We offer multiple group classes at Keystone Health that focus on chronic diseases, fall prevention, complex pain and post orthopedic rehabilitation. Group classes are a great way to rehab/improve the body in specific ways, as well as improving general fitness. All out classes are run by one of expert Keystone Health Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Personal Trainers and Pilates Instructors.
We are now offering Clinical Pilates at Kempsey and South West Rocks as well as Port Macquarie under the guidance of our skilled Exercise Physiologists and Clinical Pilates Instructors. Pilates builds strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine. Pilates uses correct alignment, centring, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement (the Pilates principles) to establish a balanced body inside and out. It is suitable for treating, managing and preventing lower back pain, neck pain, and other postural injuries and enhancing athletic performance.
Clinical Pilates takes a personalised approach to treatment. A program of exercises specific to your individual needs is developed by a trained professional after an initial assessment of your health, posture, movement patterns, exercise history, injuries and restrictions. This form of Pilates will adapt and change to suit your level and abilities. The goal of Clinical Pilates is to help activate the specific muscles in your body that will bring the biggest rewards. Your instructor will understand from working with you exactly what your body needs and prescribe a Pilates program that gets to the core of your problem.
The equipment and aids used in Clinical Pilates such as the reformers and trapeze tables allow exercises to be non-weight bearing, light resistance, heavy resistance or body weight assisted, and to be done in any different position. So if you can’t lie on your back, sit on your knees, flex your elbow or turn your neck there are still plenty of options for you that will be taught by your qualified instructor.
Keystone Health offers a range of classes including:
- General and more specialised fitness classes targeting the individual’s needs and exercise capabilities
- Clinical Pilates classes that cover a range of experience using both Mat Work and Reformer and other Pilates Equipment and aids, also based on an individual assessment and programs
- Hydrotherapy classes twice per week that provide a supported non-weight bearing exercise environment