Form & Practice offer a range of Clinical, or physiotherapist-led exercise, class options.
Our classes are perfect to improve your body’s strength, stability and flexibility in a safe & welcoming small group environment, led by highly qualified physiotherapists. Each participant’s program is formulated by our physiotherapists to be fully personalised and targeted to each person’s age, physical status, injury history and ability.
Each of our Clinical classes require an Initial Assessment with one of our physiotherapists.
Individual programs are written by our physiotherapists for each participant after the assessment.
Book in for an Initial Clinical Assessment.
1) Clinical Exercise (Pilates) Classes.
1:1 Clinical Pilates : Are you new to Clinical Pilates?
1:1 is a fantastic way to build up your confidence and have focussed expertise assistance!
Individual sessions with the Physiotherapist for the first few sessions may be the best way to familiarise yourself with your new program, the equipment and correct techniques.
The equipment used in these sessions includes Clinical Pilates reformers and trapeze, weights & various balance and strengthening apparatus and are led by physiotherapists with extra training in Clinical Pilates.
These classes are designed to help build strength and lean muscle tone, and improve flexibility by lengthening the body and aligning the spine. This differs from many other exercises which aim to bulk and shorten muscles. The focus on the core & postural awareness also makes these classes desirable to individuals seeking rehabilitation from injury.
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2) Clinical Strength Classes.
These classes are perfect for those wanting to build strength, improve sports or activity performance, rehabilitate post-injury, post surgery or prevent recurrence of chronic injury.
Further benefits of building strength and muscle mass include reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and preventing bone density loss.
Small group classes of up to 5 participants run by a physiotherapist with Strength & Conditioning (S&C) training. The classes use functional and free weight equipment to address the specific needs and goals for each individual in the class. Each individual is monitored closely and progressed by the physio each session.
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GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and strengthening exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. GLA:D can make a lifelong positive impact for participants and help reduce pain, improve physical ability and prevent, or prolong the need for joint replacement surgery.
The basic GLA:D program consists of 12 exercise sessions - twice weekly for 6 weeks - plus two free education sessions. Many participants go on to continue further classes depending on goals and level of function.
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4) Youth Strength & Conditioning.
Suitable for 10-18 yr olds for rehabilitation of injury or post-surgery, to improve athletic performance, to prevent injury and to build general strength and stamina. Incorporating strength, flexibility, balance, stability, plyometrics (jumping, take-off) power and speed training.
Programs can be tailored to suit performance, rehab and/or specific stages of training or rehabilitation (eg pre/mid/post-season).
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5) Bones & Balance Classes.
Over 60’s exercise classes with focus on strength, flexibility and balance. All participants have an assessment with one of our physiotherapists prior to commencing this class so that we can tailor the best program for each person. The classes utilise a variety of equipment: weights and resistance bands, balance apparatus and clinical Pilates equipment.
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6) Pre & Post Natal Classes
Pre & Post Natal Classes include Pilates informed exercise and are led by highly qualified physiotherapists with a focus on pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. Aim is to improve fitness and mobility in preparation for birth or get you back to all the things you loved doing before baby.
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All participants firstly need to have a Clinical Assessment with one of our physiotherapists. During this session, the physiotherapist will undertake a comprehensive subjective history and physical examination, and from there devise an individualised program for you. This program will form the basis from which the physiotherapist will build your strength, flexibility and other health goals from during the classes.
At least twice a week for at least six weeks is the recommended minimum frequency and time frame for developing meaningful changes in muscle strength and movement patterns. We recommend 2-3 classes per week for twelve weeks, or combining 2 strength classes with Clinical Exercise and/or yoga classes, for increased flexibility and core stability, in order to maximise the benefits of strength classes with us.
You will be given some exercises to complete at home as part of your initial assessment. For ongoing updated exercises, you will need to have an up to date weekly membership for 1, 2 or 3 sessions per week.
Yes all of our Clinical Classes are rebatable under private health insurance as they are run by qualified physiotherapists.