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Muscle/Joint Pain,
Sports Injury Rehab & Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

Physiotherapy can be effectively utilized to treat aches and pains in the whole body, from the jaw all the way down to your feet.

Typically, we begin with a comprehensive assessment that details the history of your problem and screens your general health history.  This helps us to identify your goals as well as to obtain an understanding of your injury/pain.  Following this, we perform a physical exam.  This involves a postural scan, testing for mobility and strength and also special tests to help diagnose your problem.

After we complete this, we discuss our findings and recommendations with you to determine the treatment direction we recommend and ensure this will address your goals.  This is a collaborative process.

Our treatment goals are developed together with your specific goals in mind, whether they be pain relief, improved strength, long term management, etc.  Treatment strategies may involve education regarding postural adjustments, ergonomic advice, exercise program assistance/development, advice regarding bracing, return to work assistance and long term strategies to help prevent further problems.  We utilize manual therapy, modalities (ultrasound, interferential current, etc.) and advice regarding other treatment options if we feel you might benefit from some other management strategies beyond or along with our specific skill set.

Examples of issues we provide treatment for:

  • arthritis
  • sprains
  • post-op surgeries
  • post fracture
  • tendonitis
  • rotator cuff injuries
  • low back pain
  • TMJ (jaw)
  • mechanical headaches

Neurological Rehab/Head Injury Rehab

Functional restrictions that have a neurological basis or originate from a brain or central nervous system injury/illness require a slightly different approach than what is typically done for orthopaedic injuries.

We begin with a comprehensive history and follow this with a physical examination.  The examination assesses posture, mobility, strength, sensation, coordination patterns, balance and specific functional testing (like your walking pattern, ability to transition from sitting to standing, etc.).  Depending on what we identify during the history, we may perform a comprehensive vestibular assessment as well.

In the early stages of treatment it is best to be in an environment with minimal distractions because people can have problems with light and sound sensitivities.  Therefore, we provide the opportunity to work in quiet, private offices.

Treatment strategies are then initiated to address the problems identified during the assessment and coordinate these with the individual’s specific treatment goals (both short and long term).

Treatments could include:

  • advice on whether bracing or an orthosis would be beneficial
  • visual exercises and balance retraining
  • using various cueing methods, to encourage and retrain movement patterns
  • education and exercises to reduce tone or minimize its affect on your movement
  • exercise prescription for retraining strength, coordination and muscle patterning
  • concussion management would involve assisting with safe and proper reintegration to activity and treating secondary problems that could occur (ie balance, vestibular issues)
Examples of issues we provide treatment for:

  • stroke
  • MS
  • spinal cord injuries
  • vertigo/vestibular issues
  • concussions

Paediatric Physiotherapy

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love legos, scented markers, handstands, books and mud puddles, It’s all about balance”
– K.G, First Grade Teacher

We chose this quote because we feel it represents a principle of understanding the unique characteristics of every child and when working with children, especially in a Physiotherapy environment, your child needs to be understood as unique and treated as such. At Body Balance Physiotherapy we believe that our treatment approach of one on one physiotherapy helps in providing your child with a comfortable environment to experience their course of recovery.

Physiotherapy for a child is meant to be an experience that is interactive and built with the goals of the child and parent in mind. Whether your child has suffered an injury such as a sprained ankle or has neurological stiffness from a condition such as Cerebral Palsy, we will focus on your child in an environment that is not intimidating (loud or busy) and has the privacy that you and your child deserve while rehabilitating. Children require a focused and supportive environment for recovery and we will individualize your child’s treatment to their specific needs and help you, as parents, promote their recovery as well.

Examples of issues we provide treatment for:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Post-operative paediatric orthopaedic corrective surgery
  • Low muscle tone and hypermobility

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