Clinical Pilates


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Pilates (Pi-lart-ees) was developed in the 1920’s by legendary physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Initially utilised by dancers and performers, the popularity of Pilates has grown over the last decade to become a popular mainstream mode of exercise.

Pilates involves a series of controlled movements/exercises that engage the body and mind performed on specifically designed pieces of equipment, with a focus on improving flexibility, muscle recruitment and control, stability, strength, and posture. Pilates is excellent for the novice and athlete alike.

Available at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell, Clinical Pilates is a specialised specific form of Pilates run by specially-trained physiotherapists. It focuses on improving core stability, posture, balance, control, strength and flexibility through low-impact equipment and floor based exercises. It is often used as a rehabilitation tool for injury management.

The Clinical Pilates approach modifies traditional pilates repertoires according to the latest spinal stability research and evidence and is better suited to address injury/dysfunction. Pathology (i.e injury) is generally both load sensitive and direction sensitive so while the multi-directional approach of traditional pilates may provoke symptoms, the clinical pilates approach uses a directional preference (e.g flexion, extension, or off-centre) via exercise modification which allows optimal muscle activity. Individualised exercises, prescribed after assessment by a physiotherapist, ensures appropriately sequenced, controlled activation of the deep stabilizers of the back and abdominal region (“the core”) reducing chronic back or neck pain and optimizes muscle recruitment. This stabilizes the torso and allows stable movement and constant flow of movement.

Clinical Pilates is also effective when traditional treatments for musculoskeletal injury have not succeeded. Recent research has shown that specific exercise programs designed and supervised by specialists, such as physiotherapists, are the most effective with injury management of problems such as tendonitis, muscle strains and back pain.

Clinical Pilates maybe used by the Physioworks Health Group physiotherapy team to:

  • reduce pain, especially back and neck pain
  • improve core stability
  • improve posture
  • improve flexibility
  • improve balance
  • improve strength and tone
  • improve athletic performance
  • help prevent injuries
  • provide rehabilitation after surgery or injury

Clinical Pilates Program at Physioworks Health Group

“Relax your mind, relax your body, build core strength”

Physiotherapist Liane Fenwick manages the Clinical Pilates program at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell.

At Physioworks Health Group Camberwell you will initially have a one-on-one assessment with one of our physiotherapy team who may recommend Clinical Pilates as part of your treatment and management program. These sessions maybe an individual or group session.

During Clinical Pilates sessions at Physioworks Camberwell, you will receive careful observation by a qualified physiotherapist. This ensures that you master correct technique and, as you progress, movements that seemed awkward and difficult become easier and more coordinated.

Your program will ultimately progress to a high-level work-out that can be maintained for long term health, fitness and injury prevention.

Physiotherapists Liane Fenwick, Matthew Lynagh, Jon Dodd and Brad Fernihough conduct the Clinical Pilates sessions at Physioworks Camberwell.

At Physioworks Health Group Camberwell we offer multiple Clinical Pilates sessions daily, including early morning sessions. (See our 2018 Clinical Pilates timetable below)

Clinical Pilates is covered by Workcover, TAC and private health insurance. HICAPS facilities are available. Please speak to our receptionist about billing.

Clinical Pilates Packages at Physioworks Camberwell from FEBRUARY 1st 2018

  • Book today – sessions limited to a minimum of 3 & maximum of 5 participants.
  • Call reception on 98896611 or email

Option 1: Term Pack – $38 per session, 1 session per week for school term, paid in advance.

Option 2: 10 Session Pack – $40 per session, $400 in total, paid in advance, 5 months expiry.

Option 3: Casual Rate – $50 per session.

Option 4: Individual session – $95 for 45 minutes, $75 for 30 minutes.

Cancellation Policy: Sessions that are not cancelled with at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time will be forfeited, and a late cancellation fee will be charged.

Clinical Pilates Timetable at Physioworks Camberwell from FEBURARY 1st 2018e

Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:15am Matt Pilates
Coming soon
Liane Pilates
8:00am Matt Pilates
Liane Pilates
8:15am Liane Pilates
Matt Pilates
8:45am Liane Pilates
9:00am Liane Pilates
Matt Pilates
Matt Pilates
9:30am Liane Pilates
9:45am Liane Pilates
Matt Pilates
10:15am Liane Pilates
10:30am Liane Pilates
Matt Pilates
11:15am Liane Pilates
12:30pm Liane Pilates
1:00pm Liane Pilates
5:45pm Brad Pilates
6:15pm Jon Pilates

Please note this timetable runs during Victorian school terms, with a refined timetable applicable during school holidays. Please ask at reception.