Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation our regular Group Exercise Classes have been suspended until further notice.
We will recommence on-site classes when permitted by the Victorian Government - at this stage the planned easing of restrictions means that will be in late June. You can stay up to date with any further changes via this site and our Social Media channels.
In the mean-time, we encourage patients to book an appointment with their Physio to develop an individualised home-based exercise program.
Alternatively, appointments can be a one-on-one session in the Exercise Area where the physical distancing rules can be adhered to and equipment can be sanitized before and after use.
Our Group Exercise Classes provide a supportive environment for you to undertake an individualised exercise program under the supervision of a Physiotherapist. These classes may include exercises using gym equipment, pilates equipment and other equipment such as balance boards and resistance bands.
Before you can join our classes, you are required to attend an hour one-on-one assessment with one of our Physiotherapists who has a special interest and qualifications in exercise rehabilitation. Their qualifications are usually in Clinical Pilates and Gym Rehabilitation. During this session the Physiotherapist will assess you and devise a program that is specifically tailored for your needs.
Before you begin attending classes you will need another half hour one-on-one session so that you can be taken through your program. During this session the Physiotherapist can make any necessary adjustments and ensure you are comfortable and familiar with your tailored program.
All classes are supervised by one of our experienced exercise Physiotherapists and are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes in duration. The classes are kept small, with a maximum of four participants in each. The Physiotherapist will provide you with feedback about your exercises, to ensure you’re getting the most out of your program every time you attend. You will need to have regular reviews (one-on-one consultation) of your program with a Physiotherapist to monitor and progress your program.
The fees for the one-on-one exercise sessions and group exercise classes may attract a rebate from your Private Health Insurer. As every health fund (and the level of cover you have) is different, we are unable to tell you how much of a rebate you will receive.
Please contact our reception staff for any further information you may require.
Real-time ultrasound may be used by our Physiotherapists to assess how your deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscle groups are functioning. These muscle groups are important for stabilising the "core" or trunk. Dysfunction of these muscle groups can occur following back pain and childbirth. Feedback about the muscle contractions are used as part of a re-training and rehabilitation programs for your core muscle groups.
Read more about the Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre.