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Clinical Pilates in Victoria with a Physiotherapist

Experienced Physiotherapist Robyn Elliot is offering Clinical Pilates sessions at our main Victoria clinic located at 200-3200 Shelbourne Street. Please call our Rehabilitation Coordinators Kelsey Kowalchuk or Kimberley Holmes at 250-598-9828 extension 2 to inquire about our Pilates Instruction. Please visit our website www.pilatesvictoriabc.ca to find out more.

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with Physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back. This is based on literature that demonstrates strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, particularly low back pain. Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain. Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.

Clinical Pilates (as distinct to generic Pilates classes) identifies this key issue by applying carefully selected exercises to patients with specific injuries. This ensures optimal gains whilst minimizing the likelihood of injury aggravation. If you are interested in commencing Pilates for your injury, it is essential to have a review with your Shelbourne Physiotherapist to assess the suitability of a core stability program for you.