We treat a wide range of conditions and offer a full range of services tailored for all ages from children and teens through to seniors.
Physiotherapy is a well-respected healthcare profession that takes a whole-body approach to wellness, incorporating physical and physiological factors.
Working with a physiotherapist can help you regain movement, reduce pain and learn exercises and body mechanics to help you heal or strengthen your body to prevent problems down the road.
Occupational therapy (OT) is a health profession designed to rehabilitate the body and mind from injury or illness by empowering you to overcome physical, cognitive or emotional barriers so you can do more and live better.
If you are having trouble with your daily tasks, OT helps to solve, prevent or minimize challenges that interfere with your ability to complete important daily activities, such as self-care, including getting dressed, eating, and moving around the house. Occupational therapy can also help minimize challenges with mental health and cognitive capabilities such as depression, memory issues and multitasking.
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, addressing pain in joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves.
Through hands-on manual adjustment of the spine and joints, chiropractors work to optimize your musculoskeletal structure. Whether your pain has developed quickly or over time, a chiropractor can restore mobility, help tissues heal, and reduce pain.
Our clinicians will complete a full assessment of your orthotic and pedorthic needs, including a lower extremity biomechanical examination, gait analysis, casting and footwear evaluation.
Custom foot orthotics (CFOs) are used to treat a variety of orthopaedic conditions including heel pain, knee pain, leg length discrepancies and low back pain.
Vestibular dysfunction means that something has altered the vestibular system and caused it to stop working properly, which can literally throw you off balance.
Disease, aging, infection and trauma are among things that can lead to a vestibular disorder. Vestibular rehabilitation is recommended to manage and treat vestibular disorders and can help to improve and maintain your ability to participate in daily activities.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world and has proven benefits for recovering from illness and injury. It can help alleviate symptoms of arthritis, sciatica, back pain, bursitis and neuropathy, among many other conditions.
The technique involves inserting thin, disposable needles into specific acupuncture points throughout the body. The needles may be manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Acupuncture can be used as individual therapy or combined successfully with other treatments and home exercises.
Dry needling and GunnIMS
Dry needling (DN), sometimes referred to as trigger point dry needling (TPDN), can be extremely effective for acute and chronic trigger points. Trigger points are hyper taut bands in muscles and have been long identified as a source of acute or chronic pain. This pain is often called “myofascial pain”. The needles are the same as those used for acupuncture and are called dry since there is no substance such as medication (botox, cortisone) in the needles such as doctors might use.
GunnIMS (intramuscular stimulation) addresses neuropathic, chronic pain which can be in any part or all of the body.
Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a non-invasive treatment that offers clients evidence-based treatment for stubborn, chronic tendinopathy. Acoustic wave pulsations are directly applied to an injury through a person’s skin via a gel medium. Tendon conditions that are lasting longer than three months and not responding to treatment including graduated strengthening will often need SWT.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, which can be caused by a bump or blow to the head, or a whiplash-type injury to the neck or body. Concussions may be unrecognized until symptoms worsen.
We can help address the various symptoms related to concussions, including headache, fatigue, poor concentration, light and noise sensitivities, vision issues and more. Concussions often require multi-disciplinary care, which means seeing more than one healthcare practitioner.
Nordic Walking/ Urban Poling
Nordic Walking/ Urban Poling is an evidence-based exercise activity providing benefits for those recovering from illness and injury, or living with neurological, musculoskeletal or heart and lung conditions. Regular participation can help alleviate symptoms of arthritis, sciatica, back pain, and neuropathy, among many other conditions.
Proper technique involves actively pushing through the poles down into the ground thereby lifting the body up. Impact on sore lower body joints is reduced while the active motion of the arms strengthens the upper body, opens the chest and facilitates posture.
Nordic Walking is beneficial for people of all ages and levels of ability: from athletes looking for a cross-training activity that works alternate muscle groups, to people living with health conditions impacting their balance and stability. It provides a fun and social way to exercise for fitness, health and wellness.
Instruction is provided by a registered physiotherapist. Please call the clinic for more information.
Hand & Wrist Rehabilitation and Custom Fabricated Splints
Hand therapy and splinting can help restore function and reduce pain. An initial assessment of the fingers, hand and wrist is completed by a physiotherapist or our Occupational Therapist Erica Forgeron to discuss functional challenges and develop treatment plans depending on the condition/diagnosis and functional needs. Intervention plans are developed to reduce pain, improve range of motion, increase strength and improve overall function.
Static wrist and hand splints can be fabricated by Erica Forgeron (OT) for joint protection, pain management, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis care, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sprains and strains. Custom splints are fabricated with careful consideration of the client’s physical and psychosocial needs as well as personal factors and context.
All assessments and treatment sessions are client-centred, to enable clients to actively be involved in their plan of care.