Telerehabilitation (Video Physiotherapy)
Telerehabilitation, otherwise known as Telehealth, is similar to a Facetime or Skype video call with your physiotherapist. The main difference is the use of specialized software and assessment techniques to accomplish physiotherapy goals. Telerehabilitation appointments can occur from the comfort of home, using technology which is available to most of us. Appointments are secure, confidential, and professional – just like in-clinic physiotherapy.
While this format does not allow for manual therapy techniques, IMS/dry needling, or modalities, our best evidence tells us that physiotherapists are most effective at assessment, patient education, and exercise prescription/progression. This platform allows us to use all of those skills to help you move and feel better.
Telerehabilitation is covered by many extended health providers and third party payers such as ICBC; however, this list is changing daily, so please contact us for more information.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment used in the management of persistent musculoskeletal conditions. It works by creating an inflammatory reaction that intends to re-start the healing process, and have a pronounced pain killing effect. There is evidence to support the use of shockwave for injuries to muscles and ligaments, and especially for longstanding tendon pain.
Manual Therapy & Soft Tissue Techniques
Our physiotherapists incorporate a variety of hands-on techniques throughout the orthopedic examination and treatment approach. Differential diagnoses will be made to distinguish between muscle, joint, nerve and/or soft tissue impairments. Depending on assessment findings, our therapists will carefully select appropriate treatments, such as mobilizations, manipulations, mobilizations with movement, neural mobilizations, and/or soft tissues release techniques. Often, a variety of these techniques are utilized to facilitate healing and minimize tissue adaptation time.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) / Dry Needling
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), or dry needling, is a safe practice that involves the insertion of sterile needles into specific muscles. When performed correctly, IMS will generate a muscle twitch or gentle cramp, which has an influence on the nervous system by altering muscle tension. IMS is often used to help relax tight muscles, improve range of motion, and reduce pain.
Pre-Season Injury Prevention Screening
Pre-season injury prevention screening is an important tool to identify those at higher risk for future injury. Asymmetries, imbalances, and altered movement patterns may be managed through education, manual therapy and corrective exercises. Targeting these deficiencies is crucial in keeping you healthy, and decreasing the likelihood of missing time in the activities you love. Please inquire about our team package and rates for pre-season injury prevention screening.
The vestibular system is a complex system which integrates a wide range of information from our surroundings. Anyone who has ever experienced an episode of dizziness, vertigo and/or balance impairments understands the degree of disability this system can cause when it falters. In the event of dysfunction (traumatic, degenerative, infection or spontaneous onset), the vestibular system can experience significant limitations. Our therapists have post-graduate education which helps them to correctly identify and treat various vestibular conditions.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy focuses on restoring normal, pain-free function to the pelvic floor, including all the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue that encompass the pelvis. The musculature of the pelvic floor can have significant impact on bowel and bladder symptoms, as well as dysfunction of the lower back, pelvis and hips. The scope of this care is unique and sensitive, and deserves specific attention. Treatment of these conditions will be provided by a specially trained physiotherapist
Exercise Prescription, Active Rehabilitation & Strength and Conditioning
Exercise prescription and active rehabilitation are fundamental components of recovery from an injury. Our team will provide corrective exercises for movement restrictions, strength deficits and/or muscular control inefficiencies. Whether you are recovering from an injury, preparing for an upcoming surgery or are looking to return to high performance endeavors, you will receive a customized exercise plan to reach your goals.
Pre & Post-Operative Therapy
Pre-surgical function is often correlated with post-operative results. Our team will answer any of your questions and provide you with necessary exercises and hands on treatment to prepare you for your upcoming procedure. After your surgery, we will collaborate with your surgeon to progress you through the stages of healing and create a customized plan to get you back to whatever your goals may be.
Based on the assessment findings and appropriateness of the patient, electrical modalities can be utilized to help decrease pain, promote healing and/or generate muscle contractions. Our modalities include: Shockwave Therapy, Ultrasound, Interferential Current (IFC), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (muscle stimulator), heat and ice.
Sport Concussion Baseline Screening & Treatment
In research, the term concussion is used synonymously with “mild traumatic brain injury”. These events are serious, and must be managed appropriately. In contact sports or activities that are higher risk for concussion, a baseline assessment, including a series of standardized physical and cognitive tasks, is recommended. Because there is no normative data available for concussion management, using a baseline screen can be extremely valuable for our practitioners to facilitate a safe return to school and play. Please inquire about our team package and rates for concussion screening.
Therapeutic & Athletic Taping
Therapeutic and athletic taping can be valuable techniques to help decrease pain, promote proprioception, and refine movement patterns. Taping can also be extremely helpful to facilitate an early return to sport or activity and improve performance. Our physiotherapists can advise you on appropriate taping techniques, and how they can be used away from the clinic to help improve function.
What We Offer
- One-on-one treatment sessions
- Private treatment rooms
- A new, purpose built 3,000 square foot clinic, with fully equipped gym
- Direct billing to many extended health plans & 3rd party billers
- Experienced Therapists
- A warm, welcoming environment & a friendly front desk staff