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Physiotherapy is an integral part of achieving and maintaining optimal health. From injury recovery to injury prevention, a physiotherapist uses his or her knowledge of how the body moves and functions, along with clinical skills, to help patients reach their fullest wellness potential. A physiotherapist will use many methods of treatment such as: Dry Needling, Shockwave Therapy, Exercise, Manual Therapy (and so much more!) to asses and diagnose a variety of conditions caused by injury, aging, disability or other medical conditions.
There are generally 2 reasons for poor healing: lack of blood flow to the healing tissue, causing slowed healing time due to poor oxygen supply and reduced removal of waste products from the site. This leads to a buildup of scar tissue and adhesions in the area, reducing the range of motion and increasing pain over time. Shockwave therapy uses an acoustic sound wave to treat acute and chronic conditions at various tissue depths. These sound waves travel through the tissue, stimulating new blood vessel growth and breaking down adhesions and scar tissue in the process.
Exercises are critical in the recovery and strengthening process. Physiotherapy exercises are not always the same as what you might find in the gym, although they can be. Typical exercises that a physiotherapist may teach are highly specific to one or two muscles and are used to strengthen the area around the injury. Where someone at the gym is exercising for fitness or muscle mass, someone at the physiotherapist may be doing small chin retractions to improve posture. Usually, as the client progresses through their healing process, their exercises become more similar to those of a fitness workout.
Education is a key component of physiotherapy visits in order to keep clients moving forward in their healing process. Take-home exercises will only be helpful if they are learned and performed properly. They are also not as helpful if they are only performed during physiotherapy visits – doing take-home exercises is what makes a lot of the difference in how clients recover.
Cryotherapy can be used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. It is often applied post-trauma such as after surgery or injury. Reducing inflammation allows waste products to be flushed away from the healing site and allows increased circulation to the area once heat is applied. This is why physiotherapists will often apply ice at the end of a treatment, once the tissue has been agitated and made warm, in an effort to calm the tissue and reduce inflammation and pain at the site.
Heat therapy is often used pre-treatment in order to loosen the muscles or tissues surrounding the injured area. This increases the suppleness and blood flow to the muscles and enables the physio to mobilize the tissues more easily, leading to a more effective treatment.
While there are many forms of electrotherapeutic modalities, the common purpose for their use is to reduce pain in the injured area. While one kind of therapy may apply a current to stimulate the muscle, another kind may use the current to block pain messages from the nerves to the brain. These modalities can also help to reduce fluid build-up (edema) in treated areas, leading to reduced healing time and less pain and swelling.
K-taping, or Kinesio-taping, is a relatively new form of treatment used to support healing bodies throughout an activity. It can often be used to add extra support to a muscle by applying a fascia-like tape layer over the skin that is able to move with the muscle. K-tape is less restrictive than traditional physiotherapy tape and provides support without impairing the motion of the muscle or limb.
Below is a complete schedule of our fees (not including GST). Please note that our physiotherapy and acupuncture services are non-taxable services. We do treat Motor Vehicle Accident clients!
Please feel free to inquire with our friendly staff if you have any questions or concerns.
All Physiotherapy services are provided by our experienced,
registered shockwave physiotherapist.
Initial Consultation- $105
Initial Consultation + Shockwave Treatment – $200.00
Physiotherapy Treatment – $90.00
Treatment + Shockwave Therapy – $150.00
Treatment – Pelvic Health – $250.00