Clinical Pilates and Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a gentle form of exercise which improves posture, flexibility, and core strength. It was originally developed in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates and uses mat-based exercises, as well as specialised equipment, to assist with retraining and restoring optimal movement and function.

What can it help with?

Pilates continues to be a popular exercise option for all types of people due to its versatility. It can be of great benefit if you are:

How does it work?

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on building the strength and endurance of our deep core muscles. As you develop a stable core, you will also work on the coordination and efficiency of your outer strength muscles, which will improve your posture, strength and general well being.

Who is best suited to this form of exercise?

This form of exercise is suited to people of any age or fitness level, from elite athletes through to seniors.

What else do you need to know?

Current physiotherapy research into exercise and rehabilitation promotes the use of traditional Pilates exercises for rehabilitation, strength, flexibility, and balance.

Is a referral required?

No referral is required to attend instructor-led classes.

Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?

As of April 2019, Private Health Insurers will not allow you to claim instructor-led Pilates. If you are interested in classes that use the Pilates reformer bed for rehabilitation and are covered by private health insurance extras, clinical exercise sessions may be of interest.

Find your nearest clinic to speak about your Pilates class options today.