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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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