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Pilates at Docklands Health

What is Pilates?

Pilates was developed during WWI by its namesake, Joseph Pilates. He observed the use of beds and springs to treat bed-bound wounded soldiers. His simple Reformer Bed and Trapeze Table equipment designs reflect this origin. Modern Pilates exercises can increase strength, mobility, flexibility, balance, control, and proprioception (knowing where your body is in space).

For Pilates appointments call (03) 9088 3228 or book online.

What is Pilates used for?

Pilates exercises can be useful for a multitude of applications. Some examples are improving balance to prevent falls, increase in core activation after pregnancy, correction of muscle imbalances, pre-hab for surgery, and post-operative rehabilitation for a variety of musculoskeletal procedures. Lower back mobility exercises are frequently used as a part or progression of chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment. Pilates may also be used as an effective form of general exercise.

What is Clinical Pilates and how does it relate to Physiotherapy?


Clinical Pilates is a specialized form of Pilates exercise that is delivered by a physiotherapist. The therapist performs an assessment to identify physical problems and devises a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s pathology and goals. Outcomes are documented, and treatment progressed as the patient improves. This differentiates it from Pilates used for general fitness. Due to changes to private health plans outlined below, the use of Clinical Pilates-informed exercises will now fall under the category of Physiotherapy.

Who can do Pilates?

Anyone! Pilates exercise can be very simple or complex, depending on the desires and functional capacity of the individual. This makes it suitable for both low and high-level participants.

Can I claim Pilates on my private health insurance?

Due to changes by the federal government, as of April 1st, 2019, Pilates will no longer be covered by private health insurance extras plans. However, as Pilates-informed exercise can form part of overall physiotherapy treatment, these sessions can be claimed under your extras plan as Physiotherapy. If not claiming under private health, these changes do not affect you. This means, YES, our Clinical Pilates classes are covered under health insurance!

Monday

  • Clinical Pilates

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    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

  • Clinical Pilates

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    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

  • Studio Pilates

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    Reformer Pilates Flow offers a variety of poses targeting the whole body. Incorporating stretches throughout the series to balance and re-align your body. This class is designed for everybody at all levels, from beginners to advanced. You will leave this class feeling energised, balanced and simply amazing.

Tuesday

  • Clinical Pilates

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    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

Wednesday

  • Clinical Pilates

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    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

  • Yoga

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    Small class size (up to 6) to provide supportive, technical and individualised yoga. We explore different styles of yoga, with a focus on correct and individual alignment, using props to support and facilitate our practice. Great for anyone new or returning to yoga.

Thursday

  • Clinical Pilates

    -

    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

  • Clinical Pilates

    -

    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

Friday

  • Clinical Pilates

    -

    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

  • Clinical Pilates

    -

    Reformer-based rehabilitation exercise led by a physiotherapist. Sessions are individually tailored to your injury or condition. Requires a free initial Pilates physiotherapy consultation prior to your first session.

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Docklands Health, located on Collins St.

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