Pilates & Performance Physiotherapy Classes
Your long term management solution from pain
Some of the benefits of pilates training include:
- Strengthening deep postural muscles to help stabilize the spine
- Improvement of postural symmetry, thus decreasing wear and tear resulting from uneven stresses on the intervertebral joints and discs.
- Increased flexibility, which can improve joint range of motion
- Functional retraining to promote integration of core stabilization with extremity movement
- Improved body awareness (Bernado, 2007)
- Improved quality of life (Cruz-Ferreira et al.,2011)
- Decrease falls risk
- Functional rehabilitation for return to work/ sport
Initial Consultation (45 minutes; individual)
On your first visit to the clinic, you will be introduced to your clinical pilates instructor. At Results Physiotherapy, all our instructors are APA accredited physiotherapists. We have a thorough understanding of musculoskeletal injury treatment through pilates& we will work directly with you to develop an optimal program to get you functioning to the best of your ability.
Your first pilates session will include the following:
- Discussion of previous injuries
- Discussion of functional limitations
- Objective assessment of joint range of motion & functional activities
- Muscle strength assessment
- Core muscle assessment
- Introduction to basic pilates exercises& breathing techniques
- Reassessment of functional activity after performance of pilates exercises
- Goal setting
- Establishing a bias direction & side for further programming
Subsequent Pilates Sessions (45 minutes; max. 3 people per session)
After a treatment bias has been selected, your physiotherapist will work through your program with you over the duration of the session. The focus of these sessions is quality of movement & movement dissociation. Technique will be corrected as required so you obtain maximal benefit out of your sessions. Each session will consist of matwork as well as equipment-based exercises on the reformer, trapeze table & barrel. Upon completion of your session, you may also be given some exercises to practice at home.
Every 4-6 weeks, your physiotherapist will reassess your functional limitations & objective outcome measures in order to monitor your progress. You & your physiotherapist may also set new goals to keep you motivated.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
You should wear something you feel comfortable exercising in (eg. leggings/shorts & a T-shirt). You should also wear a pair of socks. We sell non-slip pilates socks at reception.
What should I bring?
You will need to bring a towel & a water bottle. It may also be helpful to bring any recent scan results to your initial consultation.
Do I need previous pilates experience to participate?
Not at all! The benefit of our individually-tailored pilates programs is that we can target your specific program to your experience & fitness level.
How many times a week should I come?
That is up to you. Somewhere between 1-3 times per week is standard.
How much does a session cost?
An initial pilates session costs $95& subsequent sessions cost $54. However, if you buy a 10-session pass up front, you get a discount. You may also claim your pilates sessions through your private health insurance.
Can I still participate if I have a current injury?
That depends on what type of injury you have sustained. As your initial pilates consultation is individual, your physiotherapist will assess your suitability & if needs be, certain exercises or patterns of movement can be avoided to prevent onset of pain.