Clinical Pilates – Group classes
Injury Management and Rehab
Our Clinical Pilates program is a major part of our injury rehabilitation & prevention service at Central Performance. It is an individualised system of Pilates exercise that is clinically proven & specifically tailored to each client’s needs. We use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including the reformer, Wunda chair & barrel as well as floor & resistance band exercises to target problem areas.
Many gyms & studios offer Pilates exercise classes – the difference here is the individual tailoring of your program even when participating in group treatment sessions. Having a personalised program rather than simply a generic workout is vital when using Pilates exercise for back & neck pain, posture-related pain & pre-post natal problems.
Clinical Pilates treats injuries using a direction-specific program that is determined by thorough history taking & physical assessment by a specially trained physiotherapist. It also highlights left-right asymmetries in your body, & your program is tailored to correct these 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 & feedback while still building a fun, social & supportive feel within the groups.
Clinical Pilates is perfect for managing injuries, enhancing postural control & core strength, improving body awareness & 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 Ruben Caetano, an experienced physiotherapist & Level 3 Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor. Ruben has extensive experience in exercise prescription both in one-on-one & group settings. He 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 & flexibility. His high-level sporting background means that he really understands the importance of fine-tuning exercise programs for each individual’s goals, body type, injury history & physical fitness. If you have any questions feel free to call Ruben on 9280 2322 or contact us.
What do I need to do to join a class?
Before joining group classes you are advised to complete our QuickStart Program so that the Clinical Pilates Physio can gain a greater understanding of your ability, goals and fine-tune a program tailored to your needs. If you have any questions regarding Clinical Pilates, feel free to call Ruben 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 Ruben 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.