Education is an integral part of physiotherapy treatment covering such topics as the healing process, related anatomy, and biomechanics. It also includes office and workplace ergonomics, pain management, fitness, and body awareness in a supervised setting.
Following a physiotherapy assessment, an individualized exercise program is prescribed. Individualized exercise programs are customized to properly address flexibility strength, and endurance requirements of each client. Progressive exercises to improve proprioception (joint awareness), coordination, and stability of a particular joint may also be prescribed.
In addition, the use of our in-clinic rehabilitation and cardiovascular equipment may be appropriate to facilitate a quicker to function or sport.
A manual approach to physiotherapy involves a detailed biomechanical assessment to determine specific areas of joint dysfunction. From this specific hands on treatment such as manipulation and mobilization are used to help restore mobility and function of the joints. Muscle energy techniques may be appropriate to help restore function by improving range of motion by increasing strength stability and coordination of the joints.
Acupuncture, which involves the insertion of fine needles into specific areas of the body is safe and often effective method of treatment to help facilitate the healing process and relieve the pain.
Extra Corporeal Radial Shock Wave
Extra Corporeal Radial Shock Wave is a newer technology that involves delivering shock waves resulting in scientifically demonstrated neovascularization to accelerate the healing process.
Success rates for shock wave therapy have shown 91% improvement for calcific tendonitis, 77% improvement for tennis elbow and 90% improvement for plantar fasciiitis.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to cause a vibration of local tissues and help reduce inflammation to improve healing.
Low level laser therapy is used to help improve the healing process and eliminate pain.
Electrotherapy is used to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain.