A Physiotherapist is a university-trained primary health care professional who treats patients with physical conditions/injuries. Our goal is to restore mobility and functional independence and to promote overall wellness.Our Physiotherapists focus on manual therapy, a ‘Hands-on Approach’ to treating musculoskeletal conditions.
Our Physiotherapists focus on manual therapy, a ‘Hands-on Approach’ to treating musculoskeletal conditions.
- Soft tissue techniques to decrease pain, break down scar tissue, release muscular trigger points, regain muscle length and improve mobility and function.
- Spinal/Joint mobilization is used to restore range of motion in the neck, back and joints.
- IMS uses acupuncture needles to specifically target injured muscles, which have tightened/contracted due to injury/stress. The needles are inserted into the affected areas, which can be directed into the tight bands of muscles or near the spine where the nerves have become irritated. Generally, the insertion of the needles is relatively painless, however, in a tight band, you may feel the sensation of muscle cramping. The result is to relax the tight bands of muscle, improve local blood flow to the area and normalize nerve function.
- A progressive exercise program to regain flexibility, strength and function. It involves retraining muscle stability, core strength and focuses on regaining functional independence concerning activities of daily life. It includes a home program.
- Use of Ice vs Heat
- Modified activities and safe postural exercises will help with healing and prevent exacerbation of the injury
- Postural advice concerning sleep, work and recreational activities. This includes the type and number of pillows, mattress, chair, car seat, desk height, computer and lighting.
- Correct ergonomic positions will decrease stress on the injured soft tissues (muscles, ligaments) and joints.