Physiotherapy

 

A physiotherapist is a licensed professional and a primary health care provider. We focus on restoring and increasing your normal activities of daily living. We also promote health, wellness, and injury prevention.

We treat a variety of patient populations, from ages five to ninety-five, from athletes to sedentary people and from a sudden car accident to chronic back pain.


We service patients with a variety of conditions ranging from:

  • Sport / leisure injuries

  • Work related injuries

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Chronic conditions

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Pre/Post surgery

  • Arthritic Conditions

  • Spine / joint stiffness

  • TMJ Disorder

 

Our physiotherapists may use a variety of treatment techniques to treat clients including:

  • Manual therapy

  • Joint mobilizations

  • Acupuncture

  • Specific stretching and strengthening exercises

  • Soft tissue Massage

  • Neural gliding

  • Ice / Heat

  • Taping

  • Education

  • Postural Analysis

  • Injury prevention

  • Core stability strengthening

  • Sport / work specific strengthening

  • Individualized computer-generated home exercise

  • IFC (Interferential Current)

  • TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)

  • Ultrasound

  • EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)

 
 
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Massage Therapy

All of our therapists are registered massage therapists. They are trained to provide deep tissue (therapeutic) or relaxation type massages.

Massage therapy helps to increase blood circulation, movement of lymphatic fluid, release of toxins, stress, and muscle tension.

Cupping

Cupping is used to affect deeper tissue, create circulation of stagnant blood flow, help to break down adhesions and scar tissue, remove fascial restrictions, and increase range of motion. This is done by creating a vacuum like suction drawing the skin up into the cup.

 

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Acupunture

We use acupuncture to promote healing, decrease pain by the release of endorphins into your blood and to decrease muscle tension. It can be used to effectively treat many different types of conditions including:

Acupuncture treatment conditions:

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Neurological disorders

  • Muscular disorders

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Repetitive strains (tennis elbow, tendonitis)

Our certified physiotherapists use single-use, disposable, stainless steel acupuncture needles to treat painful conditions. Feel free to ask if it would be an appropriate part of your treatment plan.

Dry-needling

Dry needling is a technique that involves inserting thin needles into tight muscles or trigger points. This helps to reduce tone and relieve pain by deactivating trigger points to restore normal length and function to a muscle.

 

 

Orthotics

Our physiotherapists are trained to assess abnormal foot and lower extremity biomechanics which can be corrected by a custom foot orthotic. We use Paris Orthotics because they provide an excellent product and have great customer service.

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • "low arches, flat feet, pronated feet" - poor biomechanical position which can lead to multiple injuries/strains.

  • heel pain, bone spurs, Plantar Fascitis - sharp pain in the heel or achiness in the foot, pain in the morning with your first few steps.

  • bunions, Hallux Valgus - deformity of the great toe from flat feet or wearing poor fitting shoes.

  • pain "in the ball of the foot", Metarsalgia - pain in the area just before the toes, "ball of the foot"

They also help to maintain the proper position of the foot which allows your lower extremity to function more efficiently and aides in propulsion with activities.

Getting fit for orthotics:

  1. Lower extremity assessment by a licensed Physiotherapist.

  2. Casted in plaster of paris.

  3. Order specific orthotic for your requirements.

  4. Send casts to Paris Orthotics.

  5. 2-3 weeks receive your custom orthotic.

 

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Work Reconditioning Programs

Our work reconditioning programs focus on those patients who are unable to return to their full work duties. Typically these are unresolved physical problems following their acute/sub-acute care, de-conditioning, or for those individuals who are required to perform high physical demands upon return to their normal work environment.

Our program is focused primarily on physical exercises with an educational and injury prevention component as well. Depending on the need, the program can vary from everyday to 3 times per week and from 4-6 weeks depending on the requirements

Guarantees of our work reconditioning program:

  • Assessments and all objective measurements done by a licensed Physiotherapists or Athletic Therapist

  • Development of an individualized reconditioning program and home program focusing on their specific job demands

  • Implementation of appropriate lumbar/cervical/scapular stabilization exercises

Education regarding:

  • Pain Management

  • Proper lifting biomechanics

  • Correct ergonomic work environment

  • Practical methods to minimize or eliminate injury in their workplace

  • Understanding the nature of their injury.

We provide initial objective test base line measurements and the same upon completion of the program which will be included in modified narrative reports.

 

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Athletic Therapy

A Certified Athletic Therapist assesses and treats musculoskeletal injuries and conditions by rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization and physical reconditioning. Their scope of practice include injury prevention, postural evaluation, conditioning programs and supportive taping techniques.

Fit and Strong - Exercise Class

A great opportunity to start or maintain a current exercise program. All fitness levels are welcome! Programs will be tailored to fit your individual needs and goals as well as any injuries or conditions that may be of concern. An initial assessment will be done in the first session to evaluate baseline fitness levels. The classes are geared toward increasing overall body strength, cardiovascular function, fall prevention and improving overall flexibility and mobility.