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Tailored exercises to suit your individual needs and abilities

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.

For many years, Pilates has garnered widespread popularity as an exceptional exercise form. Its gentle yet useful approach makes it accessible to individuals of all ages. The emphasis on core strength, flexibility, and body awareness makes Pilates appealing and suitable for people at different life stages. Regardless of your fitness level, whether you’re just starting or looking for advanced variations, Pilates can be tailored to meet your specific needs and abilities.

Join our small group clinical Pilates classes at NDPE, where we integrate reformer Pilates to enhance your fitness journey. Utilising a Pilates reformer machine—a versatile frame that glides on wheels—reformer Pilates offers a focused approach to building muscle strength. It is a well-suited option for individuals aiming to strengthen their core stability and proves beneficial for athletes across a diverse range of sports, including ballet dancers and football players.

What is Clinical Pilates?

With its focus on flexibility, strength, posture, and overall health, Clinical Pilates offers a tailored exercise method suitable for many individuals recovering from injuries or managing chronic medical conditions. By specifically targeting weakened or tight muscles, Clinical Pilates stimulates muscle activation, promoting improved mobility, stability, and overall physical well-being.

At NDPE, our experienced physiotherapists who lead our clinical Pilates classes prioritise individualised care and tailor workouts to accommodate each person’s unique health, injuries, and overall well-being. Our programs follow the principle of stabilisation, incorporating synchronised breathing with coordinated movements of the upper and lower extremities across a range of motions. Regardless of age or fitness level, Clinical Pilates offers a safe and practical exercise option, even during pregnancy.

What Conditions Can Clinical Pilates Help With?

There are numerous conditions and circumstances in which Clinical Pilates may provide benefits, including:

What Is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates offers a distinct and comprehensive workout experience compared to traditional mat Pilates. By utilising a specially designed apparatus known as a reformer, this form of Pilates incorporates adjustable springs that provide resistance throughout each exercise. The added resistance of the reformer promotes proper form and alignment, allowing for a more controlled and targeted workout. With the ability to adjust the resistance level, reformer Pilates offers a wide range of exercises to build strength, improve flexibility, and enhance overall mobility that may not be attainable through mat-based Pilates alone.

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 be beneficial for a variety of conditions, such as:

Who Is Clinical And Reformer Pilates For?

No matter the age or lifestyle, Pilates offers immense advantages to individuals. Older adults may expect improvements in balance, stability, and posture through Pilates, potentially leading to a reduced likelihood of falls and enhanced independence. Additionally, Pilates provides a low-impact exercise option for those with joint issues or injuries. For younger individuals, Pilates delivers a holistic workout that targets strength and flexibility, promoting overall fitness and preventing common musculoskeletal imbalances.

Pilates is often an ideal choice for individuals with physical limitations who desire a supported and gentle exercise routine that may still produce positive outcomes. The distinct advantage of reformer Pilates lies in its ability to reduce joint stress, as the majority of exercises can be performed while lying or sitting, providing a more comfortable experience.

Our team of qualified and experienced physiotherapists will work closely with you to create a personalised program that considers your abilities, requirements, and goals. They will provide guidance and support throughout each exercise and make necessary adjustments as needed.

We, at NDPE, are dedicated to delivering excellent care to the local community in West Ryde and neighboring areas like Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde, which includes clinical Pilates and reformer Pilates as part of our services.

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In what ways do Physiotherapy and Exercise Pilates vary from each other?

Clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates differ in their core objectives and practical applications. Clinical Pilates is a specialised type of Pilates supervised by qualified practitioners, like our physiotherapists. It is often recommended as part of a rehabilitation plan to target specific injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, or postural issues. Clinical Pilates prioritises individualised assessments, targeted exercises, and customised modifications to cater to the distinct needs and limitations of each individual.

On the other hand, exercise Pilates, also known as traditional or mat Pilates, is a more generalised form of Pilates that is commonly offered in fitness studios or group class settings. It emphasises overall strength, flexibility, and body conditioning through a series of exercises that often utilise a mat or equipment such as resistance bands. Exercise Pilates is designed to enhance physical fitness, improve core strength, posture, and overall body awareness, without necessarily targeting specific 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 comes with a whole host of potential benefits, aiming to help increase both physical and mental health. 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

What are the distinctions between reformer Pilates and 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.

How many people will be in my class?

NDPE provides reformer exercise classes in small groups, ensuring a personalised approach to each participant. This focus on individualisation promotes proper technique and enables participants to make the most out of their time in class. To maintain quality instruction, class sizes are limited to a maximum of 4 individuals and are led by qualified physiotherapists.

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?

The exercises you’ll engage in will be designed specifically for you, striking a balance between challenge and feasibility. As you continue, your strength and endurance will likely gradually increase, empowering you to tackle exercises that were once beyond your reach.

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

To engage in reformer Pilates at home, owning a reformer machine is essential. This equipment is specifically designed to provide the necessary support and resistance for performing reformer Pilates exercises. It’s important to be aware that reformer machines can be quite costly, especially if you’re looking for a commercial-quality machine that offers long-lasting durability and stability. However, investing in a high-quality reformer machine can provide a convenient and viable way to practice reformer Pilates in the comfort of your own home.

Are there variables that affect the speed of results when practising Reformer Pilates?

At NDPE, we emphasise the uniqueness of each person’s body and their individual experiences with Pilates. As a result, we avoid setting specific timeframes for expected results. Instead, we engage in open conversations with you to understand your goals and aspirations. Throughout your Pilates journey, our team will closely monitor your progress and provide you with regular updates. We believe in creating a supportive and empowering environment where your personal growth and achievements are celebrated, regardless of the specific timeline for results.

Can I claim NDPE Pilates classes with my health fund?

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.

Clinical And Reformer Pilates At NDPE

If you are not currently receiving treatment at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, our dedicated physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment during your initial consultation. This assessment plays a vital role in identifying the most appropriate Pilates treatment for you. By analysing your condition and understanding your individual needs, our physiotherapists will design a customised program tailored specifically to your requirements.

Our clinical Pilates classes are led by our skilled team of physiotherapists, ensuring a small group setting with a maximum of 4 participants per class. This limited class size allows us to offer individualised attention and focused care, ensuring that you receive the utmost benefit from your Pilates sessions. Each class is structured to run for one hour, providing ample time for instruction, exercise, and any necessary modifications or adjustments.

Casual classes are available at $45 per class.  You can receive a discount by paying $400 upfront for 10 classes, which is $40 per class for the 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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