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Customised exercises to match your unique requirements

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?

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 dedicated physiotherapists at NDPE who conduct our clinical Pilates classes prioritise the individual needs of each participant. By considering personal health, injuries, and overall well-being, they curate personalised workouts tailored to specific requirements. Following the principle of stabilisation, these programs encompass synchronised breathing techniques while engaging both the upper and lower extremities in a range of controlled movements. Clinical Pilates is a versatile exercise option suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels, including expectant mothers as it is deemed safe during pregnancy.

What Are the Conditions That Can Benefit From Clinical Pilates?

A variety of issues and circumstances may be addressed through Clinical Pilates, such as:

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.

A reformer is a piece of equipment that lies flat and low to the ground and comes equipped with springs, straps, and adjustable bars. Your physiotherapist will guide you through movements using the machine, which allows you to exercise horizontally as opposed to vertically, reducing weight bearing on the legs.

Some patients, such as those in their third trimester of pregnancy or individuals with spinal or neck issues, may not be suitable for reformer Pilates. Patients should consult their doctor before commencing 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?

There are several conditions that Reformer Pilates may potentially assist with, including:

Who Is Clinical And Reformer Pilates For?

All forms of Pilates may be highly beneficial for people of all ages and varying lifestyles. For older adults, Pilates often aims to improve balance, stability, and posture, helping to prevent falls and maintain independence. It can also offer a low-impact option for those with joint issues or injuries. For younger people, Pilates provides a well-rounded workout that targets both strength and flexibility, enhancing overall fitness and helping to prevent common musculoskeletal imbalances.

Pilates is also often 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 offer quality care including clinical Pilates and reformer Pilates for local residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde.

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What Is The Difference Between Physiotherapy and Exercise Pilates?

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.

In contrast, exercise Pilates, also known as traditional or mat Pilates, takes a more broad approach and is commonly available in fitness studios or group classes. It focuses on enhancing overall strength, flexibility, and body conditioning through a series of exercises that often involve a mat or equipment like resistance bands. Exercise Pilates aims to improve physical fitness, core strength, posture, and overall body awareness without specifically addressing individual injuries or medical conditions.

While both clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates share some fundamental principles and movements, clinical Pilates provides a more individualised and therapeutic approach, tailored to address specific health concerns, while exercise Pilates offers a more general approach to overall fitness and well-being.

Your Pilates Inquiries Addressed

In what ways can Reformer Pilates improve fitness and flexibility?

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

What factors should be considered when choosing between reformer Pilates and clinical Pilates?

The use of a reformer can offer additional and unique benefits that may not be achievable in clinical Pilates performed on a yoga mat. Mat work may be perfect for what many people want and need, while reformer Pilates may provide more support and adjustments.

What is the typical class size for Reformer Pilates sessions?

NDPE provides reformer exercise classes in small groups, ensuring that each participant receives an individualised approach. This approach allows for the promotion of correct technique and the optimisation of time spent in class. To maintain a high standard of instruction, class sizes are limited to a maximum of 4 individuals, and the classes are led by qualified physiotherapists.

Does Reformer Pilates contribute to fat burning and weight management?

Although weight loss may be a potential outcome of regular exercise, it is not the primary objective of reformer Pilates. Reformer Pilates is commonly utilised for rehabilitation, strength building, and overall health improvement, aiming to reduce pain and enhance mobility and flexibility. At NDPE, our focus is on these aspects as markers of success, rather than solely on centimetres and kilograms.

Is reformer Pilates hard?

Your workouts will be customised to suit your needs and abilities, ensuring a challenging yet achievable routine. As you progress, your strength and stamina will likely improve, allowing you to tackle exercises that were once out of reach.

Can you do Reformer Pilates at home?

Reformer Pilates workouts require the use of a reformer machine, making it necessary to have one at home if you wish to practice reformer Pilates in your own space. These machines are specifically designed to facilitate the various movements and exercises involved in reformer Pilates. While reformer machines can be purchased, it’s important to consider that high-quality, commercial-grade machines tend to come with a significant price tag.

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.

Does NDPE provide documentation for claiming Pilates classes with health funds

If you have adequate coverage, you can claim your classes with your health fund because they are delivered by physiotherapists.

NDPE offers both Reformer and clinical Pilates.

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.

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.

Our classes are available on a casual basis at a rate of $45 per session. However, for greater convenience and savings, we offer a discounted package. By paying $400 upfront, you can secure a set of 10 classes for just $40 per session throughout 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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