When you see our physiotherapist, he or she will complete an extensive assessment that will include a health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation and cardiorespiratory status. In addition, our physiotherapist may examine relevant xrays, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment the physiotherapist will establish a diagnosis and works in partnership with you to develop individualized goals and treatment programs.

Physiotherapy treatment can include:

  • Therapeutic exercises 

  • Manual joint and soft tissue mobilization

  • Acupuncture 

  • Graston technique 

  • Kinesio Taping

  • Modalities such as IFC, Laser or ultrasound.


Our physiotherapist promotes independence and self management.

Emphasis is placed on what you can do for yourself and on education to

prevent future injuries or disability.


Our physiotherapist will restore and maintain a healthy level of function by:

  • Reducing pain and inflammation

  • Promoting a break down of scar tissue and fibrotic adhesions

  • Improving joint (including spinal) range of movement and flexibility

  • Increasing functional strength and plyometric power

  • Designing rehabilitation programs for return to sport retraining

  • Improving balance, stability and proprioception

  • Using pre and post operative conditioning and rehabilitation

  • Treating chronic pain and neurologically related syndromes

Active Release

Active Release Technique is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

Graston Technique

Graston Technique® is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute and post surgical. The Graston Technique® offers many advantages to the patient such as:

  • Decreases overall time of treatment

  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery

  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication

  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available.

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