Clinical Pilates Melbourne

Visit our Melbourne Pilates clinic in Brighton Bay and correct your posture today. 

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. These days, Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back. This is based on literature that demonstrates strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, particularly low back pain.

Our clinical Pilates sessions are available to residents in Brighton and surrounding areas of Melbourne and involve swiss ball exercises and floor and reformer work offering men and pregnant and non-pregnant women:

  • Options For New & More Complex Pilates Exercises
  • An Easier Way To Train Your Core Stabilising Muscles
  • Option To Exercise In Different Positions, Such As Kneeling, Laying Down And Standing
  • Exercises Tailored To All Levels Of Ability

Clinical Pilates at Brighton Bay Physiotherapy clinic offer services to those in the Bayside and St Kilda and inner Melbourne areas and is focused on reformer bed, floor and swiss ball exercises with a qualified Physiotherapist to ensure exercises are being done correctly.

Who needs to do Pilates?

Although Pilates can be extremely beneficial for patients with certain injuries it needs to be specific to the individual and not used as a generic tool for everyone. Clinical Pilates (as distinct to generic Pilates classes) identifies this key issue by applying carefully selected exercises to patients with specific injuries. This ensures optimal gains whilst minimizing the likelihood of injury aggravation. If you are interested in commencing clinical Pilates for your injury, it is essential to have a review with a physiotherapist to assess the suitability of a core stability program for you.

Pilates based exercises are strongly recommended for the following conditions:

  • Lower back pain and problems (including disc injuries) The presence of a pain sensation causes the core muscles to “switch off” and stop working. When the pain finally settles, these muscles often don't begin to automatically work again. Pilates helps to “wake” these muscles up and works to restore their strength.
  • Hip and knee problems The hip, knee, ankle and lower back are closely linked from an anatomical and functional perspective. If there are alignment problems in one area, they can create problems in another related area. Sometimes this can be due to “instability' through the pelvis or core. Improving core stability can help to correct alignment problems.
  • Pregnancy & Post Pregnancy During pregnancy, the female body undergoes massive changes to accommodate the growing baby. One of these changes includes posture of the lower back. It frequently becomes more arched due to the increasing load in front. Excercising while pregnant can improve posture, postural awareness and in some cases reduce separation of the abdominal muscles.
  • Shoulder problems Most shoulder problems have a component of instability of the shoulder blade. The shoulder blade forms the “stumps” of the entire arm, so if the base is not stable, there will likely be problems on whatever stands upon it. Our exercises can be tailored to aim and correct shoulder blade instability

There are numerous benefits to be gained from performing Clinical Pilates exercises. Some of these include:

  • Improved posture and core stability
  • Increased muscular strength and flexibility
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Aiding rehabilitation
  • Restoration of normal movement patterns
  • Enhanced breathing control
  • Increased co-ordination and muscular control
  • Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
  • Improved overall body tone and fitness
  • Improved balance

Why choose Brighton Bay Physiotherapy?

  • Private sessions: These classes involve precise concentration and controlled movements that may not come naturally to begin with. To ensure you are doing your program correctly, we offer private pilates sessions. Brighton Bay Physiotherapy is well equipped with reformer and other specialised tools. We are not a gym, but we have adequate space to help people who are serious about results.
  • Flexible schedule Due to our extended opening hours, you will be able to fit you in around your other daily commitments.
  • Private health rebates available as our physiotherapist provides all instructions, you will be eligible for a private health rebate if you have extras cover. We have HICAPS onsite which means you only pay the gap. These are available for physiotherapy and Pilates.

This means you could be claiming rebates instantly.



This strengthening program was developed by Joseph Pilates last century. The approach concentrates particularly on the “core” muscles that are responsible for maintaining correct posture and supporting the spine. When these muscles are strong and function properly, they relieve other muscles of excess fatigue and tension. These muscles can include the gluteals, hamstrings and groin.

Open 6 days per week. Bookings essential. Call now on 03 8506 0451, while it's fresh in your mind and make a personalised booking with our Melbourne clinical Pilates therapists today.

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Last Updated - June 1, 2022

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