Movement Therapy Classes
Group classes, courses, and individualised movement therapy.
Many physical ailments such as lower back pain and neck pain are caused by our modern sedentary lifestyles. Our bodies were simply not designed for sitting long hours at desks and staring at computers!
Regular physical movement is central to a healthy life, our bodies are designed to move and move often! We need to stretch, bend, run, jump, and play. Physical movement supports healthy postural patterns which contribute to not only physical health, but also emotional resilience, a positive mindset, and healthy self esteem.
Our group classes are run as movement therapy courses, which run during each school term. The first two weeks of each term are sample weeks (see below) where casual classes are offered at a rate of $25, and you can bring a friend for free. The remainder of the term is then run as a course, where themes are introduced, and sequential classes allow for exercise progression for best results.
Yoga: to promote a healthy body, mind and spirit.
- Yoga - General / Clinical: Ideal for all skill levels: To aid recovery after an injury or illness.
- Yoga - Yin: To reduce stress and replensih the body and mind.
- Mums and Bub Yoga
- Yoga for Pregnancy
- Yoga for Children 2-5 Years
- Yoga for Children Primary Age
Clinical Pilates: a system of safe and effective exercises which meet your specific individual needs.
- Pilates - General / Clinical: Ideal for all skill levels
- Pregnancy Pilates
- Mum and Bub Pilates
Barre Pilates: Barre - General / Clinical: Ideal for all skill levels
- Barre for Pregnancy
- Barre for Mum and Bub
Osteo Grooves: Neuro-develpmental support and emotional development though dance play!
- Mum and Bub
- Children 2-5 years
- Primary / Secondary School
2 Weeks of Casual Classes (Sample Weeks)
As with any new experience you might want to try before you fully commit. That’s why the first two weeks of each term are sample weeks: casual classes that are offered at a rate of $25 and you can also bring a friend for free!
Dates of Sample Weeks for 2017:
Term 1: From Monday 30th of January to Friday 10th of February
Term 2: From Tuesday 18th of April to Friday 28th of April
Term 3: From Monday 17th of July to Friday 28th of July
Term 4: From Monday 9th of October to Friday 20th of October
Following our Sample Weeks, the remainder of the term is run as a course, where themes are introduced, and sequential classes allow for exercise progression for best results. Movement assessments (below) are available with our osteopaths prior to joining any course to ensure the course of your choice is optimised for you!
Term 1 Course Dates: 7 Week Courses. Week beginning Monday 13th of Feb - Week ending Friday 31st of March.
Term 2 Course Dates: 9 Week Courses. Week beginning Monday 1st of May - Week ending Friday 3oth of June.
Term 3 Course Dates: 8 Week Courses. Week beginning Monday 31st of July - Week ending Friday 22nd of September.
Term 4 Course Dates: 9 Week Courses. Week beginning Monday 23rd of October - Week ending Friday 22nd of December.
Individual Movement Assessment
If you are recovering from an accident, illness, or injury, it is a good idea to book in with one of our osteopaths for a Movement Assessment. The osteopath will take a detailed case history and take you through a range of movements to determine your pain-free mobility, and the types of movement that will best suit your body.
The osteopath will then make recommendations for you, such as a one-on-one movement therapy session to ensure your technique is correct and you are comfortable joining a group class. The osteopath will then inform your group class teacher so that all exercises are tailored to ensure your safety.
Individual Movement Assessment & Therapy for Children
We offer two types of individual movement therapy:
INPP neuro-motor assessment and exercise helps families, children and adults experiencing various challenges such as neuro-motor immaturity and auditory processing difficulties to enhance their learning potential. Non-invasive techniques are used to assess and address underlying developmental immaturity issues that can impede the learning process. Read more about INPP here.
Oro-facial muscle retraining assists your child with issue such as thumb sucking, nail biting, hair pulling, speech difficulties, and orthodontic issues. Oro-facial muscle retraining promotes healthy breathing, correct dentition, facial development and aligned posture. Read more about Oro-facial muscle retraining here.
Please ask your osteopath about individualised courses.
Take Movement Therapy home with you...
Download our Osteomoves App or pre-order the Osteomoves DVD.
If you have any questions please call us on 03 9687 3040, or make an book a class using our secure online booking tool.