Pilates is a form of exercise that draws focus on activating deep muscle layers in combination with movement to strengthen muscle and joints, whilst improving movement, decreasing pain and increasing functioning.
The pilates instructors at Peninsula Osteopathy + Allied Health are focused on participants getting the most out of their classes. We ensure this happens by monitoring movements and activities within the class, and encouraging participants to provide feedback about their progress through out class. Classes are held in a relaxed environment that encourages participants to move with their own limits whilst providing challenging exercises for our deep muscles including abdominals, lower back muscles, postural muscles, pelvic floor and their related joints.
At Peninsula Osteopathy + Allied Health we conduct floor mat pilates classes with a maximum of 6 people per class. This allows us to closely monitor participants and ensure correct activation and technique is followed. Classes are tailored to the groups needs to ensure maximum benefits for everyone in the group.
Classes are conducted with our rehab room within the clinic. Participants do not have to be a patient of the clinic to participate in classes. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate.
Classes run for 45 minutes. All classes must be prebooked via reception.
DR DEMI DONEGAN
Demi completed her training at RMIT University and has moved to enjoy the coastal lifestyle. Demi enjoys treating a variety of conditions from sporting injuries, postural issues, neck and back pain to pregnancy-related issues.
Demi's caring personality is evident in her approach to osteopathy. She is passionate about promoting overall wellbeing and is committed to helping her patients achieve their personal goals and maintain health and fitness.
Demi has also completed her Clinical Pilates training and is looking forward to running some classes to help her clients that one step further.
Demi loves being outdoors and keeping active as well as relaxing with a good book. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and getting to the beach with her dog when she can.
DR MEAGHAN WHELAN
Prior to studying osteopathy, Meaghan worked as a myotherapist and also studied a double degree in Human Movement and Exercise Science/ Psychology.
Meaghan has worked with AFL teams, international track cyclists and water polo teams. She also works at the Western Bulldogs Football Club with the AFL, VFL and AFLW squads.
Meaghan enjoys treating athletes of all ages and abilities and helping people manage chronic injuries and conditions.
Meaghan has completed full AAPI Floor Mat Pilates training and loves teaching all abilities from beginners to advanced pilates people.
Belinda has practiced pilates for over 15 years and has completed her Studio Pilates Mat Level 1 instructors course. Pilates is a great way to integrate correct movement and muscle activation patterns, to assist with recover from injury or return to sport or activities. Belinda's love of hot yoga, yin and pilates makes for a movement based session for all abilities. Belinda is also an osteopath at Peninsula Osteopathy + Allied Health.