Clinical Pilates FAQ
Our classes have been growing in popularity and we hope to answer some of your questions here.
Thank you for expressing interest in attending our exciting Pilates classes. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience and adaptable for all conditions and across all age groups. However, an entry level standard is required to ensure you are appropriate for our group exercise environment.
How do I get started?
Firstly, it is necessary that you attend an initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists. The physiotherapist will take your history, complete an objective examination and test the activation of your stabilising muscles. From the information gathered at this consultation the physiotherapist can select the most appropriate Pilates exercises and stabilising muscle recruitment cues for you. An entry level standard must be achieved prior to class attendance. Once this is achieved, we will provide you complimentary online membership. This allows you to purchase Pilates packs and book classes online.
What is an entry level standard?
Entry level standard is discovered during the initial consultation with your physiotherapist. It is your ability to perform particular exercises while maintaining the correct posture and activating your deep abdominal stabilising muscles. This must be achieved with a standard level of instruction and supervision. If entry level standard is not achieved, your physiotherapist will recommend that you attend one to one sessions. This will give you the opportunity to progress to the classes.
Who runs the class?
The classes at Sandringham Sports Physio are instructed by one of our physiotherapists, certified in the method of teaching Clinical Pilates. Classes run for 45 mins and are small in number, this allows for plenty of one-on-one time with the physiotherapist who ensures exercises are specific to your needs.
Once you are ready to start attending classes, as determined by your clinician, you can pay and sign up online to enter the Pilates Classes. Purchase options are below:
How much are the programs?
Note: Programs are purchased prior to program commencement.
Independent Pilates: Typically $20 per session, however if enrolled in a Pilates class all independent sessions will be $10. Please pay at reception on your arrival to access this discounted rate (ie not online).
Do I get a health fund rebate?
Yes. A statement will be issued at the end of each class, to reflect attended classes. Please enquire at reception. This can be taken to your healthcare provider for a rebate.
What happens if I can’t make a class?
You can cancel online at any stage. We ask for 24 hour’s notice to allow for an early cancellation. This does not impact your class fee, and you can rebook this class online or simply continue with your scheduled classes.
If you cancel with less than 24 hour’s notice prior to the class, this is a late cancellation, and you forfeit your fees for that particular class.