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Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a marriage between the Pilates methodology and Physiotherapy. Clinical Pilates is covered under your extended healthcare plan as your Pilates Instructor will be a Registered Physiotherapist.

A physiotherapist possesses specialized knowledge relating to the core principles of Pilates, including anatomy and biomechanics of the spine and the stabilizing muscles. Spinal pain is often caused by a compressed spinal segment, over time compression leads to degenerative disc disease.

How does compression occur? Compression may be the result of poor spinal alignment and posture subjecting spinal elements to undue stress. Loading may be further exacerbated by spinal muscles, wound so tightly that they exhibit taut bands and spasmodic trigger points further amplifying compressive forces on discs and joints.

Pilates is the best way to attain a Posture Tune-up, correcting poor posture by strengthening the support muscles, minimizing ongoing compression and preventing pain and degeneration in the future.

At PMI, we are pleased to announce that 2 Physiotherapists possess the credentials to provide individualized Pilates instruction using both matwork and the Reformer.

Clinical Director, Alicia Hagedorn is offering Clinical Pilates training to our clientele.  She has successfully completed her Masters of Clinical Science at the University of Western Ontario, Orthopaedic Specialty and moving forward has decided to dedicate a portion of her practice to Clinical Pilates Instruction.