Recently there have been some highly publicised changes to health fund rebates with Pilates. When attending physio-led Pilates classes, such as those at Sydney Advanced Physiotherapy, you will still be able to claim a rebate on your private health. The amount you can claim, as always, depends on what plan you’re on with your insurance company.
Pregnancy and delivery can lead to some significant changes to your body. Some of the common issues we see include:
- Lower back and pelvic pain
- Wrist pain – particularly postnatally
- Tummy muscle separation
- Failure of the stomach to return to its pre-pregnancy tone
- Continence issues
- Neck and shoulder tightness
Pilates can aid these issues by improving your alignment, strength, control and flexibility. It allows us to target certain areas that need to get stronger or need to be stretched. Pilates allows us to teach you to move and exercise properly while allowing for the significant changes your body goes through even after delivery.
Our individualised mat and equipment classes allow us to tailor the class experience to each individual. This means that each participant does exercises that are appropriate to their age, physical condition and goals. If you are pregnant, or you’ve already had your baby, you can attend any of our individualised classes and know that our physios will adapt the programme to accommodate your needs. All you need to do is have a Pilates assessment and then, if the physio says it’s safe for you to participate (and your doctor agrees if you’re pregnant) then you just need to pick a class time that works for you.
Mums & Bubs are postnatal mat classes that allow you to bring your infants or kids to the class and in some cases the exercises can include your child! There is no need to bring your infant; however, you should feel free to do so.
Mums & Bubs classes are limited to five participants.
Mat individualised classes are limited to five participants. Equipment classes are limited to four participants.
Please note: You must provide evidence of medical clearance to participate in Pilates if you are pregnant. If you wish to return to Pilates within the first 3 months following delivery then we also require a letter of medical clearance.
Even if you have done Pilates with us before giving birth, due to the number of changes that can occur, you need to have a postnatal private assessment and medical clearance before participating after giving birth.
Patients with specific gynaecological issues such as overactive pelvic floor, significant prolapse, pain on penetration and severe pain should have a women’s health assessment to determine if they are able to enroll in a class. Some gynaecological issues, such as an overactive pelvic floor, can be worsened by Pilates and so we do recommend that if you have any concerns you see our women’s health physio prior to commencing classes.
View our timetable here.