I’m new, what do I need to bring to a class?
Please wear comfortable clothing to your class that allows you to move. Active wear or comfortable pants/shorts are advisable. You will need to wear socks on the Reformer, preferably with grip on the soles, to avoid slipping. You can purchase Pilates sock at reception.
It’s always handy to bring a drink bottle and towel to freshen up during and after the class.
Do I need an individual assessment before I can start the classes?
An initial consultation is required before you attend ANY OF THE CLASSES offered here at Radiant Pilates and Physiotherapy to assess your general level of fitness, any injuries you may have and identify which class is the right fit for you.
Do I need to book?
Bookings are essential as class numbers are limited. So please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
How do I book a class or physio appointment?
You can book a class or physio appointment via the website or by calling the clinic on 9727 3990 or texting 0410 484 708. Please leave a message if the answering machine picks up your call as we may be teaching a class or in with a client.
How do I cancel or change my bookings?
Please call the clinic and leave a message if the phone is unattended on 9727 3991 or text to 0410 484 708.
What are the Group Physiotherapy Exercise sessions?
How are they different from Reformer or Mat classes?
The Physiotherapy Group Exercise sessions are booked as either 1, 2 or 3 people during the session. They are highly personalised sessions, which look specifically at your body and focus on treating any condition you have. At these sessions, you will receive a physiotherapy biomechanical assessment, a prescriptive exercise program which may include Pilates based repertoire and equipment, as well as strategies to use at home to improve movement.
Reformer and Mat classes are a fabulous way to progress your rehabilitation if you are transitioning out of the physiotherapy sessions. They are taught by qualified Pilates Instructors and remain small sessions to allow for correct movement facilitation and cuing. Theses classes have some scope for personalised modifications however are largely taught as a flowing class.
Not injured? Then these classes are for you as they have more flow than physio group sessions and focus solely on the Pilates Repertoire. They will give you strength and conditioning while teaching you how to move.
Who is at risk of inappropriate Pilates exercises?
If you have had any of the following then a Physiotherapy Group Exercise class is the best starting point for you.
• Currently experiencing pelvic prolapse and after prolapse surgery; after a hysterectomy; after bladder surgery; during and after menopause; during and after pregnancy
• Increased pelvic floor muscle tension or pelvic floor muscle spasm
• People with General hyper-mobility with episodes of pain (and no prior Pilates training in a studio setting)
• Recovering from Pelvic Girdle pain or severe back pain
• recovering from surgery or injury from sporting incidents or trauma