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Specialized Services


Prepartory Pre and Post Surgery Therapy and Training

Studies have shown that patients who undergo Physical Therapy before surgery have a better outcome result and less apprehension after the surgery.  This can result in a quicker recovery time and decreased anxiety.  Learning how to perform your activities of daily living pre surgery is also important to minimize prolong inpatient stays post surgery while decreasing the dependence on others for your self care.  Navigating stairs, in/out of cars, usuing assistive devices and dressing yourself, are examples of activities that can be challenging after surgery.   You will recieve our expertice in navigating you from start to finsh throught this entire process.

  • Spinal manipulation and mobilization

    Manual manipulation of the spine has been used by clinicians for thousands of years and continues to be a commonly used technique.  The goal of manipulation is to restore maximal, pain-free movement of the musculoskeletal system in postural balance.  In the past decade, there has been a significant growth in evidence supporting the benefits of spinal manipulation and mobilization techniques.  Spinal manipulative techniques are high-velocity, low-amplitude maneuvers that force an individual vertebra against a restriction, just beyond its passive range of motion, and back into it's normal alignment. These techniques produce a palpable and sometimes auditory articulation.  Mobilization techniques, on the other hand, are broadly defined as manual movement of a joint through it's full passive range of motion with no thrust.  The current evidence shows that both spinal manipulation and mobilization techniques are effective options for treatment of low back pain and that manipulation decreased pain and improved range of motion in patients with chronic neck and low back pain.  Furthermore, clinical studies have clearly demonstrated a significant decrease in medication use in patients who undergo manual manipulation treatments.

  • TMJ

    Did you know that neck, shoulder pain and stiffness can play a role in TMJ disorders?  If you are suffering with TMJ problems, stop for a moment to consider that the muscles of the neck and shoulders are connected to the jaw.  If you have chronic stiffness or misalignment in your neck or shoulders, it can directly affect the function of your jaw joints.  Based on your findings, your therapist will implement a plan to address these limitations.  If you have TMJ and suspect  misalignment in your neck and shoulders, you may want to consider physical therapy to help treat the problem.  Physical therapy will teach you how to improve your postural faults, decrease jaw pain, increase jaw motion, decrease muscle tension, and strengthen weak postural muscles.  Physical therapy, along with a dental treatment, may greatly improve your situation.  An experienced physical therapist can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your TMJ, neck, thoracic spine and shoulder girdle to determine the structures causing TMJ symptoms.  Based on your Physiotherapists findings, a plan will be implemented to treat your underlying bio-mechanical problems.

  • Kinesiotape

    Popularized by the 2008 Olympics, Kinesotape has garnished a lot of interest for its therapeutic benefits in the clinical setting for many physical therapy rehabilitation applications.  There are several theoretical benefits claimed for the tape.  One of those is correcting the alignment of weak muscles as well as facilitating joint motion as a result of the tape's recoiling qualities.  Additionally, the tape is claimed to lift the skin, increasing the space below it, thus promoting proper blood flow and circulation of lymphatic fluids to reduce the mechanicle pressure created by stationary swelling.  This increase in the interstitial space is also said to lead to less pressure on the body's pain detecting nerve fibers, and to stimulate sensory nerves that help to mask the pain signal being sent to the brain.  Allowing for increased blood flow to the damage tissue also helps to facilitate healing while bringing vital oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. Your Physiotherapist will access your particular situation to determine if your condition may benefit and warrant the use of this treatment technique.


    Other Specialized Conditions:

    - Bells’ Palsy

    - Pediatrics

    - Fibromyalgia

    - Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation