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Adaptable exercise options to cater for your specific circumstances.

Before embarking on any exercise program, it is essential to take stock of your abilities and objectives, ensuring that they align with the features and advantages offered by the chosen activity. This becomes particularly relevant during the rehabilitation and recovery process, where targeted exercises may greatly contribute to your overall well-being.

Pilates has stood the test of time as a remarkable exercise method embraced worldwide. Its gentle yet impactful nature makes it suitable for individuals of all ages. With a focus on core strength, flexibility, and body awareness, Pilates offers a well-rounded approach that appeals to people at different stages of life. Whether you’re a beginner or seeking advanced challenges, Pilates can be adapted and modified to cater to various fitness levels 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 an exercise approach designed to enhance flexibility, strength, posture, and overall well-being. It may be particularly beneficial for individuals undergoing injury recovery or managing chronic medical conditions. By targeting weakened or tight muscles, Clinical Pilates helps to reinvigorate and activate the body’s natural movement patterns, promoting optimal rehabilitation and functional improvement.

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 Conditions Can Clinical Pilates Help With?

Clinical Pilates may assist with various conditions and situations, including:

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.

Reformer Pilates may not be suitable for certain individuals, such as those in their third trimester of pregnancy or people with spinal or neck conditions. It is advisable for patients to consult their doctor before embarking on 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.

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.

With our highly skilled and experienced physiotherapists, you can expect a personalised program that caters to your unique abilities, requirements, and goals. They will be by your side, guiding you through each exercise and making any necessary modifications to ensure your comfort and progress.

NDPE offers top-notch care, including clinical Pilates and reformer Pilates, for the community in West Ryde and the 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.

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.

Pilates FAQs

In what ways can Reformer Pilates improve fitness and flexibility?

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?

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.

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 practising Reformer Pilates aid with achieving weight loss goals?

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?

Your training sessions will be personalised to cater to your specific requirements, ensuring that they push you to your limits without overwhelming you. With time, your strength and stamina will likely grow, enabling you to take on exercises that were previously unattainable.

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?

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.

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.

NDPE offers Reformer and Clinical Pilates.

If you are not presently undergoing treatment at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, our experienced physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive assessment during your initial consultation. This assessment is essential for determining the most suitable Pilates treatment plan for your unique situation. Through a thorough evaluation of your condition and an understanding of your specific goals, our physiotherapists will develop a personalised program designed to meet your needs.

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.

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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