Pilates

To request a Pilates appointment call us on (03) 9571 6888 or click the book now button.

At ME Physio, we offer Clinical Pilates with a specifically tailored program for you to get healthier and stronger. 

Pilates is a form of exercise that improves core strength, flexibility, posture and can reduce pain. It works by correcting muscle imbalances, restoring alignment and helping to improve posture.  

Our Clinical Pilates program at ME Physio are equipment based using a combination of both the Reformer and Trapeze Table. 

Common conditions that Pilates can benefit at ME Physio include: 

  • Low back pain 
  • Neck pain and headaches 
  • Bursitis 
  • Shoulder impingement 
  • Pre and post-natal care 

At ME Physio, our Clinical Pilates program is run and supervised only by physiotherapists who have undertaken further training and education in Pilates. You can be assured that having the benefit of a physiotherapist assist with your Clinical Pilates program means that you will be provided with the most beneficial and safest exercise program to get you healthier, happier and stronger.  

Sessions are available at ME Physio individually or in a small group up to 4 people. We currently have an extensive timetable offering more than 30 group-based sessions per week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is Pilates that is specifically designed and tailored for your individual needs by a trained physiotherapist. Following a thorough assessment, your physiotherapist is able to prescribe and recommend exercise that are specific for you and your needs based on your injury, injury history and relevant medical history.

What is the difference between Clinical Pilates and normal Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is tailored specifically for you. It takes into account your specific injury and physical needs, medical history and previous injuries. In addition, you’ll commonly utilise additional equipment during Clinical Pilates such as the Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair and Barrel. 

Reformer pilates usually has multiple people all completing the same or similar program. 

How often should you do Clinical Pilates?

Whilst Clinical Pilates should be done at least twice a week, your program will be tailored and individualised based on what you need to address but your program takes into consideration all your physical activities and exercise throughout the week. 

Given that Clinical Pilates is specifically tailored for you, your physiotherapist at ME Physio is best placed to discuss how often you should do Clinical Pilates to get maximum benefit.  

Can I claim my Clinical Pilates appointment on Private Health insurance?

Given that our physiotherapists at ME Physio supervise and program your Clinical Pilates program – you are able to claim Clinical Pilates on Private Health Insurance extras.

We are able to claim on-the-spot using HICAPs when you bring your card to your appointment. Where required or for prepaid packs, our team will provide you with a receipt with all details that will assist in claiming your Clinical Pilates through your private health insurer after the date of service.

Can a physiotherapist refer for scans?

Yes, our team works with a range of local imaging providers and radiologists and can refer for X-rays and MRI scans at similar cost to a GP.

We will assess you to see if this is required.

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Whilst Melbourne’s weather had its own plans, we were still determined to keep with the theme of ‘Italian Summer’. We let our hair down to master the art of mixology 🍸🍹followed by an Italian feast. Friday morning Run Club with the team. Practicing what we preach!

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Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

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