PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy has proven to be effective in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, stroke and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. It offers those afflicted with tools and techniques to acquire and maintain an optimum level of function and pain free living.

TREATMENT DETAILS

Physiotherapy treatment can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, acupuncture and electrical modalities such as TENS or ultrasound. Some additional techniques used include:

The process of helping an individual achieve the highest level of function, independence and quality of life. Rehabilitation helps restore the individual to optimal strength and endurance. Custom exercise regiments assist the patient reach the highest level of function by preventing complications, reducing disability, and improving independence.

A manual soft tissue technique using the examiner’s hands to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of various disorders that result in symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning and aching. The main purpose of ART® is to re-establish motion between soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, fascia and nerves) by decreasing fibrous adhesions (scar tissue between muscles, nerves and other connective tissue). These adhesions and scar tissue are a result of when soft tissue structures are exposed to damaging forces. These forces usually come about in one of three different ways: a sudden or acute injury, a cumulative or chronic injury, or a pressure injury from external forces like poor posture.

An innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles for the therapy of musculoskeletal pain.

A specialized method for therapeutic and rehabilitative taping which uses a specific tape known as Kinesio Tex Gold®. This elastic, latex-free tape takes minimal time to apply, is resilient (lasts up to 3-5 days), water resistant, easy to remove and suitable for patients of all ages. Kinesio Taping® is designed to reduce pain, enhance performance, re-educate the neuromuscular system, prevent injury, and promote lymphatic flow.

THERAPY PROCESS

Physiotherapy is the treatment of preference for many who suffer from pain whether in the back or neck, or joint pain such as hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.

Physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down the barriers to physical function whether that means working with patients pre and post surgery, helping people come back from illness and chronic disease, injury, industrial and motor vehicle accidents and age related conditions.

When you see a physiotherapist, he or she will complete an extensive assessment that may include your health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation and cardiorespiratory status. In addition, the physiotherapist examines relevant xrays, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment the physiotherapist establishes a diagnosis and works in partnership with you to develop individualized goals and treatment programs.