OUR SERVICES

Your initial assessment will include a detailed subjective history (strictly confidential) and a thorough objective exam to provide an accurate diagnosis of your injury and the root cause. Together, we will determine a plan to achieve your goals by creating a comprehensive individualized treatment plan. (If you are wanting a specific service, please make sure you book with the proper licensed therapist for that service.)

Physiotherapy

The study of physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore function of multiple body systems. Physiotherapists—using judgment and techniques based on their extensive education, science and research—work with patients to help them walk and move freely, recover mobility after illness, injury, surgery, manage chronic diseases like arthritis and much more. The profession is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life by getting you back to the activities and enjoying the life you love. Our therapists may use various forms of manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, exercises, IMS, Acupuncture, modalities and education. Education and exercises are of utmost importance, as all the literature concludes, so expect some homework on your way out!

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) 0r Dry Needling

The study of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a Western needling technique used for acute and chronic pain of neuropathic origin. It involves the insertion of dry (nothing is injected), disposable Acupuncture needles into the body targeting muscles that have contracted and become shortened. As a result, a ‘twitch’ may be felt and the muscle tension will release allowing for an improvement in function of the injured muscle, sometimes immediately. However, it is not uncommon to feel 1-3 days of soreness which is why we suggest rest from strenuous activity, drinking plenty of water and applying heat. IMS is often effective when all other forms of therapy have failed.

Acupuncture

The study of Acupuncture encourages natural healing to improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain, decrease inflammation, improve circulation and improve the function of the affected body part. Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3000 years as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is scientifically proven to be a safe and effective form of therapy to treat a variety of conditions by balancing the bodies energy (Qi). Dry, disposable needles will be inserted into specific points in the body which are quite painless and at times you may experience a mild ache or warmth around the insertion site. Acupuncture may or may not be used in combination with other physiotherapy treatments to provide exceptional results depending on your condition. For extended health purposes, Acupuncture sessions with a Physiotherapist will ONLY be covered under Physiotherapy.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vertigo, imbalance and dizziness can be due to many different causes however a large percentage arise from a disturbance in the inner ear (vestibular system). It typically feels like the room is spinning or the environment around you is moving when the symptoms arise. There are a number of reasons why this can occur and seeing a trained Physiotherapist can help! It has been shown that even after 1 treatment session 75% of people will find resolution, while after 3 sessions nearly 90% of people will be completely symptom free. Treatment may include a detailed history, eye tests, balance tests and will likely include an exercise program to address the issues. Come prepared as your symptoms may be brought on with certain tests.

Female Pelvic Floor

Did you know it is not normal to leak urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough, run, or jump (even if you have have been pregnant)? Did you know leakage is NOT a normal part of aging? Did you know kegels are not indicated for everyone and even when indicated are often performed incorrectly? Pelvic floor physiotherapy is indicated as a first-line treatment for incontinence (leakage) and pelvic pain? A specialized therapist can perform an internal exam to identify weak pelvic floor muscles (that may contribute to incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse) or tight pelvic floor muscles (that may contribute to increased urgency or pelvic pain)

Pelvic Health Physio Can Help With:

• Stress Urinary Incontinece

• Urge Urinary Incontinence

• Mixed Urinary Incontience

• Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Kinesiology

The study of Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function; also known as human kinetics. Kinesiology applies the science of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience to human movement and function. On a practical level, kinesiology utilizes science-based research and assessment to aid in the enhancement of human performance, such as sport or work environments and to assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury, lifestyle diseases and other physiological conditions. Our Kinesiologists specialize in Active Rehab post MVA, sport specific rehab, posture/mobility and group classes. Please dress appropriately and be ready to SWEAT!

TPI Golf Physiotherapy Assessment

Golf is a game many love and enjoy. It’s a chance to get out with friends and enjoy a few outdoor hours.  Playing it leisurely can appear easy, but 4+ hours can be tough. Some suffer from lower back pain, sore shoulders or other aches that hinder their score and experience. Others may have no pain but wish to blast the ball further than any of their friends and lack the strength or flexibility to do so. And some have no concerns with either but intend to keep playing the game for years to come. If any of the above sounds like you, seeing a physiotherapist who specializes in movement and golf-related injuries will be beneficial for your short term and long term performance.
 
WHAT IS TPI?
 
The Titleist Performance Institute is the leading golf educational system. It teaches subdivisions in golf performance, including golf swing instruction, medical professionals, fitness-related, junior athletes and long drive. 
 
The evidence supports using strength, flexibility and conditioning programs to improve athletics, and golf is no different when it comes to injury prevention and performance. Golfers can expect to develop more robust and resilient muscles, tendons, bones and joints when they train appropriately under the guidance of a golf physiotherapist.
 
HOW DOES OUR GOLF PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION WORK?
 
During your initial appointment with Colby, you will talk about any current symptoms you may be having, your golf playing/practicing frequency, and what you’re looking to address. Following this, he will complete a physical assessment, evaluating major components of your golf swing. It is recommended that you have some video footage of your golf swing (a smartphone recording will work just fine). Afterwards, you both will discuss his findings and the best path forward.
 
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THE SESSION?
 
Yes! You can bill it under your physiotherapy insurance coverage. Check with your extended health benefits to see what amount of coverage you can expect.

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