Our physiotherapists specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating injuries related to muscles, bones, ligaments, joints, and nerves. We help restore physical function using a variety of manual therapy techniques as well as injury specific exercise prescription and movement retraining.
At the workshop we pride ourselves on working one on one with all our patients. We don’t balance multiple patients at a time. Our therapists utilize a wide variety of manual therapy techniques, dependent on the needs of our clients. These include Manual stretching, trigger point release, myofascial release, Muscle and joint mobilizations, active release, dry needling/IMS, Shockwave therapy and cupping. These treatments in combination are designed to restore normal length and mobility to soft tissues and are utilized to restore full range of motion in a joint, following loss of mobility. If required, joint manipulations may also be used provided by our chiropractor.
Shockwave Technology can be utilized to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to the following : Knee Pain , Heel Pain , Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Achilles, Planter Fasciitis, Hamstring Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain, Hand Pain, Tennis Elbow, Sports Injuries, Scar Tissue.
Shockwave therapy is a highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. It is one of the most advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment methods cleared by the health FDA and Canada. The treatment works by helping to improve the regenerative potential, enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments and there is no downtime. The non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus quickly improving patients’ quality of life.
BENEFITS OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT
91% Success Rate (as per clinical studies)
No anesthesia required
No risk of infection
Over 80% patient satisfaction
Faster, easier healing
Shockwave therapy is used on a wide variety of conditions including;
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Jumpers knee/ pate
- Calcific tendinitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Bone spurs
- Trigger point therapy
- Scar tissue therapy
Radial Shockwave stimulates the body’s repair mechanisms to accelerate cellular connective tissue healing. It promotes tissue regeneration and re-vascularization. Radial shockwave breaks down calcium deposits and scar tissue both of which are often responsible for limited function and mobility. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.
DRY NEEDLING/ IMS
Dry Needling/ IMS is a specialized form of needling that differs from acupuncture. It helps to reduce pain and dysfunction by inserting a needle into targeted areas of tightness and trigger points in muscle tissue. The needle produces a reflex response, causing relaxation of the muscle, thus reducing tension on other joint structures.
It is an effective treatment for acute & chronic pain, helps with injury rehabilitation and can be used as an injury prevention technique to release trigger points.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the feeling of discomfort can vary drastically from patient to patient.
Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp — which is often referred to as a ‘twitch response’. The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms, and response of the tissue.
Along with the health of the tissue, the expertise of the practitioner can also attribute to the variation of outcome and/or discomfort. The patient may only feel the cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment. A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the patient’s symptoms.
Patients soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, thereby reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle. Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, overall health of the patient, and experience level of the practitioner.
Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.