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Adaptable Exercise That Suits You

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.

Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise that has been practised for many years around the world. It may benefit people of all ages due to its gentle yet beneficial approach. Its emphasis on core strength, flexibility, and body awareness makes it appealing and suitable for individuals at various stages of life. Pilates can be adapted for beginners or modified to challenge advanced participants, making it a versatile exercise that caters to various fitness levels and abilities.

At NDPE, we offer small group clinical Pilates classes that incorporate reformer Pilates. Reformer Pilates is done via a Pilates reformer machine, a flat frame that rolls back and forth on wheels to assist in creating muscle strength. This makes reformer Pilates an excellent option for people looking to strengthen their core, along with all types of athletes, from ballet dancers to 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.

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?

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

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 individuals with spinal or neck issues, may not be suitable for reformer Pilates. Patients should consult their doctor before commencing 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?

Reformer Pilates has the potential to assist with various conditions, 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.

At our clinic, our qualified and experienced physiotherapists will design a customised program tailored to your abilities, specific needs, and goals. They will be there to assist you throughout each exercise, providing guidance and making any necessary adjustments along the way.

We, at NDPE, are dedicated to delivering excellent care to the local community in West Ryde and neighboring areas like Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde, which includes clinical Pilates and reformer Pilates as part of our services.

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What Is The Difference Between Physiotherapy and 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.

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.

Your Pilates Questions Answered

How does Reformer Pilates contribute to overall well-being?

Reformer Pilates comes with a whole host of potential benefits, aiming to help increase both physical and mental 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.

What is the typical class size for Reformer Pilates sessions?

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?

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 hard?

The exercises you’ll engage in will be designed specifically for you, striking a balance between challenge and feasibility. As you continue, your strength and endurance will likely gradually increase, empowering you to tackle exercises that were once beyond your reach.

Are there online resources or home workout programs available for Reformer Pilates?

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.

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.

Can the expenses for NDPE Pilates sessions be covered by health insurance?

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.

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.

Casual classes are available at $45 per class.  You can receive a discount by paying $400 upfront for 10 classes, which is $40 per class for the 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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