Services

Osteopathy

Osteopaths can aid in the treatment of:

  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Back pain
  • Posture related pain
  • Disc injuries and sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive muscle strains/RSI
  • Arthritic pain
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendon injuries
  • Plantarfaciitis/ heel spur
  • Chronic pain

Osteopaths complete 5 years of University study that consists of a Bachelor Degree and a Masters Degree. An Osteopath is highly trained in taking a thorough history of the patient’s complaint, along with assessment of the body to determine the best path for treatment and management of the injury.

Treatment techniques typically used by Osteopaths include soft tissue massage, stretching, joint articulation/mobilisation, HVLA (otherwise known as joint manipulation or ‘cracking’), among others. Exercises and lifestyle advice are commonly prescribed for the patient to achieve the best possible outcome after treatments. Treatments are tailored around the individual’s specific complaint and medical history, and open discussion between practitioner and patient throughout the treatment process is encouraged.

If you feel that an Osteopath can help you on the path to recovery, then please contact us at the clinic to arrange an appointment or to request further information about our services.

 

Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists are highly qualified Allied Health Practitioners who predominantly use therapeutic exercises, along with manual therapies that include soft tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilisation and dry needling techniques. Physiotherapy is practiced in accordance with evidence-based care. Our Physiotherapists treat a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders that include, but are not limited to:

– Sporting injuries
– Rehabilitation following surgery or accidents
– General musculoskeletal injuries: neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot & ankle pain, elbow pain, wrist & hand pain
– Posture issues
– Injury prevention education

Our Physiotherapists also conduct Clinical Pilates classes and individual Pilates sessions.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates can be used for injury rehabilitation and in conjunction with existing gym or exercise programs to help further improve posture, flexibility, core strength and quality of movement.

Clinical Pilates classes at ReForm Health are run in a modern Pilates Studio, fitted with high quality Pilates equipment.

To begin our Pilates program, you can book a 1-on-1 Introductory session with your Pilates instructor, where a thorough history will be taken with discussion of your injury and/or goals for the program, along with an introduction to the Pilates equipment and exercises within your program. Programs are tailored for the individual’s needs, and once you have completely your introductory session you can join a Pilates class (maximum of 4 participants) to start progressing through your program.

We keep our classes small to maximise instructor guidance and minimise risk of injury due to bad technique while performing exercises.

Clinical Pilates suits people of all ages and fitness levels, ranging from people who:

– Are recovering from injury
– Haven’t exercised in a while, and are looking to start with something easy and low impact
– Uncomfortable in traditional gym environments
– Amateur and elite athletes looking to improve their flexibility and quality of movement and reduce risk of injury

As our clinical Pilates sessions are run by highly qualified Physiotherapists, participants may qualify for private health rebates for individual sessions or Pilates classes.

Call our clinic to start your clinical Pilates program today!

 

Pregnancy Pilates Program

Our Pregnancy Pilates program is specifically adapted according to a woman’s medical history, posture, abdominal integrity, movement patterns and gestation. Our instructor, Melissa Mazzarino has extensive experience in working as a midwife, which gives her a unique understanding of women’s health needs throughout the pregnancy journey.  Her Pilates instruction is unique in integrating mindful movement whilst considering physiological adaptations of pregnancy and birth preparation. The ReForm Health Pregnancy Pilates Program comprises of reformer and matwork Pilates, with a focus on:

  • Strengthening and toning the pelvic floor muscles;
  • Activating deep postural muscles in the aim of maintaining body awareness and comfort during pregnancy;
  • Increasing awareness and confidence in self as the as in performing labour and birth positions;
  • Enhancing breathing technique used for different stages of labour and birth;
  • Increasing fitness, strength and endurance to facilitate active birth movement and positions during labour; and
  • Education on movement and care for your back, pelvic floor and abdominal area in preparation for the postnatal period. 
 
Our classes run for 1-hour with a maximum of 5 participants, which ensures you get plenty of individual attention and guidance from Melissa. 

Prior to attending one of our classes, you are required to complete an initial assessment (one-on-one) with Melissa, which will include:

– Postural Screening: to provide you with a tailored personal exercise program.

– Real-time Pelvic Floor Ultrasound: to ensure you are performing your exercises correctly. 

– Introduction to our Pilates Studio: to provide instruction on how to use the equipment safely and effectively. 

– Coaching: assisting you with breathing techniques to help release your pelvic floor during childbirth. 

Women’s Movement Pilates

Open to women throughout different ages and life stages, especially:

– Postnatal women
– Women wishing to start exercise
– Women wishing to participate in body strength and conditioning exercises
– Pilates for menopause
A free flowing class using controlled strength resistance exercises with a focus on:
– Enhancing posture, core strength and spine mobility
– Increasing endurance and flexibility
– Exercise to support and stamina for parent craft and activities of daily living
Exercises are specifically tailored according to pelvic floor/continence screening and abdominal separation assessments. We recommend an initial appointment (one-on-one)  which will include a real time ultrasound screening for first time participants.