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Adaptable Exercise That Suits You

Selecting the right form of exercise involves a thoughtful assessment of your abilities and aspirations, making sure they align with the specific benefits that may be provided by the activity. This is especially crucial when it comes to rehabilitation and recovery, where the right exercises can make a significant difference in your progress.

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?

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 provides a distinctive approach to exercise that sets it apart from traditional mat Pilates. While mat work relies on body weight for resistance, reformer Pilates incorporates adjustable springs to add resistance and enhance the usefulness of each movement. This combination of proper form and adjustable resistance allows for a broader range of exercises, enabling you to build strength, improve flexibility, and enhance overall 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 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.

What Conditions Can Reformer Pilates Help With?

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

Who Is Clinical And Reformer Pilates For?

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.

Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists will develop a personalised program for you that takes in your abilities, requirements and goals, will guide you through each exercise, and will make adjustments when needed.

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

Clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates differ primarily in their objectives and application. Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates supervised by qualified professionals, such as our physiotherapists. It is commonly recommended as part of a rehabilitation program to target specific injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, or postural issues. Clinical Pilates emphasises personalised assessment, targeted exercises, and customised modifications to address the individual needs and limitations of each participant.

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.

Pilates FAQs

What are the benefits of Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates offers a variety of potential benefits for both mental and physical health. These 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?

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.

Is there a maximum limit to the number of individuals 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 you lose weight doing Reformer Pilates?

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.

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

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.

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

We recognise that each individual’s body responds differently to Pilates, and therefore, it’s challenging to provide a specific timeframe for expected results. During your sessions at NDPE, we will have discussions about your goals, and our team will closely monitor your progress. We believe in celebrating the small victories along the way and providing you with regular updates on your advancement, ensuring that your Pilates experience is tailored to your unique needs and aspirations.

Can the expenses for NDPE Pilates sessions be covered by health insurance?

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.

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.

Our team of physiotherapists conducts our clinical Pilates classes, ensuring a maximum class size of 4 individuals. This small class setting enables us to provide a higher level of personalised attention and care, allowing you to optimise your Pilates experience. Each class has a duration of one hour, providing ample time to engage in the exercises and receive guidance 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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