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Tailored exercises to suit your individual needs and abilities

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.

Experience the benefits of our small group clinical Pilates classes at NDPE, where we incorporate reformer Pilates into our sessions. With the use of a Pilates reformer machine—a movable flat frame on wheels—reformer Pilates allows for targeted muscle strengthening. This aspect makes it an ideal option not only for individuals seeking to improve their core strength but also for athletes of all types, from graceful ballet dancers to dynamic 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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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 may be beneficial for a variety of conditions, 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.

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 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 sets Physiotherapy apart from 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 clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates have foundational principles and movements in common, clinical Pilates takes a more individualised and therapeutic approach. It is tailored to address specific health concerns and conditions, providing targeted exercises and modifications. On the other hand, exercise Pilates has a broader focus on overall fitness and well-being, offering a general approach to improving strength, flexibility, and body conditioning.

Your Pilates Inquiries Addressed

In what ways can Reformer Pilates improve fitness and flexibility?

The potential benefits of Reformer Pilates are numerous, and they may improve your mental as well as physical 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 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.

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.

Is Reformer Pilates useful for weight loss?

The main goal of reformer Pilates is not centred around weight loss, although engaging in any form of exercise may contribute to weight management. Reformer Pilates is typically used for rehabilitation, strengthening, and promoting overall health, with an emphasis on reducing pain and improving mobility and flexibility. At NDPE, we prioritise these outcomes as measures of success, rather than focusing solely on measurements of weight and body size.

Are there different intensity levels in Reformer Pilates for individuals with varying fitness levels?

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.

Can Reformer Pilates exercises be done without the need for a studio or specific equipment?

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 understand that everyone’s body is different, and the results from Pilates can vary from person to person. We take the time to discuss your individual goals and objectives, and throughout your journey, we will provide you with regular updates on your progress. We believe in focusing on your personal growth and celebrating the milestones along the way, rather than setting rigid timelines for expected results.

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.

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.

We offer casual classes at a rate of $45 per session. Alternatively, you have the option to take advantage of our discounted package by paying $400 upfront for a set of 10 classes, which equates 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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