Classes from 6am to 7.30pm
Physio with Exercise and Pilates have been operating since 2009. They are the brain child of Sue Kelley who is a physiotherapist with over 20 years experience within the industry. Sue created these formats of exercise as a result of clients requesting an:
- Additional exercise option to compliment their physiotherapy
- Ongoing exercise option post physiotherapy to prevent future injuries and maintain/improve good health.
At XPhysiotherapy, we believe it is imperative to keep the class sizes to an absolute minimum. This enables our instructors to spend important one on one time with each client ensuring they execute each exercise correctly, thus eliminating the risk of injury and providing maximum benefit.
Our qualified Physiotherapists and Pilates Instructors have all worked within the medical, health and fitness industries for many years and are totally committed to providing our clients with the highest quality Pilates experience.
About Our Classes
We offer two types of classes: Exercise with Physio and Pilates.
Our Physio with exercise classes are conducted by a qualified physiotherapist. The class consists of a variety of exercise that are evidence-based and tailored to our patients’ needs. Some of these exercises are drawn from Pilates and utilise Pilates-based equipment. These classes can be claimed under a rebate with Private Health Funds. We recommend contacting your private health provider to confirm if this is the case.
Our Pilates classes are conducted by one of our experienced instructors and focuses on Pilates-based exercises, but it cannot be claimed with your Private Health Fund. Pilates is a system of body conditioning, designed to strengthen and lengthen the body’s muscles with emphasis on reducing incidence of back pain and injury. Pilates is beneficial as a stand-alone exercise or in addition to any other exercise or sport where strength, conditioning and flexibility are key.
What is Remedial Massage?
When you come for Exercise with Physiotherapy or Pilates, we perform an initial assessment in order to:
- Check the suitability
- Be able to provide the correct exercises for you
- Check your general health
Before we start, all patients will need to be reviewed by one of the physiotherapists prior to Pilates for a number of reasons.
Firstly, the group instructors need to know if there are any potential “red flag” disorders that may exist. These are signs and symptoms of disorders that cannot be helped by physiotherapy or Pilates such as infections, inflammatory disorders or pain referred from internal organs. Therefore a thorough medical history is obtained during the initial assessment.
Secondly, everyone is different. The physiotherapist needs to assess your movement strategies in order to tailor a specific exercise program for you.
Thirdly, the physiotherapist will assess your ability to activate your “core” muscle (transversus abdominis). With the help of real-time ultrasound we are able to give you a visual picture of your deep muscles and correctly teach you the most effective method of isolating this muscle. It is important that this is taught properly as Pilates exercises will not necessarily activate these muscles alone.
The Benefits of our Classes
The benefits of Physiotherapy and Pilates are many and varied, however with time and dedication they can:
- Improve strength, flexibility and balance
- Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk
- Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
- Engage the mind and enhance body awareness
- Condition efficient patterns of movement making the body less prone to injury
- Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy through deep stretching
- Restore postural alignment
- Create a stronger, more flexible spine
- Promote recovery from strain or injury
- Increase joint range of motion
- Improve circulation
- Heighten neuromuscular coordination
- Offer relief from back pain and joint stress
- Correct over-training of muscle groups which can lead to stress and injury
- Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
- Compliment sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity
Both Physio with Exercise and Pilates classes are 1 hour in duration and a maximum of 4 people may participate. Both classes utilise various equipment to perform the prescribed exercises, one of which is the Reformer.
The first piece of equipment Joseph Pilates designed was the Reformer and it is extremely versatile. You can work out every muscle of your body with this one machine. Despite the somewhat medieval name, the Pilates reformer is actually a very elegant machine and operates by way of springs and pulleys.
The reformer provides finely tuned exercise resistance that allows one to work very precisely to develop good alignment, core strength, and flexibility.
- Fully supervised
- 1 hour
- Wear socks and gym pants
- Fully air-conditioned
- Lots of parking