Ottawa Pilates Location: Motion Matters Exercise and Rehab Centre, 170 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa
WHAT IS THE PILATES TECHNIQUE?
The Pilates method, created by Joseph Pilates, is a century-old technique that has recently gained widely in popularity. This method consists of a “body-mind” comprehensive system of physical and mental conditioning.
Participants perform Pilates exercises on a mat or with specialized equipment. These exercises involve full body conditioning including core stability, strengthening and stretching while focusing on quality of movement, body awareness and coordination. This technique has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to posture, core stability and flexibility.
Pilates is an exceptional tool for people in the field of rehabilitation. Under the supervision of a physiotherapist with a Pilates instructor certification, traditional Pilates exercises can be safely modified to accommodate each participant. Whether you are an elite athlete or recovering from an injury or simply looking to enhance your health, Pilates will benefit you.
At Motion Matters Pilates exercises can be done on a mat with small equipment (foam rolls, rotator discs, rings and balls) or on a special bed built with a sophisticated system of mobile carriage and springs: the Tower Reformer.
OTTAWA PILATES CLINIC
Motion Matters has a physiotherapist certified to deliver Pilates training in Ottawa:
Susan Gardner Rab: trained with Stott training, physiotherapist
Private Ottawa Pilates sessions are 1-hour long and need to be booked in advance (between 8:30am and 6pm, depending on your instructor’s schedule).
Your sessions can be tailored to include classic mat work, mat work with small accessories, Tower Reformer, or a combination of floor and Reformer exercises.