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Customised exercises to match your unique requirements

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, a highly regarded exercise method practised globally, offers a multitude of benefits to individuals of all ages. Its gentle yet impactful nature makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of participants. With a focus on core strength, flexibility, and body awareness, Pilates caters to individuals at various stages of life. Whether you’re a beginner seeking a foundation or an advanced participant looking for a challenge, Pilates can be adjusted and customised to accommodate different 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

What Conditions Can Reformer Pilates Help With?

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

For whom is Clinical and Reformer Pilates suitable?

No matter the age or lifestyle, Pilates offers immense advantages to individuals. Older adults may expect improvements in balance, stability, and posture through Pilates, potentially leading to a reduced likelihood of falls and enhanced independence. Additionally, Pilates provides a low-impact exercise option for those with joint issues or injuries. For younger individuals, Pilates delivers a holistic workout that targets strength and flexibility, promoting overall fitness and preventing 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 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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How does Physiotherapy differ 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, 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

In what ways can Reformer Pilates improve fitness and flexibility?

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

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.

What is the typical class size for Reformer Pilates sessions?

At NDPE, we offer reformer exercise classes in small groups, allowing us to provide an individualised approach to each participant. This approach ensures that correct technique is emphasised and participants can make the most out of their time in class. To maintain a high standard of instruction, we limit class sizes to a maximum of 4 individuals and have qualified physiotherapists leading the sessions.

Does Reformer Pilates contribute to fat burning and weight management?

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.

  What level of difficulty can be expected in reformer Pilates?

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 you do Reformer Pilates at home?

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.

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.

Can I claim NDPE Pilates classes with my health fund?

If you have adequate coverage, you can claim your classes with your health fund because they are delivered by physiotherapists.

NDPE Offers Reformer and Clinical Pilates

If you are not currently receiving treatment at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, our dedicated physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment during your initial consultation. This assessment plays a vital role in identifying the most appropriate Pilates treatment for you. By analysing your condition and understanding your individual needs, our physiotherapists will design a customised program tailored specifically to your requirements.

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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