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Physiotherapists are experts in the treatment of pain originating in the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. We use scientifically proven methods including Therapeutic exercise and Stretching programs, Joint mobilization and modalities such as Electrical Current, Ultrasound and Laser Therapy to treat your pain.

Our physiotherapy sessions vary from 30 - 45 minutes and we do not use physiotherapy assistants.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is achieved through the use of a highly specialized, computerized decompression table which  relieves pressure on one or multiple pinched nerves in the spinal column.

Patients are secured onto the decompression table with specialized straps. A computer controls the force and angle of disc distraction which is pre-determined by your physiotherapist. This enhanced control allows the decompression table to apply a traction force to the discs, reducing intradiscal pressure and creating a vacuum.

It is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and  spondylolisthesis.

Laser Therapy

Our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists perform laser therapy as part of their treatment, under their regular treatment fee, if we feel that laser therapy is of benefit to your condition.

Therapeutic laser therapy is a safe, effective and painless therapy which stimulates your body's own healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility  and promote cell regeneration.

Laser works by providing your body with billions of photons of light which  can then be absorbed and changed into chemical energy. This energy is then used to support and promote tissue repair. It is this biostimulation effect of the laser which causes a decrease in inflammation and pain and an increase in tissue regeneration and healing. Treatable conditions include: low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, knee pain, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, sprains and strains, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel.

Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Low Level Therapy is very safe.  It has been used for over 20 years internationally.  Extensive documentation and studies have shown it to be effective and safe.  Your clinician will thoroughly examine your records, evaluate your condition, and design a treatment program if laser therapy is appropriate for you.

Is Laser Therapy Painful?

Laser Therapy is pain free.  A small percentage of people have reported a slight tingling along a nerve pathway.  Some feel a slight sensation of warmth.  The most noticeable sensation is of the probe head of the laser as it comes in contact with the skin.  The majority of patients, however, feel nothing during a treatment.

Our lasers are class IIIb lasers.  They are produced by Theralase and ML830.

McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method is a system of evaluating and treating low back pain that radiates into the leg, and neck pain that radiates into the arm.  It is an active treatment philosophy that involves specific movements guided by the clinician along with postural education to teach the patient how to help manage and treat the pain when they are not in the clinic.

 

Kinesiotaping

Kinesio Taping is a technique that utilize a special medical tape which gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. Its efficacy is exhibited through the activation of neurological, circulatory and muscular systems. The Kinesio Tape is applied over muscles in specific configurations to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion and can be worn during athletic activities.

TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a general term for pain and dysfunction of the joint surfaces, the articular discs, and the muscles of mastication (or the jaw muscles).

Commonly experienced as jaw deviations, clicking, or locking, or as pain in the jaw/head/teeth/inner ear. Common causes of dysfunction include: increased stress, muscle imbalances-due to hypertonicity/trigger points/postural dysfunction/overuse, or trauma-due to prolonged dental work/hit to the jaw.

The therapist will treat the surrounding structures and progress to begin relaxing the outer muscles and fascia of the jaw. If it is deemed appropriate, intraoral treatments using latex-free gloves to address the deeper muscles of the jaw may be very helpful.

Decreasing the fascial restrictions, trigger points and hypertonicity within the TMJ will help decrease the pain experienced by the client, and assist in a more smoothly moving temporomandibular joint.

Your therapist will work with you in identifying which structures within the TMJ are causing the issues and will determine the best course of action in treating these structures within your comfort level to give you the maximum benefit from treatment.

 

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Our physiotherapists at Target Therapeutics have specialty training and years of experience in helping patients recover to pain free correct function after your surgery. We understand post-operative protocols and know the best time to start rehabilitation and the steps needed to ensure your success and bring you to maximum functionality. We have years of experience working closely with orthopedic surgeons, and you can trust that your recovery will occur in a timely and appropriate manner. We have experience rehabilitating a large variety of orthopaedic procedures including arthroscopic surgery, ACL repair, rotator cuff surgery, hip or knee replacement, discectomy/spinal fusion or carpal tunnel release...etc.

Call us and one of our physiotherapists would be happy to talk to you to ensure you are matched with the appropriate physiotherapist for you and that you start your rehabilitation in a timely manner.