We believe that everybody is meant to move and life is meant to be lived fully.
While we treat anyone who wants to move better, our physiotherapists do offer several areas of specialty and expertise. These include: manual therapy, exercise prescription and a variety of specific practice methodologies including Mulligan Concept, McKenzie method and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment.
Our committed team of experienced therapists integrate physiotherapy, registered massage therapy and occupational therapy services to help our clients connect with their bodies and get back to their lives pain-free and performing their best.
The following are physiotherapy services we offer as part of your comprehensive physiotherapy treatment plan.
Our physiotherapists have expert training to assess and treat injuries using specific therapeutic movements and manipulations using their hands in order to locate restrictions in joints, muscles and ligaments. Such techniques can be useful in the healing of muscle, joint and tendon sprains and strains such as those sustained during sports injuries or motor-vehicle accidents.
Our physiotherapists may move your joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement, assist with muscle stretching, or have the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing.
Our physiotherapists use various techniques from joint mobilization, to massage/soft tissue release, stretching, and other various “hands-on” techniques to help restore normal flexibility to a muscle. It is particularly useful when a muscle becomes very tense and shortened.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of a range of conditions related to the pelvic floor, or symptoms that manifest themselves in that area. Pelvic Floor (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapists have specialized postgraduate training that includes using internal and external “hands-on” or manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles.
Our pelvic floor physiotherapist may assess your low back, SI joints, connective tissue of the abdomen and thighs, and your pelvic floor itself. A pelvic floor assessment may include an internal exam looking for trigger points in the pelvic floor, and assessing the strength of the pelvic floor. We will start by collecting a detailed history of your symptoms. We will then ask about the many other potential symptoms that can go with pelvic floor dysfunction, such as sexual function, bladder, bowel, low back, hip and tailbone symptoms.
You will be given exercises to do, and we will explain how often you should return for treatment. We will explain what changes you should expect to see, and how long you should expect your treatment to take.
Specific therapeutic exercise prescription is an essential part of any comprehensive physiotherapy treatment program. Exercises may be prescribed to help strengthen an injured muscled, increase flexibility of soft tissues and help regain joint control and balance. Our physiotherapists will provide you with a unique exercise program that will help to enhance the rehabilitation of your current injury and prevent any further injuries from occurring in the future.
Understanding one’s own condition is fundamental in learning how to manage and recover from injury and pain. We educate and coach you through the exercises in the program and work with you to identify and overcome the barriers holding you back from living a life filled with movement. Our physiotherapists will adapt your exercise plan at every stage of your recovery to suit your needs.