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PHYSIOTHERAPY

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Physiotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of injuries, disorders or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is composed of bones, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, connective tissue and joints.

 

Examples of conditions that our physiotherapist can treat: 

  • Acute Injuries: sprains, strains, fractures, tendinopathy, dislocations, bursitis, pain (neck, shoulder, elbow, back, hip, knee, ankle etc.)

  • Chronic conditions: arthritis, low back pain, headaches

  • Overuse Injuries: carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow

  • Sports Injuries: ACL injuries, meniscus injuries, ankle sprains, groin strains

  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation: knee and hip replacements, rotator cuff repair, ACL and/or meniscal repairs, and more!

  • Running Related Injuries: IT Band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, Runner's knee, shin splints, hip pain, Achilles tendinopathy 

  • Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome: new or ongoing symptoms related to a concussion, e.g. neck pain, headaches, dizziness, balance issues, visual issues, decreased tolerance to physical activity, etc. 

What to expect when you come to physiotherapy: 
  • 1-on-1 care for your entire session: no assistants or cookie cutter one-size-fits-all exercise program. You will receive personalized and individualized care throughout your entire treatment program. 

  • An initial intake and interview progress: we want to get to know you fully, because every person we see has a unique health history, injuries, and things they want to get back to doing! We will delve into what may have or be causing your injury or pain, and figure out what is important to you so our treatment approach can be personalized to meet your needs. 

  • A full functional movement exam to assess your range of motion, strength, balance, and movement patterns. We want to determine not only what your injury is, but the underlying cause of why it happened in the first place. (Did you know - a lot of injured areas are oftentimes not the root cause of the problem! So we need to look at how you are moving as a whole person). Our goal is to not only get you better, but to give you the tools to prevent this from happening again. 

  • Development of a plan to get you better: We take your assessment results and go over our findings, answering any questions or concerns you may have. Then we work together with you to determine a plan that makes sense for you. Every plan will look different, even for similar injuries, because we tailor it to your body, your goals, and your lifestyle. 

  • Then comes treatment: a combination of manual therapy, modalities, and an active exercise program to get you out of pain and get you moving. Treatment may involve things like: 

    • Hands on manual therapy

    • Acupuncture 

    • Laser

    • Cupping 

    • Active tissue release 

    • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

    • Passive and active stretching techniques

    • Bracing/taping

    • Ergonomic education (for desk setup, sleeping positions, etc). 

    • Movement retraining and cueing 

    • An individualized home exercise program 

    • And more! 

  • Support between sessions: have you ever wished that your health care provider was more accessible? We’ve wished that too! And that’s why clinicians are available by phone or email in-between sessions. Have a question that you forgot to ask during the session? Send us a quick message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Doing well and want to let us know? Tell us how amazing that pain-free run was! We are here to help during your struggles and celebrate your successes. 

Learn More About Our Physiotherapist:

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Registered Physiotherapist

Acupuncture Provider

Special Interest in Gait Analysis + Running Injuries

Come give physio a try and see the difference that active, evidence-based, personalized care makes on your recovery and your health!

Questions? Contact our physio Megan via email: