Pilates

The 'intelligent' clinical exercise for various aches and pains.

Pilates focusses on using deep central muscles to stabilise the core while performing specific movements. The clinical exercises are designed to improve muscle strength, postural balance and tone.

Pilates changes coming. Click here to find out more before you book an appointment.

 

Services and treatments

Pilates at the Health Hub is run by an experienced physio team from St. Paul’s Terrace Physiotherapy. Tailored exercise programs are available in a one-on-one environment or group session of up to six people. Both individual and group sessions may pay a benefit through the health fund depending on your level of cover.

There are numerous benefits of Pilates which include decreased pain of daily activities, preventing further episodes of pain, improving and maintaining good posture and improving muscle strength and endurance. Pilates is also great at teaching you how to recruit your muscles more efficiently to improve sports performance.

A physiotherapy assessment is required prior to commencing Pilates classes so that we can tailor a programme to your individual needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are health funds no longer covering Pilates from 1 April 2019?

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Under new government legislation Health Funds can no longer pay benefits for stand-alone Pilates classes.  However, we are allowed to pay for group physio classes with a qualified Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist that includes, but is not made up exclusively of, exercises or techniques drawn from Pilates.  The group classes must be targeted to manage or prevent a specific disease, injury or condition.  For health funds to pay you must have an active treatment plan with your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.

What is a Treatment Plan?

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A detailed plan with information about a patient’s condition, the goal of treatment, the treatment options for the condition, and the expected length of treatment.

Is the Group Physiotherapy class the same as Pilates?

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Our Group Physiotherapy classes, previously known as Pilates, are tailored to each patient. Your Physiotherapist will assess you and based on your condition they will design a treatment plan for your class. This will include regular review appointments. Our classes have always utilised some Pilates techniques however they are used in conjunction with other exercises under the guidance of a Physiotherapist which differs from a traditional Pilates class.

Will there be any changes to the cost of these classes?

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The cost of these classes will remain the same for now. Each class is $33. Your out of pocket expenses will be determined by the level of your private health insurance cover. If you reach the benefit limit allowed for these services you will be charged $18 per class with no further private health insurance benefit available.

Why do I need a regular review appointment?

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Reviewing your progress is an essential part of your treatment plan. This involves 30-minute appointments every 3-6 months so your Physiotherapist can assess progress and make any necessary changes to your treatment plan.

I currently do Pilates at The Health Hub. How will I know if I can use my PHI benefits for Group Physiotherapy classes?

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If you attend a current class, please speak with your physiotherapist regarding your treatment plan.

What conditions are eligible for a Treatment Plan?

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Any musculoskeletal condition where evidence shows that exercise-based treatment with a Physiotherapist is recommended.

Can I still participate in a group class for general fitness?

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Yes! You are still able to attend a group class if you don’t have a condition requiring a treatment plan. There will be a charge of $18 per class with no private health insurance benefit available.

I am new to Group Physiotherapy. How to get a treatment plan?

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You will need to have an initial appointment with one of our Physiotherapists. In this 30-minute appointment you will be assessed and, if appropriate, a treatment plan will be designed for you.

What should I wear to my appointment?

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As a general guide, it is a good idea to wear comfortable clothing that isn’t too restrictive and allows flexibility in movement.

What should I bring to my appointment?

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For your first visit, it is a good idea to bring a list of any medications and allergies along with your medical & surgical history, any relevant scans or reports and your Private Health Insurance card (if you have extras cover).

How do I make an appointment?

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Pilates classes can be booked online, over the phone or in person and bookings can be made up to one month in advance at monthly intervals.

A physiotherapy assessment is required prior to commencing Pilates classes so that we can tailor a programme to your individual needs.

What will happen during my first appointment?

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During an initial appointment, our specialist will ask you to describe any current problems or complaints you may have. They may follow up with a number of different questions that aim to help get a better picture of your symptoms and concerns. An explanation of findings will usually follow along with any initial treatment, advice, and follow-up recommendations as required.

Questions are always welcome and the best time to ask is during your appointment.

What is the cancellation policy?

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  • All classes need to be cancelled either online or by phone by 4:00pm the previous day, to allow other participants to book in for the following morning classes.
  • Individuals who fail to attend or fail to cancel their appointments will automatically be charged a full rate of $22.

These charges are being implemented to help improve and satisfy client demand and allow continuity of exercise participation for all involved.

Meet Our physiotherapists

Pilates team

Corey Hagell

Corey graduated with a Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2007 and subsequently completed his Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland. Corey uses a combination of hands-on therapy and exercise, utilising his previous 10 years’ experience as a fitness specialist, to achieve optimal patient health outcomes.

Corey is also qualified in the use of clinical Pilates training to help facilitate patient rehabilitation.

Ryan Hegarty

Ryan has a keen interest in providing treatment based on the best available research and evidence. With experience in both hospital and private practice, Ryan also has the practical skills to suit various needs.

Playing Rugby Union and competing nationally in swimming while growing up, Ryan’s firsthand experience in sports rehabilitation has prepared him to tackle any injury.

Georgina Kilshaw

Georgina graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy first class honours. With experience in hospital, community and private practice, she has a wide variety of practical skills to treat a range of conditions.

Georgina has an avid interest in musculoskeletal and sports and this is reflected in her long history of playing competitive netball and her previous work with UQ AFL and Moreton Bay United FC. She has a keen interest in using manual therapy techniques along with targeted exercise to restore optimal functional movement.

She is also the physiotherapist for the senior men’s ACE football team.