Physiotherapy, pilates and yoga studio Universal Practice has some of the most stunning spaces in Melbourne, but with the rapid changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, its owners were forced to halt in-studio classes.
Now, they’ve launched Universal Practice at Home, a program of pre-recorded sessions ranging from 12 to 30 minutes long. The classes are led by qualified physiotherapists, and through clear visual demonstrations and guided movements they’ll take you through pilates, stability, strength and conditioning, ante and post-natal, and over 65s sessions, as well as guided meditations.
And although the program is launching amid the pandemic, it’s here for the long-term. New sessions are added weekly, and you can stream them from your smartphone, smart TV or web browser.
There are also specific programs available for athletes and those working from home, as well as a series of five-minute challenges, which are perfect to kick off your lunch break, or to follow a run or walk.
Universal Practice is also helping clients who can’t get to its studios with 30 and 60-minute physiotherapy telehealth sessions. While the physio can’t get hands-on, they can assess your posture, strength and movement, diagnose the source of your pain, and take you through a home rehabilitation program in detail.
Unlimited access to Universal Practice at Home classes is available for $49 a month, $125 for three months, or $225 for six months. Telehealth Physiotherapy costs $69 for 30 minutes and $89 for 45 minutes. Private health insurance claims are available.