Adelaide’s premier Physiotherapy and Pilates studios.

Creating healthy, happy bodies.

Know that from the first moment we are dedicated to your success.

Coming to work is a pleasure, not a drag! I feel blessed to be able to work in my own business with such a wonderful bunch of like-minded people. Over the years, we have felt immense satisfaction at the difference we have been able to make to our clients’ lives through altering their mindset to movement.

– Rachel Combe, Founder of Physio Pilates Proactive

Rachel Combe Physio Pilates Proactive Adelaide

Our goal is to help you and your families live healthier, happier lives.


Physio Pilates Proactive has built its business through word of mouth referrals from satisfied clients throughout Adelaide. It is testimony to our dedication to always strive for an exceptional experience and our desire to create welcoming spaces for you to learn, enjoy and belong.


We have grown exponentially because of our high quality physiotherapy and pilates staff, love for our clients and our work, and the caring environment we provide for everyone who walks through the door.


We believe in getting to know you and your lifestyle, along with the challenges your body presents you with. We are passionate about working closely with our clients and with each other. Together, we will create solutions that will help you live the life you want.


Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximise their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues.
Whilst many patients visit a physiotherapist after experiencing pain or injury, many also find the value in routine physio care as a measure of prevention and a means of maintaining good health.
High Quality Care

You will only be seen by a physiotherapist that is qualified to treat your specific problem – we do not use physiotherapy aides or assistants. Our Physios undergo continuing professional development to ensure we have the knowledge and experience to give our clients the best possible care. If we can’t help you, we will refer you on to someone who can.

One-on-one Treatment

Your physiotherapist will only attend to you during your appointment. Treatment rooms are private – no shared rooms with curtains! – and you won’t be interrupted. All appointments are approximately 30 minutes long to allow enough time for sufficient treatment.

Manual Therapy

Our physiotherapists use a combination of hands-on treatment including massage, mobilisation, trigger point, and western acupuncture/dry needling with stretching, strengthening and education to treat the cause and prevent reoccurrence. We do not depend heavily on mechanical equipment and ‘passive’ treatment; our focus is on manual therapy and strong clinical reasoning to get to the root of your problem.

Long-term Solutions

We believe in the importance of empowering clients with the knowledge, strategies and tools to help treat and control their condition. This self-management approach, along with utilising Pilates expertise and the McKenzie Method of diagnosis and treatment, focuses on long-term solutions rather than quick-fixes.

Preventative Measures and Education

We focus on preventative measures as well as treatment. Our strong educative element, our fully equipped Pilates Studio, and by offering the most Pilates classes in Adelaide per week, we ensure that clients have the best opportunity to be proactive in looking after their bodies and health.


A full body conditioning program that emphasises controlled movement, breathing awareness and correct body alignment during varied low impact exercises either on a mat or using specialised Pilates equipment.
Strongly based around developing powerful core postural muscles that help to keep the body supported and balanced. The required mental concentration and coordinated breathing will develop your focus, thereby enabling you to get the full mind-body benefits that Pilates can provide.
Offering over 100 Pilates classes per week, at 4 locations, we are proud to be Adelaide’s largest Pilates provider. Our inspirational Pilates Instructors are all qualified Physiotherapists, with advanced levels of knowledge and experience.
Offering over 100 Pilates classes per week, at 4 locations, we are proud to be Adelaide’s largest Pilates provider. Our inspirational Pilates Instructors are all qualified Physiotherapists, with advanced levels of knowledge and experience.

Group Mat classes are for general health, fitness and vitality. Different class levels are offered to suit all ages and fitness levels. Small equipment is sometimes used to assist and challenge exercises further.

Strength & Balance

Designed for those with movement limitations, the class is done in sitting and standing. Class focuses on improving balance, leg and arm strength, core strength and stretching. A gentle class, whilst targeted at our older clients it may also be suitable for injury recovery.


Combines Pilates mat work with the Pilates Equipment, each participant moves progressively from one ‘station’ to the next. Ideal for those wanting to get a taste of using the Pilates machines.


A fun and effective class set to inspiring music, the class is performed mainly standing at the barre. A unique and creative program that will motivate and energise you as it targets gluts, hips, arms and abs. For clients who want some added variety, challenge and extra cardio benefit.


Completed on the versatile Reformer machine, providing a full body workout in a variety of positions, with an emphasis on strengthening and toning the body but without bulking up. Can also be used for private sessions using tailored exercises for Rehab or specific training.


Equipment work is great for targeting specific areas of body that require rehabilitation or for those with explicit needs such as athletic or sport training. Small Group Equipment classes as well as private sessions are available.

EXO Chair

Using the EXO Chair will challenge your whole body by applying resistance to Pilates movements. It is particularly great for improving muscle strength and tone, bone density, as well as all the traditional benefits of Pilates including core strength, balance and flexibility.

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