A registered massage therapist (RMT) in British Columbia is a health professional regulated by CMTBC under BC’s Health Professions Act. Applicants for registration with CMTBC have completed post-secondary education in clinical applications of health sciences in massage therapy settings, and must meet CMTBC’s rigorous entry-level requirements. RMTs are subject to: > CMTBC’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. > The requirements of the Health Professions Act and regulations made under the Act. > Standards of professional conduct. > CMTBC’s quality assurance program, which ensures ongoing professional currency and development. Like all regulated health professionals, RMTs must practice within their professional scope of practice. For RMTs, this means providing primarily manual, hands-on treatment and assessment in accordance with the definition of “massage therapy” in the Massage Therapists Regulation. Many modalities and treatments that may be considered acceptable in other jurisdictions are outside the scope of practice of massage therapy in British Columbia.
Pilates is not just about “the core” but yet, it is all about the core and the mind-body connection. Using a variety of equipment that is often spring-loaded, the exercises are low impact in nature making them safe for most joints throughout the healing process from injury. Pilates is designed to build strength, endurance, body awareness, balance and good posture. It improves flexibility, joint mobility, and breathing control. Exercise quality is the focus rather than quantity. And, as you’ll discover, sometimes the lighter the resistance, the more challenging the exercise! Using Pilates exercises within our Physiotherapy sessions is referred to as Clinical Pilates. Here at City Sports & Physiotherapy, some of our physiotherapists have studied Clinical Pilates and incorporate it into their treatment sessions. We also have a Pilates instructor who teaches one-on-one sessions, both for patients who are currently undergoing physiotherapy, as well as for those of you who have been discharged from physiotherapy but want to continue the practice of Pilates as a way of life. If you have any questions about Pilates at City Sports & Physiotherapy, please contact us!