Welcome to Clinical Pilates at Viva Physiotherapy. We are excited for you to join us in our studio to experience our high standard of classes first-hand. Of our three streams of Pilates (Clinical, Strength & Conditioning and Pregnancy), our Clinical Stream is the most focused and specific.
 

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People practice Clinical Pilates for a variety of different reasons. In addition to improving strength and posture, you can also do Pilates to help with an injury or improve your performance in sport. You can find out about lots of different reasons for doing Pilates through our Pilates Success Stories.

Clinical Pilates at Viva is designed for those who prefer an individual approach to their Pilates practice. This may be because you carry an injury, or just because you would like specificity for your body.
 

How does it work?

The first step is to book your individual assessment session with one of our Pilates-trained physios.

In this session we will discuss your needs and create a plan for your Pilates practice based on your needs and goals. Following this, your physiotherapist will take you through a number of hurdle requirements – skills you need to master before entering our classes.

This includes assessing your core muscles on real-time ultrasound, and teaching you the neutral or rest position required to perform Pilates well. We also teach you a few core skills, so it might take you a few sessions before you’re ready for classes.

Looking for a fast-track way to access our Pilates studio? Try our Strength & Conditioning Stream.

After we teach you the basics, you have two different class options available to you:

Clinical Pilates Equipment Classes
Our Clinical Equipment Classes host up to five people. Each individual has their own program that has been developed by their physiotherapist. The class itself utilises all the Pilates equipment such as reformers, the Cadillac or Trapeze table, the Wunda chair and our small equipment such as foam rollers, spiky balls, BOSU and weights.

As this class gives a very high level of specificity, our Clinical Equipment Pilates Classes may be right for you if:

  • You’ve experienced an episode of back or neck pain.
  • You’ve experienced chronic pain.
  • You are pregnant or post-natal
  • You’ve had a motor vehicle or road accident
  • You enjoy a high level of attention even if you have no specific injury
  • You wish to improve your technique or sporting performance with specific improvements in strength.

Mat Pilates Classes
With a maximum of 8 people, our physio can keep a close eye on you while you exercise using the mat, foam rollers, weight balls, magic circles and theraband. Unlike our other classes which run in a studio circuit style, the mat class is a little more like a gym class where your physiotherapist will instruct the group as a whole, giving you the opportunity to focus and enjoy the MindBody benefits of Pilates to their full extent. In our Clinical Stream, you might consider the mat class as a progression from the more highly-supervised Clinical Equipment Classes.

 

Tailoring your Pilates program to your needs

Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists run all of our Pilates classes, meaning your program will always be tailored to your requirements.

In addition, if you have Private Health Extras, you can claim a rebate for every session through codes 560 and 561. This can reduce your out-of-pocket costs by up to 75%.

We run a comprehensive timetable with over 30 classes per week.
 

Make a Booking

If you have not yet joined a Viva Pilates Class the first step is to book your introductory appointment.
 
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If you have previously joined in a Viva Pilates Class then please view our Class Timetable where you will be able to book your preferred class.