Equipment classes are ideal for those needing a personalised, Physiotherapy-led approach to exercise. These classes usually consist of Pilates-based exercises on Reformer, Trapeze Tables and Multichairs, as well as general matwork, ball, or resistance exercises.
Move Physio previously referred to these classes as Pilates Equipment classes, however as there have been changes to Private Health Insurance claiming, we have updated the name to ensure we adhere to the Department of Health Guidelines. You can read more about these changes, which came into effect on 1st April 2019, here.
If you have Physiotherapy Extras Cover, you should be able to claim these classes with Private Health Insurance, however all funds are different so please check your policy to make sure.
Before starting Equipment classes, we generally require you to attend:
- 1:1 Assessment: where your instructor will speak to you about your medical history, past issues and your fitness goals. They will also undertake a number of tests and assessments to get an overall picture of core control, flexibility, and current levels of fitness. Following this assessment, your instructor will develop your personalised programme ready for your 1:1s.
- 2 x 1:1s: These 1:1 sessions are held in our Pilates Studio, where you will be taken through the different exercises in your programme. This is an important part of the process, as it educates you on the important elements of the exercisees and the technique involved. It also allows us to test and set the appropriate resistance settings for each exercise, and adjust the program if needed.
- Starting Classes: We have a wide range of times and days available for Equipment classes which you can view here. To ensure maximum 1:1 attention and support, our classes are limited to 5 per session. We offer casual bookings (booking one class at a time) as well as recurring bookings (the same class each week).
How to Book
To book an assessment with a Physiotherapist to start Equipment classes, you can: