Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of physical function, for the purpose of promoting good physical function and the relief of pain. Various tests and measures may be used for assessment. Treatment may come in the form of education, exercise prescription, physical techniques (soft tissue, manual techniques), electrical modalities (ultrasound, muscle stimulation), taping, etc. A good physiotherapist places emphasis on the individual’s goals and independence. Effective treatment also requires addressing the biomechanical faults that may be the use or at least contributing to the injury, as well as the injury itself.
Manual therapy involves hands-on techniques using manipulation and mobilizations. A manipulation is a skilled, quick movement of small amplitude applied to a joint. Mobilizations are repetitive, gentle, and rhythmical passive movements applied with graded amplitude to joints. The purpose of both manipulation and mobilization is to relieve pain, and to restore proper movement and function to restricted joints and associated soft tissues.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications.
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The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment, treatment and prevention of soft tissue and joint disorders. We use various treatment methods such as hydrotherapy (ice or heat), mobilization and therapeutic exercise to rehabilitate, relieve pain and improve health. Massage therapy is also effective in the control of pain (chronic or acute), in stress reduction and in creating a sense of relaxation and well being.
Registered Massage Therapists in B.C. have the highest education standards in North America. In B.C., RMT’s must now complete a minimum 3 year (3,000 hrs.) specialized education and training program at an accredited college.
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Chiropractic is manual therapy which can restore and maintain health through gentle
manipulation of joints and the spine.
The therapist deals with a wide variety of athletic injuries, provides the multiple forms or types of treatment & rehabilitation that today's athletes demand, and functions in multidisciplinary sports settings with the other health care providers.
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Exercise is a core component in the process of recovering from injury or decreased function. As range of motion, joint function, muscle coordination and muscle strength have been regained, exercise is the appropriate next step in the process of regaining function as a whole. Both physiotherapists and kinesiologists are trained in prescribing exercise, tailored in intensity and frequency to each client’s individual need.
WCB & ICBC Recovery Programs
Our Clinic is designated by WorkSafe BC as the local program provider when clients are off work due to their injury and are ready for reactivation after a referral to the Occupational Rehabilitation Program is made to an OR1 or OR2 Program. These programs consist of a 5 day week, 4 – 7 hours of structured exercise with a focus on function related to the pre-injury employment.
Other services our Clinic provides that are funded by WCB are Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s), Return To Work Support Services (RTWSS), and Job Site Assessments/Ergonomic Assessments (JSA).
We also provide tailored recovery programs for clients of insurance companies such as ICBC and other 3rd party payors. A variety of conditioning programs are available, again tailored to the specific rehabilitation needs of each client.
Please contact our Office Manager for further specifics.
Custom Orthotics and Knee Braces
Orthotics are specialized devices placed in footwear to support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/or abnormalities of the human body. We provide the expertise to analyze gait and assess the biomechanics of the feet, lower extremities and trunk to determine your need for custom fit orthotics.
Custom knee braces are rigid devices made with measurements of your legs and designed for your specific knee condition and activities. We offer high quality orthopedic devices from Don Joy Canada as our provider.
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- Pre-placement Screening
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- First Priority Rehabilitation - for injured workers whose claims are not accepted
- Workplace & Employee Fitness Strategies
- Return to Work Strategies & Disability Management
- Education Seminars - Healthy Back Program, Lifting Safely
- Ergonomic Assessment (Industrial and Office)
Including ultrasound, TENS, muscle stimulation, infrared laser and interferential current.
Mechanical traction involves intermittent or sustained pressure in a direction to distract joint surfaces of the spine. This is used to treat patients with spinal pain in the neck or lower back. Traction can also be effective for relief of neurological symptoms radiating to the arm or leg. Often herniated discs respond favourably to traction.
Our primary facility is comprised of 4,500 sq. ft. clinic space including a 600 sq. ft. gym, 13 treatment rooms and education room facilities. Adjacent to our Clinic, the Landing Leisure Centre’s facilities include a pool, hot tub/sauna, large gym, extensive shower/bathroom facilities. Ample parking is close by.
Clinical Teaching Facility
We are associated with the School of Rehabilitation Science, UBC for Physiotherapy Masters students. We are also involved in the SFU Co-op Program for fourth year kinesiology students.
For acute and chronic ligament and/or tendon injuries. This allows for early re-entry to sports and/or work. We have physiotherapists trained in the kinesio taping method, used to re-educate muscle balance and restore normal movement patterns.
Core Strength Programs
Core strengthening is the training of muscles that provide body stability during movement and activity. The muscles that make up the ‘CORE’ are located in the back, abdominal wall and pelvis. These muscles also affect alignment and posture. Basic core strength training can be done without equipment, while advanced core strengthening may combine the use of swiss balls, elastic bands, and balance boards. Core strength training is vital in both the recovery and prevention of injury.
Provide an early return to work and/or sports activity as a result of focusing on active treatment and exercises. A structured individual program is implemented with the goal of improving strength, coordination, balance/proprioception, endurance, flexibility and ability to perform functional activities.