At Physiotas we have a wide range of Exercise Groups & Classes which are all intended to help you move better and feel better.
There are groups and classes for improving your general fitness, balance, strength and flexibility and to help with your specific injury rehabilitation. We also offer groups that target specific conditions such as Diabetes, Osteoarthritis and Parkinson’s.
All our exercises groups and classes are run by our highly trained Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists and combine our professional approach with a fun and friendly environment. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Apart from our hydrotherapy group sessions, all groups and classes are operated at our onsite private gyms. Private Health Fund rebates are available for many of our Exercise Groups.
Contact us now to join a class or group and get started towards moving better and feeling better.
Clinical Exercise Groups
As part of your rehabilitation from injury, or as part of treating your underlying condition, your physiotherapist may prescribe a personalised exercise program for you. They also might recommend that you join one of our small (4-6 participants) Clinical Exercise Groups, so that you can complete your individualised exercise program under the supervision of a physiotherapist. Your exercise program will include a range of exercises that could including Pilates exercises, general strength and conditioning exercises and exercises targeted specifically at your injury or condition.
EP Exercise Groups
Our EP Exercise Groups offer a great solution for anyone looking to start or continue with an ongoing exercise program in a safe, supervised setting, whether this be to assist with the management of a chronic health condition, or to rehabilitate an injury, or simply to dramatically improve your general strength, fitness and health. Following an initial assessment, a personalised exercise program will be prescribed for you by one of our Exercise Physiologists. During the exercise group you will complete your individual program under the supervision of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Aquatic Physiotherapy, or hydrotherapy, provides a relaxing and supportive environment that enables people with pain, post-surgical conditions, arthritis and mobility issues, to participate in supervised physical activity and functional rehabilitation. Flotation and the subsequent increase in buoyancy enhances the effectiveness of exercising the spine, hips, knees and feet. The warmth and buoyancy of a water environment can be used to:
- Reduce pain
- Gradually progress weight bearing
- Promote muscle relaxation
- Increase range, movement and flexibility
- Increase strength and endurance
- Improve core stability and balance reactions
Before attending an Aquatic Physiotherapy class, you need to make an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists who will prepare a customised hydrotherapy program to suit your condition.
GLAD is an evidence-based physiotherapy exercise program for knee and hip osteoarthritis. The program consists of one education session and two exercise classes per week, over a period of six weeks. To join the program you will need to be assessed by one of our specially trained Physiotherapists. Groups are capped at five people.
Exercise is well-recognised as an important component of the management of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Exercise plays a role in improving the way muscles respond to insulin, which can assist in the regulation of blood glucose levels. Exercise can also play an important role in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. Physiotas provides a Type 2 diabetes specific program, which also involves an educational component about how diabetes can be managed. Patients with Type 2 diabetes may be eligible for Medicare-funded group based exercise sessions following a GP referral.
Physiotas offers a Parkinson’s Disease Circuit Class, based on scientifically researched specialised exercises to assist with the effective management and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Our exercise program uses a combination of physical and cognitive activities to drive the brains natural ability to rewire itself. The program not only improves motor symptoms, but drives neuroplastic change. It also promotes good exercise behaviour in a fun and social environment, giving people hope that there is life with Parkinson’s disease. Suitability to join the class is based on a number of criteria, and will be determined following an assessment with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Our Pilates Classes are a fantastic form of physical exercise focusing on improving your posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, fitness and breathing. All our Pilates therapists are highly experienced and qualified health professionals who have completed additional specific Pilates training. Pilates classes utilise specifically designed Pilates Reformers and Trapeze Tables as well as mats, fitballs and foam rollers and provide you with a great work out and a lot of fun!