Pilates and Rehabilitation

At New Farm and City Clinics

There is no drug in current or prospective use that holds as much promise for sustained health as a lifetime program of physical exercise – Journal of the American Medical Association.

    

Our Pilates Studio at New Farm Clinic and Part of our Rehab Space in our city Clinic

 

Exercise is the major key to overcoming pain and maintaining health.

However, we are not always able to engage in an exercise program due to pain or dysfunction. We often need to utilise therapies such as Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Massage to overcome an injury and to return to function. Often specific rehabilitative exercises or stretches will be recommended before a patient confidently returns to full time activity, training or general exercise.

Exercises methods such as Pilates can be very complimentary with Osteopathy. Pilates can help a patient become aware of their body and better control their movement to strengthen, stabilise and re-train the areas that had become dysfunctional. Pilates can prepare the body to return to more physical training.

At Move, integrating Pilates into our treatment regimes when the patient is ready can assist the patient to re-strengthen, re-stabilise and improve their functional control for themselves.When done consistently, Pilates may assist the patient re-learn specific movement patterns and how to control their movement, to develop strength and stability throughout their movement and to improve flexibility and endurance.

Many patients will continue to attend their Pilates session once they have felt the benefits and most will certainly continue to apply what they have learnt about how to ‘switch on’ and control their musculature and how to support their spine in all exercise and activity they do moving forwards.

At MOVE Osteopathy we have our own in-house exercise physiologist Christian Brackenridge. Christian holds a bachelors in Exercise Physiology from QUT. Christian is well qualified to assess and guide individuals safely through specific exercises to

  • Support recovery and rehabilitation for specific conditions or injuries
  • Increase and optimise performance
  • Maintain general health
  • Combination of all of the above

Christian is trained to show and teach you pilates exercises on our reformer beds and pilates floor exercises aswell as all ‘gym’ style exercises that require equipment and weights and of course many exercises and stretches that can be done without equipment. Exercise programs are designed with your medical history in mind, and any advice or direction your Osteopath has given. All exercise programs from our exercise physiologist are specifically tailored to you.

Having our own in-house exercise expert and equipment allows us to easily communicate, monitor and work together as a team in achieving your goals of optimal health and condition.

We run one-on-one assessments and sessions as well as group pilates sessions at our James Street Clinic in New Farm. All assessments are done with our very qualified Exercise Physiologist Christian Brackenridge.

Please call our New Farm Clinic on 38540087 for more details on session times and costs.

**Please check with your private health insurer as private health fund rebates may be available for those with ‘extras’ covers**

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