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GYROTONIC® Exercise

The movement expansion system or Gyrotonic exercise often makes up a key part of your exercise rehab program that is developed by your Burnaby physiotherapist. Sharing some similarities with another system, clinical pilates, this exercise movement system also aims to improve your strength and control of your whole body

Natural Joint Motion

One of the biggest differences with clinical pilates is that Gyrotonic exercise uses and puts more focus on circular motions. These types of movements tend to be more natural type motions for your joints. This enhances the movement and allows your joints to flow through their full range of motion. An added benefit is that these moves can be done without the side effect of wear and tear on your joints from repetitive and impact exercises.

Gyrotonic exercise is a mainstream rehabilitation movement approach found in many European countries. It is used for hip and knee post-replacement rehab.

Injury Prevention and Rehab

Gyrotonic exercise is especially beneficial for injury prevention and rehabilitation of:

  • figure skaters
  • dancers
  • gymnasts
  • swimmers
  • performing artists

The movement exercises challenge your body to extend, reach and stretch to its new dimensions safely and effectively. It is equally powerful for any patient whose injury has affected their mobility and for athletic injury and prevention.

Many athletes such as gymnasts and dancers have found the approach very helpful in allowing them to recover from their aches and injuries.

Other Movement Disorders

The system can be modified to accommodate most movement restrictions. In addition to orthopedic and sport applications, it has been used for rehabilitation of clients with:

  • Parkinson’s
  • MS
  • post stroke
  • neurological movement disorders
  • cerebral palsy
  • other movement problems
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Exercise Rehab

Gyrotonic exercise is often incorporated into your exercise rehab program which is supervised by your
physiotherapist
. Your rehab program can include other types of exercises including:

  • core strengthening
  • clinical pilates
  • use of small hand weights, balance boards, resistance bands, balance balls
  • and other exercises

Schedule Your Session

Contact us for more information on your exercise rehab program incorporating clinical pilates or Gyrotonic exercise.

Phone 604-738-1168

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Gyrotonic exercise better than pilates?

A: Both systems have been shown to help many different types of injuries and patients.

Q: Does Gyrotonic exercise help me build muscle?

A: Gyrotonic exercise can help stretch and strengthen your muscles. Other areas that may benefit include aerobic and cardiovascular changes.

Q: Can I do Gyrotonic exercise at home?

A: Gyrotonic exercise is done using equipment such as a pulley tower

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