Our Physiotherapists use a comprehensive assessment to determine what the root cause of your dysfunction and/or pain. These assessments include postural analysis, gait & movement analysis, and a focused biomechanical exam of the structures that can influence the affected area.
From this in-depth assessment we are able to determine which structure (or structures) are causing the symptoms, and utilize things like manual therapy, acupuncture and exercises to address them.
Our goal is to get you back to what you love.
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Dry Needling. The term refers to needling techniques that don’t inject anything into the body. This includes techniques such as Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS).
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that consists of inserting fine myofilament needles into specific points throughout the body. These points rest along lines called meridians. The needles are then left in to rest for a time to help facilitate the body’s healing process and restore it’s balance, with occasional stimulation from the therapist.
Acupuncture is typically very comfortable and can be used to help treat a wide variety of conditions. When used during physiotherapy we often focus on using it to help with pain, headaches, tension, stress, and anxiety.
Physiotherapist Steven Sommerfeldt is trained in acupuncture usage.
Intramuscular Stimulation is very similar to acupuncture.
What sets it apart from acupuncture, is that one filament is used at a time. The filament is stimulated by the therapist for a short period of time to induce a muscle twitch and biochemical response, which allows the muscle to fully relax. Once the twitch happens, the needle is then removed. If warranted, several points will be done one after another.
Physiotherapist Mike Stewart is trained in Gunn IMS. When used during appointments for physiotherapy, Mike aims to help with pain, muscles spasm, and encourage healthy blood flow to the area.
Manual Therapy is a broad term that refers to hands-on techniques used to treat the joints, muscles, and soft tissues throughout the body. Some of the techniques we use are joint mobilizations and manipulations, massage techniques, and myofascial release.
The benefits include:
We utilize these manual therapy techniques to help kick-start things and then use corrective exercises to reinforce the changes and keep things moving better.
If you have any questions or would like to book in, give us a call and book with Bruce, Mike, Steven, or Taylor.
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