Healthy Back On-Line Exercise Series – Safe exercises for your back

One of the challenges in this pandemic has been to stay fit, particularly when you have pain or injuries.  Your therapists at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic recognized how difficult this has been for our clients and have been working on a number of initiatives to help you to exercise safely.  We are now ready to share the first in a series of new initiatives. (Watch the Video)

We know that many of you are selecting on-line programs.  Some of these programs are confusing and most are not back specific.  We would like our clients to exercise with people who understand how to get you stronger through exercise and to limit your risk for low back pain.

Beginning the last week in February, we are offering 2 on-line classes each week for people who have experienced low back pain when they exercise.  These classes are with Aniela Amio, Pilates/Yoga instructor and with John Gray, Registered Kinesiologist. These professionals have extensive experience in helping people who have back pain to exercise safely.

Please join us. Your 1st session for both classes is free of charge! 

Healthy Back On-line Exercise Class – Basic Mat Class for Flexion Preference Low Back pain

Aniela Amio, our Pilates/Yoga instructor, is providing a Basic mat flexion preference exercise session via Zoom.  This group class will be held on Thursday from 5:30-6:10 PM.

Maximum participation is 10 people.

CLASS ONE: Thursday Feb 25, 2021 5:30 -6:10 PM – Click Here for class details

CLASS TWO: Thursday March 4, 2021 5:30 -6:10 PM – Click Here for class details

CLASS THREE: Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30 -6:10 PM – Click Here for class details

CLASS FOUR: Thursday March 18, 2021 5:30 -6:10 PM – Click Here for class details

CLASS FIVE: Thursday March 25, 2021 5:30 -6:10 PM- Click Here for class details

CLASS SIX: Thursday April 1, 2021 5:30 -6:10 PM – Click Here for class details

 

Register by contacting us at 416 925 4687

 

Healthy Back On-line Exercise Class – Basic Strength Training for Flexion Preference Low Back pain

John Gray, Registered Kinesiologist will be offering a strength training session for people with flexion preference low back pain.  This group class will be held on Saturday from 10:00-10:40 AM

Class 1 Saturday Feb 27, 2021 10:00-10:40 AM Click Here for class details

Class 2 Saturday March 6, 2021 10:00-10:40 AM Click Here for class details

Class 3 Saturday March 13, 2021 10:00-10:40 AM Click Here for class details

Class 4 Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00-10:40 AM Click Here for class details

Class 5 Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00-10:40 AM Click Here for class details

Class 6 Saturday April 3, 2021 10:00-10:40 AM Click Here for class details

Maximum participation is 10 people.

Register by contacting us at 416 925 4687

 

Who should participate?

This class is targeted for people who have back pain with a diagnosis of  flexion directional preference.

If you have this diagnosis, your current physiotherapy program will likely include pelvic tilt positions and exercises.   If you are not sure if this is your diagnosis and wish to participate, please reach out to your therapist to determine if this is the right class for you.

What is the format?

Each class will last 30 minutes and there will be an additional 10 minutes at the end of the class for you to ask questions.

Each class will review:

  • finding your start position,
  • 3-5 strength and coordination exercises
  • 1-3 stretches and posture correction exercises

The emphasis will be on technique and helping you to know when you are doing the exercise correctly.

How much will it cost?

We are offering the 1st class free.

After that, the cost is $20.00 per session or you can sign up for the first 4 sessions in advance and get one class free at $60. The full price is $80 if sessions are bought individually.

How to register

Call our front desk team to register – 416-925-4687.  You will be sent a participation waiver and our Telehealth policy form.  Once these forms are completed, we will send you a Zoom link. These forms need to be received a minimum of one day in advance to ensure we can get the link to you in time.

Privacy

The sessions will be provided using Zoom pro.

Each participant will be allowed into the session once their registration is verified.

All participants cameras and microphones will be blocked during the exercise session as each session will be recorded for later viewing.  During the question period you can unmute and use your camera as this section will not be recorded, however you will be observed by other participants.

More information

If you have any questions about the program or would like more guidance on whether you should participate you can reach out to your therapist directly.  Or send an email to physio@orthophysio.com and this will be forwarded to the right person to assist you.

What to do if these dates and times don’t work?

Please let us know if these times and dates don’t work for you as we are planning to offer more classes once these dates have been launched.  Contact physio@orthophysio.com and give them the dates and times that work better for you.

We are looking forward to helping you to stay fit and healthy.  Look for our other new programs coming soon!