What is Pilates?
The Pilates Method is a series of controlled movements with a strong mind / body focus. Pilates strengthens core stabilising muscles and increases flexibility to create a more balanced body.
What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is fully supervised by qualified Physiotherapists who have undertaken further postgraduate training in Pilates.
The therapist will firstly provide a detailed assessment to understand a patient’s pathology, which is followed by a co-ordinated management plan to ensure Pilates exercises are completed correctly and supervised at all times.
At BSSC Clinical Pilates, we offer a range of rehabilitation and conditioning programs specifically for:
Chronic Back Pain
Sport injury rehabilitation
Body conditioning / toning
Pre and post natal
There are a number of training options available, individual, small group and mat classes. We initially recommend some one-on-one sessions to ensure you learn the correct techniques. Once you are able to master your program then progression to small group classes will still provide close monitoring of your technique. The small groups ensure your individual needs are met and new and challenging programs are developed. The mat classes are an economical and fun way to achieve your own fitness goals.
To make an appointment, or to find out more about Clinical Pilates, please phone our dedicated pilates facility on 9596 8233.
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Anna graduated with her BSc (Ost) in London in 1993. Before settling in Melbourne, she worked in the UK, Sydney and Antigua in the West Indies, and as such has accumulated diverse and very broad clinical experience. Anna has a particular interest in helping people who experience pain that is ongoing. She is presently studying through the University of Sydney for her Masters of Pain Management, to help her to integrate current biopsychosocial concepts into her clinical practice. She has also studied clinical pilates, cognitive behavioural therapy and the practice of mindfulness to use alongside osteopathy in cases as appropriate. Anna has an unusual background; she is the fourth generation of osteopaths in her family. She promises not to put any pressure on either of her two children to follow the family tradition! In addition to English, Anna speaks passable French and Spanish.
Bruce GilmorePhysiotherapist / Gym Rehabilitation
Bruce graduated from Otago University in 2002, since graduating Bruce has worked in a variety of settings including orthopaedics, sports and spinal rehabilitation as well as personal training. Bruce is dedicated to providing effective manual therapy integrated with appropriate exercise regimes. Within our clinical gymnasium and pilates studio, Bruce runs programs designed for sub-acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions as well as pain management.
Deirdre TempanyPhysiotherapist/ Clinical Pilates
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Deirdre is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a Masters degrees in Manual Therapy from the University of Western Australia. She obtained her initial Physiotherapy degree from Trinity College, Dublin. Since moving to Australia in 2010 she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, both public and private.
Deirdre regularly attends professional development and post-graduate courses and keeps up with best practice guidelines. She is a qualified Clinical Pilates instructor and enjoys teaching individualised Pilates classes. She completed her Pilates training through Dance Medicine Australia and The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and is passionate about exercise rehabilitation, re-training movement and functional restoration. She has a keen interest in injury prevention and is a firm believer in the importance of education and self-management.
Deirdre has a particular interest in spinal presentations and chronic back pain and also works in the public system in an advanced Musculoskeletal role which includes screening and triaging complex spinal patients in order to get the best possible individual outcome.
Dr Kate Harkin originally completed a five year double degree of Bachelor of Clinical Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters of Health Science at Victoria University in Melbourne. Since graduating she has a wide range of experience practising in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Internationally in London and Dublin, specialising in Women’s Health care. In addition she has held lecturing positions in Osteopathic Universities in Sydney (University of Western Sydney), Melbourne (Victoria University) and London (British School of Osteopathy). Kate is an experienced Osteopath with an interest in pre/post natal and Women’s Health care. Osteopathy is a form of minimal intervention, manual treatment, using techniques such as soft tissue massage, stretching, cranial, articulation and manipulation of muscles, joints, ligaments and organs (e.g; bladder, bowel, uterus etc).
Rowena FieldSports Physiotherapist
B.Physiotherapy (QLD), Grad. Dip. in Sports Physiotherapy
Rowena graduated with her Physiotherapy degree from The University Of Queensland in 1983, then completed her Sports Physiotherapy Post Grad in 1993. She has worked with many elite sports teams including six years as physiotherapist with The Melbourne Tigers Mens NBL Basketball Team, Victorian and Australian Netball teams and Geelong Football Club. Rowena returned to Melbourne in 2009, following ten years in London. She then completed her DMA Clinical Pilates instructor training. She brings to Brighton Spinal Group her Sports Physiotherapy experience, and a special interest in rehabilitation of spinal pain through integration of Clinical Pilates.
Sabine graduated in 1994 from the Physiotherapy School in Bochum (Germany). Following her passion for sport she worked at a variety of German sporting teams as a consultant such as Basketball, cross country skiing and Mountain biking. Sabine received a Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia 2003 and has an extensive educational background and skill in manual therapy, dry needling and kinesio taping. She is a Polestar Pilates trained therapist. Her recent interest is visceral manipulation, an osteopathic approach to facilitate the healing process of the body.Sabine joined the Women’s Tennis Tours (WTA) in 2005 as a full time physiotherapist and worked with the most elite female Athletes in the world. Sabine’s global journey spanned 23 countries on 4 continents working over 17 tournaments per year including Grand Slams.
Sabine moved to Australia in 2009 and she and her partner have twins. Outside the clinic, Sabine enjoys inline skating, running and cooking.