What We Treat
- neck and low back pain
- sports injuries
- rotator cuff injury
- arthritic conditions
- post surgical
- repetitive strain
- golfers and tennis elbow
- sprains and strains
- total hip and knee replacements
- heel and foot pain
- chronic pain management
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness, or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. We assist people of all ages to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement and overall well-being.
Manual Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing the skilled passive movement of joints (joint mobilization/manipulation) and/or soft tissue (mobilization/localized massage) in order to decrease pain, improve range of motion, promote relaxation and to improve overall function.
Our certified Athletic Therapist adheres to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They are experts in injury assessment and rehabilitation with the main goal being to improve and maintain optimal, functional independence and physical performance. Patients who can benefit from an Athletic Therapist range from children with concussions to seniors recovering from a total hip replacement surgery. Treatment may include various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription, bracing and taping.
Custom Knee Bracing
A custom knee brace is a medical appliance that is manufactured based on precise measurements of your leg and tailored for your specific injury. It can be a simple and effective way to reduce pain, prevent injury and resume your activities. It is the most effective way to both stabilize and protect the knee joint.
We have trained professionals at our clinic who will assess your knee condition and determine if a brace is needed or discuss alternative options. Our braces are manufactured by Don Joy who we work closely with and also provide consistent follow-up to ensure your brace is fitting properly and to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Foot Care and Custom Orthotics
We have a Chiropodist on staff to provide total nail and skin care, perform minor surgeries under local anesthetic, if needed, and prescribe and fit patients with custom orthotics.
A custom foot orthotic is a device that can be inserted into the shoe to support, align, prevent and accommodate foot abnormalities and improve how the foot functions. Foot and lower limb problems treated with a foot orthotic may include: heel pain, arch pain, fore foot problems, shin splints, knee pain as well as diabetic and arthritic conditions.
After an injury or surgery, a progressive exercise program plays a key role in regaining your strength, flexibility and independence. Your individualized program is designed by our trained professionals and may include stretching, strengthening, balance, conditioning and sport specific functional training.
Physical modalities are treatment tools that can assist a Physiotherapist to relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasm as well as aid in the body’s overall ability to heal. Commonly used modalities in physiotherapy include: ultrasound, interferential current (IFC), transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS), laser (low level), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), paraffin wax, thermotherapy (heat) and cryotherapy (cold).
Geriatrics and Fall Prevention
Each year thousands of seniors are injured when they fall, which can result in physical, social and emotional trauma and loss of independence. Canada’s changing demographic presents a significant challenge to the existing health care system. Outpatient physiotherapy can address limitations in balance and mobility in seniors through specific exercise programs. Such programs would include posture and balance training, strengthening as well as education to optimize independence and quality of life.