Clinical Pilates Geelong

 
Pilates is a form of exercise that is predominantly focused around using / integrating the core muscles and breathing into whole body movement. There are many focus points within Pilates including  good posture ,  spine stability ,  core strength ,  flexibility ,  balance  and  coordination  to name a few. Clinical Pilates is performed on different pieces of apparatus displaying the same principles mentioned above. The real advantage of using the Pilates machines (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrel) is the amount of variations and modifications available to the instructor. Pilates is incredibly versatile, with it being widely used in the rehabilitation setting by many  rehab  qualified health practitioners, by professional sporting clubs getting the most out of their athletes, by private  studios  all over the world and even facilities for senior citizens to keep them mobile. At Bay City Health, Clinical Pilates starts off with an initial assessment which includes: in-depth patient history; full postural and movement assessment; outline of your needs based on findings from assessment to match your personal goals; personalised instruction in the Pilates studio.  The picture above is of a Trapeze Table / Reformer combo and is based on one that we have in our studio.  Our instructors are proud to have completed their Cert IV in Matwork Pilates and Diploma in Rehab & Clinical Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education. Polestar is the industry leader when it comes to Pilates education, having been created and pieced together by renowned Physiotherapist from America - Dr. Brent Anderson. Keep in mind that our instructors are also Osteopaths with 5 years of University training - which means you can be assured that you’re in safe hands.
 

The Gold standard in Clinical Pilates for the Geelong region

Call 03 5229 3220 or hit the button below to make a booking

 
Bay City Health Group is an integrated health and movement studio based in Geelong offering a combination of services – mainly focusing around Osteopathy & Pilates. Our aim was to establish a vibrant and positive clinic that integrated professional health services with a ‘feel good’ vibe to it. It was super important to us to create something special that people wanted to be a part of. The main thing we said when designing the fit out was ‘we don’t want that sterile, hospital type feel’. We tried to bring a bit of Gold Coast and Byron influence to our space and blend it with plenty of natural, earthy materials. A client said to us the other day that the studio was ‘Hygge Style’ (which after googling what it meant – we had to agree! Totally unplanned though).

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise that is predominantly focused around using / integrating the core muscles and breathing into whole body movement. There are many focus points within Pilates including good posture, spine stability, core strength, flexibility, balance and coordination to name a few.  Clinical Pilates is performed on different pieces of apparatus displaying the same principles mentioned above. The real advantage of using the Pilates machines (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrel) is the amount of variations and modifications available to the instructor. Pilates is incredibly versatile, with it being widely used in the rehabilitation setting by many rehab qualified health practitioners, by professional sporting clubs getting the most out of their athletes, by private studios all over the world and even facilities for senior citizens to keep them mobile.

 

 

 

Rehab & Clinical Pilates Pricelist:

Initial Clinical Pilates Consultation

 

Initial Assessment

$110

Patient History

Postural & Movement Assessment

Goal Setting

Plan outline

Specific programming to your needs

 

*Please note that all clients wishing to participate in any Clinical Pilates services listed below must start with an Initial Consult

Clinical Pilates 1:1

Single Session 1:1

$90

Private setting

Personalised programs

Modifications to suit your needs

Pay as you go

5 Pass - 1:1

$425

Works out $85 p/session

Private setting

Personlised programs

Modifications to suit your needs

One-off payment

10 Pass - 1:1

$800

Works out $80 p/session

Private setting

Personlised programs

Modifications to suit your needs

One-off payment

Clinical Pilates Duo/2:1

Single Session - 2:1

$60

Semi private setting

Personlised programs

Modifications to suit your needs

Pay as you go

5 Pass - 2:1

$275

Works out $55 p/session

Semi private setting

Personlised programs

Modifications to suit your needs

One-off payment

10 Pass - 2:1

$500

Works out $50 p/session

Semi private setting

Personlised programs

Modifications to suit your needs

One-off payment

 
 

 

Important changes to Pilates Health Rebates

 
Changes to Pilates Health Rebates : As of 1st April 2019, the Australian government has changed what services they deem claimable through health insurance rebates. There was an extensive list of services that have been cut including Naturopathy & Homeopathy to name a couple. Unfortunately, Pilates has also been completely removed from the Health Insurance benefits scheme – meaning you will no longer be able to claim Pilates services through your Health Insurance. This affects any level of Pilates instructor and also registered health practitioners who use Pilates as part of their treatment and management – such as Physiotherapists. This is a real shame as Pilates is a form of movement and exercise which has many proven benefits.  The changes being made won’t affect us too much here at Bay City Health Group. As most of you know, our Osteopaths ran the Clinical Pilates side of things meaning that you could claim through Osteopathy. For those of you who were participating in and claiming our (previous) Clinical Pilates services you will still be able to claim – but not as Pilates. We fortunately had quite a bit of notice about this and have therefore adapted and upgraded our services, clinical notes and equipment to meet the requirements of these new changes. For those still wishing to claim – we have replaced the previous ‘ Clinical Pilates with an Osteopath’  to  ‘Osteopathy with Clinical Exercise’  (note the absence of the word Pilates). For those who don’t have Health Insurance - don’t worry - Clinical Pilates is still an option, you just won’t be able to claim. Also, we plan on putting on some Pilates Instructors in the near future (who will not be Osteopaths) which is why Clinical Pilates will absolutely stay as one of our services.  To be clear – we will now have 2 branches of clinical movement/exercise:   1. Osteopathy with Clinical Exercise: (CAN claim Private Health rebates)    2. Clinical Pilates (CAN NOT claim Private Health rebates)   If there are any questions whatsoever, please feel to call us and we will be able to clear things up.
 
 

Anyone that has Private Health Insurance in Australia would have recently received an email regarding changes to health rebates to many services. Unfortunately, Pilates was on the list of services that will no longer be able to provide health rebates. Click here for a detailed description on these changes and how they may impact you.

 
 
 

Bay City Health Group - Osteopathy & Pilates Geelong: Joseph Pilates in his original studio in New York City  Joseph Pilates was born near Düsseldorf, Germany in 1883. Little is known about his early life, but he appears to have been a frail child, suffering from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. His drive and determination to overcome these ailments led him to become a competent gymnast, diver and skier.  In 1912 Pilates lived in England working as a circus performer, boxer and self-defence instructor. During the First World War, he was interned with other German nationals. During this time he developed his technique of physical fitness further, by teaching his fellow internees. During the latter part of the War, he served as an orderly in a hospital on the Isle of Man where he worked with patients unable to walk. He attached bed springs to the hospital beds to help support the patients' limbs, leading to the development of his famous piece of equipment known as the 'Cadillac'. Much of his equipment, although slightly adapted, is still in use today in many Pilates Studios.  Pilates emigrated to the USA in the early 1920s with his wife Clara, and together they developed and taught the method in their 'body-conditioning gym' in New York in 1926.  The studio featured much of the Apparatus designed to enhance his rehabilitation work. It soon became very popular, particularly with the dance community, as it offered a chance to improve technique or recover from injury. Word spread quickly and many celebrities of the day visited his studio. These included dance legends such as Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine and Martha Graham, as well as the actor Jose Ferrer and the author Christopher Isherwood. Originally 60% of the clientele were men.  In 1932 Pilates published a booklet called 'Your Health' and followed this with another called 'Return to Life Through Contrology' in 1945. Through these writings and his students, his method was passed on after his death in 1967 at the age of 83. During his lifetime this method of exercise was called Contrology. It was only after his death that it became known as the Pilates Method.
Be in control of your body and not at it’s mercy
— Joseph Pilates

Pilates Demos

Felicity demonstrating one of the more challenging exercises in the Pilates repertoire - Dolphin on the Trapeze Table!

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Pilates Certified

Our instructors are proud to have completed their Cert IV in Matwork Pilates and Diploma in Rehab & Clinical Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education. Polestar is the industry leader when it comes to Pilates education, having been created and pieced together by renowned Physiotherapist from America - Dr. Brent Anderson. Keep in mind that our instructors are also Osteopaths with 5 years of University training - which means you can be assured that you’re in safe hands.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding Pilates