Brisbane Pilates

Clinical Pilates with a difference

Brisbane Pilates and Physiotherapist-led Group Exercise

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Pilates is a method of exercise using controlled movement to retrain optimal movement patterns and restore maximum muscle tone and flexibility.

At PhysioTec we offer both Exercise Therapy in a Pilates Environment (Clinical Pilates)  taught one-on-one or in a group, with one of our specialty trained Physiotherapists and a fusion of Clinical and Contemporary Pilates led by our Pilates Instructor Lauren McDonald. Lauren can also run a Body-Bones-Balance program for you as one-on-one sessions or within our individualised group Pilates sessions.

When starting out with us, a one-hour full body assessment is required to gather your past history, assess your natural postural and movement habits and determine your main areas of weakness or stiffness, and goals. Based on this initial assessment an individualised programme is developed for you. This will help us ensure you achieve your best outcomes and avoid aggravating a current or old injury. An individualised exercise plan is then formulated depending on your abilities, needs and personal preferences.

If you are seeking rehabilitation from pain or injury, we recommend you initially book an assessment with one of our Physiotherapists, who all have an advanced understanding of injury and rehabilitation requirements. As part of your rehabilitation, your physiotherapist may provide some individual supervised Exercise Therapy (which may include Clinical Pilates), providing an excellent first step towards the recovery of strength and function. Once your pain eases, you make like to progress into Pilates sessions under the care of our Pilates Instructor. Lauren will work closely with the referring physiotherapist to ensure continuity in your care and goals.

If you are looking primarily to improve muscle tone and flexibility and to maintain overall strength, we would recommend you work with Lauren. Lauren can develop programs that provide a holistic approach that works towards improving overall body awareness, better posture and function, improved strength and flexibility and improved mindset.

Brisbane clinical staff running group classes

Rhianna Tunks
Tyler Cultum
Lauren McDonald

Pilates is an effective treatment for many joint and muscular problems

Brisbane Pilates
Brisbane Pilates
Brisbane Pilates
Brisbane Pilates
Brisbane Pilates

What We Offer

Individual or Group Exercise Therapy Sessions with a Physiotherapist

These are 30 minute 1:1 sessions with the physiotherapist following a personalised programme, with clear goals around rehabilitation from pain or injury. These sessions can be claimed against your private health fund as a physiotherapy treatment. The Federal Government brought in clear guidelines for Health Funds in 2019 that stipulate that Pilates will not be rebatable under your private health fund cover. Physiotherapists can continue to provide exercise therapy, including Clinical Pilates as a rebatable service, but only if there is a clear need for rehabilitation. Pilates classes for general health and musculoskeletal wellbeing or prevention cannot be claimed under your private health fund.

Our physiotherapists also offer group exercise classes that are claimable under your health fund. These usually include a combination of Pilates and functional strengthening targeted at your rehabilitation needs. Read more about group training options here.

Individual Pilates Sessions with our Pilates Instructor

These are 55 minute 1:1 sessions with our Pilates instructor. These sessions are ideal for clients who are new to Pilates or transitioning from Physiotherapy Exercise Therapy and/or who are unfamiliar with Pilates equipment and technique and may need constant supervision to ensure good technique and control in performing the exercises. If you are interested in a Body-Bones-Balance program, Lauren can also help you reach these goals in your individual sessions.

Studio Sessions

In a studio session, your Pilates Instructor will guide and progress you and up to 2 others through individualised programmes over a 55 minute period. This environment is ideal for people who need or prefer an individualised programme but have familiarity with the equipment and good movement technique. Lauren can also incorporate a Body-Bones-Balance program, into these individualised group sessions.

Circuit Sessions

These group sessions, run by our physios, are suitable for those who have a higher level of physical ability and independence in exercise performance. The physiotherapist will guide up to 6 participants through a circuit of exercise stations over a 45minute period. Each station has a number of levels and variations allowing your teacher to tailor the station to your level and specific goals.


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Clinic Location

Our Brisbane Physiotherapy Clinic, services areas including: Brisbane, Tarragindi, Mount Gravatt, Holland Park, Rocklea, Yeronga, Annerley, Camp Hill, Carindale, Coorparoo, Salisbury, Sunnybank, Greenslopes, Seven Hills, Acacia Ridge, Indooroopilly, Woolloongabba, etc.

Because of our expertise in hip conditions, dance injuries and performance, and hypermobility, we also have people visiting us from all over Queensland, Australia and even international visitors. We also have a telehealth service for remote patients.

23 Weller Rd, Tarragindi QLD 4121, Australia

📞  Ph (07) 3342 4284 Fax (07) 3342 4204

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