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Trimetrics Newsletter January 2013

We extend a heartfelt welcome back to all after a wonderful holiday break!
Sincere thanks to our clinic associates and patients who contributed generously to the Dundarave Festival of Lights 2012. The festival raised $35,257, raising awareness and giving substantial financial support the North Shore Lookout shelter for the homeless. My associates and I at Trimetrics plan to make this annual pledge to our community.

We have lots of relevant and interesting plans for the clinic for 2013, to improve and expand existing services and add some new ones. We will offer our newsletter quarterly as always but please visit our Facebook page regularly for updates especially with regard to parking.

We thank you as always, for your referrals of family and friends. We are committed to meeting and exceeding expectations wherever possible.

Siobhan O’Connell Registered Physiotherapist, and Trimetrics Associates.

Office Notes!

To serve you better, we are upgrading our appointment scheduling and billing system.
This new system will allow us to confirm your booked appointments by direct email instead of by phone call, saving the receptionists up to 90 minutes a day and freeing up phone lines for your incoming calls. If you would still prefer a phone call, just let us know and we are happy to accommodate.

We will also be able to email your treatment receipts and allow you to access your account at years end for those lost receipts. To facilitate a smooth transition on February1,please let us know if there are any changes to your email address or phone numbers.

Parking Update! On December 1 2012 I added one more space for our patients at rear ob building bringing Trimetrics spots to a total of 9 ( stalls # 90 – 98 ) Results are that :Last week, I attended a presentation by Concert Properties who plan to develop the entire south side of the street from Bodwell school to the yacht club if the OCP is approved. The good news short term is that Lions Gate school vacate their lot in July and this is will be turned over for parking while constuction is underway... Read more...

Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) at Trimetrics : The benefits for therapists and our patients!

For the past 2 years our physiotherapists have loved the information that our ultrasound studies have yielded about what is actually happening in our patients’ abdominal, pelvic floor and deep spine muscle systems.
This information has greatly improved the precision of the training that Pilates teachers can provide and has resulted in more pain free, strong and very satisfied clients, both male and female.
Real Time Ultrasound is now integral part of our physiotherapy assessment... Read more...

New for 2013! Open Studio for Trimetrics Clients!

Picture yourself enjoying your own private independent workout! In response to our Pilates clients requests for more training time on Pilates equipment, we are offering Open Studio times for a limited number of pre- approved clients (those intermediate and beyond) to come and work independently on their individual pre set programs at their leisure. This is NOT a substitute for your regular privates semi or group work, but intended as training addition at a lower price point and at flexible times for those who want extra workouts. How does it work? Read more...

Waterworks Demystified! A Workshop for Women

* Waterworks Demystified Sunday February 24.
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 October 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!“

Salamba Sarvangasana – The Mother of Asanas

During a past yoga class at Trimetrics, preparing the students for a preparation for shoulder stand, I started a discussion on the effects of this often feared, sometimes challenging but enormously beneficial pose. Shoulder stand in sanskrit is called: Salamba Sarvangasana. Translated, this means the whole body is supported on the neck and shoulders, using the hands, arms and strong lift through the pelvis and legs to invert the body. It is quoted by BKS Iyengar as the “Mother of Asanas” in his textbook of poses, Light on Yoga, “Just as a mother strives for harmony and happiness in the home, this asana (pose) strives for harmony and happiness in the human system”. What are it’s effects on the human system? Read more...

Staff News: Elizabeth White

I first began practising Pilates in 1990 while I was studying for a BA(Hons) at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance. On completion I began to teach Laban movement techniques including: Movement Analysis and Choreology, for professional Actors, Dancers and Theatre companies. Later I qualified to teach Pilates. I trained for several years in London, England, with the Pilates Foundation UK. During the 20 years I lived in London... Read more...

Staff News: Alison Parkins

Alison first recognized the benefits of Pilates during her second pregnancy in 2001. Whilst practicing Pilates herself she became a certified fitness and exercise to music instructor. Two years later, she qualified as a certified Pilates instructor with The Pilates Institute in London UK. As a competitive and active person, involved in Duathlons and Triathlons... Read more...

Staff News: Marlene Amado

Marlene Amado has been a certified STOTT pilates teacher since 2004 and has extensive experience as a movement teacher for over 15 years, first in aquatics and then discovering the unique benefits of pilates after recurring sports injury and during her study of dance. Marlene is a graduate of UBC, completing her BA in Political Science in 2008 and continues to explore ideas on the body through various modalities including... Read more...
Congratulations to our wonderful Pilates instructor Tara and partner, Graeme, who welcomed baby Leon Hodson Walker, who arrived on January 5, a bonnie 8lbs 2oz !

Message from Jenn @ Fresh Air Life !

Happy New Year to all of our Trimetircs / Fresh Air Life clients! Siobhan and I are so looking forward to seeing you out on the trails and hills in the winter fresh air this season! The snowshoe trails are alive with great energy: record snowfall and incredible scenery! I encourage all Trimetrics clients to experience a snowshoe blue day on the local mountains this season... Read more...

Fresh Air Invitation from Siobhan !

Jenn has kindly offered any (female only!! sorry !) Trimetrics clients to come out as her guest to have a Nordic Pole walk hike or snow shoe. Jenn is happy to provide poles or demo snow shoes ( One size fits all !) Email her at [email protected] or check her blog each Sunday evening for the planned routes and meeting points for the week: I am out with her group once a week often a Tuesday or Thursday mornings so feel free to email me [email protected] if you would like to join me one of my days out with Jenn’s lively and lovely groups... Read more...

The Benefits of Massage Therapy During and After Pregnancy

Massage therapy is most effective when treating discomfort during and after pregnancy. The changes that occur during pregnancy affect most systems of the body and can result in problems such as backache, leg cramps and emotional adjustments. These symptoms can start during the first few weeks of pregnancy and can last for months or years after delivery if left untreated. Studies have shown that women who received massage therapy have reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain... Read more...


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. Read more...
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