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DMA are proud to provide our patients with comprehensive physiotherapy and care, from prehab and post surgical recovery to pioneering Clinical Pilates treatment and training of over 18,000 Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors globally.

Clinical Pilates is proving a valuable adjunct to Physiotherapy  in the recovery, prevention  and maintenance of injuries, assisting the healing process and reducing pain, stiffness and movement dysfunction.

What We Do


  • Back, Neck and Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica, Disc & Facet Joint Pain and Injuries
  • Upper Limb Pain and Injuries including Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Arm
  • Arthritis
  • Dysautonomia, Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic & Complex Pain Conditions
  • Pre Natal & Post Natal Health
  • Men’s Health Issues
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Pre & Post Surgical Conditions & Surgical Suitability
  • Sporting Injuries, Athlete Screening, Conditioning & Performance
  • Dance Injuries & Pre-Pointe Screening
  • Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurological Disorders


    Clinical Pilates is proving a valuable adjunct to Physiotherapy  in the recovery, prevention  and maintenance of injuries,  assisting the healing process and reducing pain, stiffness and movement dysfunction. Standard  physiotherapy combined with problem specific Clinical Pilates exercises has become the treatment tool of choice for physiotherapists. Our highly qualified physiotherapists will provide :

    • Detailed assessment to review both current and past problems which are often related and contributing to ongoing pain.
    • Diagnosis – determining if radiology / scans do actually match your clinical presentation.
    • Explanation of  recommended treatment options, particularly if surgical or conservative solutions are the best and safest options.

    How do sessions at DMA work?

    Over the first 4-6 weeks, your DMA physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan according to  your individual needs and goals. Treatment sessions then move into co-treatments of 4 people where your physiotherapist will take you through your established program.  During these maintenance sessions, your physiotherapist will adapt and progress you program as indicated.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    About Clinical Pilates

    What is Clinical Pilates?

    Clinical Pilates is a patient specific modification of Pilates, adapted for therapeutic use by physiotherapists. DMA created Clinical Pilates to expand upon Joseph Pilates’ original method into a treatment program that prescribes specific exercises that match an individuals’ preferred directional preference. This has been validated by numerous research papers.

    How does Clinical Pilates work?

    Clinical Pilates involves specialised Pilates equipment to support and guide movement during exercises. Our physiotherapists will begin with a one-to-one initial assessment to help develop a treatment plan and carefully selected exercises for your injury/condition. The physiotherapist will then teach and guide you through the specific exercises chosen for your custom program, which will be changed and modified as you progress. This can be continued with group sessions of up to 4 people or one-to-one appointments.

    How is Clinical Pilates different from regular Pilates?

    Unlike regular Pilates, Clinical Pilates is physiotherapy treatment and considers the patient’s specific needs for their body, injury, and condition. Each program will be unique to the individual as the exercises will be specifically picked depending on the injury. While regular Pilates is beneficial for improving the overall physical health of someone and it shouldn’t be used for treating specific problems. 

    What are the benefits of Clinical Pilates?

    Benefits of Clinical Pilates include improved function, balance, muscle efficiency, motor control, movement, and more. Clinical Pilates has been found to be beneficial to many who struggle with chronic pain, especially of the back, hip, and knees.

    Clinical Pilates acts as a conservative management alternative to avoid surgeries such as ligament reconstruction and joint replacements. Clinical Pilates is also beneficial pre and post operation.

    Who can do Clinical Pilates?

    Clinical Pilates can be used to treat people of all ages from young children to the elderly. This also includes pre & post pregnancy. 


    DMA Clinical Pilates


    Mon–Fri: 8am - 7pm

    Sat: 9am - 1pm

    Sun: Closed

    731 Whitehorse Road,
    Mont Albert VIC,


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