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Matt Cairns

Owner & Physiotherapist

MATT CAIRNS

MScPT
OWNER & PHYSIOTHERAPIST

I have been working in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years. I began as a personal trainer with a keen interest in weight training and basic strengthening. Through experiences with both my clients and my own body, I was introduced to Pilates. I worked with Brian Webb for 2 years exploring a new dimension of strength and flexibility that I did not know existed. This lead me to teacher training courses in Pilates and instilled a strong desire to continue to learn about the human body.

It was my girlfriend at the time (and now my beautiful wife), that encouraged me to apply to physiotherapy school and obtain a scientific background to deepen my understanding of the physical body. I have pursued post-graduate coursework and certifications in Manual Therapy, IMS, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Diagnostic Imaging, and Pilates. I now use a combination of manual therapy, dry needling, resistance training, pilates, yoga and education to help my patients.

Matt’s philosophy

I was initially drawn to physiotherapy more from necessity than choice. I have a long history of back and neck pain that over the years led me to many different health practitioners. Each had some contribution to my recovery but Physiotherapy, Pilates and Yoga were the most influential. My approach is built on personal experiences, education and clinical reasoning skills. I spend time explaining your diagnosis or clinical presentation and work directly with you to organize and understand your exercise program and provide all additional treatment.

Let’s talk about your situation and needs.

Let’s talk about your situation and needs.

Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and lose all vital benefits

– Joseph Pilates

Fun facts about Matt

What is your favourite movie?

I love movies. So much so that I watch everything – the great and the terrible! I have always loved the Bourne Identity and the Marvel movies. But I’m always open to watch anything so please let me know if you have a favorite!

What are your favorite Edmonton spots?

There are alot of great local restaurants and independent food producers in Edmonton but a few of my favorites are Bon Ton Bakery, Rosso Pizzeria and Mikado.

What is your favourite pilates movement?

I was addicted to the Pilates Reformer from the first time I tried it. Short spine massage and Eve’s Lunge are my favorite movements.

Who is your favorite band?

I grew up in a musical family. My dad is Bobby Cairns who is considered one of Canada’s finest jazz guitar players, and my brother is a talented bass guitar player and graduate of the Macewan music program. Because of this I love all forms of music from jazz to rap.

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