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CLINICAL PILATES

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Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise developed by physiotherapists, which has been modified from the traditional version of Pilates to provide a highly individualised and injury/condition specific form of therapeutic exercise.

 

Clinical Pilates is a powerful tool used to aid in the rehabilitation and prevention of spinal and other musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. All client's receive an individualised Clinical Pilates program by their physiotherapist, guided by their comprehensive understanding of the mechanism and pathology of the musculoskeletal or neurological injury.

 

All Clinical Pilates sessions involve the use of special spring-loaded Pilates equipment including reformer beds and the trapeze table. Clients are also given floor based exercises which they can continue at home.

Who can benefit from Clinical Pilates?

All ages and abilities can benefit from Clinical Pilates. Clinical Pilates is effective in improving fitness and sporting ability.  It assist injury prevention, helps with balance and coordination, and can increase muscle strength, flexibility and tone. Clinical Pilates can be particularly effective in the rehabilitation of:

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder injuries

  • Sporting injuries

  • Pelvic pain/hip conditions

  • Pre/post Natal Conditions

  • Arthritis

  • neurological conditions

Group Policy

  • ALL CLIENTS ATTENDING CLINICAL PILATES GROUP SESSIONS MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE 1-1 SESSION PRIOR TO ATTENDING A GROUP

  • TO SECURE A PERMANENT POSITION CLIENTS MUST PURCHASE EITHER A X5 OR X10 SESSION PACKAGE

  • X5 SESSIONS EXPIRE IN 6 WEEKS

  • X10 SESSIONS EXPIRE IN 12 WEEKS

  • CASUALLY PAYING CLIENTS CAN BOOK UP TO TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE

  • 24H CANCELLATION POLICY APPlIES

 

  • What should I bring/wear to my first appointment?
    Bring any relevant scans, X-rays, CT's or MRI, or any other Medical information that you think may be important. Make sure you wear loose comfortable clothes that will allow you to move around easily.
  • Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
    No. You can make an appointment directly without a referral. A referral is generally not required to see an physiotherapist as a private patient. All WorkSafe and TAC clients can make an appointment without a referral, however, they must have an approved claim number for entitlement to physiotherapy services. ​ The only time you will need a referral is if you wish to consult a physiotherapist under Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care program or through Veterans' Affairs. A GP must assess your eligibility and complete a specific referral for Medicare or DVA funded Physiotherapy.
  • Do you do dry needling?
    Kristine & Casey are both qualified in dry needling. Wondering what dry needling is? Read all about it here in our educational article.
  • Is Physiotherapy covered by Private Health Insurance?
    Yes. Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Physiotherapy. Please contact your health fund for details of your entitled benefits.
  • Is Physiotherapy covered by Medicare?
    If you have had pain for longer than expected you can visit your doctor and request a Medicare plan referral. If you doctor deems you eligible they may print and fill out the Medicare Care Plan Referral form. For more information about eligability you can download this PDF. Please keep in mind that medicare rebates do NOT cover the full costs of treatment. You will be required to pay for the appointment in full. We complete the Medicare claim on your behalf and you will receive the rebate for your appointment within 48 hours.
  • Does Balance Health accept TAC, Workcover and DVA patients?
    Yes! Additionally, TAC & DVA patients are bulk-billed, Worksafe patients may be required to pay a gap fee.
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