Paula is a highly experienced and passionate Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, who has been offering her unique combined skill-set to her patients for over 15 years. Paula has also completed her advanced Pelvic Health physiotherapy coursework and is highly effective in treating both men and women for their pelvic health needs, be it incontinence, pelvic pain conditions, pelvic floor weakness, or more complex conditions affecting the pelvic floor function. Originally from Brazil where she owned her own clinic, Paula is certified in both Mat and Reformer based Pilates (STOTT and Power Pilates), and specializes in rehabilitative Pilates, core strengthening, and stabilization exercise approaches.
She is also experienced working with individuals with advanced fitness and wellness goals, for injury prevention and injury rehabilitation, alike. The physiotherapist’s perspective that Paula brings to her Pilates sessions translates into excellent and meaningful results for her patients, whether the goal be to strengthen, stabilize, improve balance, flexibility, or whether her patient is recovering from injury or has a chronic condition. Paula’s enthusiastic and encouraging nature, not to mention our fully equipped Danforth studio space, makes for a highly enjoyable Pilates and exercise training experience.
Paula has taken a variety of post-graduate courses in manual therapy, kinesio-taping, and exercise physiology, and she continues to pursue additional advanced physiotherapy coursework. Paula is Registered as a Physiotherapist in Ontario, so her sessions can be billed as physiotherapy under extended health benefit plans.
Paula is a health and fitness enthusiast herself, and when not doing her own Reformer training, she enjoys running, working out, and going for long walks with her Golden Retriever!