We are excited to inform you that our clinic has added a new movement expansion system, Gyrotonic exercise, just in time for everyone’s ‘Move For Life’ New Year’s resolution. This is similar to Pilates in that it integrates strength and control of the whole body.
The biggest difference is that the Gyrotonic exercise focuses on circular motions which are more natural for our joints, thus enhancing the movement and allows joints to flow through their full range of motion without the side effect of wear and tear on joints from repetitive and impact exercises.
Gyrotonic exercise is a mainstream rehabilitation movement system used in most parts of Europe, particularly Germany. It is used for hip and knee post-replacement rehab. There are a handful of certified instructors in the Lower Mainland. We are the first rehab clinic in BC to adopt this movement expansion system for rehabilitation.
Gyrotonic exercise is especially beneficial for injury prevention and rehabilitation of figure skaters, dancers, gymnasts, swimmers and performing artists as the movement exercises challenge the body to extend, reach and stretch to its new dimensions safely and effectively. It is equally powerful for any client whose injury has affected their mobility and for athletic injury and prevention.
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 and many other movement problems.
To see what Gyrotonic exercise looks like and its potential for your movement needs, watch this video for more information: GYROTONIC(R)
As with our Pilates program, Gyrotonic exercise is available as a rehab exercise program via our physiotherapists or chiropractor, or sessions may be scheduled directly with your Gyrotonic exercise instructor. Feel free to contact us for further information.
Happy New Year!
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