BACK in Shape

Suffering from Back Problems?

BACK in Shape Workshop

What is BACK in Shape

BACK in Shape is an 8-week education and exercise program designed for those who have reoccurring lower back pain or who are recovering from a lower back injury.

Who is BACK in Shape for

Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada. 4/5 adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives and 2/3 people who do are likely to have a recurrence within one year.

Why Participate?

Current evidence suggests that education and exercise combined is more effective than just exercise alone for preventing lower back pain.

Your Initial Assessment

During your first visit a registered Physiotherapist will:

Assess your eligibility for the program

Determine some key baseline objective and subjective measures

Discuss time-line and expectations of the program

Review and tailor the exercise program to your level of function and goals

2 Education Sessions

The 60-minute education sessions will teach participants about:

Current available treatments for lower back pain

Medical imaging and what it tells you

How to self-manage your symptoms

Why and how exercise can help with your pain

How to cope with the difficulties of daily activities associated with lower back pain

6 Pilates & 6 Yoga Exercise Sessions

They are led by trained Pilates and Yoga Instructors who have additional training in lower back pain. You will:

Learn how to control your breath as you move

Reconnect your mind with your body

Build muscular strength and gain dynamic flexibility

Learn how to apply these exercises to everyday activities

Post Assessment

Reassessment by a Physiotherapist will be done to identify any changes to the key objective and subjective measures taken at the start of the program.

Billing to your Extended Health Benefits

These sessions are individualized group exercise therapy sessions run under the guidance of a registered Physiotherapist. Therefore, we are able to bill this program to your extended health benefit plan. If you are eligible for MSP Supplementary Benefits we can also bill a portion of the program cost to your MSP plan, with a discount of up to $230.

In order to reserve your spot in the program the full amount of $450 is still required up front.
As you attend each session we can bill to your extended health benefit plan or MSP plan and you will be reimbursed the amount your plan covers.

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