The Studio. Physio & Pilates was created in 2016. The Studio founder Petra Koenig, having worked in private practices across Sydney saw a gap when it came to the needs of the Inner West community. We have so much access to online resources, ‘health professionals’ on every corner but where do we turn for reliable and cost-effective health care when our bodies are in need. Our community is savvy, switched on and know what they want and how they want to spend their hard earned dollars. Sick and tired of seeing both practitioners and patients ‘burning out’ in clinics churning through clients day in day out, Petra decided to create a space which is a sanctuary for both it’s staff and community.
Enter The Studio and expect to make connections with it’s caring and enthusiastic staff immediately. With a foundation based on Physiotherapy expertise, The Studio provides a one stop shop for your musculoskeletal needs all taken care of under the one roof. The design of The Studio is modern and fresh with a boutique feel, removing any sterile or uncomfortable association with health care. It is a space you want to return to, your time is valuable and should be spent in a space which you feel welcome and at ease.
The Studio houses an Allied Health team of Physiotherapists, Women’s Health Specialist Physio’s, Pilates instructors, a Dietitian, and massage therapist. Physiotherapy client consultations are strictly 1:1 ensuring you have your practitioners undivided attention with appointment lengths allocated appropriately to ensure you are not rushed out the door feeling you have not received sufficient value. The Studio team care about you as an individual with each staff’s case load controlled to maximise both staff and client experience.
Along with rehabilitative care The Studio has 3 state of the art exercise spaces in which Clinical/Physiotherapy classes are run along with Group Fitness and Pilates. All are welcome at The Studio, any age, any fitness level, no pre-requisites. The Studio is not an elite exclusive gym, a ‘legends only’ policy is encouraged with egos left at the door and positive vibes reigning supreme. Clinical classes are run by the team of Physiotherapists Monday – Saturday offering safe exercise for those wanting individualised attention and with specific training goals in mind. General fitness classes are scheduled daily (7 days), along with Pilates and all its variations (Mat, Barre, Reformer etc). The Studio also offers Pre/Post Natal classes and Over 50s Strength classes (post coffee catch ups are regular!) Class sizes are kept small to ensure supervision for all participants and modifications are offered as needed.
A massive win for the community was the opening of The Studio Creche back in 2017. The creche is open Monday-Friday in the mornings offering parents complimentary child care while they attend Studio Physio or massage appointments or work out in classes. Staffed by our locals for our locals the Studio community of parents is strong, supportive and down-right heart-warming.