Manual Therapy is effective in treating painful movement dysfunctions that may affect you mobility in certain sports of activities. “Manual Therapists” are Physiotherapists with specialized training in addition to their University degree. Joint Mobilization/Manipulation, Myofascial Release, Active Release Technique (ART) and Muscle Energy Techniques are some of the “hands-on” work they use regularly with success for neck/back pain and athletic injuries.
“When can I play again”? The answer isn’t always easy. But Sports Physiotherapists can assess your injury and then create a personalized plan focusing on the particular demands of your sport. Physiotherapy helps you bounce back from injury and get you back to your sport as quickly and as safely as possible.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment to relieve pain, improve function and natural healing. It can be very effective when used in conjunction with other Physiotherapy treatment techniques. Certified Physiotherapists use Acupuncture for neck and back pain, headaches, tennis elbow, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Whiplash and many more conditions.
Vestibular Rehab is a specific type of therapy designed to overcome symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness and impaired balance arising from the inner ear (or Vestibular system). During treatment sessions, the trained Physiotherapist applies a combination of hands-on techniques, safe movements and teaches specific exercises.
Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)
When tissue is overused, misused or injured scar tissue can develop in muscles, tendons, fascia. Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) is a “hands-on” soft tissue technique aimed at the fibrotic tissue adhesions that cause pain and restrict normal motion. Headaches, neck/back pain, and many sports related injuries can benefit from and A.R.T. approach.
Functional Dry Needling (or F.D.N.) is a technique which is effective for treatment of myofascial dysfunction. It involved Needling of a muscle’s trigger point without injecting any substance (i.e.: cortisone). The insertion of the fine needle “reboots” the overactive muscle and re-sets normal muscle tone. Combined with Manual Therapy techniques F.D.N. can be very effective.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle Energy Technique is a Manual Therapy treatment that uses gentle muscle contractions to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion. In is an active technique which involves the patient. Athletes with tight muscles and mechanical joint dysfunction can benefit. It is also a very effective treatment for low back/neck pain sufferers.
Post Op Rehab
Physiotherapy is indicated following Orthopedic surgery to facilitate a speedy recovery. After an evaluation by a Physiotherapist, goals will be set to minimize the adverse effects of surgery such as pain and swelling. A custom rehab program to restore flexibility, strength, balance and function begins as soon as pain/swelling allows.
What is “Pre-Hab?” It’s a new term for an old concept. It’s about creating a pre-surgery rehab plan with your Physiotherapist. By working with your Physio prior to surgery you will create a strong foundation for rapid recovery.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are a group of complex problems related to the jaw joint (the term TMJ is often used to refer to these types of problems). These conditions may be the result of a number of factors, including trauma (such as a car accident, a blow to the jaw, or a fall on the chin) and overuse (such as persistent clenching of the jaw). Our philosophy includes a strong focus on educating the client about the problem as well as offering suggestions on self-care to help with recovery.
- Assessment: The initial examination involves taking a thorough history as well as physical examination of the temporomandibular joints and neck. The majority of individuals with TMD also suffer from neck pain, hence the importance of the neck examination.
- Treatment: A strong emphasis is placed on the education component. Following the initial examination, the client is provided with an anatomy lesson of the involved muscles and joints, the mechanics of jaw movements, and advice on methods to reduce strain to the jaw and neck. Other components of treatment may include manual therapy (joint mobilization, massage, soft tissue stretching), exercise prescription, and pain reducing modalities. Pain reducing modalities are used only as an adjunct to other treatments.
Prenatal and Postnatal Care
Manual Lymph Drainage (M.L.D.)
Complete List of Services
- Massage Therapy
- Manual Therapy (Joint Mobilization/Manipulation)
- Intramuscular Stimulation (I.M.S.)
- Dry Needling (F.D.N.)
- Manual Lymph Drainage (M.L.D.)
- Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)
- Myofascial Release
- Post Operative Rehab
- Sports Screening Exams
- Exercise Prescription
- Prenatal and Postnatal Care
- Concussion Rehab
- TMJ CARE