Expert Clinical EXERCISE CLASSES in Essendon: Taught by Physiotherapists.
What are our Clinical Exercise classes?
At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy our goal is to get you moving pain free as soon as possible. But we also want you to actually move better and live a healthier, more active and fulfilling life! That is why we offer a number of Clinical Exercise classes (formerly known as Clinical Pilates) throughout the week, run by our expert Physiotherapists, to enhance your recovery and rehabilitation.
These are small group classes with a maximum of 3 participants, so you will receive the close attention required to get the most out of your sessions.
Our classes are run only by physiotherapists, so you get the expert advice that your body requires, with the ability to claim private health rebates!
You will have an individually tailored exercise program targeted at your specific needs and goals.
We use a range of equipment including pilates reformers, trapeze table, Wunda chair and a variety of floor equipment
Who will benefit from Physiotherapy instructed Clinical Exercise classes?
Because our Clinical Exercise classes are tailored to the individual, they are suitable for anyone, no matter your goals. We have a diverse group of participants ranging from: new mums who are wanting to return to exercise safely, elite athletes wanting to enhance their performance, patients requiring postoperative or injury rehabilitation, older adults wanting to improve their strength and balance and patients wanting to manage their neck and back pain.
Our Clinical Exercise classes can help you target:
Muscle strength, endurance and power
Core stability through the shoulder girdle, trunk and pelvis
Correct muscle activation and efficient movement patterns
Whole body flexibility and mobility
Specific post injury rehabilitation and return to sport
Sport specific needs to enhance performance
Ongoing management of chronic neck and back pain
How to get started?
Prior to attending our Clinical Exercise classes you must have an Initial Assessment with a Physiotherapist in the Essendon clinic. The initial assessment will involve of taking a thorough history to understand any current conditions and your individual needs and goal. Then you will also be introduced to our studio and different studio equipment. This assessment forms the basis of your individually tailored program targeted at your goals, so that you can get the most of of our Clinical Exercise classes.
Depending on your level, you will likely require one or more 1:1 sessions with a Physiotherapist before joining our group class. This is to ensure you are comfortable and confident with your exercise program before joining a class.
Once you are at an appropriate level you will join a class. These classes there will only be a maximum of 3 clients and they run classes are for 45 mins. There will be a physiotherapist present at all times during the class. The physiotherapist is there to take you through your individual program and modify as required.
We also recommend booking in for a follow up one on one session, eight to twelve weeks following starting the Clinical Exercise class. At this time we will reassess your outcome measures and progress your program to ensure you are on track to meet you goals.
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 for a group class is 560, the initial assessment is code 500 and any subsequent 1:1 sessions the code is 505. Please contact your private health insurer to make sure you are covered and find out how much your rebate will be.
As of 1st April 2019, the Australian government have removed private health rebates for Clinical Pilates classes that are run as a generic group with everyone doing the same exercises, within a gym or stand alone pilates studio. At our Essendon clinic, we offer individualised exercise treatment plans and assessments run by physiotherapists, so our exercise classes continue to attract a private health rebate, unlike other pilates classes that aren't run by physiotherapists in the Essendon area.
Generally, if you have 'Extras Cover', you should be covered. Please call 1300 369 930 to discuss the fee structure and the process of joining the clinical exercise classes.
What time are the classes Run? What should I bring?
We offer Clinical Exercise classes 6 days per week. Click HERE for the timetable.
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 chilled water in the studio.
Are you ready?
Simply call the Essendon rooms on 1300 369 930 to book your initial appointment, or book onlineHERE
Book now by calling our Essendon reception team on 1300 369 930.
All Clinical Exercise Group Sessions and Initial Assessments can be booked online.