Symptoms and Conditions We Treat
Chronic Pain Issues (including hip, back, and chronic pelvic pain)
Shoulder Injuries or Shoulder Rehab
Pelvic Health Issues
Pelvic floor issues for New Mothers
Helps prevent or deal with injuries including knee injuries
Postural Issues (issues from prolonged desk work or sitting)
More body control and awareness
Strengthen and prevent injury
Increased Core Controls, including balance and mobility
Greater Self Confidence
Can be effective for pain management
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a movement system originally created by Joseph Pilates that integrates six principles of concentration, control, centering, precision, flow and breathing. It is normally taught using a combination of mat exercises and exercises on specialized equipment. These classes can be taught in a group setting or as a one on one with a certified Pilates instructor.
What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates an adaption of traditional Pilates exercises and theory that specifically focus on rehabilitation goals that is taught in our studio by a physiotherapist. These exercises are taught as a part of a treatment plan that is designed for your injuries, pain, and movement concerns.
What Can I Expect From A Clinical Pilates Session?
A Clinical Pilates session will always start with a thorough assessment performed by our physiotherapist. This will include movement analysis, range of motion and strength testing, and special tests to help diagnose your injury and movement dysfunction. A treatment plan will be designed that will include exercises that will be done in our movement studio and an at home program that will progress what we do in the studio. These sessions are always one on one. After your assessment, each session will begin with a brief re-assessment, hands on treatment as needed, then exercises on the equipment in the movement studio.
Do I Need To Have Pilates Experience?
No! These treatments, just as traditional physiotherapy visits are designed for all ages, injuries, exercise ability and fitness level. It is designed to help every body move and feel better.
A Clinic You Can Trust
It is the practice of a strong work ethic, continuous education, and prioritizing patient outcomes that makes the difference. Together with our knowledge, programs and expertise, our mission is to help you live a perpetual life of wellness. We are National Spine & Wellness, and we invite you to experience proven results through expert care.
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Your Choice for Clinical Pilates in Downtown Calgary
If you are looking for Pilates in Downtown Calgary, chances are, that you are looking for a customized workout that focuses on you and your specific needs.
Clinical Pilates from the Wellness Team at National Spine & Wellness is the way to get that one-on-one care you are looking for with our trained Pilates instructor.
Can I bill Clinical Pilates through my physiotherapy insurance?
Yes, Clinical Pilates is a rehabilitation program taught by a specially-trained physiotherapist. Depending on your health insurance plan, it can be covered as physiotherapy treatment because these exercises are taught as a part of a treatment plan that is designed for your injuries, pain, and movement concerns.
What should I wear?
Its best to wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. You will be asked to wear socks in the studio.
What type of equipment do you have?
We have a large open movement studio equipped with a reformer and tower combination and a stability chair designed for rehab clients.
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National Spine & Wellness’ 3 Step Treatment Plan
Our care involves the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders
of the muscles, bones, and joints, especially the spine. Your first visit to National
Spine & Wellness is dedicated to learning about the history of your pain and how
it impacts your daily life.
The information we gather during your initial assessment is used to create a 3-
step treatment plan.
Step One: Pain Relief
Did you know that manual therapy is one of only very few treatments science has proven to be the most effective for relieving your back and neck pain? Our team are experts at this treatment but also understand that this isn’t all you may need to get better.
They also work collaboratively with your health care team to get you out of pain and get you moving in a safe, controlled fashion.
Step Two: Rebuild Strength & Agility
Ask yourself, if you were 100% what would you be doing?
That is the question we put to you first and foremost so we can customize your treatment plan.
Once your pain begins to go away we empower you to gain the knowledge, understanding, and tools to build your resiliency to get back to the activities you love.
Step Three: Maintain & Improve
By using a wellness model customized to your specific needs, we can give you the knowledge and tools to maintain and improve your health in a wellness model. Once the problem that was causing your symptoms is corrected, we will also work with you to learn ways to prevent the pain from returning.
The goal of our care is to offer preventative maintenance for pain-free living.
Maintenance and Prevention
The care you receive at National Spine & Wellness goes beyond just treating your ailment. Our
goal is to have our clients maintain the results of their treatment and learn how
to prevent injury in the future. We work with you to develop a plan that
helps transition our patients from active therapy to an injury prevention and maintenance plan.