Core Control offers many benefits over traditional gym strengthening. These include increased muscle tone, strength, flexibility and improved overall mobility and movement control.

Core Control is great for anyone but particularly those with injuries, weak muscles and bad posture because it encourages you to strengthen your problem areas so you work hard but with low impact. Talk to any of our physiotherapists to see if you can benefit from Core Control Exercise.

How is Physio directed exercise different?

We understand your injury and we tailor each program to work around those injuries and help treat them.

Physios draw from many different evidence-based exercise modalities to develop an individual program for the prevention and rehabilitation of spinal pain. We use balance cushions, resistance work and Clinical Pilates informed exercises which have been adapted from traditional Pilates over the last 20 years incorporating recent advances in research into spinal pathology. This research has shown that improving control of proximal spinal stabilisers (or “core” muscles) can dramatically reduce the risk of low back pain, and also help in recovery from spinal injury.

We concentrate on your control of posture as well as “dynamic stabilisation” – which basically means being able to control spinal movement during activity – by activating those deep “core” muscles around the spine and abdomen. This is usually done with low load exercises, which also reduce the risk of pain during and after the exercises. It is this learned, precise control of spinal movement that is so important for preventing spinal pain.

If you are getting treatment for spinal pain, talk to your physiotherapist to see if Core Control Exercise is appropriate for you. Normally, patients can progress to exercise-based therapy fairly quickly. Remember, Core Control is not about “brute strength” but about precise movement patterns with core control, and therefore the exercises are usually low load. This means you can start these exercises early on in your rehabilitation program, even if you are in moderate discomfort. Often, we encourage early movement and exercise, as research indicates that exercise during the acute (early) stage of an injury can significantly speed up recovery times.

Our Equipment

Our Broadbeach practice has a dedicated gym / rehabilitation area with a Pilates Reformer and Trapeze table, and we offer one on one sessions and semi-private (maximum 2 people) with each class being 30 minutes. Each client has their own programme, tailored to their condition, which is done under direct supervision of a physiotherapist.

Please contact us for any further information or to book.

What to Bring

  • H2O, 2 towels and pillows if you are pregnant and you need them to support your belly.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and grippy socks (for hygienic reasons and so you don’t slip on the mats). We have grippy socks for sale at reception.

Our Core Control/Clinical Pilates Gurus

Luke Skillington


Kelly Robinson

Exercise Physiologist

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