Manual & Manipulative Therapy
A specialized ‘hands-on’ approach using mobilization and manipulation for treatment of injuries of the spine, muscles, joints, bones and nerves.
Intramuscular Stimulation – IMS
IMS is a dry needling technique in which needles are placed into tight muscular bands to elicit a reaction. The reaction of the muscle is followed by a decrease in the resting tone or tightness of the muscle. IMS is appropriate for many different types of pain because the source of the pain is often the same – the nerve root. By using IMS to target the source of the pain at the spinal level and the symptoms of the pain at the tight, over-reactive muscle IMS works to help both the source of the pain and symptoms. IMS can be used to treat a variety of conditions, from chronic pain after a motor vehicle accident to repetitive strain injuries to sports injuries.
Based on Chinese medicine and modern anatomy, needles are inserted into specific points on the body to help decrease pain and inflammation and promote the body’s natural healing response.
Assessment and treatment for vertigo, dizziness, balance disorders and inner ear dysfunctions. Depending on the condition, treatment can include the repositioning maneuver (formerly called the Epply Maneuver) or Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.
Individualized gym programs are developed and supervised by our Phsyiotherapists and Kinesiologists. These programs can be designed specifically for a particular injury or for general strengthening and overall well being.
Special focus in the treatment of elite and recreational athletes to optimize a functional return to their sport. Assessment and treatment of athletic injuries such as ligament sprains, bursitis, tendonitis and muscle strains. Treatment involves sport specific rehabilitation, taping and bracing
Physiotherapy for Women’s Health can address issues in many phases of a woman’s life. From back care during pregnancy, to post-partum education, and treatment for disorders such as Sacro-iliac joint strain, to Diastasis Recti (separation of the abdominal muscles) and mastitis. Pelvic floor re-education can be invaluable during any phase of life for bladder incontinence, prolapse, and certain types of pelvic pain. Physiotherapy also encompasses optimization of bone health through healthy exercise choices for people with osteoporosis.
Electrotherapy treatments including
- Interferential (IFC)
- Neuromuscular Stimulation
- Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TNS)
Laser Therapy (Cold Laser and Low Level Laser) is a non-invasive treatment that uses wavelengths of light to affect the tissues at a cellular level. It stimulates the the metabolic activity of the cells which safely increases cell reproduction and growth. This promotes healing, reduces acute and chronic pain, reduces swelling and inflammation, improves circulation to the targeted area, and can reduce scar tissue.
LASER stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.’
Home Health Visits
For those unable to leave their home, our therapists can provide at-home physiotherapy visits.
Assessment and treatment is specific and adapted for children with various conditions ranging from torticollis (wry neck), plagiocephaly in infants and other developmentally delayed conditions, to general playground injuries.
The treatment for torticollis involves gentle strengthening and stretching exercises, carrying techniques as well as how to arrange the infant’s environment. Plagiocephaly, generally a unilateral flattening of the skull, often accompanies torticollis. Therefore the same strengthening and stretching will apply as well as a greater emphasis on prolonged positioning during playtime. There is no neck manipulation or mobilization at any point during treatment.
ICBC & WCB
Assessment and treatment of injuries sustained in a car accident (ICBC), or at work (WCB). Treatment focuses on returning you to work, increasing activity tolerance and restoring pre injury function.
- TREATMENT OF TENDONITIS AND TENDINOPATHIES
- HAMSTRING INJURIES
- MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS IN NECK/LOWER BACK
- ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY
- JUMPERS KNEE
- CALCIFIC ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS
- TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
- SHOULDER PAIN
- TENNIS ELBOW
- PATELLAR TENDONITIS
- PLANTAR FASCIITIS
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, and in 30 sessions, you’ll have a whole new body” -Joseph Pilates
Pilates is a series of controlled movements aimed at increasing strength, particularly of the core, while simultaneously improving mobility, coordination, proprioception, and of course, posture. It is unique from other forms of exercise in that it utilizes the lenses of focus, efficiency, alignment, fluidity, and balance to create a satisfying and enjoyable workout that lends to improving our everyday movement. It is all about building a strong foundation which can help rehabilitate those with chronic pain, help prevent injuries and improve sport performance. In your initial Physio Pilates session, your physio will listen and talk with you about your individual needs and goals, assess your posture, mobility, and strength, and start you on a pilates program tailored to your unique goals.