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Is Clinical Pilates Covered by Private Health?

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

In Australia, clinical Pilates is not covered by private health insurance for general fitness purposes. However, it may be covered if it is prescribed by a physiotherapist as part of treatment for a specific medical condition or rehab plan.

Physiotherapist helping a male and female client in a plank on a refromer, completing clinical pilates

At Move Sports Physiotherapy & Pilates we only offer physiotherapy-led clinical Pilates, all sessions are in line with the 2019 Australian government changes to the Natural Therapies Rebate. This means all your sessions are Physiotherapy Led, with a clear assessment, rehab plan and specific exercises that are related to your individual needs.



Fitness Pilates and other natural therapies are no longer eligible for rebates unless they were prescribed by a physiotherapist. This was done in order to ensure that rebates were only available for therapies that had a clear evidence base. We bill under HICAPS codes PHY500, PHY505 &PHY600.


Jess Female Physiotherapist at Move helping an older male client with knee pain on a wunda chair doing clinical pilates

At Move, we are excited to offer you physiotherapy-led exercises, that include clinical Pilates, reformer, Cadillac, and mat clinical Pilates. We also use handheld dynamotor, evidence-based strength tests so you know where you are and where we can improve safety.


If you want to get strong, find confidence and flexibility again without pain -> get in touch! If you are considering clinical Pilates reach out to our physio team to see if it is right for you. We will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend a course of treatment that is appropriate for you. We offer 1:1, 2:1 and small group mat classes to help you get moving. All classes are small and tailored to your needs.


Let’s get moving!



Physiotherapist guiding a client in hip flexion for hip pain completing mat clinical pilates. Both are laughing and not taking it too seriously

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