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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.

For many years, Pilates has garnered widespread popularity as an exceptional exercise form. Its gentle yet useful approach makes it accessible to individuals of all ages. The emphasis on core strength, flexibility, and body awareness makes Pilates appealing and suitable for people at different life stages. Regardless of your fitness level, whether you’re just starting or looking for advanced variations, Pilates can be tailored to meet your specific needs and abilities.

At NDPE, we provide small group clinical Pilates classes that integrate reformer Pilates. Utilising a Pilates reformer machine, and a dynamic flat frame on wheels, reformer Pilates helps develop optimal muscle strength. This makes it an exceptional choice for individuals aiming to enhance their core stability and is equally beneficial for athletes across various disciplines, including ballet dancers and football players.

What is Clinical Pilates?

With its focus on flexibility, strength, posture, and overall health, Clinical Pilates offers a tailored exercise method suitable for many individuals recovering from injuries or managing chronic medical conditions. By specifically targeting weakened or tight muscles, Clinical Pilates stimulates muscle activation, promoting improved mobility, stability, and overall physical well-being.

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.

In Which Conditions Can Clinical Pilates Be Helpful?

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.

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.

In what ways can Reformer Pilates benefit individuals with certain conditions?

Reformer Pilates may be beneficial for a variety of conditions, such as:

Which individuals can participate in Clinical and Reformer Pilates?

Pilates, in all its forms, may bring significant benefits to individuals of all ages and diverse lifestyles. For older adults, Pilates enhances balance, stability, and posture, reducing the risk of falls and promoting independence. It also serves as a gentle exercise alternative for those with joint problems or injuries. For younger individuals, Pilates delivers a comprehensive workout that focuses on strength and flexibility, improving 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.

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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In what ways do Physiotherapy and Exercise Pilates vary from each other?

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.

On the flip side, exercise Pilates, which is sometimes referred to as traditional or mat Pilates, offers a more generalised form of Pilates typically found in fitness studios or group classes. It emphasises overall strength, flexibility, and body conditioning through a range of exercises involving mats or equipment like resistance bands. The main goal of exercise Pilates is to enhance physical fitness, core strength, posture, and overall body awareness, rather than specifically targeting particular injuries or medical conditions.

While clinical Pilates and exercise Pilates have foundational principles and movements in common, clinical Pilates takes a more individualised and therapeutic approach. It is tailored to address specific health concerns and conditions, providing targeted exercises and modifications. On the other hand, exercise Pilates has a broader focus on overall fitness and well-being, offering a general approach to improving strength, flexibility, and body conditioning.

Your Pilates Inquiries Addressed

In what ways can Reformer Pilates improve fitness and flexibility?

Reformer Pilates offers a variety of potential benefits for both mental and physical health. These 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

Is reformer Pilates better than 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.

How many people will be in my class?

NDPE provides reformer exercise classes in small groups, ensuring a personalised approach to each participant. This focus on individualisation promotes proper technique and enables participants to make the most out of their time in class. To maintain quality instruction, class sizes are limited to a maximum of 4 individuals and are led by qualified physiotherapists.

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 hard?

Your training sessions will be personalised to cater to your specific requirements, ensuring that they push you to your limits without overwhelming you. With time, your strength and stamina will likely grow, enabling you to take on exercises that were previously unattainable.

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

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?

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.

Does NDPE provide documentation for claiming Pilates classes with health funds

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.

Clinical And Reformer Pilates At NDPE

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 dedicated to serving the needs of patients in West Ryde and the surrounding suburbs, including Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford. We take pride in supporting the healthcare needs of these communities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange an initial assessment, book your classes, or obtain additional information. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

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