Pilates is an exercise regime that focuses on training the body's deep postural muscles, which in turn provides improved stability, strength and control to the spine, pelvis, upper limb and lower limbs.
Physiotherapy Prescribed exercises using Pilates equipment is different in that it combines exercise principles with up-to-date scientific research in physiotherapy. There is a strong emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of your injury and condition.
Nicole Staight and Tegan Brotherton both have post graduate training in Exercise Prescription using Pilates equipment. Following a thorough assessment Nicole or Tegan are able to tailor-make an individualised program for each client.
Physiotherapy Prescribed exercise can benefit a range of conditions including low back pain, upper back and neck pain, sporting injuries, pre and post natal, post surgery – spinal, shoulder, knee, hip, fibromyalgia and postural conditions, improved muscle tone and flexibility. One particular group of people who benefit are people who suffer chronic recurring low back pain, who may have tried many different treatment interventions. This is a different but very effective form of exercise which can give long term benefits.
Physiotherapist Prescribed exercise sessions
You can participate in Physiotherapist Prescribed exercises by individual sessions or progress to a group session. Group sessions involve 3-4 people. It incorporates the use of floor based exercises and use of specific spring resistance equipment such as the reformer and trapeze table.
Correct technique is essential, therefore close supervision is important to ensure program is carried out correctly. These sessions involve ongoing testing to ensure appropriate modifications and progressions are made.
Following group sessions, there is an opportunity to continue with independent programs or home based exercises.
Physiotherapy Prescribed exercise group sessions and individual sessions are held at the Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy rooms at 3 Sapphire Coast Dr, Merimbula. There are rebates available from Private Health Insurers for Physiotherapist Prescribed exercise sessions.