Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates?


Clinical Pilates involves low impact exercises performed on the mat, fitball, bolster or specialised spring loaded pilates equipment such as a Reformer, Trapeze table and Wunda Chair. Pilates requires precision of movement, posture, coordination, balance, flexibility and strength while engaging the local stabilising muscles of the back and pelvis, otherwise known as the ‘core’ muscles (transverse abdominis, pelvic floor and lumbar multifidus).

Clinical Pilates is suitable for men, women and children of ALL fitness levels and pilates experience.


Benefits of Clinical Pilates?


  • ‘Core’ strengthening and stability to prevent and manage back and neck pain
  • Improved motor control (body awareness) and postural muscle activation
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Specific muscle strengthening, endurance and toning
  • Improving mobility, flexibility and concentration
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Improve coordination and balance
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Improved general health, fitness and well-being
  • Complements other methods of exercise

Clinical Pilates Classes at Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre


Pilates1Individualised exercise programs are developed for patients who are keen to progress their rehabilitation following an injury or when recovering from surgery. Pilates exercise programs are also individually tailored for pregnancy and the postpartum, vestibular disorders and for maintenance and prevention of further injury.
Each participant, regardless of previous Pilates experience, is required to have an initial assessment (30mins) with a Physiotherapist, followed by a program development session (30mins). These sessions are used to complete a full musculoskeletal/postural assessment, discuss patient and physiotherapy orientated exercise program goals, teach specific exercises (with the use of real-time ultrasound as required), develop your individualised exercise program and teach safety on the Pilates equipment.
Individualised programs are then developed, supervised and progressed by a Physiotherapist using expert knowledge of biomechanics and pilates techniques with the aim to prevent further injury and encourage appropriate recovery.


Session Times & Format


Pilates2At Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre, we offer individual pilates sessions and group pilates rehabilitation sessions (max. 5 participants).

Classes are run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with morning, midday and evening sessions available on various days (please see  our Pilates Studio Timetable for specific times and classes). Individual pilates sessions are available by appointment.


10 Pass Membership

To achieve better results, consistency and to gain more value, we offer a 10-class pass that can be used for all our Pilates studio sessions except for ‘Functional Rehabilitation’. Membership allows access to 10 sessions over a three month period. For further details, please contact the practice.

**ALL assessments and clinical pilates sessions are run by qualified Physiotherapists, rebates from your private health fund may be applicable.

**Pensioner rates are available.

For further information regarding our Pilates Studio or to book an initial assessment with one of our Physiotherapists, please contact Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre on (08) 9245 1011 or email