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Trimetrics Newsletter Fall 2012

Welcome back all!
This month we proudly celebrate 10 years in business as Canada’s FIRST physiotherapy clinic fully dedicated to Clinical Pilates for rehabilitation and fitness. A decade ago, with no established business road map to follow, we made a commitment you our clients. We were then, as now, passionate in our vision to provide what no clinic had done before: on time, hands on, one to one physiotherapy treatment with a strong integrated supporting team of Pilates teachers, massage therapists, Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Meditation, and Iyengar yoga.

Siobhan O’Connell Registered Physiotherapist, and Trimetrics Associates.

We are now a model practice for others world wide, which is a tangible endorsement of what we have achieved. We are proud to be forerunners in our field as therapists and educators.

We are deeply grateful to you our clients, who have supported us so consistently over the years.

In celebration and appreciation we are giving back to our community by being a Diamond Sponsor to the Lookout Emergency Aid Society ( at this years Dundarave Festival of Lights. Lookout provides emergency shelter and aid for low income and homeless people on the North Shore and downtown. We will share more about this unique holiday festival closer to the date, Saturday November 26.

Physiotherapy news!

A year ago we introduced Real Time Ultrasound assessment of the spine and abdominal wall so that you, our clients could actually visualize your own core muscles. The benefits have been huge for both therapist and client. We have seen great improvements in how quickly the core muscles can be retrained and how fast back pain can disappear with the correct training, especially in those who were doing a lot of abdominal work but not always feeling the benefits. For more about RTUS and how it can help you read here. Now we are adding MSK (Musculoskeletal Ultrasound) to image shoulder tendons, ligaments, and bursas where there is injury or pain around the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knees, and feet. This is intended as a tool to compliment our manual testing and create a more accurate treatment plan. For more about MSK please read here.

Please check out the following links of interest on our Facebook page:

* B.C Court of Appeal upholds cost of care award for Pilates training with comments by Anna Marie Kersop, Owner/Partner at Lawyers West. Read more here.

* Trimetrics recognized by Outlook readers as one of the North Shore’s top Pilates Facilities. Read More here.

*We are always happy to get your LIKE !


Iyengar Yoga Complimentary Class!

This is an excellent opportunity to experience Iyengar yoga basics. Read more...

Foundation and Restoration Yoga

Iyengar Yoga new Term commences Wednesday September 19 with Corinne and Dhana.


Now In stock!

The Pilates Bible, Nordic Poles, Latex Gold Pillows, Pilates Magic Circles, Foam Rollers, Warm Buddy heat packs, and the BEST lumbar supports from Australia.

Dr Jonni Gray

We express our sincere and deepest condolences to our colleague and friend Jonni on the sudden and tragic death of her son Connor Jordon.
Jonni and her husband, Blake would ask that you visit their “cause“ Facebook page. Their intention is to create a collective voice for change in the law around negligent drivers. This page is getting a lot of attention, being monitored by civil action groups, lawyers, and the District Attorney. Your comments count hugely.
Visit it here:


Pilates news!

* Registration is now underway for new term! Please e-mail us asap if you are not yet booked and need a training time. If you have been referred for Pilates training as a component of your physiotherapy program and you need a receipt for Extended Benefit Plan, please ensure you have a current (within 6 months) referral from your physician stating your diagnosis and are seeing your physiotherapist as directed.

* Integrated Pre and Post Natal Program. We offer a program totally unique in Vancouver, integrating physiotherapy, Pilates Chinese Medicine and Massage to support pre and post natal women to optimize health and fitness before, and especially after, pregnancy. Read here for more.

*Pilates for Parkinson’s. We currently have some training spaces available in our Parkinson’s program. For more information please e-mail us at [email protected] attention Susie Higgins.

Upcoming Workshops!

* Waterworks Demystified Sunday October 21.
You are invited to a dynamic interactive workshop for women to explain the pelvic floor muscle system and what happens when it does not work as well as it should. Read more...
This workshop was fully sold out in May so please register ASAP. For more information about pelvic floor problems please read Kirsten Stalbergs excellent article “I laughed so hard the tears ran down my legs!“

* Pilates 3 week Pelvic Floor Training workshop: This is the follow up workshop to Waterworks workshop. Please go here for more details.

* Nordic Pole Walking lessons!
Registered Physiotherapists and Certified Nordic Instructors Siobhan or Karen offer one to one @ 30 minute instruction session. Fee includes lessons, poles and pole fitting. Fees: Poles $99 + tax; Lessons $75 & no tax. Lesson portion may be claimed as a physiotherapy service. Please call for an appointment at a time of your convenience.

Urban Poling: Walk for life! Hike for Health!

We are delighted to partner again with Jenn Hewlett and her team at FreshAir Life ( are getting ready for a new season of walking and hiking on the magnificent North Shore trails. Whatever your fitness level, I invite you to join Jenn and me any Tuesday or Thursday as a guest and experience the huge benefits of the Nordic poles and in the best of company! You will receive 30% more cardio, decrease stress on spine, hips, knees, and feet, as well as improve your balance and posture. For more on the research and benefits read here...


Jonni has made several changes to her meditation programs in order to provide more frequent access to her guided downloadable meditations. Please visit her here at for her updated information.