Therapeutic Exercise Classes

City Physiotherapy offers two therapeutic group exercise classes focused on developing core and postural strength, including strength dynamic core stability and rehabilitation, and posture control classes in Adelaide, supervised by qualified physiotherapists. You will undergo an initial physiotherapy exercise assessment to ensure you receive the best possible treatment. During this assessment, we take the time to understand your injury or pain issue.

Following these sessions, you should be cleared for independent use gym/Pilates studio and provided with an individualised rehabilitation and/or exercise programme. We achieve pre-injury levels of fitness by addressing movement pattern dysfunction. The physiotherapist-patient partnership is present to ensure that you reach your goals safely.

Group Exercise Times 


Dynamic Core Stability and Rehab Exercise 
Monday – suspended temporarily

Posture Plus+ 
Tuesday – 1 pm

Dynamic Core Stability and Rehab Exercise 
Friday – suspended temporarily

Duration 45 mins – View timetable
Location King William Street, Adelaide CBD, City Physiotherapy gym/Pilates studio

Do you offer 1:1 physiotherapy sessions?

Individual sessions are tailored by your physiotherapist as part of a 1:1 physiotherapy consultation as part of your appointment. Please reference “Gym 1:1 physiotherapy session” when making your appointment after your initial consultation.

Once I have my program, can I use the gym/Pilates studio unsupervised?

Yes, once cleared from the individual sessions tailored by your physiotherapist as part of the 1:1 assessment, you may use our Pilates studio independently to work through your Pilates or exercise program at specific times each day. Unsupervised and individual pilates sessions cannot be claimed under your private health insurance. 

Cost of independent or individual pilates sessions

  • Casual Gym/Pilates studio visit: $15 per session
  • Block of 10 Gym/Pilates studio sessions: $140 (valid for 6 months)


City Physiotherapy's Adelaide CBD therapeutic exercise classes include dynamic core stabilisation


In your first individual exercise treatment, we get you re-acquainted with your core muscles. We teach you the principles of dynamic core stabilisation and how to correctly switch on your deep core muscles. 

Your city physiotherapist will show you how to use your core muscles in functional everyday ways.  This will be different for each person according to their lifestyle. We may offer advice about your posture at work or at home or improving your overall muscle endurance. We also assist with rehab from injury and general improvement for running, cycling or sporting activity. 

You might have back pain, neck pain, headache or knee pain, hip pain, groin pain, shoulder pain or another injury. No matter what your goals or injury is, we help you build your strength, flexibility, balance and muscle endurance.

What does therapeutic exercise involve?

  • Core stability 
  • Exercise physio rehab
  • Neck pain
  • Posture correction
  • Knee pain
  • Running
  • Fitness
  • Cycling
  • Headache
  • Hip and groin pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Sports and injury rehab
  • Shoulder and upper body strength treatment


Therapeutic exercise classes Adelaide – what are the treatment benefits to you?

  • Improve your flexibility
  • Increase your core strength
  • Tone your buttocks and thighs
  • Tone your arms and shoulders
  • Improve your posture and balance
  • Improve your body awareness
  • Strengthen your back muscles
  • Reduce back pain
  • Reduce neck pain
  • Improve endurance
  • Reduce body fat and lower BMI
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Assist reduction of pregnancy-related back pain
  • Gain energy
  • Correct habitual movement patterns
  • Have fun

What can I expect from therapeutic exercise?

Before starting a therapeutic exercise group class, you will be required to have an individual assessment session with our physiotherapist. From here, we will determine the best exercise rehab approach. We discuss your main goals so that we can build a programme tailored to you and your body’s needs.

Is therapeutic exercise claimable on my health insurance?

Yes, all 1:1 physiotherapy assessments with our Adelaide physiotherapists are claimable under your private extra health insurance physiotherapy coverage. Most health Insurers also cover our Physiotherapist supervised group exercise classes under their extras covered under the code T560.

*See individual health funds for details.

How many 1:1 therapeutic exercise sessions will I need with my physio before I can do a class? 

Your physio will need a few 1:1 sessions to assess your areas of strength or weakness. This will assist them in teaching you how to properly activate your core muscles. 

They will then need time to design and teach you your specific programme in the gym. How long this takes is usually anywhere up to 4 individual sessions. Timing may vary but this will always be at the discretion of the physiotherapist. 

We aim to ensure you are safe and ready to enter into any exercise regime. Whether you are working out independently in our gym or one of our classes, readiness is key. 

To claim therapeutic exercise on your health insurance, it is a requirement that you undergo a 1:1 physiotherapy assessment. You will also be required to be reassessed from time to time. This enables us to modify and update your programme in line with your injury or movement dysfunction.

How Much Do The Therapeutic Exercise Classes Cost?

We have a variety of physiotherapist led class options to choose from. All of our exercise/Pilates based classes are 45 minutes long. All class format classes are $26.

*Health Partners, Bupa, NIB and Medibank members will benefit from their health fund preferred provider rate. This is applicable to small group, physiotherapist supervised classes (T560). Call our reception for details.

Group Therapeutic Exercise Class

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