What is Pilates?
Our rehabilitation approach incorporates The Pilates method and principles. The Pilates method is a system of exercises that was originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. Pilates is system of exercises designed to promote strong core postural muscle strength, including the abdominals, back and buttocks which is especially useful in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries.
The Many leading back specialists endorse The Pilates method as the therapy of choice to prevent surgery and/or assist in rehabilitation post-surgery. Our Pilates-trained Physiotherapist will prescribe the appropriate pilates exercises specific to the goals and needs of each client. Close supervision by trained Pilates Physiotherapist is necessary to execute the exercises correctly, prevent injury with the pilates exercises and achieve the goals of the pilates program.
At Rehabcorp Physiotherapy we have state-of-the-art Pilates equipment in our Studio/Pilates Gym including a Pilates Reformer, Multi-chair and Trapeze Table. We also have Pilates Exercise Mats, Foam Rollers, Pilates Magic Circles, Theraband, Pilates Balls and Chi balls for our Pilates Mat Classes. Our Pilates studio is used for Individual Pilates sessions and Group Pilates Classes. Individual Pilates training enables the clients to understand and refine the basics of the Pilates repertoire and obtain an individually tailored Pilates program using our Pilates machines and equipment to meet their physical requirements. Group Pilates Mat Classes and Pilates Equipment Classes are also conducted in our studio with a maximum of 8 people per class. There are a number of schools of Pilates including Winsor Pilates or Stott Pilates but our Pilates Instructors are also Physiotherapists who are trained by Pilates Physiotherapists in Rehabilitation focused Pilates through Polestar Pilates, Dance Medicine Australia, and the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI). People often spell Pilates incorrectly such as pilatus, pilaties, pilate, pilatis, palates and pillates. For more information on Pilates please visit What is Pilates.
Pilates uses a system of exercises that provides the following benefits to the body:
Strengthens core postural muscle strength, including the abdominals, back and buttocks, which is especially useful in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries.
Improves & Maintains Posture
Improves & Maintains Balance & Coordination
Improves & Maintains Flexibility of joints and muscles
Improves & Maintains Pelvic Floor Control
Develops General Muscle Tone and a Balanced Body without building muscle bulk.
Pilates workouts can also assist in weight loss and cardiovascular/aerobics conditioning
Regular practice of Pilates also develops concentration, focus and the body-mind connection enabling benefits to be attained similar to those of meditation.
All Pilates exercises are low impact, focusing on controlled and precise movements, rather than high repetitions and are performed on a mat or using Pilates equipment.
Our Pregnancy Pilates Class is available to women at any stage of their pregnancy who want to maintain a strong core, good posture & spinal health during this challenging time for the body.
Changes to the body & posture that come with pregnancy can be managed well with specific Pilates exercises to strengthen and stretch your muscles. Pregnancy–related discomfort & stiff joints can be relieved with Pilates, which is aimed at keeping joints & muscles supple & fit for labour & beyond.
Pilates also focuses on breathing which is useful in preparing for labour. In addition pelvic floor strengthening forms a crucial part of Pilates, which helps with continence & pelvic stability during & after pregnancy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES DURING PREGNANCY?
Pilates provides increases in strength and stability for the entire body before, during & after pregnancy. Pilates can effectively reduce pain caused by pregnancy & poor posture by strengthening the supportive, deep muscles of the body.
Pilates is a safe & effective method of exercising during & after pregnancy.
It complements the changes the body experiences during pregnancy.
It is a controlled, focused conditioning program for the entire body.
Promotes balanced core stability, body awareness & good breathing control.
Strengthens the pelvic floor to prevent incontinence & pelvic pain during and after pregnancy.
Below is the exercise timetable for our Pilates Group Classes and other Group Exercise Classes:
CLASSES TIMETABLE – REHABCORP PHYSIOTHERAPY
• Pilates Mat & Equipment Classes with Marika Scicluna/Marina Wrobel
• Rehab Gym & Circuit Classes with Frank Tedesco
• Hydrotherapy Classes with Frank Tedesco
|8:00 am || ||Hydrotherapy|
|9:30 am || || || || ||Pilates|
|10:30 am|| || || || |
|11:30 am|| ||Rehab Gym |
| ||Rehab Gym |
|12:00 pm|| || || || || |
|4:00 pm|| ||Rehab Gym |
| ||Rehab Gym |
| ||Pilates (Semaphore) ||PIlates Equipment ||Pilates Mat (Evandale) || |
| ||PIlates (Semaphore) ||Pilates|
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All classes unless specified above are held at our Evandale Clinic (166 Payneham Road)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Pilates Mat & Equipment Classes, Rehab Gym & Circuit Classes and Hydrotherapy Classes:
• $25.00 per class for casual visits**
• Wellness Package: 10 classes for $200.00 (or $20.00 per class)***
• $18.00 per class for MBF or Mutual Community Clients
* Norwood Stateswim charges a separate entry fee to use their facility.
** All classes are claimable through all Private Health Funds. Please confirm with your health fund and quote code ‘560’ and/or ‘555’ for Hydrotherapy.
*** A receipt will be issued upon completion of the 10 classes which can then be claimed through your Private Health Fund.