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Tailored exercises to suit your individual needs and abilities

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 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?

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.

The clinical Pilates classes offered at NDPE are led by our knowledgeable physiotherapists who prioritise the well-being of each participant. Taking into consideration individual health, injuries, and specific needs, our instructors create personalised workouts. Guided by the principle of stabilisation, these programs involve integrating coordinated breathing with controlled movements of the upper and lower extremities. Clinical Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, and it is also considered a safe exercise option during pregnancy.

What Are the Conditions That Can Benefit From Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates may help with a wide range of issues and circumstances 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.

The reformer is a piece of equipment used in reformer Pilates. It is a flat and low-to-the-ground apparatus that features springs, straps, and adjustable bars. With the guidance of your physiotherapist, you will perform movements using the reformer, which allows for horizontal exercise instead of vertical. This horizontal position helps reduce weight-bearing on the legs, making it a suitable option for individuals with certain conditions or limitations. The reformer is a unique equipment utilised in reformer Pilates. It is a flat and close-to-the-ground apparatus that incorporates springs, straps, and adjustable bars. During your reformer Pilates session, your physiotherapist will lead you through a series of movements using the machine. Unlike traditional exercises that are performed vertically, the reformer enables horizontal exercise, which minimises weight-bearing on the legs. This aspect is particularly beneficial for individuals who need reduced stress or impact on their lower body.

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.

Elevate your Pilates experience with our reformer Pilates classes led by our knowledgeable physiotherapists. These classes combine the clinical aspects of Pilates with the utilisation of reformer machines to maximise the benefits. As our classes are conducted by qualified professionals, they may be eligible for health fund claims. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your Pilates practice under the guidance of our experienced team.

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?

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.

It’s a great exercise for individuals with physical limitations who seek a supported and gentle activity that aims to yield results. One notable advantage of reformer Pilates is the reduced stress on joints, as most of the exercises can be performed in a lying or sitting position.

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.

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?

The key distinctions between clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates lie in their objectives and implementation. Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates overseen by qualified professionals, such as our physiotherapists. It is frequently prescribed as part of a rehabilitation regimen to address particular injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, or postural concerns. Clinical Pilates focuses on personalised assessments, specific exercises, and tailored adaptations to meet the unique requirements 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.

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

What are the benefits of Reformer Pilates?

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

How does reformer Pilates differ from 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?

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.

  What level of difficulty can be expected in reformer Pilates?

Your exercises will be tailored specifically to you so that they challenge you but are not beyond your capabilities. Over time, your strength and endurance will likely increase, enabling you to perform exercises you previously could not.

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

In order to engage in reformer Pilates at home, it’s important to have access to a reformer machine. Reformer Pilates exercises are specifically designed to be performed using this specific equipment. If you’re interested in practising reformer Pilates in the comfort of your own home, you would need to invest in a reformer machine. It’s worth noting that commercial-quality reformer machines, which offer durability and stability, are usually more expensive.

How long does it take to see results from 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?

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 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 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.

Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic is proud to extend our services to the residents of West Ryde and nearby areas, including Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford. We are dedicated to providing high-quality care to these communities. If you would like to schedule an initial assessment, reserve your spot in a class, or obtain more details, please reach out to us. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

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