What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a field of healthcare concerned with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain, and promoting health in individuals who may be affected by injury or disease. Physiotherapists work with people to maximize their physical and functional capacity, according to their own potential for recovery using a variety of methods. Physiotherapists also provide education and advice on a person’s ailment, since understanding your injury is key to recovery and prevention of future injury.

We offer direct billing to all of our clients including:

– Personal Health Insurance
– Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)
– WHSCC

Who can benefit from Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can help people who are limited or affected by injury, illness, imbalances, or disability. This can be people of all ages, including infants, children, adults, and geriatric populations. Whatever your age, physiotherapy can help with many conditions or injuries, including, but not limited to:

  • Muscle, joint, ligament injuries
  • Complications resulting from fracture, sprain or strain
  • Postural problems
  • Arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis
  • Backache, headache, neck pain
  • Loss of balance
  • Sport injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Neurological problems
  • Respiratory and cardiac disorders
  • Dizziness and Vestibular conditions
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Concussions
  • Motor development problems in children
  • Perineal and pelvic rehabilitation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Any other issue leading to loss of physical independence

 

 

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is used to accelerate the body’s healing process by reducing inflammation, increasing circulation, and stimulating collagen synthesis. It is also used to break down calcium deposits and scar tissue that may be restricting motion or causing pain. Its use is intended as a noninvasive alternative to surgical treatment in selected patients whose symptoms persist despite an appropriate course of
conservative treatment. Shockwave therapy is commonly used to treat calcific tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and lateral epicondylitis, among many other tendinopathies and ailments. Because of the non-invasive
nature of this treatment, individuals treated with Shockwave therapy do not experience periods of time away from daily activities or of immobilization.

 

 

 

Dry Needling

Many people are familiar with Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, which is the insertion of small needles into specific points of the body that will assist in healing, lessen pain, and improve function of injured areas. Dry needling is a Western approach and although it is similar to Traditional Acupuncture in that it assists with pain control, there are distinct differences. Dry needling is used primarily to treat trigger points which can be considered “knots” in the muscle and the surrounding connective tissue (fascia) that can develop after an injury. Stimulation of the trigger point through insertion of a needle can cause a muscle twitch and a dull achy sensation; this indicates that the muscle is starting to relax resulting in a decrease in pain. Research indicates that dry needling can be an effective intervention when combined with other treatments such as stretching and injury specific exercise.
The Physiotherapists at ProActive Wellness and Prevention are dedicated to assisting you in your recovery through a variety of evidence-based interventions to provide you with an individualized plan specific to your needs.

Lower level laser therapy

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The lasers used in physiotherapy treatment are monochromatic, which means they emit a consistent narrow wavelength. The laser emits photons of light that interact with at the cellular level of the muscles and tissues.

Low Level Laser Therapy can be used on a variety of different injuries. The main areas of focus for laser treatment is to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and heal wounds. In addition, laser therapy can also help heal:

  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Edema
  • Chronic joint disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • and more!

For more information please find a ProActive clinic near you!