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Clinical Pilates – Group classes

Our Clinical Pilates program is a major part of both our injury rehabilitation and ongoing fitness programs at Central Performance. It is an individualised system of Pilates exercise that is clinically proven and specifically tailored to each client’s needs. We use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including the reformer, Wunda chair and barrel as well as floor and resistance band exercises to target problem areas.

Many gyms and studios offer Pilates exercise classes – the difference here is the individual tailoring of your program even when participating in group exercise sessions. Having a personalised program rather than simply a generic workout is vital when using Pilates exercise for back and neck pain, posture-related pain and pre-post natal problems. Having access to premium-quality reformer beds and Wunda chairs, as well as many extras and mat stations, allows us to tailor your program exactly to your needs.

Clinical Pilates treats injuries using a direction-specific program that is determined by thorough history taking and physical assessment by a specially trained physiotherapist. It highlights imbalances and left-right asymmetries in your body, and your program is tailored to correct these issues. Pilates equipment such as the reformer bed and Wunda chair are perfect exercise options for correcting these asymmetries and imbalances.

At Central Performance we have small group classes with a maximum of four participants per class. Each person in the group does their own personal program under the close supervision of our physiotherapist instructors. This delivers the ideal balance of personalised attention and feedback while still building a fun, social and supportive feel within the groups. Small group sizes with ongoing coaching also means you build confidence as you master exercise technique in all areas of Pilates including the reformer bed, Wunda chair, barrel and mat.

Clinical Pilates is great for building all-round fitness as well as managing injuries, enhancing postural control and core strength, improving body awareness and increasing flexibility. It is ideal for you if you have:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck or upper back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint (pelvis) pain or dysfunction
  • Poor core stability
  • Pre- or post-natal needs
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Knee, hip or ankle injuries, especially recurrent problems

The Clinical Pilates program at Central Performance is run by Sonja Murphy, an experienced physiotherapist and Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor. Sonja has extensive experience in exercise prescription both in one-on-one and group settings. She uses Pilates principles to help people of all exercise abilities to progress from basic movement control through to functional training requiring high-level strength, stability and flexibility. Her elite-level sporting background means that she really understands the importance of fine-tuning exercise programs for each individual’s goals, body type, injury history and physical fitness. If you have any questions feel free to call Sonja on 9280 2322 or contact us.

What Do I Need To Do To Join A Class?

Before joining group classes you need to complete our ReForm Program so that your Clinical Pilates physio can gain a greater understanding of your ability, goals and fine-tune a program tailored to your needs. The ReForm program also ensures that you are fully confident with using equipment such as the reformer, Wunda chair and barrel. If you have any questions regarding Clinical Pilates, feel free to call Sonja on 9280 2322 to discuss your situation.

Do I Need To Have Seen A Physiotherapist Before Beginning Clinical Pilates?

No. You can commence Clinical Pilates at any time whether you have previously seen a physiotherapist or not. No internal or external referral is needed. If you are unsure whether you need physiotherapy or Clinical Pilates, feel free to call Sonja on 9280 2322 to discuss your situation.

Can I Claim For Clinical Pilates Classes On My Private Health Fund?

No. Due to changes that occurred on April 1st 2019, health funds are no longer funding Pilates classes.

To make an appointment please use our online booking or call us on 9280 2322