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The new Panaceum Injury Management and Fitness Centre offers a range of exciting physiotherapy fitness classes.

Clinical Pilates

Pilates exercises performed using traditional Pilates spring loaded machines including reformers. Clinical Pilates has a strong emphasis on correct diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury, optimal postural alignment and biomechanics and is very effective in injury rehabilitation and prevention.

The Clinical Pilates Program is carefully structured, beginning with an initial biomechanical assessment by a Physiotherapist to identify the clients strengths, weaknesses and personal goals. The Physiotherapist then prepares a specific programme tailored to the clients needs and spends one individual exercise session teaching them how to use the Pilates equipment to do their exercises safely and correctly. They are then progressed to small class sessions guided by a Physiotherapist (maximum of 5 participants per class).

Clinical Pilates is perfect for rehabilitation of an injured worker (spinal, upper and lower limb injuries); chronic injuries/pain; and those requiring a more individualised program.

Floor Pilates

Floor Pilates classes are carried out on mats and incorporate body weight exercises as well as the use of small apparatuses for increased resistance and challenge. These classes follow a sequence of exercises for improving abdominal/ core strength, posture, flexibility etc however the exercises are not specific for each individual participant. Floor Pilates allows participants the freedom to work at their own level of ability with continued reinforcement and correction from the Physiotherapist/ Pilates Instructor. (10 participants maximum per class).

Antenatal and Postnatal Classes

Starting 6th May 2013

“Pedal Combo” Mondays and Thursdays from 12.00 – 1.00 pm.

A class for pregnant women and postnatal women combining stationary bikes with strength and fitball exercises.

“Recreate” Mondays 11.00 -12.00 pm

A class for postnatal women focusing on deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, using fitballs, bands and balance discs. This will combine circuit, mat and Pilates exercises, helping women to recreate a fitter stronger body.

Both of these classes are suitable for high needs women and will be closely supervised.

If the woman has no health concerns, verbal consent from you will be sufficient. However if there are pregnancy related complications we would appreciate a signature and any pertinent comments about this on the Health Evaluation Form attached.

All women attending these classes will need an initial screening assessment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist before starting. Please contact Sally at Geraldton Physiotherapy on 9964 3364 to book an initial assessment.

Over 55’s Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.00am – 9.00 am

Multiple systems low impact circuit training that acts to reverse the side effects of aging. Perfect for the patient whose function is impaired by the decline of age, whether it be OA, decreased balance strength and/or mobility. This class also provides a safe environment for those patients who lead a sedentary life and want to get moving again.

It will include a range of free weight, resistance machine, low impact cardiovascular and postural control exercises, to positively impact strength, balance, flexibility and function. No initial appointments required with a Physiotherapist, assessments carried out in their first class.

Lower Limb Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00 am – 10.00 am

Specific circuit training for pre and post hip and knee replacements – perfect for patients with changes on x-ray that want to keep as strong as possible (preventative), patients wanting to increase strength and control prior to surgery (prehab) and following surgery (rehab).

It will include a circuit of functional exercises, resistance machines, cardiovascular and postural control exercises. No initial appointments required with Physiotherapist, assessments carried out within the first class. (8 patient maximum per class)

For more information please contact Physiotherapists Kirra or Fiona or our manager Caitlin at Panaceum Allied Health, phone: 08 9920 8151. The fitness centre is located in Fitzgerald street, next to the Geraldton Medical Group (Panaceum Group).