SERVICES and OFFERINGS
Providing treatment for Musculoskeletal, sports injuries, post-natal care, post-surgical rehabilitiation, total joint replacements, falls and fractures, cardiac rehab, chronic illness, neurological rehabilitation – including Stroke, Parkinsons, Traumatic Brain injury, multiple sclerosis and concussion.
A thorough history is taken to gather Information including health history and current concerns. Then a functional assessment is conducted that typically includes; range of motion, strength, functional movements, balance, tissue extensibility. Together the client and therapist will identify problems and create a program to address those issues and reach goals.
This is a follow-up treatment based on the initial assessment where the treatment plan or program begins to address the current concern. This treatment will include education and therapeutic exercise. It may additionally include thermal modalities (heat/ice), manual therapy (stretching, myofascial release, soft tissue), electrotherapy modalities (electrical stimulation or ultrasound), or taping procedures (KT tape, rigid tape).
This is a series of physical and cognitive tests that measures healthy brain function and physical performance prior to an injury. Baseline testing is important as it provides guidance around plans for return to play after an athlete sustains a concussion.
Rehabilitation for concussions includes a post-injury concussion assessment and a treatment based on assessment findings, education and return to play plan.
Kinesiotape is a flexible tape used to treat musculoskeletal and alignment issues. It is often used for pathology and in individuals wanting to remain active through their recovery. It is utilized most often by athletes to optimize performance.
Kinesiotape application teaching is for individuals who are wanting to learn a specific taping technique so that they may support an injury themselves. The therapist will teach them the technique and it will be video recorded on their personal device for reference when practicing the technique at home. Patient must provide their own tape or can purchase from the clinic at a discounted price if receiving the teaching.
A yoga therapy initial assessment begins much the same way an initial Physiotherapy assessment does, with a thorough health history and discussion about current concerns and lifestyle. The assessment will look at breathing patterns, fascia and tissue extensibility, posture and functional movements. Together the client and therapist will identify problems and goals. A treatment plan based on yogic philosophy will be created by the therapist.
This is a follow-up treatment based on the initial Yoga Therapy assessment. It is an individualized yoga program that will include breathwork, postures or yoga poses and a mindfulness/meditation portion. The yoga prescription will be video recorded on the client’s private device or sent via email if the client does not have a device for safe and effective home practice.
Community classes will be offered in a group setting and will typically run in 8-12 week sessions. There will be a variety of offerings for classes to suit all ages and all levels. Clients will have the choice of either drop-in or signing up for an entire session at a discounted rate. A few examples of classes include;
Restorative yoga – poses are held for long periods of time and the focus is on deep relaxation. Restorative yoga uses props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks and is suited to all ages.
Hatha yoga – focuses on all postures is suitable for all ages and abilities
Vinyasa yoga – is a flowing style of yoga with constant movement and is suited to those looking for a sweatier cardiovascular workout.
This is perfect for those who are not injured or do not have significant active health concerns. It is a great way to begin yoga. It will focus on the foundations of yoga in a way that is safe for the individual's body. Alignment in postures will be emphasized that are appropriate for the client's unique body structure.
This specialized exercise class will work towards improving balance and overall functional mobility. It will beging with all individuals completing a standardized balance assessment called the Berg Balance scale – the gold standard in assessing balance. Individuals will then be taught and practice exercises and activities that have been clinically proven to improve balance. A post-test measure will be performed at the end of the 12 week balance course.