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What is Clinical Pilates?

We're excited to introduce Clinical Pilates as a new service from our team to help you reach your goals!

Clinical Pilates is a form of therapeutic exercise that is guided by your physiotherapist to help you relieve pain and reach your specific goals. Incorporating aspects of manual treatment, traditional pilates exercises and strength and conditioning is a step forward on your health and wellness journey. Read more to find out how this may be the right fit for you!

See what our clients have to say:

Kendra Tapscott

I’ve been seeing Heather for clinical Pilates for a few years and absolutely love it. I can’t believe how many muscles I even didn’t know I had and my overall lack of body awareness until really focusing on Heathers cues. She happily explains body mechanics of why certain exercises challenge me more than others and is really good at correcting my positioning when my body tries to cheat or when my posture is wonky. I had never heard of clinical pilates until seeing Heather and I’m so hooked. It’s made a huge difference in my core strength, posture and general alignment. I’ve also had a few minor body aches and pains here and there and anytime something comes up Heathers taken good care of me and done manual therapy, given me take home exercises and has even done IMS. Highly recommend Heather’s clinical pilates / physiotherapy to anyone who is looking to improve strength, flexibility or a friendly, professionally guided movement routine!

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What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is guided by your registered physiotherapist who has background knowledge in anatomy, rehabilitation and manual therapy. Most importantly, this practice is designed to meet your specific goals and needs through an individualized program that incorporates treatment done by your physiotherapist. 

What is the difference between regular pilates?

Healthcare professionals have adapted traditional pilates exercises, blended in their knowledge of anatomy, injury and rehabilitation to establish Clinical Pilates. Classical Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s in Europe. Overtime, pilates has been incorporated into physiotherapy practice to help recover, rehabilitate and strengthen the whole body.

Although both pilates and Clinical Pilates can improve your quality of movements and overall well-being, Clinical Pilates is aimed to address your individual goals in a one-on-one setting. 

What does this session look like at Lift Clinic?

Clinical Pilates at Lift Clinic is taught and guided by our Certified Pilates Instructor and physiotherapist, Heather Camenzind. Heather brings an extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and personal experience to each of her sessions. During your one-on-one appointment, Heather’s evidence based physiotherapy knowledge and experience will help you meet your goals!

What is the cost?

Clinical Pilates is billed the same as a physiotherapist visit. Most extended benefit plans will cover these sessions, please contact your insurance company for more information. In addition, we also directly bill to ICBC. 

Get started with Clinical Pilates today!

If you have any of these common conditions, Clinical Pilates could be the right fit for you!

  • Arthritis 
  • Complex chronic pain 
  • Low back pain 
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia 
  • Post motor vehicle accident 
  • Postural pain 
  • Pre natal 
  • Post natal  
  • Strain and sprains 
  • Sports injuries
  • Tension headaches 
  • Whiplash 

Each session is designed to:

Your next step!

Clinical Pilates is a great way to improve your physical health in the hands of a physiotherapist. If you have more questions or would like to get started, our team at Lift Clinic is here to help you grow so you can step towards your own success! 

Meet Lift Clinic - a team of Vancouver Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and RMT Massage Therapy practitioners who believe in strength and movement for life.

Have pain or movement goals?

Lift Clinic is located in East Vancouver at 4030 Knight St. Our team of Vancouver physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and strength coaches is ready to help you reach your goals as efficiently as possible! Click Book Now to get started, or Contact Us if you have any questions or would like to speak directly to a Vancouver physio, chiro or RMT about your situation before you book.

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