What is Physiotherapy Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise method that integrates postural and breathing awareness into a program designed to strengthen the core muscles. Physio Pilates has been shown to address current concerns and is the key to the prevention of the following conditions:

Goals of Physio Pilates

At GWHA we strive to provide our clients with the tools and confidence to continue their home exercise program, either independently or in our community. After the completion of our rehab-based physio pilates class, our clients are ready to adopt exercise as a regular strategy to keep them healthy in the future.

Our Physio Pilates Program is instructed by a Physiotherapist who is also a Certified Pilates instructor. Physio Pilates consultations are offered on-site, during a one-on-one session and are required by the Ontario College of Physiotherapists before starting classes. After the consultation, private Mat and Reformer sessions are available, as well as group Mat classes. Our program is ideal for anyone who has completed their rehabilitation plan and is looking to improve their health through an advanced independent exercise program.

If you are a new or returning client of GWHA, as required by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, we will do a 20-40 minute clearance assessment appointment (our assessment fee will apply to this appointment) to discuss your goals and concerns and clear your participation.

Insurance: Physio Pilates fees are eligible for insurance reimbursement if your plan allows it and a receipt of $35 with the instructor’s College registration number will be provided at the end of every class you attend.

If you are interested in registering for an upcoming session of Physio Pilates classes, please call 519-780-0606 or email info@gwha.ca

Conditions addressed by Physio Pilates

  • Low back pain
  • Upper back pain & stiffness
  • Postural concerns
  • Hip stiffness or chronic “tight hips”
  • Pelvic floor concerns such as incontinence
  • Return to fitness & Postpartum programming