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As per the December 9th, 2020 BC Provincial Health Order update here is our safety plan for return to small group clinical  pilates low intensity exercise at Shelbourne Physiotherapy: 1. All group classes are 5 people maximum pre-registered and spaced 2.6 metres apart as per government guidelines. 2. As the clinic is a public space, […]

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What is Chronic Ankle Stability?

What Is Chronic Ankle Instability? Chronic ankle instability, as the name implies, is a chronic condition of instability affecting the ankle and it’s surrounding structures. It usually develops after a severe ankle sprain. However, some people are born with less stable ankles; these individuals are generally extra flexible throughout their bodies. Approximately 20% of ankle […]

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Is Pilates Good Exercise for Seniors?

Pilates is generally appropriate for senior fitness, and it is gaining popularity among senior citizens. The ability to modify exercises to meet differing needs, along with the many benefits of the Pilates method, such as increased levels of strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina, and well-being, make Pilates an inviting senior exercise program. After all, […]

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Pilates for your Homunculus: By Jenna Peters, Physiotherapist

If you have a great map of Vancouver Island (with the ocean, lakes, roads, and mountains) then even if you spill coffee on it, you would still have a pretty good idea of how to get to Nanaimo.  Pilates develops the same body map in your brain – this is called the homunculus & there […]

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Our Interview with Pilates Instructor Holly Newton

Holly is one of the wonderful instructors here at Shelbourne Pilates & Rehab.  She is certified in Mat & Reformer and has recently been accredited as a Physiotherapy Assistant.  In our New Year session, beginning January 2nd, she will be teaching a number of classes on Wednesday and Thursday evenings including our new Pilates Barre […]

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