What Is Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates that focuses on posture, core strengthening, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing. It is often used in conjunction with physical therapy to help with rehabilitation after injury or surgery. It is particularly effective in resolving chronic low back pain through strengthening and retraining core/stabilisation muscles to support your spine and posture.
Clinical Pilates is advocated for many injuries and types of pain along with general health and wellbeing. Its diversity is evident, being used by clinicians and individuals from all around the world, including elite athletes and performers.
At Active Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, our Group Clinical Pilates classes are mat based and use equipment such as fitballs, hand weights, theraband and exercise balls. Classes are kept small for continuity of care for each of our patients and to provide effective guidance by one of our Physiotherapists.

Why It Works

Clinical Pilates works by performing a program of exercises that strengthen your deep abdominal, spinal and pelvic floor muscles as well as the hip and pelvic muscles. It helps the patient restore normal movement patterns and timing of muscle activation for improved efficiency of body movement.

Clinical Pilates is functional, targeted and individualised rehabilitation that is effective for reducing pain, disability and improving function. Exercises are instructed by one of our trained Physiotherapists who understands how this form of training aids in injury and healing

Who Should Have It

Clinical Pilates is beneficial for anyone with conditions and presentations like:

  • chronic low back pain
  •  disc problems
  •  core and pelvic floor dysfunctions
  • pre-natal pregnancy
  • post-natal recovery
  • post-surgery (spinal, gynaecological, pelvic)
  • gluteal tendinopathy
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • fibromyalgia

Pilates FAQ

Where is the class held?
Our Pilates classes are held at Lilydale Squash and Fitness Centre:
446 Maroondah Hwy, Lilydale VIC 3140
How many participants are in each class?
We can accept up to 10 patients in one pilates class.
How often do the Pilates classes run?
We run classes every Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm and every Thursday from 8:00am-9:00am.
How do I pay for the class?
You will need to pay for the class via our clinic. You can pay in person, over the phone or via direct debit. However, if you have private health insurance with extras, you will need to come into our clinic with your member card to allow us to process the fee through our HICAPS terminal.

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Why Us

Comprehensive Treatment

A thorough assessment and a treatment plan is designed which is tailored specifically to your needs


Registered Practitioners

All our practitioners are registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

Highly Trained & Skillful

Highly qualified practitioners with at least 4 years of study plus part of our Continuing Education Program

Multiple Treatment Styles

Manual therapy, Manipulation, Dry needling, Exercise therapy, Pilates, Hydrotherapy and Cupping

Comfortable Environment

Our aim is to make you feel comfortable, safe and well cared for as if you were in your own home

State-Of-The-Art Premises

We’re part of the medical hub of Lilydale and have access to an extensive range of medical services on site.

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Client Testimonials

Zoe Rowell

I always have a wonderful experience when visiting! The reception staff are always super-helpful and accommodating and I am always greeted with a smile! The physiotherapist I see gives stretches and strengthening exercises to complete between visits if follow-up appointments are needed! Thanks for your awesome work!

Zoe Rowell

Frank Mount Evelyn

I have been going to this clinic for over 3 years after suffering near-fatal injuries from a car accident. The Physiotherapists who have been treating me have all been very caring, gentle and courteous whilst ensuring all of my needs were met. There was never an issue that they did not overcome with either treatment or the supply of ergonomic devices. My treatment is coming to an end as I now progress onto self-managing my health and wellbeing with regular sessions at the local gym, which they also organised. The administration staff are fantastic people who also treated me with the utmost respect and assistance. Thanks, Team!!!

Frank Mount Evelyn

Amelia Essex-Clark

I have been seeing Rhiannon since the beginning of the year and helped me to manage and improve long term.

Amelia Essex-Clark

Holly Gibson

Rhiannon is a wonderful Myotherapist who cares about her clients.

Holly Gibson

Chris Musgrove

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I was referred to Jade, whom I have no hesitation in recommending. She has been able to help through planning and careful management, meaning that frequent appointments were not required. My health was in her best interest. Truly a great service.

Chris Musgrove

Norm Hope

Found my physiotherapist, Ken, to be extremely competent, compassionate and showing great empathy. Can highly recommend him

Norm Hope

Roslyn Shipton

As a long-time sufferer of neck pain, it has taken me a long time to find a physio team that listen and act accordingly

Roslyn Shipton

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