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 Belinda Kelly - Peninsula Osteopathy and Allied Health

BELINDA KELLY

Belinda has practiced pilates for over 10 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 is also an osteopath at Peninsula Osteopathy + Allied Health.

 

JACK THACKERAY

Jack is a qualified Exercise Physiologist with a special interest in neurological conditions and their rehabilitation. Jack strength is in prescribing and delivering evidence-based exercise programs to improve their quality of life.
Jack is completing the Level 1 Floor Pilates course with studio pilates.

 

Dr Demi Donegan

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.

Hayden Ryan

HAYDEN RYAN

Having grown up in Drysdale, Hayden is looking forward to a move back to his hometown after completing five years of study at RMIT University in Melbourne. Having a strong interest in human movement and how the body functions was what lead Hayden to pursue a career in Osteopathy.

Hayden has a keen interest in injury management and chronic pain management, having spent time working along-side sporting clubs around Melbourne helping in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. Hayden participated in the Osteopathic international placement program, where he was based in India treating a variety of patients in a well-renowned hospital in Goa.

Hayden enjoys treating patients of all demographics, using a range of different techniques including rehabilitation, dry needling, myofascial cupping and osteopathic techniques. Hayden is focused on tailoring every treatment to each individual’s needs, in order to achieve the best results possible.

In his spare time, Hayden enjoys surfing, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.