We help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement, exercise, manual therapy, and education
Pain & Movement Specialists
Physiotherapists use a variety of treatments including advanced manual tissue and joint mobilization techniques, as well as machine aided modalities to lessen pain and help people move better.
Physiotherapy patients are involvement in their own recovery, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
Physiotherapy outcomes are based on objective measurements that quantify results in order to avoid subjective reports on "feeling better".
Physiotherapy is a science based practice and a branch of rehab medicine aimed at helping people maintain, recover, or improve their physical abilities.
Registered physiotherapists complete a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, extensively studying anatomy, neuroscience, physiology and biomechanics.
Part of Your Care Team
Physiotherapists work alongside your doctor, dentist, occupational therapists, and other health care professionals to restore, maintain and promote general fitness and health.
Typical patient journey
Physiotherapy is most effective with a series of treatments so that we can follow your body on its healing journey. During your first visit we will provide you with a diagnosis and develop an Action Plan for your recovery. This will most often involve in-clinic care and an exercise or stretching component you will do at home. Follow-up visits to our clinic allow us to monitor your progress and adjust the treatment depending on your body's response to the regimen.
Your first physiotherapy visit is called the assessment. At our clinic this appointment is about 1 hour to 1.5 hours long. Our physiotherapist will complete a thorough and comprehensive assessment of your concerns. Then we'll talk about the best treatment options for your specific situation. Your physiotherapist will craft an Action Plan and you will receive your first treatment.
During your first visit you physiotherapist will craft an action plan for recovery that is tailor made just for you. We will set realistic goals, and select treatment options that will work best for you. The Action Plan will likely include some homework to get you involved in your own recovery. We'll also set a timeline for your recovery and discuss how often and how many times you should come to the clinic for treatments.
Most patients need to come back for follow-up treatments. At our clinic these visits are about 30 to 45 minutes long. Depending on your condition and how your body is responding to the treatment, you may be coming for follow-up visits 2 to 3 times per week for 4 to 6 weeks. Healing takes time. Physiotherapy is not a "quick fix".
This our favourite part of a patient's journey. When we think you are ready, we will give you the all clear. This won't necessarily be when you have no pain, but when we have addressed the underlying cause of your pain.