Clinical Pilates at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre!

The Melbourne Sports Medical Centre now offers Clinical Pilates and Small Group Clinical 'Pilates Plus' Classes  in our brand new, state of the art Pilates Studio. Be guided by our highly skilled Clinical Pilates Instructors as they assess, formulate and tailor a program specific for you.

Our focus is on individual care with the aim of:

  • Reducing back and neck pain - especially chronic or recurrent pain                                                                                                     
  • Recovering from injury and preventing injury
  • Reducing postural related headaches
  • Pre-habilitation for surgery
  • Rehabilitation post surgery
  • Improving posture
  • Improving core strength
  • Reducing pre-natal back & pelvis pain
  • Increasing post-natal muscle tone, strength and endurance
  • Improving neuro-muscular retraining
  • Improving strength
  • Improving balance and flexibility
  • Reducing musculoskeletal pain
  • Optimising sporting performance 

Clinical Pilates is particularly effective when it is used in combination with Physiotherapy to optimise your recovery from injury and prevent further injury or complications. It is extremely beneficial pre-and post orthopaedic surgery to maximize your outcome and speed up your return to general activity or sport.

Clinical Pilates is effective at relieving or eliminating chronic back pain by strengthening and retraining your core. Increasing the strength and control of stabilisation muscles around your spine and supports your posture and reduces re-injury.

Clinical Pilates Appointments

Should you wish to commence Clinical Pilates, or your practitioner recommends it, an appointment is generally required with one of our 1:1 Clinical Pilates Practitioners: Hannah WareScott MitchinsonCourtney WeyburyDan YeeStephanie Woodhouse or Nathan McKeown.  They will conduct a comprehensive assessment of any injury, pain or postural problems and introduce you to the basic principles of pilates.  You will be taught how to perform appropriate exercises on the floor and reformer. An individual program will be developed for you and tailored to your personal goals or specific sport.  You may also be provided with a home exercise program.  

You can choose to continue with 1:1 sessions with one of our Clinical Pilates Practitioners or once both you and your Clinical Pilates Practitioner feels comfortable, enter the small group classes.  Our small group classes have a maximum of four clients in each class. Classes are conducted by Hannah Ware or Scott Mitchinson. 

Our Small Group Instructors

Hannah Ware:

Hannah is extremely passionate about Clinical Pilates. She feels it is essential to the development of core strength, injury rehabilitation and prevention. Hannah believes clinical pilates is beneficial for everyone and that it is not just for sports people.  In today’s working world, our bodies are at equal risk of injury whether you have an extremely active career or if you are working at a desk all day.

She has had excellent results working with people recovering from injury, recreational and elite athletes, and those suffering from chronic neck and back pain.

Hannah has a special interest in providing clinical pilates for Women’s Health issues, and for Pre and Post Natal women who may have pelvic or low back pain, or just want to increase their core strength and tone their abdominals in a safe and monitored environment.

Hannah tailors her Clinical Pilates practice to each patient individually to provide the best quality of care.

Small Group Class Timetable

Our classes are run at 7am, 12.15pm and 6.15 pm on selected weekdays, 8am and 9.15am on Saturdays.

Our timetable can be viewed here.

To book into a class please phone our reception staff on 9650 9372 or book online.

Please note that 24 hours is required for pilates appointment cancellation or a cancellation fee will apply.  Your punctual attendance is also appreciated to ensure you receive your full treatment or class time.  

Whether it be 1:1 or small group classes, please note that comfortable exercise clothing should be worn.  Grip socks must also be worn to help ensure your safety on the pilates equipment.  Grip socks can be purchased from reception.

The fee for the 1:1 sessions will range between $98.00 and $110.00 depending on the length of the appointment.  Group classes are $50.00 and your 10th class is complimentary.

Any queries at all, please call us on 9650 9372.