Private personal training sessions at Rosedale Wellness Centre is a form of rehabilitation that has shown to get results. Our trained practitioners collaborate with each patient to set health and wellness goals. Patients can expect to work with any one of our Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists or Kinesiologist whom all have extensive knowledge in musculoskeletal function and rehabilitation. Our personal training sessions are built on the foundation of muscle re-balancing by utilizing Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) and/or a variety of tailored workout regiments all focusing on postural corrective exercises to eliminate chronic and acute conditions.
Fascial Stretch Therapy TM (FSTTM) is developed and taught by Ann and Chris Frederick of Stretch to Win. It 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!
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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 complement to chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments. Patients find multiple health benefits from working with our trained Pilates instructors including; improved core strength and stability, increased flexibility, and improvements related to postural dysfunction. Our sessions are built on a variety of the six principles of Pilates such as; Concentration, Control, Flow, Efficiency of Movement, Precision, and Breathing. Our dedicated Pilates instructors consider each patient’s condition and level of difficulty when tailoring sessions which incorporate both mat and reformer work.
Alexander Technique is a way to feel better and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way, as nature intended. An Alexander Technique practitioner identifies and assists in removing harmful habits that patients have been built over a lifetime of stress in order to learn how to move more freely. It is a re-education of the mind and body; a method that helps a patient discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. This effective technique can be applied when sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting and other daily activities. The Alexander Technique may also be helpful if:
Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is translated from 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.
Classes offered at RWC are based on the Chow Integrated Healing System which mainly focus on gentle movement and stretching. The twelve basic exercises are done in a standing position which progressively and carefully loosen up bodily structures and joints while promoting circulation of qi in the internal organs. Patients experience improved concentration, balance, coordination and relaxation when performing these exercises.