Welcome To Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates?


Clinical Pilates is a personalized rehabilitation program  prescribed by a physiotherapist utilizing Pilates as an exercise  modality.  Whether you are recovering from an injury or focusing on  prevention Clinical Pilates teaches you to properly activate and train  the endurance of your core musculature, emphasizing better breathing and  proper posture, alignment and coordination. These core muscles of the  lumbo-pelvic region include the diaphragm, multifidi, tranversus  abdominus and pelvic floor muscles.

Clinical Pilates emphasizes the importance of a correctly aligned  body and the re-education of muscles to prevent injury.  Following a  physiotherapy assessment Clinical Pilates can be used as form of  therapeutic exercise that is guided by your physiotherapist as part of  your treatment plan. This service can be covered by extended health  plans as part of your physiotherapy treatment

Physiotherapy assessment $100/hour, One on One clinical Pilates $80/hour

Clinical Pilates, Rehabilitation

My Services Include

Intrinsic Core Retraining


Real time ultrasound is used as a tool to help determine how well, and in what order the muscles of the intrinsic core are functioning.  As well as biofeedback to help "rewire"  the core musculature.


Dry Needling

Physiotherapy method of IMS using Dry Needling

 Dry needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure  that involves inserting an extremely fine filament needle into a spot in  your muscle that’s causing you pain. Typically, this spot is a tight  knot of muscle called a ‘Trigger Point.’ Dry needling is used to release  the knot to restore normal length and function of your muscle and get  rid of your pain. 

Functional Movement Screening.


FMS is a screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance.

Manual Therapy


Manual physical therapy is a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques to restore mobility to stiff joints and  reduce muscle tension in order to return the patient to more natural  movement without pain.  

NeuroKinetic Therapy


NKT utilizes manual muscle testing to assess and reprogram muscle compensation patterns.  It utilizes the motor control theory to optimize movement efficiency.  https://neurokinetictherapy.com/

About Maria

My Experience

I obtained my degree in Physiotherapy from the University of BC in 1997.  I have more than 20 years experience working with a wide range of clients, from elite athletes to new born babies.  I have traveled with the Canadian National Rowing team as the team therapist, worked in rehabilitation, sports medicine and pediatrics.  As a health and fitness enthusiast,  I am passionate about empowering my clients to understand and care for their bodies.

My Approach

As a movement-based therapist I take a global approach to assess the body's motor control preferences, to help provide solutions to the problem rather than just managing the symptoms.  

I can help you:)

I will work with you to get your body moving properly.  Let's see where you're at and work on removing pain, moving more freely and achieving a healthier, happier life!


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The personalized care you deserve

Please contact me directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.

M2 Movement and Strength

Kootenai Pilates Studio 540 Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1S8, Canada

(250) 509-0805


Open today

09:00 am – 06:00 pm

Monday-Friday: 9am -6pm

By Appointment Only