Our Physiotherapy Treatment Services
We Specialize in a wide range of orthopedic diagnoses… and have all the tools and skills to treat them.
During our comprehensive patient evaluation, we assess your joint motion and stability, muscle strength and flexibility, muscular and cardiovascular endurance and your ability to perform activities of daily living. As experts in movement and function, we not only focus on treating injuries, but also on preventing them.
Your individualized therapy programs may include:
Manual Therapy involves the physiotherapist’s use of his or her hands to mobilize the joints of the spine and extremities, create movement in nerve tissue, or facilitate the activation, flexibility and normalization of muscle tone. Some of the techniques our clinicians use to restore normal motion and regain control of that motion include joint mobilization, joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, mobilization of neural tissue, and muscle energy technique. Manual treatment techniques are used to relieve pain and to restore proper movement and function to restricted joints and associated soft tissues. This allows each region of the body to move fully, efficiently and safely.
This includes the use of electrical equipment such as ultrasound, laser, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential current and muscle stimulators. These are medical devices used to help reduce inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms and to enhance tissue healing.
We teach our clients about the injury and associated pathology, timeframes for recovery, injury prevention, postural correction, home and workplace ergonomics, and techniques to use at home to reduce pain or regain function. We believe proper knowledge is vital to help recover from, and to prevent, future recurrence of injuries.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain, and improve function of the affected areas of the body. It is a treatment technique where fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. This stimulates the nervous system to produce analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory substances, which can be helpful in the recovery process. It is used to reduce inflammation and pain and increase mobility.
Our physiotherapists are trained and accredited in acupuncture by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). This training combines knowledge of anatomy and physiology with anatomical based acupuncture knowledge and training. Our clinicians use acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for patients with acute or chronic musculoskeletal problems. We use new disposable needles for each treatment session. Acupuncture is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to pain medications.
Our clinic provides an onsite gym that is fully equipped with state-of-the-industry rehabilitation equipment. This includes a multigym, electronic upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, treadmills, elliptical trainer, and the latest in work conditioning, strength, balance, and core stability training equipment.
Intramuscular Stimulation, also known as IMS and dry needling, is an effective treatment for chronic pain syndromes that affect the musculoskeletal system. IMS involves the insertion of fine acupuncture-type needles into the body where muscles have shortened or contracted. Problems at these points are often at the root of long-term pain.
Exercise in general is very important for a healthy lifestyle. It is especially important after injury. Your rehabilitation program will include exercises within the clinic and a home exercise program. Specific stretching, strengthening, and stabilization exercises are a critical part of the rehabilitation process for most musculoskeletal injuries.
Mechanical Traction/Spinal Decompression
Mechanical traction involves intermittent or sustained pressure in a direction to distract joint surfaces. This is used to treat patients with neck and low back pain, as well as those experiencing sciatica. The distraction force is used to relieve pain associated with bulging and herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. Traction is also effective for relief of neurological symptoms that radiate to the arm or leg..
A wide variety of sports-related injuries can result from trauma, repetitive strain and/or biomechanical problems. At RehabMAX Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, after the assessment, we use stretching and strengthening techniques as part of a customized treatment program. Sports injury treatments will often involve manual therapy, which includes joint mobilization and soft tissue stretching. Core stability programs may be used to provide a strong foundation. Techniques such as bracing and taping may be used to offer joint stability. Clients can be guided from the initial acute injury stage through to a full return to their sport.
Taping is used for acute and chronic ligament and/or tendon injuries. This allows for early re-entry to sports and/or work. The primary objective with therapeutic taping is to provide support and protection of injured tissues and to facilitate normal movement patterns without excessively limiting a patient’s functional capacity.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized treatment for patients experiencing dizziness and balance problems. Patients often see improvement after their first session.