- Senior Services
- What to Expect
Pilates is safe exercise for all ages when you are screened for medical issues and the program is modified to be safe for you personally. We work closely with your health care professionals.
All new clients begin with an interview and an assessment.
INTERVIEW: complementary (new clients only)
- Discuss your physical challenges and goals
- See a demonstration and/or try some Pilates exercises
ASSESSMENT CLASS: $75 + HST (new clients only)
- Posture & Gait Analysis
- Equipment & Mat exercises
- 1 hour session to assess you personally
For seniors unable to come to the studio, we offer:
- Home Visits
- Safe exercise
- Programs to prevent falling
- Chair exercise programs
For Small Groups of Seniors who meet at their Condo Recreation Centre or Home:
- Reduced cost (travelling to one location)
- Cost per person dependent on number of participants and distance
- Maximum of 6 per class
WHAT TO EXPECT
You may come to Pacific Spirit Pilates of your own accord or by referral. Start with a personal assessment and a posture and gait analysis and discuss your specific issues and goals.
We offer Welcome to Pilates Introductory Offers to get you started. Learn more.
All programs are designed specifically for you to include:
If you come by referral from your physician or health care practitioner, we will work with your health care practitioner’s recommendations. Integrated programs are an option.
If you come of your own accord, recommendations will be made to best suit your needs. Medical referral may be required if necessary.
Pacific Spirit Pilates provides a holistic health solution to the on-going problem of continual visits to treatment practitioners for reoccurring painful physical issues
- build on-going physical well-being, flexibility, strength and balance through the benefits of Pilates
- learn to move correctly before going to the next level
- reach their goals with knowledge and support that keeps them motivated
- report decreases in stress and a renewed sense of calm
- thrive in an environment of empathy, encouragement and camaraderie within the ambiance and inspiration of Pacific Spirit colours and the sounds of tranquil music
- become proactive in their treatment plans by learning to self-manage
Our bodies change as a result of what we do every day and the aging process. It is important to know if your exercise program is safe for you personally. Where there is a muscle imbalance, it will not help you to perform a standardized routine in a “one size fits all class” and it may result in injury.
Benefits of personally designed programs:
- Increased core strength and stability
- Optimal posture
- Physical well-being as we age
- Injury prevention
- Better range of motion and flexibility
- A balanced body (correcting the muscle imbalances)
- Safe exercise for you personally
Integrated treatment plans move clients from hands-on and physical therapy exercises through Pilates exercise therapy (Clinical Pilates) to maintenance exercise and fitness.
In addition to Clinical Pilates exercises, integrated treatment plans with physiotherapy are optional services provided in the studio. Other services, such as accupuncture or massage, will be recommended as an optional treatment to expedite your recovery.
Specific treatment plans that incorporate physiotherapy, Pilates, massage and accupuncture can help immensely to resolve problems related to joints, muscles and nerves. Pilates, originally developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, is known to be a safe and effective exercise program for rehabilitation. Pilates reformer exercises in addition to exercises on the Cadillac and other equipment provide support and gentle resistance. Our ultimate goal is prevention of future injuries and to thereby provide a balanced body and physical well-being as we age.
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Pacific Spirit Pilates integrates active rehabilitation techniques such as hands-on therapy with Pilates. Combining manual therapy treatment for the acute stages with Clinical Pilates gives clients the knowledge required for self-management in the later stages of their program. Physical therapy strengthening exercises and Pilates equal a safe and effective regimen for rehabilitation. Pilates is extremely successful in preventing injuries.
One of the principles of Pilates, core stabilization, encompasses posture, muscle performance and motor control – the same premise that forms the foundation of most orthopaedic rehabilitation and therapy. Because the Pilates repertoire can be modified to fit the needs of each client, physical therapists are using Pilates to treat many common physical issues and diseases including but not limited to:
At Pacific Spirit Pilates, our mission is to make Pilates accessible to the baby boomer and senior population by providing a unique demographic focus in the Pilates industry: a Pilates practice whose focus addresses each client personally in private, one-on-one sessions and/or in semi-private and small group classes in a peer group environment.
ABOUT PACIFIC SPIRIT PILATES
Our team of practitioners work together or individually to provide holistic health solutions for reoccurring painful physical issues so that you don’t have to make multiple visits to treatment practitioners. We provide you with personalized treatment plans providing a combination of proven methods: Pilates and Physiotherapy (McKenzie Method).
Pacific Spirit Pilates appeals to people who prefer to do Pilates exercise in a smaller environment with more hands-on teaching, whether you have musculoskeletal problems or are just looking to strengthen your body and be proactive in preventing injury. While all age groups benefit from our approach, we also provide a unique service tailored for the over 45 age population.
We address each client personally in private, one-on-one sessions and/or in semi-private and small group classes in a peer group environment, so you never feel awkward or out of place.
Physiotherapy (McKenzie Method of Assessment) is a service that is provided in the studio for those requiring it.
We endeavour to help you progress from the treatment stage to exercise therapy to maintenance exercise and ultimately to teach you self-management. Learn more