Physiotherapy is a primary health care profession. Physiotherapists are health care practitioners with at least 7 years of university training. They can help people improve and maintain their optimal level of functional independence, manage and prevent pain and disability and provide education to promote health and general well being.
At Premier Care Physiotherapy our experienced physiotherapists apply many different treatment options such as manual therapy techniques, exercise, taping, acupuncture, different modalities and education to help you recover from your injuries or to prevent injuries and maintain your optimal physical health. read more …
Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body such as skin, muscle, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and/or relieve pain. It is a clinically oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.
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Medical acupuncture is a modern treatment approach founded in concepts of neurology, anatomy and physiology. Similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture, medical acupuncture involves the placement of sterile needles into various locations in the body. Medical acupuncture has shown to have beneficial results by inducing muscle relaxation, reducing pain and altering your neuroendocrine responses resulting in an overall relaxation and a feeling of well-being.
Our physiotherapists have completed medical acupuncture programs with McMaster University and Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and are active members of Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture. read more …
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy for the management of musculoskeletal conditions by using highly specific treatment approaches including gentle, hands-on techniques and therapeutic exercise.
Our physiotherapists have completed a program in Orthopedic manual physiotherapy and also have specialized training in joint mobilization.
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Active Exercise Program
Combining physiotherapy treatment techniques with a targeted exercise program is the key in managing pain, restoring mobility and promoting tissue healing. At Premier Care Physiotherapy, our experts encourage their patients to actively engage in rehabilitation and exercise. We place our patients on the right track by exercising weak muscles and regaining flexibility and strength that may have been lost. Our exercise programs are tailored to the individual’s condition and pain level, and include a combination of stretching, strengthening,core stabilization, aerobic conditioning and coordination.
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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes (chronic pain conditions that occur in the musculoskeletal system when there is no obvious sign of injury or inflammation). IMS uses a fine, flexible needle to treat peripheral nerve dysfunctions which results in tender and shortened muscle bands
IMS relies on a thorough physical examination of the patient by a competent therapist, trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain.
IMS is comparable in some ways to acupuncture; however, there are a number of important differences. IMS requires a medical examination and diagnosis by a practitioner knowledgeable in anatomy and needle insertions are indicated by physical signs and not according to predefined meridians. read more …
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue, fascia and nerves attached to front, back and sides of the bottom of pelvis and sacrum. Pelvic Floor has a very important role in our body. They work like a sling and provide support to the organs such as bladder, uterus and bowel. They also wrap around rectum, urethra and vagina. Pelvic Floor muscles should be able to contract to maintain continence and be able to relax to let bowel movement and urination happen. Pelvic Floor is important for the stability of spine and proper function of bladder and bowel. Any dysfunction of these ligaments and muscles can cause lower back pain, incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.
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Sports injuries commonly occur in people participating in sporting events. However, in many cases, injuries can occur due to overuse, improper form and muscle weakness.
Physiotherapists at Premier Care Physiotherapy are skilled and experienced experts in prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation ofsports injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Luckily, the majority of sports injuries are minor and are manageable with proper icing and rest. Overuse syndromes such as tendonitis and bursitis or ligament sprains and muscle strains may require physiotherapy intervention. More severe cases such as ACL or rotator cuff tears may require surgery. read more …
Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Pre-Surgical Education and Rehabilitation
Your physician may provide a referral for physiotherapy prior to your scheduled surgery. The purpose of pre-surgical physiotherapy will vary depending on your condition. Our physiotherapists will discuss your post-surgical precautions and/or restrictions. You may be instructed on how to perform your daily activities in a safe way or how to use an assistive device, such as a cane, crutches or a walker, if needed. You may be given exercises to perform at home in order to minimize your level of pain and dysfunction before surgery. Depending on your needs, you may be seen for one visit or multiple visits before your surgery.
At Premier Care Physiotherapy, our goal during post-surgical rehabilitation is to return you to your optimal level of physical function. This includes successful return to your work, recreational activities, and competitive sports.
Our therapists provide one-on-one treatment sessions to closely monitor your progress and will advance you according to your response as well as your physician’s recommendations. read more …
Custom Foot Orthotics
Orthotics are corrective devices that are worn inside the shoe. They align the muscles, tendons, and bones of the feet and lower legs. They correct your gait and stance, and even influence your posture. Custom-made orthotics can decrease pain in your feet, legs, hips, and lower back.
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Braces are typically used to support a joint or to restrict undesired or potentially harmful motion, and to allow desired motion. We carry braces designed for various types of injuries, including:
- Wrist and hand injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Various knee injuries
- Knee and ankle osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ankle sprain and strains
Home Care Physiotherapy
Our In-home Care Program is specially designed for individuals who are unable to leave their home for the professional care they need, or those who require a home safety assessment to address any safety or mobility issues.
We provide in-home physiotherapy service for patients with joint replacements, post fractures & dislocations, as well as, post heart and bypass surgeries, strokes, MS and other conditions that limit mobility. read more …
Proper ergonomics in the home and office are essential for good health and injury prevention. Our physiotherapists can help and educate you in the proper set up of your workstation in order to maintain proper posture and prevent repetitive injuries.
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Fall Risk Assessment and Treatment
The factors contributing to a risk of falling can be health or environmentally related.
Such factors include:
age, poor balance, gait abnormalities, decreased vision, fear of falling, previous history of falling, dizziness, and poor strength/endurance. Additionally, poor lighting, slippery floors, uneven floors, lack of hand rails, lack of grab bars, issues with clutter, hazardous equipment, and lack of emergency measures may lead to your request for a “Falls Risk” Assessment. The same goes for ergonomic assessments. read more …
Mobility Aids Assessment and Prescription
If medically necessary, we are able to assess and provide prescriptions for mobility aids such as walkers and rollators. Please consult one of our practitioners for more information.
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