Pilates Camberwell

Important message: If you are a new client to Upwell Health Collective please click the “Book Initial Assessment” button below rather than the “Timetable & Book Class” button. All new clients will attend an initial assessment with their Physiotherapist prior to entering the classes, to ensure the safest and most effective health outcomes.


For new Physiotherapy Clinical Exercise clients (formerly known as Pilates) – select 2.1 Clinical Exercise Initial Assessment (45 mins)


If you are already a client at Upwell Health Collective & your Practitioner has deemed you are appropriate for classes, please click the “View Timetable & Book Class” button below to chose your time and day.

Pilates Physiotherapy Camberwell

Steph Claire Smith with Women’s Health Physiotherapist – Ash Mason

Clinical Pilates Camberwell


What is Pilates?


Pilates focuses on improving physical and core strength, posture and flexibility and co-ordination. It really can benefit people of all ages and abilities! Upwell Pilates teaches you to better use your muscles in day-to-day activities and overall improve your posture. Pilates at Upwell assists in creating your best functioning body from the inside out.


Each client completes a full body assessment and a number of 1:1’s, prior to joining the classes. This quality time ensures you get the most from your pilates experience in a safe and relevant way. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how your body works in relation to the pilates reportoire, that is both specific to your needs and focuses on achieving your goals.


learn more about Pilates by reading our blog.

How can pilates help? 


  • Rehabilitation of injuries
  • Reducing back and neck pain and improving posture
  • Strengthening core muscles
  • Improving muscle tone—particularly of abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Weight reduction through safe exercise regimes
  • Correction of body mechanics
  • Enhancing muscular control
  • Improving coordination and balance
  • Balancing muscular strength on both sides of your body
  • Reducing exercise pressure on joints

Photo: Pilates Physiotherapist, Ash Mason, with Upwell Client Steph Claire Smith.

Clinical Pilates at Upwell, Camberwell Melbourne.


At Upwell we have invested in Allegro 2 reformers by Balanced Body. Quite simply, the Allegro 2 is the most intuitive, adjustable, user-friendly and beautiful reformer on the market—you’re going to love it! These reformers use your body weight and a number of graduated springs that increase resistance to keep you challenged during your practice.


Clinical Pilates classes are conducted by one of Upwell’s qualified physiotherapists in an intimate setting. If you’re injured, Clinical Pilates allows you to exercise in a safe, effective way because it’s customised to your unique needs. The exercises target specific muscle groups and reduce the likelihood of re-aggravating your injury or of it reoccurring.
  • Initial Clinical Pilates Assessment

    • A specialised physio will listen to your history, current situation and goals. Your physio will then observe your posture and analyse your movements, using specific tests and real time imaging to view your deeper core muscles. Based on these findings and your feedback, a program will then be designed to address your needs and achieve the best results for you.

  • One-on-One Clinical Pilates Session

    • With guidance from your physio, bring awareness to your movement and learn how the equipment can assist and challenge you, to ultimately strengthen the mind body connection. You’ll learn useful techniques as part of your program to enable a smooth transition to the classes.

  • Clinical Pilates Class (3:1)

    • A continuation of your 1:1’s with your physio guiding you into each exercise and ensuring correct technique. Each session will involve exercises from your program whilst also taking into account how you feel on the day. Your physio’s aim each session is to address the findings from assessment in a safe, yet challenging way.

  • Real Time Ultrasound

    • During your initial assessment we will use real time ultrasound (RTUS) to observe the activation and endurance of your pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles, not visible from the outside of the body. We will gently move the ultrasound head over your lower abdomen while you view the muscle and see it engage so you can associate the activation with what you see on the screen. To allow us to view your pelvic floor clearly, please drink a glass of water an hour before the appointment and avoid emptying your bladder in this time if you can. 

New To Pilates?

  • Clinical Pilates Assessment at Upwell

    • All clients begin their Pilates journey with a 1:1 assessment with one of our accredited Pilates Physiotherapists. This assessment is a wonderful opportunity to identify areas to focus on to achieve the best results for our clients. We will begin by discussing your history, hopes and goals. You will also be asked to express in your own words how your body has felt and feels.  Your physio will discuss your answers with you whilst enquiring further where necessary.
    • From there your physio will complete a top to toe postural and movement assessment, including real time ultrasound imaging to view and assess your deep core muscles. Together you will formulate a plan in line with your goals and ideas. Your physio will create a summary of focus, to be emailed to you and prepare your program for your next 1:1. You’ll be provided with relevant information about how your body works and we’ll message you a few days after to see how everything is going.


    • Soft, comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch easily is best. We have a shower near our functional training space which you are more than welcome to use but please respect others and keep showers to a few minutes during busy times.


    • We supply everything you need from reformers to mats & props for your use during your pilates session. We recommend bringing along a small towel and water bottle for your own personal use. We have a small space for storage of personal belongings (shoes, keys and wallets etc.) so we recommend to only bring along what you need to the studio and leave large bags at home. 


    • We strongly recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes early so you have time to check-in at reception, change, and get settled in.
    • Our pilates teachers are highly trained physiotherapists and are passionate about helping you get the most from your sessions so please ask questions. If you feel uncomfortable or you are struggling throughout a pilates class let your physiotherapist know as they are there to help you at all times.


    • Bookings  can be made via our website by clicking on the ‘book class now’ button, which will take you through to our online bookings section where you can select to attend the classes you want. Bookings can also be made by calling us on (03) 8849 9096 or by visiting Upwell Health Collective during reception hours which are 8am until 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am until 12pm Saturday.
    • As our classes are small-group with no more than 5 students in a class (3 in clinical pilates), we recommend booking your classes ahead of time to ensure that you can attend the classes that you want. 
    • We keep your class passes on your file at reception so there is no need to remember to bring your pass along. We will also remind you when you have almost used your classes on your pass if you wish to purchase another.

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What is Pilates?


Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that promotes flexibility and muscular strength in your body. This very targeted form of exercise promotes optimum movement coordination, postural alignment and core and muscle strength and movement.





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