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Rehabilitative Pilates

“A man is as young as his spinal column” ~Joseph Pilates


At Dalhousie Health and Wellness our Pilates sessions are one-on-one with a rehabilitation emphasis.  All Pilates sessions are one-on-one with Dr. Meredith Hodges- Chiropractor specializing in Pilates Rehabilitation.  The goal of treatment is to prevent injury, treat injury, and to correct poor posture and alignment. Pilates is a great form of exercise that can be used for injury prevention. It is also a safe way for individuals who are injured (or in pain) to get active again in a professionally supervised one-on-one session. Most injuries that start without trauma are caused by muscle imbalance or postural dysfunction. The Pilates approach can help correct muscular imbalances through low impact focused exercises. If your injury is a result of a slip, fall or trauma then your muscles may be injured and the pain may inhibit their function and limit your strength. Rehabilitation Pilates can encourage the proper muscles to activate and help you heal quickly and efficiently. The focus of all Pilates exercises is on appropriate alignment of the spine and pelvis, with an emphasis on breathing, and core muscle activation. There are countless benefits to training and rehabilitating with Pilates.


Pelvic floor and postnatal rehab

Low back pain and Sciatica

Diastasis Recti

Posture, Alignment and Core Training

Pelvic Floor and Incontinence

Gentle Movement Therapy

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