Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are university educated and licensed healthcare professionals with in depth knowledge of how the body works. Your physiotherapist will assess your area of concern and create a treatment plan based on your goals. These goals may include a return to work, sport or other activities after injury. Your physiotherapist will help you achieve your goals and guide you in your return to optimal physical function. 


What can physiotherapy help me with?


Back and neck pain

Muscle and joint pain

Strains/sprains

Tendonitis

Workplace injuries (WCB claims)

Vehicle accidents (MPI claims)

Nerve pain (sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc)

Sports injuries

Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation

Arthritis pain

Headaches

Jaw problems

Increasing mobility and flexibility

Increasing strength and balance

Increasing function

And many more!



Our main goal is to get you back to the activities that you care about!

What is involved with treatment?

The first thing your physiotherapist will do is perform an assessment of your impairment. Your therapist will ask you about your concerns and then do a detailed physical assessment. This information will help your therapist develop your individualized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include some of the following....

Education

Your physiotherapist will give you information about your impairment and the best way to treat it

Manual Therapy

This includes a variety of hands on techniques such as joint mobilizations, massage and assisted stretches

Exercises

You will be instructed in a variety of exercises to improve your mobility, flexibility, strength and balance

Modalities

Hot/cold packs, TENS units, ultrasound or traction may be used to help treat your impairment

 

Acupuncture

 

This treatment involves the stimulation of acupuncture points at various locations in the body with fine needles. Your physiotherapist may offer acupuncture to complement your physiotherapy treatment. Only a physiotherapist with an acupuncture license is qualified to perform acupuncture.

 

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture needles help to stimulate the release of endorphins in the body. This can help to reduce pain and muscle tension. It can also help to promote tissue healing and overall relaxation. There is no medication in the needle. Only single use, sterile, disposable needles are used. 


Massage Therapy


Massage therapy involves the therapeutic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. We offer treatment only by a licensed massage therapist to ensure that you receive the highest standard of care. Insurance plans only cover the services of a licensed massage therapist. 



What are the benefits of maintaining a regular massage therapy program?


Reduced pain and muscle tension

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased sense of relaxation