Scoliosis-Friendly Mat Pilates

Interested in trying Pilates, but unsure of how it will affect your spine? The ScoliClinic is now offering scoliosis-friendly mat pilates classes starting October 1st, 2019.

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 Class – $25 + GST
  • 5-Class Pack – $115 + GST (pre-paid passes expire Jan 31st 2020)

When:

Vancouver clinic
Monday 7:15-8:15pm 
Friday 9:30-10:30am

North Van clinic
Tuesday 7:15pm-8:15pm
Thursday 9:30am-10:30am

This class is only open to existing clients of The ScoliClinic; please consult with your Physiotherapist to determine if this class is suitable for you.
Pilates classes are not eligible for reimbursement through extended benefits.

To register email pilates@scoliclinic.ca. 

Scoliosis-Friendly Yoga

We’ve collaborated with the talented yoga instructors Kerr McLeod and Anne Zavalkoff to offer scoliosis-friendly yoga classes in our Vancouver AND North Vancouver locations!

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

*We are actively working on refining some details, and are hoping to get this rolling again in the Fall of 2019. Follow us on Instagram to catch announcements, or check back here in September. Thanks for your patience as we figure out the best structure to suit everyone’s needs!*

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
    (we can request them directly from the imaging facility; more info upon booking your initial appointment)
  • Any relevant reports
  • Sports bra / tank top, shorts or leggings

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