The benefits of Pilates are extensive. Used widely in Australia and New Zealand since the mid ’80s for injury rehab, Pilates has become increasingly popular in the last 20 years for North America’s fitness and rehab industries. Here at City Sports + Physio, we offer both fitness-based Pilates taught by a Pilates instructor, as well as Clinical Pilates taught by a physiotherapist.
Benefits of Pilates:
We offer both Pilates for general health and fitness taught by a Pilates Instructor, as well as Clinical Pilates which is an addition to your physiotherapy treatment.
Clinical Pilates is a goal-directed, rehabilitation program. It merges the principles of Pilates with the expertise of a Registered Physiotherapist to ensure your program is built to the needs of you, your injury, and your stage of healing. Recognizing that movement dysfunction can result from pathology or injury, and vice versa, the collaboration of physiotherapy with Pilates is a perfect fit to create the best movement patterns.
A Clinical Pilates program will always start with a detailed assessment by one of our pilates-trained Physiotherapists – Shaana or Meredith. All sessions are carried out in our clinic and may incorporate exercises on our clinical reformer, tower, Wunda chair, or mat.
Physiotherapist Instructed Clinical Pilates:
Initial Assessment Clinical Pilates (1 hour): $145
Subsequent Clinical Pilates (55 min): $145
Taught by our Pilates instructor, Sasha. These one-on-one sessions will teach you to incorporate Pilates into part of your everyday health and wellness routine. These sessions are ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their fitness, strength, mobility, and flexibility. You’ll walk away from your sessions feeling stronger and longer!
Introductory package: 3 sessions for $210 + GST
Regular single session: $100 + GST
Package of 10 sessions:
Some extended health plans and/or health spending accounts may cover the cost of Pilates – check yours!
$500 + GST
$105 + GST
$950 + GST
Questions about Pilates? Read below!
Clinical Pilates is taught by a physiotherapist trained in Pilates OR taught by a pilates instructor under the guidance of a physiotherapist. Both of these options can be billed to your extended health under physiotherapy. It is typically designed to compliment your rehab for your current injury with a focus on the movement dysfunctions that have developed as a result of your injury.
Traditional Pilates is taught by a Pilates Instructor. It is typically for people who are uninjured or nearing the end of their injury rehab and ready to work on their overall strength and mobility.
It is important to be able to move freely while doing pilates but also important for the instructor to see you moving. Athletic tights, shorts, tank tops, and/or t-shirts are appropriate.
In short answer: Yes!
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