Pilates FAQs

The Pilates method teaches you to be in control of your body, not at its mercy.

Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates taught specifically by registered health professionals trained in movement analysis for both injury diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation. Therefore it is ideal for anyone recovering from a medical condition or injury or who is seeking exercise prescription from a qualified health professional.

Yes you can. Pilates is designed to help people in all aspects of their life. This may be injury rehabilitation, but more often is about improvements in movement patterns to support injury prevention, general fitness and helping you continue to enjoy life without restrictions.

All our Physios can treat you under ACC if you meet the ACC approved criteria. This means if our Physios prescribe Pilates as a form of treatment, ACC may cover some of these costs.

Yes, we do ask that all new clients to Freedom health do an Initial Assessment first. Client care is most important to us and having this time allows us to better understand your needs and capabilities prior to going into a class environment.

We allow up to 45 minutes for your Initial Pilates Assessment. Within this time, your Physio will do a physical assessment, take your medical and physical history, discuss your exercise goals and introduce you to Pilates exercise and the equipment we use.

At your Initial Assessment we will discuss with you the different tuition and class options. Most commonly, if you have not done equipment Pilates before, we will encourage you to do some 1-on-1 sessions with a Pilates trained Physio first, to gain some experience in the exercises as well as familiarity with the cues and terms used by the tutors before going into a class environment.

We offer all types of sessions, including 1-on-1 tuition, Duet (2-on-1) tuition, small group specialty classes and group sessions for our members. Depending on your needs, budget and wants, we can help. The best way to determine this is to discuss it with your Physio at your Initial Assessment.

Depending on your stage of pregnancy and any other medical considerations, yes you can. We do offer adaptions to some exercises to ensure you are comfortable and safe. Please discuss this with your Physio at your Initial Assessment and they will give you the best guidance.

 

We also have Women’s Health Physios on our team that can assist you pre and post natal with care and advice for getting back into safe exercise and movement.

We offer several types of classes, covering everything from traditional and classical style through to more functional movement and strength based. Click here to download more info about the memberships & classes we offer.

We offer memberships to suit those that are looking for just one class per week, maybe to supplement other exercise, right through to those that want to come several times per week to get their Pilates fix.

 

Memberships start at $29.90 per week. Your Physio will discuss all the options in more detail at your Initial Assessment

No, generally we do not offer casual attendance for non-members. There are 2 reasons for this.

  1. It is our belief that in order to maximise the benefits of Pilates you need to commit and attend on a regular/routine basis.
  2. Due to high demand for classes we want our committed members to have as much flexibility as possible to attend classes that suit.

The Freedom Pathway to

MOVEMENT FREEDOM.

1.

Establish your starting point.

A full assessment with an experienced therapist will help establish where you are at, and where you want to be.

2.

Practice.

With the help of our therapists will learn a new awareness of how your body can move more efficiently

3.

Progress.

Choose to progress in a way that suits you - individual tuition, group classes or home options available.

Freedom Pilates

MORE THAN EXERCISE

The perfect solution for your injury.

  • Lower back pain
  • Postural pain, neck pain and headaches
  • Pre-, Ante- and Post- Natal Care
  • Pelvic Floor Strengthening
  • Balance and Bone
  • Strengthening
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation including shoulders, hips and knees
  • Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation
  • Specific Sports Conditioning