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This technique is primarily used to treat pain in the neck and back. It involves the joints being gently stretched or pulled apart to relieve pressure on structures which may be compressed, such as nerves, discs or cartilage.
New traction unit purchased in May 2017
IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) uses needling (similar to acupuncture needles) to target tense muscles or trigger points, causing a relaxation of muscles and a reduction in pain and pressure in the affected area.
OT Physiotherapy offers Active Rehabilitation by experienced Kinesiologists who specialize in return to function and strength and conditioning. The goal of our programs is to return clients to their pre-injury work and to their activities of daily living and leisure. Programs start with a movement screen and functional testing to identify a base line of function. The Kinesiologists then work one-on-one with clients during one hour sessions, two to three times per week. While progressing clients through a variety of activities or tasks, our therapists provide education regarding correct exercise technique, postural awareness, and proper movement patterns. Our Kinesiologists educate and empower their clients so that clients can take control of their rehabilitation.
Our Physiotherapists have extensive experience working with athletes, including elite, amateur and weekend warriors! Sport specific rehabilitation is key and our Physiotherapists will create a program tailored to your specific sport. Proactive is better than reactive! Identifying altered movement patterns and weak or overactive muscles helps prevent injuries.
If you have concerns with loss of balance or falling, you would benefit from visiting a Physiotherapist who will help to identify the reasons for your instability and prepare a tailored program of exercises to assist with balance training.
Our experienced Physiotherapists will provide you with specific stretching, strengthening and stabilization exercises that will help you in the post-surgery rehabilitation process.
Your Physiotherapist will create a comprehensive exercise program based on their assessment findings. Exercises are designed to improve stability and movement to help you achieve optimal physical function and mobility.
Modalities are used to stimulate tissue healing, reduce pain, reduce swelling and reduce spasm. They may also increase blood flow or help muscles contract if they are weak or not functioning properly. Electrotherapy modalities from which your Physiotherapist may choose include Ultrasound, Interferential Current, T.E.N.S., Muscle Stimulation, Cryotherapy (cold therapy), and Thermotherapy (heat).
Our Physiotherapists have extensive experience working with athletes, including elite, amateur and weekend warriors! Sport specific rehabilitation is key. Our Physiotherapists will create a program incorporating specific stretching, strengthening and stabilization exercises tailored to you and your specific sport.
Graduated return-to-work planning, implementation and monitoring. An experienced therapist provides a detailed report outlining job duties and number of hours at the job site based on the physical abilities of the injured worker. The therapist provides ongoing verbal and written communications with appropriate stakeholders, job coaching, symptom control techniques and other pro-active measures to facilitate a safe, durable return to work.
All of the Physiotherapists have extensive experience of working with people who have been in pain for a prolonged period of time. Our therapists can offer advice and treatment techniques to help people in pain improve both physically and functionally.
Taping is an effective technique to aid in stabilizing joints and offering support to the injury. It can be used to provide relief from pain, control swelling and offer support and compression to injured areas.
Your Physiotherapist uses their hands to move the joints, nerves and soft tissues of your body in order to restore normal movement. The aim is to allow your joint(s) to move fully, correctly and with minimal pain or resistance. Joint manipulations can also be used if necessary.