These hands on treatments to the muscle and fascia improve movement, increase artery and nerve flow and decrease pain.
Spinal and Joint Mobilization/Manipulation
Mobilization is a repetitive, gentle movement which improves function through restoring range and decreasing pain. Manipulation is a passive, quick movement of small amplitude applied to a stiff joint to improve movement.
We use disposable, sterile needles to treat pain and muscle spasm or increased tone. The very thin needles are inserted into the muscle and there is minimal discomfort. Acupuncture can be used to treat chronic or acute injuries.
A disposable acupuncture needle is inserted into a taut muscle to decrease tone and improve movement. The relaxation of the muscle that occurs helps to decrease pain and improve activity.
Patients are provided with a specific set of exercises needed to improve their condition. The patient needs to work with the physiotherapist to achieve the maximum benefit.
Custom made orthotics are covered by a number of insurance companies. Pain and dysfunction in the foot and leg are improved with the correction of poor biomechanics. Orthotics also provide shock absorption and dispersion of forces.
We work closely with your surgeon to provide post-surgical rehabilitation as soon as possible after the joint replacement or surgery. Decreasing swelling, improving balance, and working on range of motion and strength are very important in your recovery.
Sports Injury Treatment
We work hard to get you back to your activity as soon as possible. This is based on stages of healing and the sport specific requirements.
Taping is used to support or immobilize an acutely injured joint. It helps to prevent further stresses to the healing ligaments and decrease abnormal biomechanics.
Cervical and Lumbar Computerized Traction
Traction is used for treatment of inflamed nerves and joint hypomobility in the neck or back.