Physiotherapy utilizes a variety of techniques (often working in conjunction with massage and / or chiropractic to provide complete holistic care), to reduce pain, restore function, motion and strength, and address, achieve and maintain a specific state of health and physical well-being. With a focus on both rehabilitation and injury prevention, an education-oriented approach – from comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and hands-on care to the provision of personalized home exercise programs – ensure treatment tailored to fit any lifestyle and personal recovery goal.
Whether suffering from chronic pain, weakness or stiffness due to such injuries or medical conditions as back and neck pain, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, prenatal, post surgery, or sports, motor vehicle, or work injury, a customized physiotherapy treatment and exercise program can achieve relief from pain and discomfort using the following therapeutic techniques:
Manual Therapy / Manipulation
(i.e. heat, cold, sound, electricity, mechanical forces and light)
Commonly referred to as IMS, intramuscular stimulation targets chronic pain felt in muscles, tendons, connective tissues and joints tightened and immobilized by damaged, injured or dysfunctional nerves. By inserting needles into tight muscles, a stimulated reflex response helps to relax the muscle, relieve joint pressure, reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing.
Individualized Exercise Programs
A technique developed thousands of years ago, acupuncture is a treatment in which thin needles are inserted into various points throughout the body to help accelerate the healing process, improve pain management, and improve function and natural balance when used in conjunction with therapeutic exercise.
Performed manually or mechanically, spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine in order to treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.
Kinesiology / (Rock)Tape
In the event that activities beyond manipulation are required to specific areas of the body (including the spine, shoulder, foot, elbow and knee), RockTape is often applied to maintain the positive results of treatment while increasing support and tightness to the area for stabilization, relaxation and restorative range of motion.