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Customised exercises to match your unique requirements

When looking for a form of exercise to undertake, it is important to be mindful of your abilities and goals and align these with what the activity may provide. This is particularly pertinent when it comes to rehabilitation and recovery.

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 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?

Clinical Pilates may help with a wide range of issues and circumstances such as:

What Is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates takes the principles of Pilates to new heights by utilising an apparatus called a reformer. Unlike Pilates on a mat, reformer Pilates offers unique benefits through the use of adjustable springs that provide resistance. This added resistance, combined with the focus on proper form, allows for a more targeted and efficient workout. With access to a wide variety of exercises, reformer Pilates helps build strength, increase flexibility, and enhance mobility in ways that may not be achievable through mat 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.

Some patients, such as those in their third trimester of pregnancy or people with spinal or neck issues, may not be suitable for reformer Pilates. Patients should seek advice from their doctor before starting an exercise program.

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 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.

Pilates is often an ideal choice for individuals with physical limitations who desire a supported and gentle exercise routine that may still produce positive outcomes. The distinct advantage of reformer Pilates lies in its ability to reduce joint stress, as the majority of exercises can be performed while lying or sitting, providing a more comfortable experience.

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 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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How does Physiotherapy differ from Exercise Pilates?

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.

Your Pilates Questions Answered

What are the benefits of Reformer Pilates?

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

How does reformer Pilates differ from clinical Pilates?

Reformer Pilates offers a range of unique benefits that may not be easily attainable through clinical Pilates performed on a yoga mat. While mat work often serves its purpose and caters to the needs of many individuals, reformer Pilates aims to provide increased support and the ability to make precise 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?

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.

Is Reformer Pilates considered a challenging exercise method?

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?

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.

Can I claim NDPE Pilates classes with my health fund?

Your classes, delivered by our skilled physiotherapists, may be eligible for coverage by your health fund, provided you have adequate insurance. We advise you to reach out to your health fund and inquire about the reimbursement options and requirements for our classes. They will be able to provide you with accurate information based on your individual coverage.

NDPE offers both Reformer and clinical Pilates.

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.

At Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, our clinical Pilates classes are conducted by our dedicated team of physiotherapists, ensuring a small group atmosphere with a maximum class size of 4 participants. This intimate setting allows us to provide individualised attention and tailored guidance, ensuring that you receive the optimal benefits from your Pilates practice. Each class is scheduled for one hour, providing ample time to engage in the exercises and receive personalised instruction 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.

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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