Jacob McGill

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Jacob McGill believes that a healthy, vibrant approach to living does not need to be complex. He has 15 years of training in a variety of healing systems and has practised Ortho-Bionomy and Pilates professionally for a decade.

Following a serious motor vehicle accident that left Jacob hospitalized, he began a quest to rid himself of the chronic pain and lack of mobility from which he suffered. This eventually led him to combine the practices of Pilates and Ortho-Bionomy.

Jacob found the mixture of osteopathic and martial arts techniques in Ortho-Bionomy, combined with his knowledge of Aikido and the skills he learned while studying with Canadian Pilates pioneer Dianne Miller, provided the most effective methods for healing himself.

Jacob has also trained with Ron Fletcher and Mary Bowen, Master Teachers who trained with Joseph Pilates. Jacob's clients benefit from the full range of his experience including his quest for mastery of Aikido. He custom designs programs for the unique needs of individual clients.

Jacob has spent the past five years working on this combination of health and training techniques. Using Pilates and Ortho-Bionomy as his primary methods, he has created systems that allow him to address accidents, injuries, trauma and deeply patterned structural issues (bulging discs, back pain, whiplash, post surgery, scoliosis), and in a series of sessions, facilitate positive permanent change in structural alignment and soft tissues.

This total body approach can take anywhere from 3 to 15 sessions during which a body/mind connection is identified, re-patterned, and the patient empowered to hold the new postural relationships. This involves active participation during sessions and homework in the form of individual home programs. Jacob draws upon many forms of body work, movement therapies, nutrition, psychological and spiritual practices.