About Us

Holly Wallis, Director

PMA®-CPT
Certified Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist

BODY HARMONICS® Director of US Operations

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It was through her own recovery from serious injuries resulting from a car accident that Holly discovered the rehabilitative power of Pilates and functional movement. In 2008, Holly opened her practice in a clinical setting where she was able to apply her Pilates philosophy and education, and to create highly effective movement and therapeutic exercise programs for those suffering from a wide range of conditions in every stage of life. Her collaborative approach with other Practitioners ensures the highest level of care for all clients.

Holly carries a Mastery Level Accreditation as a Certified Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist, as well as being Teacher Training Faculty in California for BODY HARMONICS, an Internationally-recognized Pilates & Movement Institute that specializes in Pilates as a rehabilitative method. In addition, Holly is committed to the advancement of Pilates as a rehabilitative therapy, and is the primary author of research studies focusing on the use of Pilates as a Therapeutic treatment modality. Her most recent study is published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 46:5, and was presented at the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. In 2014, Holly also presented research at the PMA Annual Conference in San Diego on the effect of Pilates in the treatment of Diastasis Recti.

Credentials

  • PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT)
  • Body Harmonics Mastery Level Accreditation - Certified Movement Specialist
  • Body Harmonics Mastery Level Accreditation - Certified Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Body Harmonics Certified Pilates Specialist - Foundations, Intermediate & Advanced Matwork
  • Body Harmonics Certified Equipment Specialist - Foundations, Intermediate & Advanced Reformer
  • Better Physiology Institute Certified Capnotherapist
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 Certified
  • Movement for Neurological Conditions Specialist
  • St. John Ambulance Level C CPR

Additional Training

  • Body Harmonics Vertical Integrity
  • Body Harmonics Core Dynamics
  • Body Harmonics Posture & Gait Analysis
  • Body Harmonics Handedness & Scoliosis
  • Body Harmonics Reformer Intensive
  • Body Harmonics Post-Rehabilitative Protocols - Spine
  • Body Harmonics Post-Rehabilitative Protocols - Upper Limb
  • Body Harmonics Post-Rehabilitative Protocols - Lower Limb
  • Body Harmonics Neurophysiology of Pilates
  • Body Harmonics Breathing Mechanics
  • Body Harmonics Myofascial Lines of Movement
  • Body Harmonics Pre- & Post-Natal Pilates
  • Body Harmonics Pilates for Osteoporosis
  • Body Harmonics Pilates for Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Balanced Body Apparatus 1-3
  • Body-In-Motion Essential Movement Patterns and their Facilitation
  • Canadian Aquafitness Leadership Alliance (CALA) Foundations of Vertical Water Training
  • Laban/Bartenieff & Somatic Studies Canada Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis


ReActive Practitioners have extensive training and experience working with many structural and functional conditions, including...

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  • Posture/Gait Imbalances
  • Hip Instability/Mobility Issues including pre-/post-operative care for hip scope and replacement
  • Shoulder Instability/Mobility Issues including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff imbalances/injuries, pre-/post-operative care for shoulder replacement
  • Spine Issues (Spinal Stenosis, pre- & post-operative care for discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, DDD, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, disc bulges/herniations – Post-rehab)
  • Knee Instability/Mobility Issues including Patellar Femoral Syndrome, pre-/post-operative care for knee scope and replacement
  • Scoliosis – Functional & Structural
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Pre- & Post-natal including diastasis recti, C-Section, SIJ pain/pelvic instability and dysfunction
  • Low, Mid- & Upper back pain (incl Core Stabilization/Muscle Recruitment issues)
  • Muscular Recruitment/Patterning Issues including habitual compensations, faulty recruitment/patterns
  • Chronic conditions – Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic pain syndromes, MS, etc
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Standing & Walking stability issues including balance issues, leg discrepancy, neurological disorders (ie stroke)
  • Functional Movement Issues (ie difficulty performing movements of everyday life ie sit-stand, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, managing stairs, etc)
  • Sport-Specific Training (golf, tennis, cycling, climbing, swimming, running, education for safer and more effective gym training, etc)
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