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Adaptable exercise options to cater for your specific circumstances.

When considering an exercise regimen, it is crucial to carefully consider your abilities and objectives, ensuring that they align with the potential offerings of the chosen activity. This consideration becomes especially significant in the context of rehabilitation and recovery, where tailored exercises can play a vital role.

Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise that has been practised for many years around the world. It may benefit people of all ages due to its gentle yet beneficial approach. Its emphasis on core strength, flexibility, and body awareness makes it appealing and suitable for individuals at various stages of life. Pilates can be adapted for beginners or modified to challenge advanced participants, making it a versatile exercise that caters to various fitness levels and abilities.

At NDPE, we offer small group clinical Pilates classes that incorporate reformer Pilates. Reformer Pilates is done via a Pilates reformer machine, a flat frame that rolls back and forth on wheels to assist in creating muscle strength. This makes reformer Pilates an excellent option for people looking to strengthen their core, along with all types of athletes, from ballet dancers to football players.

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that aims to increase flexibility and strength and improve posture and overall health. Clinical Pilates is often used by people who are recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic medical condition as it helps to stimulate muscles that have become weak or tight.

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 Are the Conditions That Can Benefit From Clinical Pilates?

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.

Certain patients, such as those in their third trimester of pregnancy or individuals with spinal or neck problems, may not be suitable for reformer Pilates. It is recommended that patients consult with their doctor prior to initiating an exercise regime.

Our reformer Pilates classes are led by our experienced physiotherapists, ensuring that you receive the highest level of guidance. By combining the clinical approach of Pilates with the use of reformers, our classes provide enhanced benefits and results. What’s more, as our classes are conducted by qualified professionals, you may be eligible to claim them with your health fund.

Which specific conditions can Reformer Pilates assist with?

Reformer Pilates has the potential to assist with various conditions, including:

Who can benefit from Clinical and Reformer Pilates?

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.

For individuals with physical limitations, Pilates serves as an excellent exercise option that provides support and gentleness while aiming to deliver noticeable outcomes. The use of reformer Pilates offers a significant benefit of minimising joint stress, as the majority of the exercises can be performed in lying or sitting positions.

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.

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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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, provides a more universal approach and is commonly available in fitness studios or group class environments. It focuses on improving overall strength, flexibility, and body conditioning through a series of exercises performed on a mat or utilising equipment like resistance bands. The primary aim of exercise Pilates is to enhance 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.

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What advantages does Reformer Pilates offer?

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

When it comes to Pilates, the use of a reformer may provide exceptional advantages that may not be possible to achieve through clinical Pilates sessions conducted on a yoga mat. Although mat work is suitable for many individuals, reformer Pilates offers enhanced support and the ability to make specific adjustments to cater to individual needs.

Can you provide information on the average number of participants in a Reformer Pilates class?

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.

Can practising Reformer Pilates aid with achieving weight loss goals?

Weight loss is not the core goal of reformer Pilates, although any form of exercise may assist with weight loss. Reformer Pilates is typically used for rehabilitation, strength, and health reasons to reduce pain or enhance mobility and flexibility. At NDPE, we focus on these aspects as a measure of success, rather than centimetres and kilograms.

  What level of difficulty can be expected in reformer Pilates?

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?

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.

What is the typical timeframe to observe improvements from 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?

If you have sufficient coverage, you may be able to claim your classes with your health fund since they are conducted by qualified physiotherapists. We encourage you to check the terms and conditions of your health fund to determine the eligibility criteria and coverage details for our classes.

Clinical And Reformer Pilates At NDPE

If you are not presently undergoing treatment at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, our team of physiotherapists will conduct a comprehensive assessment during your initial consultation. This assessment is crucial in determining the most suitable Pilates treatment for your specific needs and goals. Based on the findings, our physiotherapist will then develop a tailored program to address your requirements.

Our clinical Pilates classes are run by our team of physiotherapists, with a maximum of 4 people in a class. These small classes allow for more individualised attention and care so that you can get the most out of your experience. Classes run for one hour.

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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