Group Rehabilitation (Clinical Pilates)
About the Group Rehabilitation (Clinical Pilates) Program
Group Rehabilitation is suitable for all age groups and levels of ability. You will utilise purpose-built Pilates equipment (Trapeze Tables and Reformers), free-weights and resistance bands to perform controlled movements to improve mobility, strengthen and function. Each participant performs a tailored exercise program under the supervision of a Clinical Pilates trained physiotherapist – this ensures exercises are performed safely and correctly.
Benefits of Group Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation of injuries
- Pre/post-natal recovery and fitness
- Reduce the risk of back injuries
- Improve core strength and control
- Improve posture
- Injury prevention
- Prehabilitation for surgery
- Improve osteoarthritic pain and weakness
- Reduce pain and discomfort
- Strength and conditioning
- Improve balance and coordination
- Improve flexibility
- Enhance body awareness
Benefits of Group Rehabilitation
PHASE 1: Initial Assessment
Clinical Pilates trained physiotherapists will assess your injury and identify your strengths, weaknesses, movement patterns and rehabilitation goals. The findings will be used to tailor a program specific to your goals and level of fitness.
PHASE 2: Education and Practice
You will perform 3 one-on-one private Group Rehabilitation sessions with your physiotherapist prior to transitioning to a Group Rehabilitation class. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the set-up of the equipment and ensure that your exercises are being performed correctly and safely. Once the correct technique is established, you will then be cleared by your physiotherapist to transition to Group Rehabilitation classes.
PHASE 3: Rehabilitation
Your exercise program will be reassessed and progressed in accordance with your rehabilitation plan established with your physiotherapist. Close supervision ensures exercises are performed correctly and any problems are promptly addressed.
The Group Rehabilitation (Pilates) Studio
Our Group Rehabilitation Studio is a modern, purpose-built facility. The studio is equipped with:
- Reformer Machines
- Trapeze Tables
- Free Weights
- Resistance Bands
- Balance Boards and Discs
- Adjustable Aerobic Steps
- Stationary Bike
Besides the benefit of a studio specifically designed for Pilates equipment, we have more equipment available than participants allowed in each class. This ensures you will not be waiting for equipment and are able to work through your specific program at your own pace.
Group Rehabilitation Class
Each class runs for 40 minutes, allowing you to complete your tailored program at your own pace and with correct technique. Small class sizes of no more than 6 participants will ensure you receive adequate supervision and feedback from your physiotherapist. Your physiotherapist will assist you in setting up the machines and providing feedback to correct and progress your exercises depending on your needs.
Our Group Rehabilitation program is very popular, and due to smaller than usual class sizes, our waitlist for classes have increased. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs to find a class that best suits you. Please contact the clinic for a copy of the latest class timetable.
COVID Health and Safety
We have made every effort at Watsonia Physiotherapy to make your Group Rehabilitation class COVID safe. Upon entering the clinic, you will be expected to use the hand sanitisers provided. Automatic doors are operational at the front entrance; you will not need to touch any doors or handles when making your way to the Pilates studio.
The equipment in the studio has been positioned in accordance with social distancing regulations. Prior to commencing your class, all equipment in the studio will have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitised. Upon completion of your class, the equipment will again be cleaned in preparation for the next class.
Class numbers have been limited to no more than 6 participants to comply with current standards and regulations surrounding COVID-19.