exercise rehabilitation

active rehabClinical Pilates

At Cedar Chiropractic & Physiotherapy, one of our goals is to keep you MOVING LONGER & MOVING STRONGER. We are pleased to provide Clinical Pilates as part of an exercise / active rehab program to help you achieve your goals faster.

The essence of this movement system and exercise /active rehab is to retrain and correct movement patterns as well as correct postural and breathing patterns that have lost their natural flow and fluidity due to daily stress, poor habits and physical and mental trauma. Our physiotherapists, along with our pilates teacher, are experts in identifying these faulty movement patterns and helping you re-configure your body’s natural flow using pilates-based exercises.

To begin Clinical Pilates or exercise / active rehab, you can schedule an “Initial Physiotherapy Assessment” either online or by calling our Burnaby physiotherapy clinic and asking for ‘Clinical Pilates’. Varying degrees of the fee may covered under your extended health insurance.

For a regular Private Pilates session (ie. pilates done without the involvement of physiotherapy supervision), you can call to schedule a session with our certified pilates teacher. This would not be eligible for coverage under any extended health insurance plans and GST is applicable.


The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® was developed by Juliu Horvath, a professional dancer from Romania, who suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career and developed this movement expansion method as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.

At Cedar, GYROTONIC® exercise is performed on a custom-designed tower and the exercise sequences are composed of spiralling and circular movements. Each movement flows into the next allowing your joints to move through a natural range of motion; thus circulating and lubricating the entire joint surface without jarring or compression. The sequences create balance, efficiency, strength, flexibility and elongation of the spine. This ultimately enhances your body’s awareness of the deep front line of the myofascial train, or the “core” of your body.

The GYROTONIC® method is a mainstream rehabilitation system used in both private and public sectors in most parts of Europe, espeically in Germany. We are proud to be the first rehab clinic to incorporate this system into our program and furthering our mission of keeping you MOVING LONGER & MOVING STRONGER.

We have successfully used this system as part of an exercise / active rehab program for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

For more information on GYROTONIC® exercise, follow this video link.

GYROTONIC® sessions may be schedule online with one of our physiotherapists who is trained in this system. Varying degrees of the fee may covered under your extended health insurance.

Sessions may also be scheduled with our certified trainer without the supervision of a physiotherapist by calling our Burnaby physiotherapy clinic. This would not be eligible for coverage under any extended health insurance plans and GST is applicable.


What a fortunate thing for me to have discovered Cedar Health! The nurturing work of May Sheu is so fine tuned and gentle, yet so powerful. Her intuitive methods combined with tremendous skill and knowledge leads me to call her “half magician and half mother earth”.

Pilates with Aurora is an amazing experience, like my body has been crying out for it…as it is “truly delicious and heavenly”. She is an outstanding teacher and I have never felt so accompanied as with Aurora’s dedicated and attentive guidance.

Within a month of coming to Cedar, I noticed I was even walking differently, with my body being retrained to work more efficiently. The care I am receiving is helping me so much with ongoing outdoor sports strains and also dance injury prevention.

Furthermore, besides the expertise of both May and Aurora, they are truly wonderful persons. Also at the beautiful and well-run clinic, Jenni and Joy are so friendly and helpful.

All of this culminates in my experience at Cedar to be a wholistic and uplifting one, for not only physical well-being, but also for self-care in the cognitive and emotional realms. As a busy therapist and teacher, this is invaluable to me.

Thank you to all of you!

Kari-Ann T


GYROTONIC® and GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission