Why Pilates And Physiotherapy?
Damian Wyard combines the science of physiotherapy with Pilates in Downtown Toronto, to rehabilitate the spine and peripheral joints. He works with over-use injuries, sports injuries, lower back and neck pain. He provides one-on-one rehabilitation instruction on the classic equipment and supplements this with home exercises. After working in other physiotherapy clinics Damian saw that patients were struggling with basic home programs and not getting better. Many injuries need a gradual re-loading approach to avoid making it worse, but strengthening the sensitive tissue. The Pilates equipment allows painful joints to be supported, while providing resistance and gradual re-loading of the injury. Some conditions require more complex cuing/correction to break old movement patterns that perpetuate pain.
Many muscle/tendon sports or over-use injuries need gradual reloading/strengthening of the painful tissue.
Read how we treat acute and persistent pain differently, using gradual re-loading of painful joints and tissue.
Prolonged Lower Back & Neck Pain
Most lower back and neck injuries do well with early movement-based rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy And Pilates
Physiotherapy and Pilates can help with lower back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. We can advise on safe aerobic, strengthening and movement programs.
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Pilates-based rehabilitation by a Physiotherapist in Downtown Toronto.
We have two programs of care, depending on the nature of your injury and condition. All sessions are one-on-one by either our Physiotherapist/Stott Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor and also our Senior Pilates Instructors. Treatments are not limited to Pilates-based exercise. We also treat using manual therapy: joint and soft tissue mobilizations; taping and pain management techniques. Your physiotherapist will advise you what treatment program is best for your injury/condition.
Physiotherapist/Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor Program of Care
All sessions are one-on-one and provided by a registered physiotherapist who is also a Stott Pilates rehabilitation instructor. You are able to claim Pilates-based physiotherapy under your private insurance plan when it is provided by a registered physiotherapist. There must be a treatment plan for an injury or condition that requires some rehabilitation. Preventative Pilates sessions to avoid injury and improve general fitness are also covered. As long as there are some treatment goals based on the assessment, you can claim the sessions under physiotherapy. Preventative goals could be to avoid back pain or improve your posture. General strengthening and flexibility are also appropriate physiotherapy goals and would be covered under your insurance.
Pilates Instructor Program of Care:
These sessions are provided by our senior Pilates instructors. You are also covered by insurance when your physiotherapist delegates the sessions to an instructor. If you have more general goals and your pain levels are low, you may not need to see the physiotherapist each time for your sessions. Treatment for some chronic conditions, postural issues, or for general strengthening and flexibility, can be supervised by our senior Pilates instructors. Your physiotherapist will still do the assessment and the first treatment session. The physiotherapist is still responsible for your program and there is close communication between you, your instructor and the physiotherapist. You will see the physiotherapist for re-assessment every 3-4 weeks, depending on your needs. Your physiotherapist will advise you which program is more suitable for you in your initial assessment.
If you require more hands-on treatment and your injury/condition is more complex, your physiotherapist will directly supervise all your treatment.
Want to know more about your injury or condition? Free 5 minute phone consultation with a physiotherapist.
Our College does not allow us to advertise client testimonials on our website. If you would like a free 5 minute consultation on the phone with registered physiotherapist Damian Wyard, you can call 647 499 6685. Leave a message and he will call back.
Monday 12pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday 12pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday 12pm to 8:30pm
Thursday 12pm to 8:30pm
Friday 12pm to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday closed