Clinical Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a physical exercise system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. When practiced consistently, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the whole body. Pilates puts an emphasis on breathing, control, precision, concentration centring and efficiency of movement during a series of low impact exercises that target your key areas of weakness.

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise rehabilitation that combines Physiotherapy and Pilates in a clinical setting.

Our Certified Stott Pilates instructor is also a Registered Physiotherapist with 10 years of experience in working with clients with neurological disorders such as stroke, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.

Clinical Pilates is unique at Neuromotion because both your assessment and instruction will be carried out by a Registered Physiotherapist.

Clinical Pilates has a strong emphasis on teaching you how to recruit and use your core stabilising muscles and educating you about correct spinal posture as well as working on any specific muscles which are weak or imbalanced.

Can I do Clinical Pilates if I have a neurological disorder?

Of course! Here at Neuromotion we believe that all exercise systems should be accessible to you regardless of your disability. Exercises will be adapted to each client’s individual needs.

What we offer (Neuromotion Victoria):

Private one on one sessions

A one-on-one Pilates session taught by a physiotherapist and designed specifically for you and your body.  

Group classes ( can be organized on demand) (pre-assessment is required)

These courses are adapted for individuals living with stroke, brain injury, incomplete spinal cord injury, MS, and other neurological conditions. The participants must be able to:

  • transfer independently onto either a height adjustable treatment bed ("plinth") or the floor

  • follow verbal cues and instructions for the exercises in the class (although individual attention
Ryan C Past client
I started going to Neuromotion after a car accident that broke my back. The first thing I noticed was the positive atmosphere, and the general concern for my overall progress. What else is great is having someone who is smart at what they do and ask about my goals. Doctors told me I would never walk again and now I can walk with two canes. I have completed my goals of walking 2 kilometres, walking up 25 flights of stairs, and taking a month-long road trip to Alaska thanks to Neuromotion!
Davin M Past volunteer
What makes the clinic so special is that is has such a positive atmosphere. Every time I go there, I am impressed by the determination of the clients, and how the therapists connect and motivate them to achieve their goals. The whole Neuromotion team really comes together to create an encouraging environment that is focused on the success of the clients. (Davin is now pursuing his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia)
Lawrence M Client
Throughout the entire 11 month therapy I have received: compassionate care, consistency, competence, enthusiasm and above all else , the opinion that improvement was possible. Suffice to say , I shall continue therapy at Neuromotion and categorically encourage any person with CNS impairment to become a patient at Neuromotion; they will excel.  
Gordon C Client
I have an incomplete high-level spinal cord injury and I have been going to Neuromotion for over a year. I have since "graduated" from the Lokomat and I am now walking on the treadmill with my own power and full body weight. I would consider Neuromotion one of the most professional and competent physiotherapy providers in Metro Vancouver, particularly in the specialized field of treating people with neurological health issues that affect their mobility.
Ralph T Client
I have had foot drop for over a year - I started coming to the clinic and the progress has been quite impressive - I can now walk with almost no noticeable impact from the foot drop and have improved my gait.  I like the attitude in the clinic - upbeat, compassionate and personalized to my needs.
Laurel J Volunteer
I’m Laurel and I volunteer at Neuromotion Physiotherapy and have enjoyed my time here a lot. The staff and clients are all super friendly and welcoming, and create a positive atmosphere. I have learned quite a bit while I have been here and find practical experience to be more fulfilling than schoolwork, although you really do need both. I like seeing people work towards their goals and gain the confidence that they can reach them. I think Neuromotion helps people to live healthier lives!
Heather B Client
By coming to Neuromotion I came to understand exercise is not optional but imperative to living well with Parkinson's Disease.