At Thompsons Road Physiotherapy we believe that exercise is an important part of recovery. We run 30 group exercise classes per week through Pilates Place, where participants enjoy a combined Clinical pilates and exercise rehabilitation approach to their session. Exercises are performed on a range of pilates equipment including reformers, wunda chair and trapeze table, as well as making use of other equipment such as Bosu ball, wobble boards, Swiss Balls, Therabands and weights.
All classes are supervised by a qualified physiotherapist from our team, and there is a maximum of four participants per class, so you receive the attention and supervision you need to exercise safely and effectively.
Every participant has an individual program to address their specific exercise needs. This is developed during a 1:1 extended consultation with your physiotherapist, keeping in mind your personal movement and health goals.
Pilates / Exercise Rehabilitation is ideal for a range of conditions, such as:
- Lower back pain
- Core muscle weakness
- Post-operative joints, tendons and ligaments
- Chronic pain
- Poor posture
- Impaired balance
- Pelvic and hip pain
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Post-pregnancy recovery
- Joint replacement
- Shoulder pain
- Returning to exercise
- Parkinson’s Disease
We recommend a programme of 10-12 weeks in order to gain strength and see benefits. Following this you may choose to continue in a class or we can help you progress to a local gym or community exercise group. Many of our participants also have a home exercise program as part of their pilates/ Exercise rehabilitation program with us.
We recommend wearing activewear such as t-shirt and shorts/leggings, and non-slip socks, which you can purchase from reception.
Clinical pilates classes are partly covered under most private health insurance policies with extras, as well as for TAC and Workcover claims. Gap fees apply.