Clinical Pilates | Cleveland Clinic Canada

At Cleveland Clinic Canada, we believe in helping our patients actively recover from and prevent future injuries. To fully recover from an injury, one often needs to strengthen the area that is injured. It is important to strengthen the muscles correctly. That is why we offer Pilates. Pilates is a form of exercise that concentrates on strengthening core muscles and improving posture and body awareness and is scientifically proven to reduce pain and help you move better.

Our Pilates classes are led by clinical specialists with advanced training in musculoskeletal conditions and they will work with you to ensure that you are learning proper movements for your injury or issue. Small classes and private sessions with personalized feedback ensure that each exercise is executed correctly and is appropriate for you. Patients report a reduction in their pain as well as improved posture, core strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

Pilates at Our Downtown Location

What is it?

An initial assessment (45 minutes in length) with a manual osteopathic practitioner / physiotherapist. The assessment will include a discussion of your medical and musculoskeletal history, as well as your goals for joining the program.

Small group classes (6 participants or less). Instructor will teach patients about core muscles and how to correctly activate them to prevent re-injury/injury. These classes are offered over a 9 week period.

Each class is 60 minutes long and will include instruction as well as exercise; exercises will be performed in a flowing, coordinated pattern, incorporating breathing techniques.

Beginner and intermediate/advanced classes will be available

Private and semi-private sessions are also available.

What’s included in our Pilates?

  • An initial assessment (45 minutes in length) with a manual osteopathic practitioner / physiotherapist. The assessment will include a discussion of your medical and musculoskeletal history, as well as your goals for joining the program.
  • Small group classes (6 participants or less). Instructor will teach patients about core muscles and how to correctly activate them to prevent re-injury/injury. These classes are offered over a 9 week period.
  • Each class is 60 minutes long and will include instruction as well as exercise; exercises will be performed in a flowing, coordinated pattern, incorporating breathing techniques.
  • Beginner and intermediate/advanced classes will be available.
  • Beginner classes will be led by Stacey Huang (physiotherapist) and intermediate/advanced classes will be led by Daniel Stasiuk (osteopathic manual practitioner).
  • Private and semi-private sessions are also available.

Who will benefit from these classes?

  • Individuals suffering from:
    • Lower back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Injuries from overuse
    • Sports–related injuries
    • Post natal and pregnancy pain
    • Poor posture

Fletcher Pilates at our Sports Medicine Specialists Location

Ron Fletcher was one of the original 'Pilates Elders' having studied directly with Joe and Clara Pilates. He further developed their principles (which were more equipment and floor based) into a program based more on 'movement' than 'exercise'. Fletcher Pilates®Towelwork® is designed to stabilize and mobilize the shoulder girdle and thoracic spine using full body movement patterns; Barrework has more emphasis on lower body articulation in standing with a controlled core while Floorwork®, is directed more at controlled spinal articulation.

Fletcher Pilates® encourages safe, mindful, functional movement strategies of the whole body as well as improved posture, balance, flexibility, tone and strength.

Are You Covered?

If you have osteopathy or physiotherapy benefits, a receipt will be issued for submission to your health benefits provider. The coverage for each carrier is different; please check your plan to see what coverage is available for this type of service.

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Downtown

Midtown (Sports Medicine Specialists)

Locations

Cleveland Clinic Canada Downtown
181 Bay Street
Brookfield Place: 30th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

Sports Medicine Specialists – Cleveland Clinic Canada Midtown
150 Eglinton Ave East
5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E8