Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Repetitive Strain injuries, Whiplash, Sports and Work-related Injuries are just some of the health concerns addressed by Physiotherapists. Goals include restoration of range of motion, balance and co-ordination, muscle strengthening and pain relief. Physiotherapists work with patients to plan and carry out individually designed physical treatment programs to restore function and prevent disability from disease, trauma or injury and to maintain the physical function and movement health.
- Assess physical and functional abilities to identify problem
- Develop intervention programs to address problems
- Carry out programs that may include patient education, exercises, joint mobilization or other physical approaches such as electrotherapy or hydrotherapy
- Maintain clinical and statistical records
- Work in multidisciplinary teams and consult with other professionals as required
- Develop and implement screening and preventive health promotion programs
- Provide related education and consulting services
Physiotherapists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, community clinics, long-term care facilities, WCB rehab centres and consult with unions, health advocates and industry. Read more about our:
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an effective treatment for chronic pain. This technique uses needles similar to the needles used in acupuncture to find and diagnose muscle shortening in deep muscles.
Although IMS uses implements adapted from traditional acupuncture, it is based on scientific, neurophysiological principles. The acupuncture needles used are very thin (much thinner that the hollow needle used to inject medicine or take blood samples). You may not even feel it penetrating the skin, and if your muscle is normal, the needle is painless. However, if your muscle is supersensitive and shortened, you’ll feel a peculiar sensation – like a muscle cramp or Charlie Horse. This is a distinctive type of discomfort caused by the muscle grasping the needles. Patients soon learn to recognize and welcome this sensation.
They call it a “good” (or positive) pain because it soon disappears and is followed by a wonderful feeling of relief – no longer tight muscles, you no longer feel the needle.
What has happened is that the needling has caused your abnormal muscle shortening to intensity and then release. It is important that you experience this sensation in order to gain lasting relief. Our physiotherapists are trained to use this method and may recommend it to patients with deep muscle stress. Ask your physiotherapist for more information.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
For those who suffer from chronic pain from conditions like osteoporosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatic pain or injury (spine, neck, knee), a revolutionary new treatment is available that can decrease pain dramatically. It’s a painless process that provides amazing results. Acute and even chronic pain may be drastically reduced – and in some cases may disappear completely. Studies have found that disturbances in blood circulation and in metabolism play a key role in the development of diseases. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy (PEMF) used magnets, which create pulsing, moving energy that is applied to tissues. PEMF promotes the healing of soft tissue, inflamed joints, and improves circulation and cellular metabolism.
This treatment energizes cells to allow your body to heal itself, essentially changing the way your body handles pain and injury. By inducing electrical charges around and within the cell, the treatment changes the behaviour of cells. As a result, improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating and regenerating cells.
Improved calcium transport increases absorption of calcium in bones and improves the quality of cartilage in joints. There are many scientific studies on the degree of effectiveness of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy. Application of PEMF therapy is based on more than 30 years of worldwide research carried out by renowned scientists.
In addition, there are many years of practical experience by thousands of physicians. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, give us a call to discuss your therapy options. This short video explains the benefits of electromagnetic field therapy. It is Possible TO LIVE WITHOUT PAIN!
Advanced Pain Therapy
Treat your pain the way the pros do! If you’ve tried other methods and nothing has worked for your pain, try Advanced Pain Therapy.
If you’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, tendonitis or another soft tissue, bone or joint problem, relief from your pain may be possible with just three treatments of Advanced Pain Therapy.
Advanced Pain Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to stimulate your metabolism and enhance blood circulation to speed up healing. The treatment is focused on the site of the pain. There are no side effects or recovery time; some patients can feel relief from their pain almost immediately! Are You In Pain? Perhaps your doctor has provided you a diagnosis of your pain and given you treatment options. If you’re experiencing pain and are still weighing your options for treatment, consider that physiotherapists are also primary care professionals who can see you without a doctor’s prescription.
A physiotherapist can help diagnose and treat your musculoskeletal pain AND maintain contact with your doctor at the same time. More About Advanced Pain Therapy If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain and haven’t found relief, speak with your doctor or a physiotherapist about a new, non-invasive treatment found in Advanced Pain Therapy. In as little as three treatments, patients have successfully been treated for pain related to numerous musculoskeletal ailments because Advanced Pain
Therapy accelerates soft tissue healing. Advanced Pain Therapy is also cost-effective when compared to other treatment alternatives that may require numerous appointments over a longer period of time.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, give us a call to discuss your therapy options.
Spinal Manipulation therapy is an adjustment of the spine using twisting, pulling, or pushing movements. These movements can loosen and move the spinal bones and joint structures that may be causing pain.
This is similar to chiropractic treatment, but a physical therapist can also perform spinal manipulation. Your physiotherapist may recommend spinal manipulation and consider the following:You may need only home treatment, such as ice, moist heat, pain relievers, and mild exercise.
Good spinal manipulative therapy includes self-care information and strength and conditioning exercises that help your muscles better support your troubled joints.
Our practitioners are willing to coordinate care with your other health professionals. Call for an assessment today.