Whether you’re rehabilitating an injury or just trying to get your body feeling better, the team at Valley Health Group are here to help. Our Clinical Pilates programs are tailored to your specific needs to help you reach your health and wellbeing goals.
What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a method of exercise for rehabilitation after injury or surgery. It can also be used for injury prevention and general wellbeing as it is tailored to your individual needs. Our assessment and classes are run by our qualified allied health practitioners, who have undergone further training in Clinical Pilates.
Unlike group Pilates classes where everyone is doing the same old exercise, each of our classes will have a maximum of 3-4 people. Each person’s program will be unique to them and their health goals.
Our classes are suitable for young children trying to get back into sport as well as older adults, who are always chasing their grandchildren around, and everyone else in between.
The benefits of Clinical Pilates
- Injury prevention
- Improved strength and stability
- Improved stability of the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and diaphragm
- Improved flexibility and mobility
- Improved coordination
- Enhanced self-awareness and self-confidence
- Enhanced quality of life
What to wear
Please wear something you are comfortable to exercise in.
Socks must also be worn during your class.
What to expect
The team at Valley Health Group want to make the initial process easy for you. Whether you are new to the clinic, new to Clinical Pilates or a long-term patient, the process will be the same.
We will take a thorough case history to gain a better understanding of your condition. We will then run you through a guided movement assessment to see where your strength and mobility restrictions are. From there we will have a chat about your health and wellbeing. We will then run you through some basic Pilates exercises to give you a better understanding of the movements and begin to build your program.
Each class you step into may vary, depending on how your body is feeling on that particular day and which of our amazing allied health practitioners will be guiding your class. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when visiting Valley Health Group.
How can Clinical Pilates help you?
Our allied health practitioners are experienced in the management and rehabilitation of a wide range of complaints, including but not limited to:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Hip and knee pain
- Pre and post surgical rehabilitation
- Pre and post natal care
Clinical Pilates pricing info
Every patient is required to undergo at least 2 x 1:1 assessments before you can progress to a class. This is to ensure proper form and safety is achieved to our highest standards.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance with osteopathy extras you can claim your rebate at the time of your 1:1 assessment.
Starter Packs and Class Packs are available to purchase online or in the clinic.
Clinical Pilates timetable info
Group classes are now available. Classes can be booked online or by calling the clinic.
Our provisional timetable is outlined in the link below. It will be constantly updated as demand increases.
Clinical Pilates instructors
Our amazing instructors are Dr Caitlyn Alifraco and Dr Jessica Jackman. They can also perform assessments during their normal treating hours so if the listed times available don’t suit you, please call the clinic to secure your spot. The girls are both osteopaths, netball superstars and Polestar trained instructors, so they will be able to tailor a program to suit your needs, your skill level and your requirements.
We would also like to introduce Devon Juniper to our team. Dev is an accredited exercise physiologist and is highly skilled. He will build your program to suit your needs, and has a passion for helping build strength and develop exceptional movement patterns in his patients.
For pricing, class timetables or any other information, please speak to our friendly staff.