Active Rehabilitation


The personal training aspect at Rosedale Wellness Centre is one that most people will not be familiar with, but one that has been shown to get results with the goals that are set by the individual and their practitioner. The personal training that takes place at Rosedale has its foundation in muscle re-balancing through a progressive stretching protocol using Fascial Stretch Therapy and is followed by a tailored workout regimen, focusing on postural corrective exercise to eliminate chronic and acute injuries that the majority of the population deal with on a daily basis.



Pilates is a series of exercises designed to enhance body awareness and help correct posture and alignment. Known for its core strengthening elements Pilates is a great partner to chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments. Many people find multiple health benefits from Pilates. Depending on your goal, Pilates can help you improve core strength and stability, flexibility, and help with many postural dysfunction. There are six principles of Pilates and they include Concentration, Control, Flow, Efficiency of Movement, Precision, and Breathing. There is a wide range of levels of difficulty from beginners to advance, incorporating both mat and reformer work.



Do you know that 50% of your flexibility is locked up inside the joints?

Fascial Stretch Therapy TM (FSTTM), developed and taught by Ann and Chris Frederick of Stretch to Win, is a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based, assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia as the key element in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief.

Traditional stretching jams the joints together.  FST helps restore function and range of motion in the affected joint.  Clients who have benefited are college level athletes recovering from back surgery, weekend warriors, active individuals healing from ACL reconstruction and total joint replacements.  Clients with chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, Parkinson's and arthritis also benefited from Fascial Stretch Therapy TM.

Fascia is a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs and other soft structures of the body.  Fascia is your connective tissue-- which is the most influential structure in your body affecting your flexibility.  It covers your joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones.  Age, trauma, injuries, poor posture and inadequate training can distort, twist and tighten the fascia.  This can cause pain and discomfort in joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and discs.

Changes to the fascia can cause major and minor imbalances in strength, speed, flexibility, balance and agility to name a few, but usually the cause goes undetected since most professionals often overlook and do not stretch and align the fascia.  We do!

This type of assisted stretching also helps make movement easier by rebalancing the body for clients with medical conditions including: post-surgery rehabilitation, total joint replacements, osteoarthritis, chronic shoulder mobility problems, frozen shoulder, low-back pain, plantar fascitis, compartment syndrome, rounded shoulders, Parkinson's and more.

FSTTM can also be used regionally to quickly restore function and eliminate pain, increase flexibility, increase strength, improve lymph and blood flow and improve neural dynamics.

Each assisted stretching session reduces stress, relieves tension and rebalances your body so that you move more easily and with less pain.  You are guaranteed to move lightly and feel great! 

Copyright 2012 Stretch to Win Institute


Alexander Technique is a way to feel better,and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way... in the way nature intended.  An Alexander Technique teacher helps you to identify  and lose the harmful habits that have been built over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely.  It is a re-education of your mind and body, a method that helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension.  It can be applied  to sitting, lying  down, standing, walking, lifting and other daily activities.  The Alexander Technique may also be helpful if: 

  • You suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • You have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders
  • You become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time


Qigong (pronounced "chee-gung”) is translated from the Chinese to   mean "energy cultivation" or "working with the life energy." Qigong is an   ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques,   and meditations. Its techniques are designed to improve and enhance   the body's qi, which, according to traditional Chinese philosophy, is the   fundamental energy responsible for health and vitality.  Qigong may be used as a daily routine to increase overall health and well   being, as well as for disease prevention and longevity. The classes offered   at Rosedale Wellness are based on the Chow Integrated Healing System   and focus mainly on gentle movement and stretching.  The twelve basic exercises, all done in a standing position, progressively   and carefully loosen up bodily structures and joints, promote circulation   of qi in the internal organs and encourage relaxation. Improved   concentration, balance and coordination are also benefits derived from   these exercises. CLASS TIMES - Mondays @ 10am

Price List & Service

*All prices include HST (unless otherwise stated)

* Some services may be covered by Private Insurance, Auto Insurance or WSIB. (Click here to download a printable version)

Private Personal Training  / Private Pilates  
60 minute
45 minute
30 minute 


Alexander Technique
1 hour
½ hour


Quigong classes
Per Class
10 Class package