Damian Wyard combines the science of physiotherapy with Pilates in Downtown Toronto, to rehabilitate the spine and peripheral joints. He works with over-use injuries, sports injuries, lower back and neck pain. He provides one-on-one rehabilitation instruction on the classic equipment and supplements this with home exercises. After working in other physiotherapy clinics Damian saw that patients were struggling with basic home programs and not getting better. Many injuries need a gradual re-loading approach to avoid making it worse, but strengthening the sensitive tissue. The Pilates equipment allows painful joints to be supported, while providing resistance and gradual re-loading of the injury. Some conditions require more complex cuing/correction to break old movement patterns that perpetuate pain.
Chronic pain refers to pain continuing for more than 3 months. Physiotherapy research supports gradual loading, movement therapy, imagery, desensitizing techniques to treat pain.
You might be able to claim one-on-one Pilates instruction under your private insurance plan when it is provided by a registered physiotherapist. There must be a treatment plan for an injury or condition that requires some rehabilitation. Preventative Pilates sessions are also covered to avoid injury and improve general fitness. As long as there are some treatment goals based on the assessment, you can claim the sessions under physiotherapy.
Our College does not allow us to advertise client testimonials on our website. If you would like a free 5 minute consultation on the phone with registered physiotherapist Damian Wyard, you can call 647 499 6685. Leave a message and he will call back.
134 Adelaide St East, Suite 201
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1K9
(between Church and Jarvis)
Tel: 647 499 6685
Monday 12pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday 12pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday 12pm to 8:30pm
Thursday 12pm to 8:30pm
Friday 12pm to 5pm