Scoliosis-Friendly Mat Pilates

Interested in trying Pilates, but unsure of how it will affect your spine? The ScoliClinic is now offering virtual scoliosis-friendly mat pilates classes! 

Created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body, regardless of your fitness background.

At The ScoliClinic, the Pilates exercises, cues, and props are thoughtfully selected to follow scoliosis-specific physiotherapy principles based on the biomechanics of scoliosis.

The classes will provide a medium for building upon what you have learned through your Physio program, incorporating small Pilates equipment such as toning and stability balls, foam rollers, fitness circles, and therabands. You’ll improve your overall strength, posture, flexibility and get one heck of a core workout.  

Cost:

  • Single Virtual Class – $7.50 CAD
  • Virtual 10-Class Pack – $47.50 CAD

When:

Wednesdays: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC)

All participants who register and pay for a class will receive a link to the class recording that is accessible for 1 week following that live class.

Participants outside of Canada are also encouraged to join!


Pilates classes are not eligible for reimbursement through extended benefits.

To register, email pilates@scoliclinic.ca or call 604-336-0238.

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Scoliosis-Friendly Yoga

These classes incorporate scoliosis principles and language based on the Schroth Method into traditional yoga poses, and provide education to participants on how to modify movements so they can participate in community yoga classes.

Cost:

  • Single Virtual Class – $7.50 CAD + GST
  • Virtual 10-Class Pack – $47.50 CAD + GST

When:

Virtually (currently pausing in-person classes during COVID times), times effective April 19, 2021:
Thursdays: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC)

Participants outside of Canada are also encouraged to join!

All participants who register and pay for a class will receive a link to the class recording that is accessible for 1 week following that live class.

Email yoga@scoliclinic.ca or call 604-336-0238

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Yoga has many physical and mental benefits – but what do you do if you have scoliosis?

In this video, you will learn if yoga modifications are necessary for you, and how yoga may affect the curvature of your spine.

Dancer’s Pose: Explainer Video

In this video, you’ll learn the intention for the full expression, some ways to modify the pose if you have scoliosis, and the simplified approach to build the foundational skills to work up to doing the full pose

Dancer’s Pose:
Mini-Flow

In this video, our Certified Yoga Instructor, Sarah Harrington, guides us through a 10-minute Mini Flow integrating the scoliosis modification of Dancer’s Pose.

Head to our YouTube page, TSC Connect for more!

Before your appointment

If you have X-Ray images, be sure to let us know as this will help your Physiotherapist design your treatment plan.

If you or your child already have a brace, physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) are recommended to maintain postural muscle strength, and to retain as much correction as possible when brace wear ends.

A referral to a spine surgeon and/or bracing can be discussed at the initial assessment.

Please bring:

  • X-ray images either digitally or on disc if available
    (Depending on the facility, we may be able to request them directly. Some facilities require that you pick up your images, and may charge a fee. We can discuss options during the booking of your initial appointment)
  • Any relevant reports
  • Sports bra / tank top, shorts or leggings

Please note: Payments can be made by VISA, MasterCard, debit, cash, or cheque. We cannot accept AMEX at this time.