Level 5 restrictions: The clinic remains open

Our clinical work is considered essential and we will remain open as a practice to support you through level 5 restrictions. We can continue to see you in the clinic face to face and online through video/phone consultations.

Our online live classes will be supplemented with some pre-recorded classes and you can book these through Bookinghawk. We are also available to custom an online class for you individually, if you would like a friend to join your session from their home we can also organise this and many of you have enjoyed these sessions already! 

How we deliver rehabilitation services will change slightly. We have decided to pause our group Reformer classes through the month of November in line with the spirit of the current lock down. As a health care practice we feel that this is the best way to proceed to keep us all safe and well.

For many of you we have used Reformer based rehabilitation as a treatment tool and can continue to offer this on an individual basis through 1:1 sessions. We are happy to extend this to a duet session within your close contact bubble. Please contact your regular class physiotherapist to book these sessions.

Our new studio space

Welcome to our rehabilitation and Reformer Studio in Blackrock. We are excited to watch this space grow as we work to support you in your movement journey.

We are preparing to go live and in person with Reformer classes from September. The paintwork complete in the new studio and we are waiting for the finishing touches. We know some of you are keen to go as soon as possible!! New machines are due to arrive on Wednesday and if everything goes to plan we will get going as soon as possible. We will keep you posted via email and our social media platforms.

Why have we relocated our Reformer Studio? 
We made the tough decision to find a new home for our Reformers to facilitate social distancing. More importantly we decided to move class traffic from South Bank where we treat vulnerable clients daily. The solution means South Bank is a safer environment for you to attend for physiotherapy treatment.

Our new studio is located in Blackrock National Hurling Club. It has been a project that we have had in the pipeline for a number of years and offers so much potential. We have worked with the Rockies for 16 years and already spend a lot of time there! The added advantage of unlimited free parking outside the door will make life easier for many of you!

What measures are we taking to run classes safely? 
Moving to our new studio has more than doubled our class floor space. 6 Reformers in 60m2 is a lot of room to socially distance and with the added benefit of very high ceilings we are really happy with the space.

We have always taken cleaning our equipment very seriously both before and after classes. We will continue to do so! In addition new Ezclean straps have arrived from the US, these are particularly easy to sanitise between classes.

We will set up booking through Bookinghawk, you will be asked a series of COVID related questions at the time of booking. We do ask if you have experienced any flu like symptoms or have had recent contact with a known or suspected case of COVID that you do not attend the studio. Likewise if you have travelled internationally we ask that you do not attend classes for your quarantine period.

Alcohol Gel will be readily available for use on entry and leaving the studio. On arrival we will repeat the COVID screening questions and check your temperature.

We will ask you to wear a face covering on entry to the studio. For now you can continue to wear this through class or remove it once you reach your machine** these guidelines may change depending on public health advice.

Will Pilates return to South Bank? 
We will continue to hold some Pilates equipment at South Bank for 1:1 based rehabilitation and eventually small group work as and when it’s deemed safer to do so.

What about mat classes? 
We will restart our in person class options with Reformer classes, the small group numbers make it easier to ensure social distancing. We envisage starting some in person mat classes once we find our feet but in the the meantime we will continue with a range of online classes.

Osteo/Bone Health classes 
We will continue online classes for this group. We will also look to offer Reformer based classes depending on demand.

Pregnancy/Prenatal Classes 
Eimear will run a prenatal class online with a plan to start a new course the week of September 7th. Please get in touch if you are interested.

Teenage Classes 
Teens are welcome to join our online and in person classes. Once the school term is up and running we will look at specific class options for this group.

We will share more information during the week as we get closer to launching.