Clinical Pelvic Health Pilates



Clinical Pilates is the cornerstone of our approach to promoting Pelvic Health Pilates. Women will experience client-centered therapy from expert practitioners and a personalized journey designed to enhance their overall well-being. Empowering women to maintain a strong well-functioning body.

Upon entering our studio, clients embark on a unique path to wellness, starting with an initial Pelvic Health Physio assessment during what we call the "Preparation for Pilates session." During this session, the client's specific issues and goals are carefully understood, setting the stage for a tailored approach.

We pride ourselves on a comprehensive evaluation of every aspect of our clients' movement. Using mirrors, we meticulously observe sitting, sit-to-stand, and standing postures, with a keen focus on the recruitment of the pelvic floor, deep lower back, abdominal cylinder, scapula, and lower limb muscles. This in-depth analysis helps us understand how the deep abdominal cylinder stabilizing muscles of the pelvis and spine are functioning.

Our Pelvic Health Pilates assessment is a vital component of our approach. We pay special attention to the recruitment of pelvic floor muscles and abdominal cylinder muscles to ensure they are optimally engaged, supporting the spine, pelvis, and pelvic organs. This support extends to the continence mechanism, promoting pelvic health.

Our approach is firmly rooted in Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT), a revolutionary method backed by the latest 2023 research from The Lancet. This groundbreaking research underscores the effectiveness of CFT in addressing chronic low back pain through a highly personalized approach. CFT delves into and addresses the unhealthy pain-related thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that can exacerbate pain and disability.

At Innovative Physio/Pilates, we provide a client-centered experience that empowers women to achieve optimal pelvic health, overcome musculoskeletal issues, and enhance their overall quality of life. Join us on this transformative journey towards improved well-being.

Pilates focuses on and can improve:       

  • Awareness of body
  • Breath control
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Centring - use of deep stabilising muscles
  • Endurance
  • Expend less energy on more efficient movement
  • Functional strength and flexibility
  • Posture
  • Precision movement
  • Retrains poor movement patterns
  • Relaxation
  • Stamina

Our aim is to help you:

  • Improve your Pelvic Health
  • Manage your condition
  • Support your physical journey
  • Optimize your health
  • Stay pain free
  • Empowering you to maintain a strong well-functioning body

We offer individual and group classes run by our Pilates trained Physiotherapists and Clinical Pilates Practitioner. We work as a team (that includes you) to improve your physical function and eliminate your pain, or Pelvic Health bother.
We will tailor a program that suits your needs and goals, whether that is improving your everyday movement and posture or enhancing your athletic performance and reducing risk of injury.

Once you gain awareness of your body, you can progress Pilates with confidence, realising that movements you thought impossible are achievable. Build your body uniformly starting with your Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Cylinder muscles providing the stable platform for free moving limbs.
Achieve great endurance of your skeletal stabilising muscles, and strength of your movement muscles.  Pilates connects your brain to your body, enhancing and optimising movement.


  • Preparation for Pelvic Health Pilates with Pelvic Health Physiotherapist Gill Smith - One hour - $180 (rebates available)
  • 1 to 3 sessions required to learn how to engage your important abdominal cylinder muscles including transverse abdominus, deep back “multifidis”, “pelvic floor”, scapula (shoulder blade) muscles. Learn how to correctly perform diaphragmatic healthy breathing.
  • One to one Pilates Practitioner/Physio Assistant with Bec Gardner – one hour - $100 (rebates available)
  • Following Preparation for Pilates you will then proceed to the Pilates studio and have 1:1 Pilates sessions with the Bec who is also a Physiotherapy Assistant. This means you can claim the session on your private health insurance. Bec and you will decide how many 1:1 sessions required before commencing to group classes.
  • The next step is joining a Pilates Group
  • 10 x Pilates package is $400 ($40 per class)
  • 5 x Pilates package is $250 ($50 per class)

Small groups generally around four, peak times maximum of six – 1 hour duration.
Private Health Fund rebates available.  On completion of your 5 or 10 pack you will receive receipts for all sessions which you are then able to claim with your private health fund. The code used for claiming is 560 Physiotherapy Group Therapy.

Bookings are essential. Online booking is available however you will need to complete Preparation for Pilates before you can book online into a group.

If you are unable to attend your Group Pilates time you can make up that class by joining another group in the same week subject to class availability. You cannot carry the missed class to the next week.

No refunds can be given on partial completion of packages unless there is a sound medical reason and a medical certificate provided.

24 hours notice is required for all cancellations or the full fee shall be charged.

Please bring a small hand towel, water bottle and comfortable clothes for exercise.


" Empowering women to maintain a strong well-functioning body."