Physiotherapists are university-educated body and injury-rehabilitation specialists.
All of our physiotherapists have completed advanced training in orthopaedic manual therapy and incorporate both hands-on therapy with specific exercise prescription to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan that gets you back to your life pain-free and performance ready.
The following are physiotherapy services we offer as part of your comprehensive physiotherapy treatment plan.
Manual therapy refers to “hands-on” treatment of the body. Our therapists have undergone extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy techniques including joint mobilizations, various soft-tissue release techniques and mobilizations of the nervous system.
This means they are expertly trained in picking up restrictions in joints, muscles and ligaments and have the skill set to effectively assess and treat these injuries through specific therapeutic movement and manipulation using their hands.
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. Restrictions and scar tissue within these soft-tissues creates changes in movement patterns and limits the range of motion possible within joints, which can lead to pain, disability and decreased performance.
Therapeutic manipulation involved specialized hands-on treatments applied by highly qualified physiotherapists. Techniques such as thrust manipulation have demonstrated benefits for reducing muscle pain and tension, and for restoring normal joint movement. Research has proven that manipulative therapy can help you return faster to pain-free living when used appropriately and effectively.
Who can do manipulative therapy? CAMPT-certified physiotherapists are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy(FCAMPT) and have advanced training and clinical expertise in manual and manipulative therapy. They are required to have completed extensive post-graduate education in the area of orthopaedics and have attained internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on manipulative therapy. CAMPT-certified physiotherapists are qualified to provide safe and effective treatments for pain and movement disorders of the spine and extremities.
Manipulative therapy may help with:
- Back & Neck Pain
- Joint & Muscle Pain
- Joint Sprains
- Car accidents
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Sports injuries
The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy(CAMPT) is a professional organization of physiotherapists who have completed post-graduate training in hands-on therapy treatment techniques that meet the International federation of Manipulative Physical Therapy(IFOMPT) standards. To read more about manipulative physiotherapy, please visit CAMPT at http://www.manippt.org/
Specific therapeutic exercise prescription is an essential part of any comprehensive physiotherapy treatment program. All physiotherapists are trained to prescribe exercises focused on strengthening and rebuilding injured muscles, increasing flexibility in shortened soft tissues and regained joint control and balance. Your unique exercise regime will help to enhance the rehabilitation of your current injury as well as preventing it and further injuries from occurring in the future.
Some sessions with your physiotherapist can be spent entirely in our large, fully-equipped gym, depending on your goals of treatment and what stage of healing and recovery you are in.
Spinal Decompression (Mechanical Traction)
Spinal decompression (more traditionally known as mechanical traction) involves an elongation of the spinal column using a specific application of force from a pulley machine. This creates a therapeutic stretching of the joints, muscles and discs of the spine.
Conditions that decompression may be helpful for are:
- Disc herniation
- Disc protrusion
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Low back and neck pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Pain, numbness of tingling in the arms or legs
Our clinic has a brand new, top of the line decompression unit. If you are interested in spinal decompression treatment, please book an assessment with one of our physiotherapists to determine whether this form of treatment would be helpful for your condition.
Spinal decompression is included as part of your regular physiotherapy treatment fee.