Can I claim any Health Fund Rebates for my Pilates sessions?
Since the 1st April 2019 The federal government made the decision to make certain services ineligible for health fund rebates and this included Pilates – regardless of who delivers it ☹
However, health fund rebates for Exercise Physiology remain unchanged so if you are seeing Rafael or Sophie for Exercise Physiology at our studio, these services will still be claimable (provided you have the applicable cover)!
Our Exercise Physiologists can also see clients on GP Care plans as well as TAC, Workcover, NDIS & DVA clients. Please contact us for more info.
What are the Studio Opening Hours?
We run morning classes from Monday to Saturday and evening classes from Monday to Thursday. Please note we are closed in the afternoon. You are most welcome to leave a telephone message any time and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Our class timetables can viewed via the Online Booking system (see main menu above)
Our opening hours are:
Monday: 7am-3pm + 5pm-9pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm + 5pm-9pm
Wednesday: 8.30am-3pm + 4pm-9pm
Thursday: 6am-1pm + 5pm-9pm
Other times and private class bookings available by appointment outside of these times too.
Can I Lose Weight with Pilates / Exercise Physiology ?
Yes, absolutely! We assist our clients to lose weight all the time. Every physical activity you do contributes to calorie burning. Our Exercise Physiologists are experts in exercise, metabolism and nutrition. They are ready to help guide you through the process of losing weight.
How long does it take to overcome a back injury?
The duration required to overcome a back injury depends on a couple of factors:
- The age and relative fitness of the individual
- The severity of the injury
- Your willingness to avoid movements which aggravate the injury
- The level of recovery required
Generally speaking however most people should be pain free within the first two to four weeks, and back to their previous movement levels within 8 to 12 week, and then completely recovered in 3 to 6 months. A suitable Clinical Pilates or Exercise Physiology program can speed this recovery and significantly reduce the risk of re-injury by ensuring that the muscles that support the spine, our core muscles, are healthy, strong and active.
Will Pilates help with my back pain?
In short, “Yes”. Pilates is excellent for managing and overcoming back pain. An effective Clinical Pilates program can stabilize the injured segments of the spine, and gradually introduce movement as the injury heals and stabilizes. Our Clinical Pilates sessions work the body, integrating and strengthening the core muscles with each movement. Core strength provides support to the injured area enabling it to heal and reduces the likelihood of recurring injury.