Clinical Equipment programs

What is a Clinical Equipment Program?

A Clinical Equipment Program (CEP) (formerly known as Clinical Pilates) is a method of body conditioning that utilises specialised equipment such as reformers and trapeze tables to improve muscle control, flexibility, strength and body awareness. It focuses on activating the deep postural muscles, in particular the abdominals and pelvic floor and integrating this into whole body movements. It is a safe, efficient and clinically proven form of rehabilitation. It is a great form of exercise for general fitness and conditioning. At Flexout Health, Clinical Pilates is incorporated into our CEP’s which involve one of our experienced physiotherapists designing a program tailored to your specific rehabilitation or fitness goals.

  • Alleviate pain
  • Tone and strengthen muscles
  • Improve posture and balance
  • Enhance sporting performance
  • Assist in injury recovery and rehabilitation
  • General wellbeing
  • Low back and pelvic pain
  • Neck, upper back and shoulder pain
  • Pregnancy and postnatal recovery
  • Specific sports injuries and technique enhancement
  • Pre-season sports conditioning
  • Post-surgery
  • Arthritis and general joint stiffness
  • Osteoporosis/ osteopenia
  • Work-related conditioning
  • Chronic pain
  • Reduced balance and confidence
  • Scoliosis

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During a one-on-one session our therapists undertake a comprehensive assessment and develop the most relevant treatment program, backed by the latest research evidence. These sessions can be booked at any time. Participants are required to have a minimum of three individual sessions prior to joining our group CEP sessions.


During group sessions participant’s work through their individually tailored programs under the supervision of an experienced physiotherapist. The sessions are available Monday to Friday with options available for early morning, mid-morning, afternoon and evening. Class sizes are capped at six.


Our Mums ‘n’ Bubs pilates program is specifically designed for the unique needs of the postnatal body. The classes assist with recovery from labour, management of abdominal separation, strengthening of pelvic floor and progressing you towards your postnatal goals. Each class is run by one of our specialist women’s health physiotherapists. Find out more.


Our mat based Pregnancy Pilates classes are designed to assist women throughout their pregnancy by focusing on core strength, pelvic floor and helping prevent or reduce low back and pelvic pain. Each class is run by one of our specialist women’s health physiotherapists. Find out more.


This class is for high school aged children. It is a one hour session and is run as a circuit of equipment and mat based pilates style exercises. Children are required to have had one session with a physiotherapist prior to commencing this class to obtain outcome measures and set goals.


This class is for primary school age children. It is a 45 minute session and is run as a circuit of equipment and mat based pilates style exercises. Children are required to have had one session with a physiotherapist prior to commencing this class to set outcome measures and set goals.


How do I get started?

Anyone wishing to commence a Clinical Pilates Program for the first time is required to book in for an assessment to determine suitability. During the initial assessment your physiotherapist will undertake a detailed history and assessment before commencing your program. They will design your personalised program based upon your needs, goals and injuries. After your pilates assessment you will generally require two further one-on-one sessions. In these sessions you will learn the basics before entering the group classes.

How do I know if a Clinical Equipment Program is right for me?

Due to its low impact nature, clinical pilates can be beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels. If you are in good general health and looking for a generalised program, you may undertake a Spinal Fitness Class (SFC). However, if you are suffering from an injury, pregnant or certain other conditions such as osteoporosis, then SFC may not be suitable. In this case we would recommend one of our Clinical Pilates Programs.

What do I need to bring?

Wear comfortable, loose clothing that is easy to move in. Participants are required to wear socks during the sessions. Socks with additional grip are recommended, these socks are available for purchase from reception.

How often should I attend for a Clinical Equipment Program?

Like any exercise regime, the more you do, the quicker you see results. We generally recommend that you attend twice a week for six weeks to get the full benefit that Clinical Pilates is renowned for.

Are Flexout Health preferred providers to any private health funds?
Albury-Wodonga and NE Victoria region: Flexout Health (Albury-Wodonga & NE Victoria) is not currently a preferred provider for any private health funds. We do however accept all private health funds and offer on the spot claims through Tyro.
Canberra region: Flexout Health (Canberra) is a preferred provider for Medibank, BUPA and NIB which gives members additional discounts and maximum rebates on services.
Is there a cancellation policy for classes?

At Flexout Health we understand people get busy and from time to time, emergencies come up and things change. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call us as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment. We ask for eight hours notice for cancellations. This allows others on a waiting list to fill spots and keeps the groups running smoothly. A $20 cancellation fee for ‘fail to attend’ or reschedules made less than eight hours before the scheduled class time applies. This applies to all clients including workcover/TAC/NDIS clients.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

In Australia, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists are first contact practitioners, so a referral is not required to attend for treatment. There are, however, a few exceptions (worker’s compensation claims, Department of Veteran Affairs, motor vehicle third party claims and Medicare claims) where you will need to see your doctor prior to attending.

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