Clinical Pilates

Discover Pilates® Classes and fees:

Discover Pilates® specialises in equipment-based, small-group clinical Pilates classes. To ensure excellent results for our students we only employ degree-qualified instructors (Physiotherapists) with extensive instructing experience, and each session is tailored to the needs and goals of the individual.

For those with private health cover, all sessions are claimable through your health fund- either as a Physiotherapy sessions (for 1 on 1 sessions), or  as a Physiotherapy group exercise session (for group sessions and classes).

Students may book a class at a time that suits them (what we call a ‘Private Pilates class’), or join one of our timetabled small-group classes (what we call a ‘Studio class’). All studio classes are 1hr in duration. Bookings are essential.

To ensure the quality of each class student numbers are limited, and each student must attend an ‘initial consultation’ (a private class) at which your instructor will discuss with you your needs and goals. For most, a 30 minute initial consultation will suffice. If you have a complex medical or injury history, a 60 minute initial consult is recommended.

Studio classes are held at set times throughout the week, cost $48 per class per student (if paid for casually), or $42 per class per student if the student purchases a block of 10 classes ($420).

Private Pilates classes may be booked for groups of 1 to 4. If you’re interested in private classes, please call clinic reception and ask for a call back from a member of our clinical team to discuss your needs.

  • Physiotherapists:

    Elizabeth Rigg (née Katalinic)

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias With an extensive sports history since a young age, Elizabeth developed an interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. This lead her on to doing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and then a Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney university.

    Since then Elizabeth has developed years of experience working in private practice and treating many patients with various sporting and sedentary lifestyle injuries, particularly knee injuries and pain, and with a focus on exercise based rehabilitation to resolve these injuries as well as preventing future injury.

    Victoria Lee

    Physiotherapist Victoria Lee
    Victoria completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours at James Cook University.
    She has a passion for getting you back to doing the things you love, and will always take a holistic approach to your recovery.

    Victoria’s special interest areas include women’s health, prenatal, and post-natal conditions, post-surgical physiotherapy, headaches and neck pain, and shoulder complaints.

    Victoria is our resident women’s-health physiotherapist, with extensive experience in pre-natal and post-natal conditions, including the management of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse and also pregnancy related aches and pains.

    She is also SIRA accredited and able to assist with Workers compensation, CTP and DVA claims.

    Her treatment involves focusing on your needs and goals as an individual using an evidence based approach. She will assess you as a whole person and aim to determine the cause of the issue, and not just treat the symptoms you experience.

    Outside of work you can find Victoria on the AFL field or out and about enjoying the sunshine with her friends and family.

    Sam Barnes

    Physiotherapist Sam Barnes offers Physio and Clinical Pilates at Ryde Natural Health Clinic in North Ryde Sam completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. After suffering multiple sporting injuries at a young age, Sam understands the importance of proper rehabilitation. He understands what you are going through and brings passion and a positive mindset to his treatments. By combining effective manual therapy and specific exercise prescription Sam enjoys pushing his clients to become a better version of themselves.

    Sam has a background in swim teaching and competing in high level sport, allowing him to devise a treatment plan that incorporates effective exercise rehabilitation. Outside of work you can find Sam at the gym doing Olympics Weightlifting, swimming or playing basketball

    Ashley Omeissah

    Ashley is a qualified and experienced Physiotherapist. She completed a B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) degree at the University of Sydney. Ashley has worked at the following hospitals:

    • Royal Prince Alfred
    • Balmain
    • Dubbo base
    • Warren
    • Lourdes

    She has also worked in private Physiotherapy practices. Ashley’s experience includes but is not limited to:

    • Acute orthopaedics (pre and post-operative rehab)
    • Fracture clinic
    • Physiotherapy outpatients clinic (musculoskeletal and neurological rehab)
    • General Intensive care unit
    • Cardio-thoracic intensive care unit
    • Respiratory rehabilitation
    • Private practice (Musculoskeletal)
    • Clinical Pilates (mat and reformer)

    Ashley is SIRA accredited and has managed:

    • DVA claims
    • CTP and workers compensation claims
    • EPC plans

    Some fun facts Ashley would like to share with you…

    • She was born in Sydney. Her background is Lebanese, and she can read, write, and speak Arabic fluently.

    Scott Lyon

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias Scott’s passion for Physiotherapy began while he was working as a CrossFit trainer, teaching members safe and functional movements, and promoting an active lifestyle. In order to pursue his passion, Scott packed up his belongings, left North Queensland and made his way to Sydney, where he began his degree at Western Sydney University.

    During his undergraduate studies, Scott’s focus shifted from teaching people how to move safely and correctly in the gym, to guiding others back from injury through a combination of hands on treatment techniques and functional exercise.

    He continues to promote an active lifestyle, and in his personal life, Scott can be found in the CrossFit gym, hiking along trails rarely travelled and volunteering with the State Emergency Service.

    Alex Donald

    Physiotherapist Alex Donald As one of Australia’s leading Physiotherapists, Alex has advanced the profession with special interests in the treatment of headaches, chronic foot pain and orthotics.

    Having trained many elite athletes, weekend warriors, and beginners over a wide variety of sports, Alex has been uniquely placed to train Physiotherapists in how to best treat everyone at every level.

    Working closely with Olympic Physiotherapists, he has gained valuable experience and has treated a number of elite athletes through both Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates.

    Dominic Fitzgerald

    Physio Dom Fitzgerald Dom holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree and is an experienced Physiotherapist. Dom has a passion for rehabilitation, whether it be acute sporting injuries or chronic illness. Over the years he has developed an interest in treating shoulders, back and knees, along with a special interest in rheumatology, an area he has practiced in for nearly three years.

    Prior to working as a physiotherapist Dom spent five years as an exercise physiologist. He enjoys combining hands on manual therapy with exercise prescription in his treatment approach. After sustaining numerous injuries over the years he understand the importance of effective and efficient rehabilitation.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional Pilates experience, are preparing for or recovering from birthing, or are recovering from injury or training for a sports competition, you’ll find our team can tailor your class to work towards your specific goals – and you’ll have a great time too!

How to get started:

From experience we know that regardless of your reasons for commencing Pilates, if you learn the basics really really well you’ll achieve better results in the long run. That’s why we insist that every new student attends a 30 or 60 minute, 1 on 1 initial consultation at which your instructor will discuss with you your needs and goals and either teach you the basics (if you are new to Pilates) or or assess where you’re up to (if you’ve done Pilates before). For most, a 30 minute initial consultation will suffice, however if you have a complex medical or injury history, a 60 minute initial is recommended.

For your first class, aim to arrive ten minutes early to to complete some paperwork. You should wear comfortable exercise clothing that lets you move freely, and bring a pair of clean socks with you to wear during the session. Change rooms are available for your use if required.

All Pilates bookings are made via Ryde Natural Health Clinic’s reception desk, so to book your initial consultation please call clinic reception on 9878 5021 and ask to book a ‘Pilates initial consultation’. Otherwise, you can book these consultations online right now! Just press the ‘book online now’ button and follow the prompts.

We look forward to meeting you : )