Expertise

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.

Acupuncture

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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

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.

Exercise 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.

Sports Therapy

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

Women’s Health

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

Electrotherapy treatments including

  • Interferential (IFC)
  • Neuromuscular Stimulation
  • Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TNS)
Laser Therapy

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.

Pediatrics

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.

Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment method. High-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. Shockwave Therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. In many instances, Shockwave Therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own. The beneficial effects of Shockwave Therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. Shockwave Therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.

 

  • TREATMENT OF TENDONITIS AND TENDINOPATHIES
  • HAMSTRING INJURIES
  • MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS IN NECK/LOWER BACK
  • ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY
  • BURSITIS
  • JUMPERS KNEE
  • CALCIFIC ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS
  • TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
  • SHOULDER PAIN
  • TENNIS ELBOW
  • PATELLAR TENDONITIS
  • PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Sun City Physiotherapy Locations

Downtown

1468 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-861-8056
downtown@suncityphysiotherapy.com
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Glenmore

103-437 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-762-6313
glenmore@suncityphysiotherapy.com
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Lake Country/Winfield

40-9522 Main St., Lake Country, BC
Phone: 250-766-2544
winfield@suncityphysiotherapy.com
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Lower Mission

3970 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 778-699-2006
lowermission@suncityphysiotherapy.com
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