Designed by our women’s health physiotherapists to help you regain core strength, flexibility and stability following pregnancy and childbirth while providing an opportunity to find the time to exercise with your baby.
Get back to basics with this floor regime, programmed on a weekly basis as a generalised strengthening and toning exercise class. Mat Pilates utilises traditional Pilates exercises, which form the foundation of many reformer, trapeze and Wunda chair exercises traditionally used in equipment Pilates.
These sessions aim to improve patients posture, core stability, strength, flexibility, balance and breathing with a specific focus on motor control issues that may be contributing to pain or reduced function.
Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2007 and has been working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist within Allsports Physiotherapy since then. Stephanie has been working at the Camp Hill clinic and balances her Physiotherapy clinical load with the instruction of Pilates.
Stephanie has a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of pelvic and SIJ dysfunction but also has a particular interest in ballet and dance-related injuries. She loves being able to see her patients transition from an acute phase to a strengthening and preventative management phase through the use of physiotherapist-led exercise.
Melissa is an APA Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist and completed her Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2014. Melissa completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2008, graduating with first class honours from the University of Queensland and, in 2009 she completed her Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Exercise Physiology).
Melissa joined the Allsports Physiotherapy team in 2009. She has done further training in Clinical Pilates through Dance Medicine Australia (DMA). She is a keen sprinter and also has a background in dance, with a special interest in running and dance-related injuries. Melissa currently works with high-performance sporting programs and uses physiotherapist-run exercise sessions as part of her treatment and rehabilitation programs.