Expert Clinical Pilates in Essendon: Taught by Physiotherapists.
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What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a safe, effective and specific method of retraining the strength and core stabilising muscles in your body. It is used by people of all ages and physical abilities, including elite athletes for rehabilitation and also injury prevention programs. At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy in Essendon, our classes are run only by physiotherapists, so you get the expert advice that your body requires. Our classes differ from other pilates sessions you may have attended at a gym or studio, as physiotherapy lead classes target your individual needs, rather than just general exercise for a general workout. We have brand new Reformers, Wunda Chair and Cadillac Trapeze Table for you to use to complete your strengthening and rehabilitation.
Who will benefit from Physiotherapy instructed Clinical Pilates classes?
Anyone who is recovering from an injury, or has an ongoing injury, especially around the neck, spine or lower back/hips/pelvis region would benefit from a targeted clinical pilates program. Below are some conditions that we commonly work with;
- Back and neck pain
- Pre and post surgery
- Sports performance and running
- Injury rehabilitation
- Pregnancy and continence conditions
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Chronic joint pain, including shoulder, hips, and knees.
What time are the classes Run? What should I bring?
You MUST bring a towel to your class for hygiene reasons. You MUST also wear socks. Shoes are not permitted on the equipment. It is recommended that you bring a drink bottle to your classes, as you will have access to cold water in the studio.
Ok, I'm interested. What's the process to getting started?
The first step is booking in for an Initial Pilates Assessment with a Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist in the Essendon clinic. This includes a thorough history of your current and past musculo-skeletal issues, an introduction to the clinical pilates method and studio equipment, goal setting for your rehabilitation objectives and then setting of your pilates program. Depending on your level, you may need another one or two 1 on 1 sessions, then you'll be able to join our small group classes. These group classes have a maximum of 3 people and are 45 minutes duration. You will have a physiotherapist present the whole time, in order to take you through your individual program and modify as required.
We arrange the classes into 4 x 13 week blocks for the year. Due to the small number of classes, to secure your spot in a particular class, we offer you to option to secure 13 weeks in a row. No body can take your spot, unless you inform us that you are unable to attend. There are no penalties for non- attendance, as long as we have 24 hours notice. This way, you've got the appointment time you want, locked in for 13 weeks.
The blocks run from January 1st to March 31st, April 1st to June 30th, July 1st to Sept 30th and October 1st to December 31st. You can start at anytime during these blocks, though can only book up to the end of a block. You can book for the whole year if you feel like it!
What are the costs involved? Can I claim on private health insurance?
Yes, you can most definitely claim on your private health insurance. The item code is 560 and the initial assessment is also claimable under item code 500. Please contact your private health insurer to make sure you are covered. Generally, if you have 'Extras Cover', you should be covered. A breakdown of the fee structure can be seen HERE.
Book now by calling our Essendon reception team on 1300 369 930.
All Clinical Pilates Group Sessions and Initial Assessments can be booked online.