Beechboro Physiotherapy run Studio Pilates sessions, which comprise of very small class sizes (maximum of 3-4 people per physiotherapist). All instructors are Pilates trained Physiotherapists, who have completed 500 hours of supervised Pilates training over a one year period, in addition to having a Physiotherapy degree.
The studio classes use the Pilates method of strengthening by incorporating both mat exercises and resistance equipment based exercises. At Beechboro Physiotherapy we have two Reformers, a Cadillac, a Wunda Chair, a Spine Corrector, and numerous pieces of small equipment such as foam rollers, fitness circles, a bosu, and therabands.
In order to properly assess each individual patient before commencing a Pilates program, we perform a one hour initial assessment. During this time, your Physiotherapist will use a Real Time Ultrasound to assess correct activation of the pelvic floor muscles, and deep abdominal muscles. Your Physiotherapist will take information regarding any particular injuries, medical conditions, or weak areas that you would like to address. They will assess your patterns of movement, and identify any specific muscle imbalances (areas of tightness or weakness) that are contributing to these movement patterns.
It is this assessment process that allows your Pilates program to be tailored to meet your individual needs. In each studio class, each person is given a different sequence of exercises designed to focus on their particular target areas, and at a difficulty level suitable to them at the time. Your Physiotherapist will watch and correct you as you are performing these exercises to ensure correct performance and will modify the exercise if it is too difficult at that time.
Our studio classes are run from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. Appointments are essential to ensure your place in the class.