Pilates is defined as a system of low-impact, conditioning exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and mental awareness. The team at Leaders Sports & Spine Physiotherapy in the Brisbane CBD are trained in the use of matwork, reformer Pilates, and the use of other specialised equipment and apparatus, in order to give you the best results in the shortest time.


Pilates aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way, with a particular emphasis on core strength as the foundation to general fitness and wellbeing.  

The combination of Pilates & Physiotherapy works very well together. This is mainly due to Pilates being an extension of Physiotherapy-based exercise. Most of the exercises that you have been given as home-based exercise rehabilitation is derived from a Pilates exercise. Pilates-based exercises are used to develop strength and stability through muscles and joints throughout the body, providing it with enough strength and stability to help avoid injuries. 

We like to think this is just the beginning of what Pilates truly is. For us, Pilates is so much more. Not only do we like to have fun in all of our classes, with good chats and hilarious jokes, but we have also developed a tight-knit community of “Pilates Peeps”, where everyone knows each other by name and knows who is coming to what class.

At Leaders Sports & Spine Physiotherapy we use Pilates in a variety of ways, to treat a variety of conditions such as;

  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches & Whiplash
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Joint/Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle strains/tears
  • Tendinopathies
  • Hip & Groin pain
  • Knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pre and Post-Operative Care
  • Scoliosis

Our Pilates Class Types

Here at Leaders Sports & Spine Physiotherapy, we are set up a little differently to how most Pilates studios are set up, in that we are lucky enough to have enough space to have a Pilates studio within our Physiotherapy practice. This means we have the advantage of having two very separate streams of Pilates, our fitness stream (Tone X), and our clinical stream.

Tone X

Our Tone X classes are for everyone! The Tone X classes are fitness based, and are suitable for those who have done Pilates in the past, or if you’re a complete beginner. These classes will test and train all aspects of your fitness; strength, stability, upper & lower body, core strength, high-intensity training (HiiT), & of course the glutes!


Our clinical classes are more designed for those who are coming off an injury, looking for more specific guidance, or looking to target certain, specific deficits within your body or training regimen.

The biggest difference between our clinical stream and our Tone X stream, is that the clinical classes are individualised to each participant, and are claimable on private health insurance.


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