Clinical Rehab Classes

Move, improve, strengthen

When it comes to mobility, strength and flexibility we believe in the motto ‘move it or lose it’, which is why Clinical Rehab classes are integral to The Alignment Studio’s philosophy. Incorporating Pilates based movement, these active physiotherapy sessions allow those with injury, pain or dysfunction to engage in a dynamic and personalised rehabilitation program under clinical supervision.

What Is Clinical Rehab And Who Is It For?

Therapeutic and evidence-based, The Alignment Studio’s Clinical Rehab classes incorporate personalised, physio-prescribed exercises to speed up your recovery or improve your physical function. Designed for individuals with injuries, biomechanical inefficiencies, chronic pain or illness, Clinical Rehabilitation is physiotherapy that draws on the principles of Pilates and exercise science. Both small group (maximum of 4) and individual sessions are available.

Empowering you to be active in your own recovery, Clinical Rehab sessions are taken by our physiotherapists and can assist in the management of:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries
  • Hip, knee or ankle pain
  • Postural issues
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Restricted mobility
  • Maternal health (pre and postnatal)
  • Women’s health and pelvic floor weakness
  • Degenerative and neurological disease

If you are free from injury and pain, and want to improve your fitness, you could also choose our Reformer Pilates classes. However, please note that under new regulations private health rebates do not apply to pure Pilates or yoga classes—including those taken by a physio.

Benefits of Clinical Rehab Classes

At The Alignment Studio every patient’s rehabilitation journey is unique, and our Clinical Rehab classes are entirely personalised. Depending on your personal goals and physical condition, you can expect benefits such as:

  • Faster recovery from injury
  • Reduced incidence of injury
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved muscular control
  • Greater core strength and overall strength
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Enhanced flexibility
  • Improvement in biomechanical imbalances
  • Stronger pelvic floor
  • May assist with childbirth and recovery
  • Enhanced sense of wellbeing and vitality

Equipment Used in Clinical Rehab

A variety of physiotherapy and Pilates equipment may be used in your Clinical Rehabilitation program. These could include:

  • Allegro® 2 Reformers
  • Resistance bands
  • Foam rollers
  • Pilates rings
  • Hand weights, Kettle bells
  • Pulleys
  • Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel and more


All new clients are required to complete our QuickStart Clinical Rehab Program before transitioning into group classes. The QuickStart Program involves a series of up to three one-on-one sessions with a physiotherapist. After a thorough initial assessment—often utilising real-time ultrasound to provide visual feedback around the correct core muscle activation—an individualised program is structured around your injury history and movement mechanics.

During your private sessions, you’ll be familiarised with any Pilates equipment that may be used during your rehabilitation. This ensures your exercise program can be conducted effectively and safely in a small group environment.

Once you have completed the QuickStart Clinical Rehab Program, you may wish to continue with private sessions, or move into our group physiotherapy classes. With a maximum of four clients, our group classes are an economical option that still allows for a fully individualised rehab program.

Claiming on Private Health

If you have physiotherapy cover, you should be able to receive a private health rebate for your Clinical Rehab classes. Please check with your insurer before commencing if you are unsure.

PLEASE NOTE, for claiming purposes Clinical Rehab Classes are classified as Group Physiotherapy consultations (HICAPS code 560) and must meet the following criteria:

  • A pre-intervention assessment is conducted by a physiotherapist
  • The class program is tailored to your individual needs
  • Clinical record keeping is maintained (staff record notes at each session)
  • The session is taken by a physiotherapist
  • A re-assessment occurs regularly based on the physiotherapist’s clinical judgement
  • The Group class has a maximum of 5 participants

For any further questions, including what to wear and pricing information, look at Class Info.

Interested in Clinical Rehab Classes at The Alignment Studio? Please call reception on 9650 2220 to book your initial physiotherapy assessment.

To our Valued Clients

Your health and wellbeing is our priority. In light of the escalated measures to contain COVID-19, it is with a heavy but hopeful heart I have made the decision to temporarily close the studio effective 5pm Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

In the 30+ years Collins Place Physio and The Alignment Studio have been offering health support to the people of Melbourne, we have never had to close our doors. However, I feel I have a duty of care to both my staff and everyone in our community.

I will be closely following the updates from the Federal and State Governments and will communicate as soon as we are able to reopen.

During the closure, should you have any questions relating to your current treatment plan, you can contact your treating practitioner via email. All patients are also welcome to contact me directly at

Thank you for your support of The Alignment Studio. Our patients and clients make The Alignment Studio a great place to work and the whole team looks forward to welcoming you back into the studio soon.

I would like to wish you and your loved ones strength, courage and most of all good health as we go through this challenging time together.

Warm regards,

Pete Hunt