Woden Integrated Physiotherapy's sister clinic at Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre (Southside Physiotherapy) in Tuggeranong offers a range of Pilates strengthening options. The modern Pilates technique offers a low impact exercise regime suitable for most individuals. Pilates sessions are conducted by a physiotherapist to enable safe and effective exercise practice while monitoring and adjusting for different levels of injury and ability within the class.
- To strengthen the deep abdominal muscles that support the spine;
- To enable the body to work efficiently, creating overall strength, flexibility and functionality of movement; and
- To create body awareness, so that the muscles of the body work effectively, reducing any unnecessary tension and strain.
The benefits of Pilates include improved posture and muscle function, enhanced flexibility, and greater strength and stability of core muscles, hence, reduced back pain. Pilates is used for general overall conditioning and injury rehabilitation. Patients with lumbar pain, occupational overuse, arthritis, post orthopaedic and post back surgery all benefit with Pilates based rehabilitation.
Pilates Options and Prices:
1. Pilates Group Course:
Pilates Group Courses are run in blocks of 8 weeks during each term. This is a progressive course and it is therefore important that you commit to the full 8 weeks. Catch up lessons will not be possible. Each class runs for approximately 1 hour and there are a number of different times available during the week. The cost of the 8 week course is $250 which includes a back block required for group classes and home exercises. As a physiotherapist runs these classes, you may be able to receive a rebate from your private health insurance.
If you require more supervision, option 2 may be a better alternative.
2. Private Sessions (30 minutes):
A private Pilates session is where an individual program will be prepared for you to do at home. It is recommended that you book 4 private Pilates sessions within an 8 week period to ensure the exercises are being performed correctly and to enable the program to be extended. Each 30 minute session is $97 and a back block is included in the cost of your first appointment. As the session is conducted by a qualified physiotherapist, you may be able to claim a percentage of your session from your private health fund.
Bookings for either the Pilates Group Course or private sessions can be made through Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre on 6293 1955.