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Adaptable Exercise That Suits You

When looking for a form of exercise to undertake, it is important to be mindful of your abilities and goals and align these with what the activity may provide. This is particularly pertinent when it comes to rehabilitation and recovery.

Pilates, a highly regarded exercise method practised globally, offers a multitude of benefits to individuals of all ages. Its gentle yet impactful nature makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of participants. With a focus on core strength, flexibility, and body awareness, Pilates caters to individuals at various stages of life. Whether you’re a beginner seeking a foundation or an advanced participant looking for a challenge, Pilates can be adjusted and customised to accommodate different fitness levels and abilities.

At NDPE, we provide small group clinical Pilates classes that integrate reformer Pilates. Utilising a Pilates reformer machine, and a dynamic flat frame on wheels, reformer Pilates helps develop optimal muscle strength. This makes it an exceptional choice for individuals aiming to enhance their core stability and is equally beneficial for athletes across various disciplines, including ballet dancers and football players.

What is Clinical Pilates?

Seeking to enhance flexibility, strength, and posture while promoting overall health, Clinical Pilates proves invaluable for individuals in injury recovery or managing chronic medical conditions. By targeting weakened or tight muscles, Clinical Pilates stimulates muscle activation, providing a rehabilitative approach that may aid in improving mobility, posture, and overall physical health.

Our physiotherapists who run our clinical Pilates classes at NDPE take each person’s health, injuries, and overall well-being into account to create a personalised workout. Based on the principle of stabilising, programs involve coordinating breathing while moving your upper and lower extremities through a range of motions. Clinical Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and is a safe exercise during pregnancy.

What Conditions Can Clinical Pilates Help With?

Clinical Pilates may assist with various conditions and situations, including:

What Is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates offers additional and unique benefits that may not be achievable in Pilates which is performed on a yoga mat. While mat work encourages you to use your body weight to provide resistance, reformer Pilates promotes proper form while adding resistance using adjustable springs. With this added assistance, you have access to a wider variety of exercises to build strength and improve mobility.

In reformer Pilates, the reformer is the key equipment used for the exercises. It is a flat and low-lying apparatus equipped with springs, straps, and adjustable bars. Under the guidance of your physiotherapist, you will engage in various movements using the reformer. One notable advantage of the reformer is that it allows you to exercise horizontally, rather than vertically, which reduces the weight bearing on your legs. This feature is especially beneficial for individuals who require a lower-impact workout or who have specific lower body considerations.

Some patients, such as those in their third trimester of pregnancy or people with spinal or neck issues, may not be suitable for reformer Pilates. Patients should seek advice from their doctor before starting an exercise program.

Experience the best of both worlds with our reformer Pilates classes led by our skilled physiotherapists. These classes blend the clinical principles of Pilates with the use of reformer machines, taking your workouts to the next level. The advantage of attending our classes is that they are supervised and delivered by qualified professionals, making them eligible for potential health fund claims.

In what ways can Reformer Pilates benefit individuals with certain conditions?

Reformer Pilates may help with a wide range of issues and circumstances such as:

Which individuals can participate in Clinical and Reformer Pilates?

Regardless of age or lifestyle, people can reap significant benefits from all forms of Pilates. Older adults may experience improved balance, stability, and posture, thereby reducing the risk of falls and maintaining independence. Pilates also serves as a gentle, joint-friendly exercise choice for individuals with joint issues or injuries. For younger individuals, Pilates offers a well-rounded workout that focuses on strength and flexibility, aiming to enhance overall fitness and prevent common musculoskeletal imbalances.

Pilates is also an ideal exercise for people who have physical limitations and are looking for a supported and gentle activity that still offers results. A significant advantage of reformer Pilates, in particular, is that there is less stress put on the joints as the majority of the workout can be performed lying or sitting down.

At our clinic, our qualified and experienced physiotherapists will design a customised program tailored to your abilities, specific needs, and goals. They will be there to assist you throughout each exercise, providing guidance and making any necessary adjustments along the way.

At NDPE, we provide high-quality care that includes clinical Pilates and reformer Pilates for residents in West Ryde and nearby areas like Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde.

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How does Physiotherapy differ from Exercise Pilates?

The key distinctions between clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates lie in their objectives and implementation. Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates overseen by qualified professionals, such as our physiotherapists. It is frequently prescribed as part of a rehabilitation regimen to address particular injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, or postural concerns. Clinical Pilates focuses on personalised assessments, specific exercises, and tailored adaptations to meet the unique requirements and limitations of each individual.

On the flip side, exercise Pilates, which is sometimes referred to as traditional or mat Pilates, offers a more generalised form of Pilates typically found in fitness studios or group classes. It emphasises overall strength, flexibility, and body conditioning through a range of exercises involving mats or equipment like resistance bands. The main goal of exercise Pilates is to enhance physical fitness, core strength, posture, and overall body awareness, rather than specifically targeting particular injuries or medical conditions.

Although clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates share fundamental principles and movements, clinical Pilates takes a more personalised and therapeutic approach, focusing on individual needs and specific health concerns. It is designed to address and alleviate specific conditions or injuries. In contrast, exercise Pilates offers a more general approach, promoting overall fitness and well-being without targeting specific health concerns.

Your Pilates Questions Answered

How does Reformer Pilates contribute to overall well-being?

Reformer Pilates is often a great way to improve both physical and psychological health. Some of these benefits may include:

  • Tones muscles
  • Builds strength
  • Increases flexibility
  • Lessens risk of injury 
  • Reduces aches and pains
  • Enhances core and posture
  • Improves balance and stability    
  • Strengthens abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
  • Improves breathing enhances physical performance

Is reformer Pilates better than clinical Pilates?

The utilisation of a reformer can provide additional and distinctive advantages that may not be attainable in clinical Pilates sessions conducted on a yoga mat. While mat work may be ideal for the preferences and requirements of many individuals, reformer Pilates can offer enhanced support and customised adjustments.

What is the typical class size for Reformer Pilates sessions?

NDPE offers reformer exercise classes in small groups to allow for an individualised approach. This promotes correct technique and helps to maximise your time. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 4 and are run by a qualified physiotherapist.

Is Reformer Pilates useful for weight loss?

While weight loss may be a by-product of regular exercise, the core goal of reformer Pilates is not primarily focused on weight loss. Reformer Pilates is commonly used for rehabilitation purposes, improving strength, and promoting overall health. It aims to reduce pain, enhance mobility, and improve flexibility. At NDPE, we prioritise these aspects as measures of success, emphasising the positive impact on individuals’ well-being rather than solely focusing on centimetres and kilograms.

Is Reformer Pilates considered a challenging exercise method?

We will tailor your workouts to suit your unique abilities, providing challenges that are within your current capabilities. Over time, you will likely witness improvements in your strength and stamina, enabling you to conquer exercises that were once considered unattainable.

Is it possible to practice Reformer Pilates in a home setting?

Reformer Pilates can only be done with a reformer machine. As such, you would need your own reformer machine in order to do reformer Pilates at home. These are available for purchase, however, it’s best to purchase a commercial-quality machine, which typically comes at a significant cost.

How soon can one notice changes in strength and flexibility through Reformer Pilates?

Each person’s body and experiences are unique, and as such there is no specific timeframe for expected results. We will discuss your goals with you and provide regular updates about your progress.

Are NDPE Pilates classes eligible for health fund rebates?

Our classes are led by experienced physiotherapists, which means that if you have appropriate coverage, you may be able to claim these classes with your health fund. We recommend contacting your health fund to inquire about the specific requirements and benefits associated with our classes.

NDPE offers Reformer and Clinical Pilates.

If you are not currently receiving treatment at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, one of our physiotherapists will provide a thorough assessment in your initial consultation to determine the best Pilates treatment for you and will develop a program appropriately.

At Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, our clinical Pilates classes are conducted by our dedicated team of physiotherapists, ensuring a small group atmosphere with a maximum class size of 4 participants. This intimate setting allows us to provide individualised attention and tailored guidance, ensuring that you receive the optimal benefits from your Pilates practice. Each class is scheduled for one hour, providing ample time to engage in the exercises and receive personalised instruction from our experienced physiotherapists.

Alternatively, you have the option to save by paying $400 upfront for a package of 10 classes, which brings the cost down to $40 per session for the entire term.

We proudly support the care of patients in West Ryde and the surrounding suburbs of Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford. Please contact us to organise an initial assessment, to book a class, or for more information.

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