Our manual therapists have extra post-graduate training to assess and treat muscle, joint and nerve conditions from head to toe. This allows our therapists to offer joint manipulation, including spinal manipulation.
Included in manual therapy training are advanced techniques in exercise therapy, functional movement re-training, application of therapeutic modalities (electrical stimulation and ultrasound), taping, bracing recommendations and vestibular rehabilitation.
Concussions are a common injury that can require a period of physical therapy treatment. Symptoms of a concussion can vary widely from physical signs, behavioural changes and sleep disturbances. It is important to be appropriately guided through you rehabilitation process to ensure that you achieve your greatest recovery.
Our physiotherapists are trained to help determine your deficits post-concussion and effectively treat those areas.
Acupuncture is a modality to treat various orthopaedic conditions. It involves inserting small, thin needles into specific acupuncture points on the body to correct the flow of chi through channels known as meridians. Physiologically, this treatment helps increase blood flow to the affected area, release the bodies natural endorphins and help promote healing.
TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies degenerative processes. With TDN, small, thin needles are inserted in the muscle trigger points which are causing the pain. The muscles then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms. We are proud to be the only clinic in Timmins offering this treatment.
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in 7 fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality.
We can then score you on the 7 fundamental patterns and this will provide information on injury risk, training modifications needed and help in choosing a corrective exercise program to restore your function and get you moving again!
Our physiotherapists have taken an extra course on the prevention and treatment of running injuries. We will be able to assess your running pattern and give advice on shoe selection, education on running programs and correction of muscle imbalances that could be affecting running performance.
Visit: www.therunningclinic.com for more information.
SELECTIVE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT
SFMA is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain.
We can find and treat the true source that is causing the main complaint of pain, which can sometimes be an area of the body that is away from the area of pain. For example, the SFMA could indicate a stiff ankle from chronic ankle sprains, which could be contributing to alignment issues and back pain!
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of various conditions involving the muscles that span the bottom of the pelvis and the surrounding areas. Pelvic floor problems can occur when the pelvic floor muscles are stretched, weakened or too tight.
Pelvic physiotherapists perform internal digital exams (without a speculum) via the vagina and/or rectum to assess pelvic floor function. The goal of pelvic therapy is to accurately diagnose pelvic dysfunction and optimize the pelvic floor muscles' strength, coordination, endurance, timing and flexibility to relieve symptoms in females and males.
If you have experienced any of the following symptoms or have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help!
Leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise
Visiting the washroom more frequently or not always making it in time
Pain in the pelvic area, perineum and/or tailbone
Genital pain that is affecting your sex life
Constipation or difficult bowel movements
Bulging or heaviness in the perineum
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia