Our Physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal system as it pertains to an individual. They focus on your ability to perform tasks of employment, leisure and daily activities. Physiotherapy aids in the recovery from injury to return an individual to their previous level of function. There is an abundance of evidence to suggest that physiotherapy can provide benefit for a wide range of conditions including tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, neck/back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries and many more.
Functional Dry NeedlingPhysiotherapy
Contrary to popular belief, the only similarity to acupuncture is the type of needle that is used in the technique. Dry needling involves the insertion of a needle into the motor point or “trigger point” of a muscle. The needle is manipulated to elicit the characteristic twitch, which triggers a reflex loop that relaxes the muscle. It can produce very quick results.
This involves the insertion of a needle into meridian based points on the body to stimulate the nervous system, improving tissue healing and endorphin release for pain control. Physiotherapists use acupuncture for musculoskeletal purposes only – for other health goals, consult the Naturopathic Doctor for other potential benefits.
Manual and Manipulative TherapyPhysiotherapy
Manual Therapy involves the gentle mobilization of the joints of the body to improve joint health, increased range of motion and reduce pain. Manipulation Therapy involves a high velocity, low amplitude thrust applied to the joint, which may or may not create the characteristic “pop”, to rapidly increased joint mobility, range of motion and decrease pain.
Doing exercises once a week during your physiotherapy sessions just is not sufficient. Our physiotherapists strive to provide you with specific functional rehabilitation exercises that you can perform at home or work to help improve your treatment outcomes.
This technique involves the use of kinesiology or leukotape to achieve a variety of desired outcomes including improved proprioception (body awareness), support, reduced swelling and pain relief.
Though we do not like to focus on the use of modalities in our practice, our Physiotherapists are able to offer ultrasound, interferential current, Russian stimulation, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, TENS and much more.
Our Physiotherapists have additional training in the management of dizziness and vertigo including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), unilateral or bilateral vestibular loss and many more.