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Customised exercises to match your unique requirements

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.

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 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.

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.

Experience the best of both worlds with our reformer Pilates classes led by our skilled physiotherapists. These classes blend the clinical principles of Pilates with the use of reformer machines, taking your workouts to the next level. The advantage of attending our classes is that they are supervised and delivered by qualified professionals, making them eligible for potential health fund claims.

What Conditions Can Reformer Pilates Help With?

Reformer Pilates has the potential to assist with various conditions, including:

Who can benefit from Clinical and Reformer Pilates?

Regardless of age or lifestyle, people can reap significant benefits from all forms of Pilates. Older adults may experience improved balance, stability, and posture, thereby reducing the risk of falls and maintaining independence. Pilates also serves as a gentle, joint-friendly exercise choice for individuals with joint issues or injuries. For younger individuals, Pilates offers a well-rounded workout that focuses on strength and flexibility, aiming to enhance overall fitness and prevent common musculoskeletal imbalances.

Pilates is also 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.

Our team of qualified and experienced physiotherapists will work closely with you to create a personalised program that considers your abilities, requirements, and goals. They will provide guidance and support throughout each exercise and make necessary adjustments as 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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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.

Both clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates share fundamental principles and movements, but they differ in their approach. Clinical Pilates provides a more individualised and therapeutic experience, focusing on specific health concerns and conditions. It involves personalised assessments, targeted exercises, and modifications to meet individual needs. Exercise Pilates, on the other hand, offers a more general approach, aiming to enhance overall fitness and well-being without specifically targeting health concerns.

Pilates FAQs

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

How does reformer Pilates differ from clinical Pilates?

The utilisation of a reformer can provide additional and distinctive advantages that may not be attainable in clinical Pilates sessions conducted on a yoga mat. While mat work may be ideal for the preferences and requirements of many individuals, reformer Pilates can offer enhanced support and customised adjustments.

Is there a maximum limit to the number of individuals in a Reformer Pilates class?

NDPE provides reformer exercise classes in small groups, ensuring that each participant receives an individualised approach. This approach allows for the promotion of correct technique and the optimisation of time spent in class. To maintain a high standard of instruction, class sizes are limited to a maximum of 4 individuals, and the classes are led by qualified physiotherapists.

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.

Is reformer Pilates hard?

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?

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.

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 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 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.

Our team of physiotherapists conducts our clinical Pilates classes, ensuring a maximum class size of 4 individuals. This small class setting enables us to provide a higher level of personalised attention and care, allowing you to optimise your Pilates experience. Each class has a duration of one hour, providing ample time to engage in the exercises and receive guidance 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.

At Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, we are committed to providing exceptional care to patients in West Ryde and the neighbouring suburbs, including Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford. We take pride in supporting the well-being of individuals in these communities. Please feel free to reach out to us to schedule an initial assessment, book a class, or obtain further information. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

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