Discover the transformative power of Clinical Pilates at Prana Physiotherapy & Health. Our experienced physiotherapists offer tailored clinical pilates classes in our newly updated Crows Nest Exercise Studio.
Before starting Clinical Pilates classes, all patients must attend a Pre-Class Assessment with one of our pilates-trained Physiotherapists. This comprehensive assessment allows our Physiotherapists to take a thorough history of your health and injuries, provide a 1:1 instruction of foundational exercises and create a tailored exercise program just for you.
Whether you are in a private, duet or semi-private class, you will be working towards your individual goals with your personal exercise program.
Our state-of-the-art studio is equipped with cutting-edge Pilates equipment, allowing you to improve core strength, balance, and control. We recommend that you attend one to two classes per week for optimal results. Start your journey towards improved strength, enhanced stability, and a healthier, more active life. Contact us today to book your assessment and get started on your personalised Clinical Pilates program.
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What are the benefits of regular Clinical Pilates classes?
Expert Guidance: At Prana Physiotherapy & Health, all Clinical Pilates classes are led by experienced Physiotherapists who have in-depth knowledge of the human body. Their expertise ensures that you receive professional guidance and instruction throughout your sessions.
Individualised Attention: With experienced physiotherapists leading the classes, you can expect personalised attention and modifications tailored to your specific needs. This individualised approach ensures that you perform exercises safely and effectively, maximizing the benefits for your unique body.
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: Our knowledgeable team incorporates their expertise in anatomy and biomechanics to help you strengthen weak areas, improve mobility, and recover from injuries. By tailoring our approach to your specific needs, we provide guidance and support throughout your Clinical Pilates journey.
Improved Core Strength and Stability: Clinical Pilates classes at Prana emphasise building deep core strength and stability. These classes target the muscles that support your spine, helping to improve posture, balance, and overall functional strength.
Enhanced Body Awareness: The experienced physiotherapists at Prana will guide you through exercises that promote body awareness. By developing a better understanding of your body's movements and alignment, you can improve coordination, control, and proprioception.
Holistic Approach to Well-being: Prana Physiotherapy & Health takes a holistic approach to well-being, integrating clinical expertise with a focus on overall health. In addition to the physical benefits of Clinical Pilates, their classes also promote relaxation, stress reduction, and mental well-being.
Clinical Pilates may help with:
Low back pain
Rotator cuff injuries
Hip and knee osteoarthritis
Tennis or golfer's elbow
Muscle & ligament sprains
Postural & muscle imbalances
Core weakness and instability
Balance and coordination issues
Pre and postnatal
Stress-related muscle tension
Please note that while Clinical Pilates can be beneficial for these injuries, it is important to consult with your physiotherapist to determine the appropriateness and suitability of Clinical Pilates for your specific condition or injury.
Our timetable is always growing, please contact us to request new class times.
To join one of our classes, simply schedule a Pre-Class Assessment with one of our Physiotherapists. Depending on your needs, additional private sessions may be advised before joining a class. Alternatively, if you and your Physiotherapist agree, you can join a class directly. Our friendly team members are available to assist you in selecting a suitable class time.
Our classes maintain a maximum of four participants to ensure focused attention and quality instruction. For optimal results, we recommend attending at least one session per week. Consistency is key, so we encourage you to find a convenient time that you can commit to consistently. By doing so, you'll maximise the benefits and make the most out of your pilates sessions.
How do I get to Prana Physiotherapy & Health?The practice is located at Suite 24 / 272 Pacific Highway Crows Nest NSW 2065. If you are driving: Click here for Google Maps directions or visit our Contact Us page for exact directions. If you are catching a Train: We are located a 10-15 minute walk between North Sydney Station and St Leonard Station. There are linking buses that take you up Pacific Highway and stop at the front of the practice. For specific bus routes, please visit Sydney Buses Information.
Where can I park?Metered parking or free parking is available in surrounding streets on Bruce Street or Sinclair Street. We recommend parking in the Nicholson Street Car Park or Crows Nest Woolworths Parking, both less than a 5 minute walk away. There is an underground carpark at 272 Pacific Highway Crows Nest run by Interpark - however please note this has restricted hours and hourly rate fees.
Is your clinic accessible?The practice is located on the ground floor and is fully accessible. There is a laneway entry via Bruce St for drop off access to the practice. Accessible bathrooms are located in the foyer of 272 Pacific Highway.
How long are the appointments?Initial consultations are one hour to ensure sufficient time for assessment and treatment. Follow up consultations range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Remedial massage therapy sessions can range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Clinical exercise classes are 50 minutes.
I haven't been to Prana Physiotherapy & Health for a while, what does this mean?If you haven't attended Prana Physiotherapy & Health for 12 months or more, you will be booked in as an initial appointment. This is because we haven't seen you for a while, it may be for a new issue and our clinicians will need to assess, diagnose and create a management plan for your issue. We will also ask you to fill out our consent form again to update any of your details.
I have a new issue but have been to the practice before.If you are attending for a new injury, you'll be booked in as an initial appointment as our clinicians will need to assess, diagnose and create a management plan for your issue.
Do I need a doctor's referral?No, a doctor's referral is not required to see one of our physiotherapists.
What if I can’t get in to see the same Physiotherapist?Every effort is made to ensure consistency of patient care. If you are unable to see the same practitioner for your follow-up appointment, rest assured our practitioners work very closely together, and patient handovers and management plans are accessible if the need arises.
Is there a waiting list?We do have a waiting list that our patients can access for their preferred appointments with their current practitioner. To be placed on the list, please call reception on (02) 9436 2565. For new / acute patients we aim to ensure that you are seen within 1-2 days of your enquiry.
What should I wear to my Physiotherapy appointment?Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. We also recommend that you wear or bring a singlet or shorts that you can change into so that we can assess you comfortably.
I've booked a telehealth consultation, how does it work?Telehealth allows a physiotherapy or exercise consultation to be done over video or via a phone call. Telehealth bookings can be made by our online booking system or by phoning reception on (02) 9436 2565. Prepayment is required for the consultation. Your physiotherapist will send you a link to zoom prior to your consultation. After the consultation has been completed, reception will email you a receipt so that you can claim with your private health insurance if you have cover.
How do I contact my treating practitioner?You are able to call the practice directly on (02) 9436 2565 or email email@example.com. If your practitioner is with another patient, we will ensure your message is passed on for them to call or email you back as soon as possible.
I am a long-term patient of Dr Helen Clare's, who should I see now?Dr Helen Clare is a specialist physiotherapist who uses the McKenzie Method style of treatment. All of our physiotherapists are trained in using the McKenzie Method. If you previously saw Dr Clare in her Crows Nest rooms, your file will likely still be on our system. Please contact our reception on (02) 9436 2565 to discuss which physiotherapist will be best to continue your care. Click here to read more about the McKenzie Method.
Can you refer me for medical imaging? (X-Ray, Ultrasound, MRI)Physiotherapists can refer for some types of imaging, however Medicare rebates are not applicable. Please discuss this with your treating practitioner. If imaging is required we generally liaise with your treating medical practitioner.
Do you treat acute sporting injuries, do sports taping or fit moon boots?We do offer short 15-minute appointments for sports taping fitting of moon boots or post acute sporting injury that requires referral for additional imaging. Please contact reception on (02) 9436 2565 or speak to your treating practitioner.
What are the consultation fees?The fees at Prana Physiotherapy & Health are variable depending on the type of appointment you are attending and the clinician you are seeing. For a list of the relevant costs involved for the service you are enquiring about, please call reception on (02) 9436 2565 and they will advise of the appropriate fees.
Do you process private health fund rebates on the spot after my consultation?Yes we certainly can; if you have private health insurance cover for the professional service seen, please bring your membership card with you and we will process an immediate rebate for you at the time of your consultation. The amount of this rebate varies depending on the fund you belong to and the level of cover you have chosen. You are then required to pay the 'gap' - ie. the amount of money the private health fund has not covered.
Can I get a private health fund rebate on Clinical Exercise Classes?Check with your private health fund to see if you are covered for Physiotherapy led clinical exercise (Code 560 or 561). If you are covered, at the completion of your casual class or 10 class pass or 20 class pass, reception will provide you a receipt to claim directly with your private health fund.
Is Physiotherapy covered by Medicare?Physiotherapy is not directly covered by Medicare, however in certain instances you may be eligible for Medicare programs such as the Chronic Disease Management program or Enhanced Primary Care Plan. These programs are managed by your GP, so please discuss these possible options with them. If your GP refers you to our practice under one of these programs, you will be required to pay our full scheduled consultation fees, then claim back your Medicare rebate with our itemised receipts.
Do you ‘bulk bill’?No, we do not process bulk billing for Medicare items. You will be required to pay the gap payment at the time of your appointment, which may be eligible for a private health fund rebate.