Physiotherapy assesses and treats health and movement dysfunctions. Our profession is shaped by scientific evidence and is grounded in the belief that to be effective, its services must respond to the changing needs of populations and our health system.
If you have an injury or illness that affects your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments, you may benefit from the skilled services of a physiotherapist trained in orthopedic physiotherapy.
If you aren’t moving well, you aren’t living well. With top-quality care from The Physio Space’s experienced physiotherapists, it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Whether you’re looking for relief from pain or help to improve your movement, we’ll provide the guidance and encouragement you need to achieve lasting results — and enjoy the process.
Your initial assessment involves a thorough examination, as well as specialized physical tests and measurements. Your physiotherapist will then analyze your objective measures and establish a diagnosis. Your functional needs and abilities will also be taken into account so that your physiotherapist can create a treatment plan that aligns with your goals and current condition.
Treatment at The Physio Space can involve a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and other treatment modalities such as acupuncture, therapeutic ultra sound, cupping, taping, etc. We also provide our patients with extensive education regarding their injuries as well as a maintenance program to prevent future injuries.
While your physiotherapist may use various tools to help you move better and get better, exercise is often your main modality to help you recover fully and prevent future orthopedic problems. Exercises in orthopedic physiotherapy can involve:
Your physiotherapist can teach you the right exercises for your specific condition in order to help you regain functional and pain free mobility.
Education is a large component integrated into your therapy sessions. It is our goal to help you continue to maintain your achieved optimal level of function even beyond your course of rehabilitation.
Whether you suffer from debilitating pain, muscle and/or joint disorders, or recovering from a surgery, our therapists are here to help you through it all one on one.
Manual Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques to spinal and extremity joints to assess and treat injury and dysfunction. This can involve assisted stretches, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, mobilizations and manipulations.
Mobilizations are gentle, rhythmic, passive movements and manipulations are skilled, passive, quick movements.
Manual therapy is used for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.
All of our therapists have completed formal postgraduate manual therapy education, and have years of experience applying hands on treatment in safe and effective manner.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles through the skin and tissue over various areas on the body. At The Physio Space, we apply acupuncture in a modern approach known as “anatomical acupuncture”. We combine the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to reason how acupuncture is used as a treatment. Generally we use acupuncture to control pain, resolve inflammation, provide regeneration, restore physical function and normalize nervous system function.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.
Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue.
The goal of myofascial therapy is to stretch and loosen the fascia so that it and other contiguous structures can move more freely, and the patient’s motion is restored. For this reason, myofascial therapy is sometimes referred to as ‘myofascial release’ therapy.
Therapeutic exercise involves movement prescribed to correct impairments, restore muscular and skeletal function and/or maintain a state of well-being. The scientific evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of exercise is indisputable, and the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks in most adults.
For most adults, an exercise program including aerobic, resistance, flexibility, and neuromotor exercise training is indispensable to improve and maintain physical fitness and health.
The kinesiology taping method is based on the science of maintaining support to the body while allowing blood and other bodily fluids to move freely through and around the injured muscle. Kinesiology tape stabilizes the injured area by lightly adhering to the skin and applying pressure to the tissues the tape is wrapped around.
This tape allows the connective tissue surrounding the affected muscle or tendon to move along with the body. It gently allows the free flow of blood and lymphatic fluid to cleanse and heal the inflammation without the use of medications or surgery.
This special tape helps to improve circulation, support muscles, allow the internal injury to heal, and help prevent further muscle injury while still allowing motion.
Physiotherapy treatment at The Physio Space can also include application of various electro and thermo modalities to complement manual therapy and exercise treatment.
TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Electrical current applied through two or four electrodes. This stimulation is usually very comfortable to the patient and provides immediate reduction of pain and muscle relaxation. When very strong stimulation is required, Tens can be applied through acupuncture needles inserted into the patient’s body.
Therapeutic ultrasound is one of many effective techniques used in modern-day physiotherapy. It provides deep-heating effects to tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons, muscles). The process increases blood circulation locally allowing the tissues to heal. Ultrasound therapy can also help decrease pain, and may even increase the flexibility of tight tendons and muscles thus improving mobility. Typically, the use of therapeutic ultrasound is combined with other aspects of physiotherapy such as exercises and stretching.
Application of moist heat to improve blood circulation and send the patient home well relaxed.
Application of icepacks to reduce swelling and control acute pain and inflammation.