Pilates & Clinical Exercise
Are you recovering from low back pain or a sports injury? Rehabilitating following a surgery or after a fall? Flex physiotherapists can tailor a specific exercise programme to meet your individual needs. Utilising both our state-of-the-art Pilates equipment and fully equipped rehabilitation gym, we are able to provide both individual 1:1 workouts and various group classes suitable for all ages, fitness levels and body types.
Our current classes include Flex FIT (Pilates and Clinical Exercise), Senior FIT, Mums & Bumps and GLA:D arthritis classes. Normal health insurance rebates generally apply for these group sessions. A 40min one on one assessment consultation is required with one of our physiotherapists prior to commencing these classes where they will create an individualised program specific to your needs.
Our Fitness Pilates, Youth Development and Runners Pilates sessions are the most recent additions to our repertoire of classes. Something a little different to our normal clinical exercise programmes, these classes are targeted for those wanting a more fitness or prevention focus. A 20min GAP FREE assessment is required if you wish to claim private health insurance for these classes.
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Our clinical exercise classes combine both our Pilates and gym-based equipment to maximise your recovery and rehabilitation, or to focus on a particular problem area and prevent recurrence of injury. A one on one assessment consultation is required with one of our physiotherapists prior to commencing our Flex FIT classes.
With a focus on strength, balance & control, these sessions are designed for our older clients utilising bands, Pilates and strength-based equipment. A one on one assessment consultation is required with one of our physiotherapists prior to commencing our Senior FIT classes.
Suffering from hip or knee osteoarthritis? Would you like less pain, less medication and a better quality of life? The GLA:D programme run at Flex is considered the first line of treatment in the management of these problems. Learn more about GLA:D. For more information on the GLA:D program at Flex, please contact reception.
GLA:D Australia training consists of:
- An initial appointment assessing your eligibility for the course, explaining what’s involved and measuring your current functional abilities
- Two education sessions which teach you about OA, how the GLA:D Australia exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program
- 12 Group neuromuscular training sessions (twice a week for six weeks) to improve muscle control of the joint, which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.
GLA:D programme is available at our Norwood and Stirling clinics.
Mums & Bumps
Our Mums and Bumps clinical exercise class is perfect for Mums at any stage of their pre and post-partum journey. Whether it be maintaining healthy exercise routine throughout your pregnancy or returning to exercise with little ones in tow, have a personal program tailored to your goals utilising both our Pilates and gym-based equipment.
There are many benefits of exercise through both the pre and post natal period including:
• Deep abdominal and hip strength for management of back and pelvic girdle pain
• Upper body and postural strength essential for carrying little ones and feeding postures
• Pelvic floor strength and coordination
• Help manage and reduce risk of common pregnancy related conditions such as Gestational Diabetes
• Restoring strength to return to exercise safely post-partum (e.g., running, team sport, weight training)
These classes are open to anyone, but babies and toddlers are welcome. A one on one assessment consultation is required with one of our physiotherapists prior to commencing our Mums and Bumps/Flex FIT (child Friendly classes).
Just need a good hard work out to challenge your muscles and push your general fitness? Fitness Pilates is mix of strength and high intensity exercise featuring the Pilates Reformer. This class is designed to challenge your strength and stability with a flowing set of exercises which create that Pilates burn. A 20min GAP FREE assessment is required if you wish to claim private health insurance for these classes.
Keen to improve your running form and efficiency? Targeting the core and lower limb muscles that are so critical to running, our physios will have you working hard to get the best out of those miles on the road, track or trails! Please contact reception to make a booking.
Youth Development Pilates
Helping to build healthy, capable and resilient young athletes, these classes provide the foundations for injury prevention and improved athletic performance. By focusing on movement patterning and motor control, we can provide the base for more advanced strength and conditioning as the athlete develops. Please contact reception to make a booking.