personalised, individualised instruction.
How long is a group Pilates class and who runs them?
Our classes are 45 minutes in length and all classes are run by qualified and fully trained physiotherapists.
When are your group classes?
We currently have classes running in the mornings, evenings and on Saturday mornings. Call us to enquire about the current availabilities.
Can I just show up for classes or do I need to book?
Bookings are necessary for all classes. As our class sizes are limited to 4 people per class, we advise booking to ensure availability.
Is clinical Pilates only for rehabilitation from an injury?
No, our classes 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 Pilates classes 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 Pilates classes.