Why choose Clinical Pilates for lower back pain?
Following a back injury in 2005 which developed into a disc bulge, director of Ideal Physiotherapy (Brunswick West), Dijana Velanovska started Clinical Pilates to help develop core and pelvic strength as part of her rehabilitation to help her lower back pain. Now 12 years later she has helped over 1000 clients who have come in with similar back pain. Dijana has first hand knowledge of how back pain can effect you during every day activities. She still regularly attends Clinical Pilates and Reformer Pilates classes herself to ensure her back is pain free. So if it has worked for Dijana it can work for you too!

Clinical Pilates addresses core stability, where refers to the deep postural muscles of your spine and pelvis including the gluteal muscles, and the pelvic floor. These muscles need to work as one to ensure stability and control of your pelvis. If there is weakness in one or more of these muscles, other bigger muscles can take over leading to poor posture, muscle tightness and pain. Poor posture can also lead to neck and shoulder pain, and a magnitude of other injuries. Clinical Pilates helps to retain these muscles, your posture, flexibility and helps you move the way your body should.


Clinical Pilates at Ideal Physiotherapy Brunswick West
Ideal Physiotherapy has a fully equipped Clinical Pilates studio. All our Physiotherapists have the knowledge, experience and additional Clinical Pilates training with AAPI to make the most out of our outstanding facilities. We take pride in achieving great results for patients over the short and the long term. Unlike many gym classes, our clinicians have the professional background necessary to maximise outcomes, keep exercise safe and tailor exercise programs to individual requirements. As all our classes are very small or private, each patient gets the personal attention they deserve. 

A range of Pilates classes are available from Monday to Saturday, including new mums sessions and mat work classes for beginners. Please see the timetable for more information. Private sessions, including pregnancy Clinical Pilates, can be arranged by appointment.


How do I start Clinical Pilates?
A Pilates assessment is necessary before beginning classes to ensure that the physiotherapist is aware of any relevant medical or injury history. This includes a thorough musculoskeletal screening to allow us to target your program to your specific needs. Your program is then designed and training begins using the Pilates equipment. With a Physiotherapist on hand you will be provided with instruction on the Pilates breathing method, deep abdominal activation and some exercises you will perform in your individualised Pilates program. This is also the time where the Physiotherapist can modify your program. You must have at least 1 or 2 one-on-one sessions before you attend group Pilates classes.


Group Pilates Classes
Once you complete 1-1 session/s you can attend group Pilates classes, under the supervision of a Physiotherapist. Classes run for 45 minutes. Clinical Pilates is run by a Physiotherapist so you can claim your classes under private health insurance.


We can assist you with:

  • Back pain, spinal pain & sciatica
  • Neck & shoulder pain/injuries
  • Hip, knee and ankle pain/injuries
  • Ante & Post-Natal health
  • Bad Posture


So there is no need to put up with pain any longer. Fill in the form below and one of our Physiotherapists will give you a call to discuss your health goals.

Make 2017 the year you give your body the TLC it deserves!


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