Group Exercise Therapy
What is Group Exercise Therapy?
Our group exercise sessions draw on a range of rehabilitative techniques including strength & conditioning, functional movement and Pilates. Your physiotherapist will take a full history and conduct an assessment to include or exclude directional based exercises in your program. The result is an exercise program tailored to your clinical needs. Utilising a reformer and trapeze table, strengthening and lengthening can be achieved often without aggravation of the injury due to the low impact on the hips, knees and back. Our group exercise sessions are more than a generic exercise class, providing you with therapeutic intervention for your musculoskeletal condition.
What is Strength & Conditining?
Strength & conditioning is a form of training that focuses on improving the quality, strength and performance of muscles. Many musculoskeletal conditions result from poor muscle conditioning or control, causing movement dysfunction. We can improve this dysfunction by training the affected muscles or the surrounding supporting muscles, improving strength and control.
What is Functional Movement?
Functional movement is movement that translates to everyday life. This includes movements such as climbing stairs, getting up out of a chair, picking a box up from the ground, etc. Once we have identified the movements that are troublesome in everyday life, we can select functional movements that have similar or the same movement patterns to practice and train the problem areas.
What is Pilates?
Pilates centres around 6 key principles: concentration, control, centre, flow and precision. When conducted within a tailored exercise program, exercises drawn from Pilates can improve flexibility, strength, control and endurance. Many exercises drawn from Pilates are low impact on the joints helping to avoid pain during rehabilitation.
Our Group Exercise Therapy
Our group exercise sessions are instructed by qualified physiotherapists with a maximum of 4* patients per session. This close, tailored instruction is optimally positioned for rehabilitation or therapeutic intervention of a health condition. Your first session includes an initial consultation with one of our highly-qualified physiotherapists to develop a treatment plan and exercise program. Group sessions run for 45* minutes and are capped at four per session to ensure personal instruction. Your physiotherapist will guide you through the movements and monitor your form. Group sessions can be tailored specifically for Post Natal patients.
*Due to the developing COVID-19 crisis, group sessions currently capped at 1 patient per session (unless patients are members of the same hoursehold and then the cap is 2) with session times reduced to 30 minutes. Groups will be expanded when the health situation allows us to safely do so. In the interim, we are offering virtual 1:1 exercise therapy sessions for patients who are unable to attend the clinic for health reasons or who would prefer to limit their contact with others. Contact us to discuss these options.
How can exercise therapy aid recovery?
• Heightening body awareness
• Improving posture, alignment, mobility and flexibility
• Improving core and shoulder stabilisation
• Enhancing body control and balance
• Promoting longer, leaner muscles
• Optimising return to sports after injury
• Resolving chronic pain and prevent further injury
• Providing education on how to self-manage your condition
As a therapeutic aid requiring physiotherapy assessment, reassessment, modification and progression, these sessions can be claimed on Health Insurance. Consult your policy for further information on whether you are covered.