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bAbout Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. All physiotherapists registered to practise in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competence examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.

How physiotherapy could help you?

  • Whether your injury is from an accident, a sporting injury or a work injury; after your preliminary treatment, you can reach full recovery through physiotherapy.
  • After an operation, or following some sporting injury or accident a patient seeks advice from a physiotherapist who will take care of you and make certain your return to a regular way of life. It can be as simple as helping somebody who is finding it challenging to deal with the pain that they are facing after an injury. However, it can be as complex as teaching somebody to walk all over again.
  • Part of a physiotherapist’s job is to give the patients the proper tools to enable them to continue their treatment in their own time. In cases where a patient is they unable to walk, a physiotherapist may suggest how they can assist themselves outside of the sessions.They may also take a more hands-on strategy to the therapy using muscle releases and stretches.
  • Before any physiotherapy can commence there needs to be a complete comprehensiveanalysis of the patient and the injury that they have faced.
  • Muscles that are not able to move for a number of weeks become weak and lose flexibility, and they might become less collaborated since normal activity has been eliminated. Physiotherapy puts in place a schedule that helps to recover the balance between muscle and bone through specialised training, muscle releases and stretching.
  • Physiotherapists deal with a vast array of people with a variety of issues that are causing them pain. When it concerns physiotherapy, every patient is special, and each patient has an individual case that is triggering them pain. It takes a skilled expert to notify and certify the issues incorrect with a patient and then bring them back to their typical state.

What conditions can physiotherapy treat?

The physiotherapists at our facility have helped a wide range of people including recreational and professional sports athletes, pre and post-surgical patients and anyone with general aches and pains.They have experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • NeckPain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee Injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Degenerative Disc Diseases
  • Herniated Discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Labral tears
  • Muscle Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Meniscal Knee Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries . Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Achilles
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • ACL Injuries
  • Postural Dysfunctions
  • Pre and Post Natal Conditions SIJ including instability,low back pain, sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • And Many More…

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About Massage Therapy

If you are suffering from muscle tightness, tension from overuse and/or stiff joints our registered massage therapists (RMTs) can help you. RMTs are healthcare professionals that are regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.They use a variety of hands on techniques to manipulate the soft tissues in your body (muscles, connective tissues, joints, tendons and ligaments) in order to provide therapeutic relief, decrease your pain and optimize your health.  Massage therapy can aid in the recovery of injured tissues and overused muscles in the body. In addition,  RMTs can compliment other forms of therapy including physiotherapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture by speeding up the recovery process and preventing future re-injury.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain.
  • Improving joint mobility.
  • Improving circulation.
  • Improving lymphatic drainage.
  • Reducing muscular tension.

Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability. Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

  •  Anxiety and depression
  •  Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back,leg,and neck pain
  • Cancer symptoms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome(repetitive strain)
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Insomnia . Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  •  Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash

Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more! Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and you have no obligation to undergo any part of treatment. Your treatment begins after you’ve given your informed consent.

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About Chiropractic

One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Limited range of motion in the back,shoulder,neck or limbs . Strains and sprains
  • Work and sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • General health and well-being
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

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About Chiropodist

A Chiropodist is a qualified foot specialist.The practice of Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means.Chiropodists and Podiatrists are primary health care providers, and are the only regulated foot professionals educated exclusively in the assessment and treatment of foot disorders.

 

Common Foot Problems:

  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Flat Feet
  • Fungus Toenails
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Infections
  • Heel Spurs
  • Injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuromas
  • Orthotics
  • Orthopedic Footwear
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Warts
  • Wounds

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About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to heal illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. Tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body, where they are gently stimulated to trigger the body’s natural healing response. Acupuncture is effective for controlling pain and can regulate the body’s physiological functions to treat various internal dysfunction and disorders

 

Style of Acupuncture System

Acupuncture has developed in the past few thousand years, through a rich tradition of trial and error, into an ’empirical’medicine. In the United States and Canada many different styles of acupuncture have been introduced such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture,Japanese Acupuncture,electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, etc. Despite such diversity, acupuncture is often discussed in general form. Physiological response from acupuncture varies greatly based on various factors, not only on practitioner’s skills but also on style of acupuncture.The traditional approach of using acupuncture treatments is based on careful evaluation and differentiation of signs and symptoms according to the treatment principles of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

our skills

Hands on Therapy

Evidence Based Service

Clinical Reasoning

Exercise prescription

CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS

Custom made orthotic foot braces are corrective devices made to assist a foot that fails biomechanically, to function normally. The orthotics are made to control abnormal foot function, re-establish proper weight distribution and improve overall biomechanics.

How are Custom Made Foot Orthotics manufactured?

Following an evaluation, a neutral position foot mold is taken and sent to a Professional Podiatry Lab where a positive cast is produced. Specially selected thermoplastics are vacuum heat molded to the patient’s positive plaster cast. Modifications will be incorporated to meet the patient’s needs.

Who can benefit from orthotics?

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Everyone! Even if you don’t suffer from any obvious foot pain you may have some biomechanical imbalances that could lead to problems later if left untreated.
Are custom orthotics only for people with foot problems?
Many clinical conditions may be present without any obvious foot problems. Subtle imbalances in the foot are amplified as they go up the leg, knee, hip and back resulting in problems that may not have been properly assessed due to lack of a full biomechanical evaluation.

Are your orthotics custom?

Yes. Our orthotics are truly custom. We first perform a clinical biomechanical evaluation to determine the amount of correction necessary. Then a neutral position plaster foot mold of your foot is taken to yield a positive plaster cast. Your orthotic is derived from this platform with the corrections necessary to address your specific situation. Any orthotic dispensed without a complete biomechanical evaluation and neutral, non-weight bearing plaster cast, is not custom.

How long do they last?

ortho2With everyday use under normal conditions you should get between 2-3 years of correction from your Custom Orthotics. Orthotic type, age, weight and activity of the patient will play an important role in this issue. Your orthotics should be checked regularly with your practitioner.

 

Will they get rid of my pain and discomfort?

ortho4The proper use of these corrective devices should significantly reduce a patient’s symptoms or foot related pain and discomfort. Some conditions may be severe and have already undergone osseous change. In this case the orthotics will prevent further damage and promote soft tissue restoration.

Will I need to continue my therapy?

Custom orthotics addresses the biomechanical cause of the condition. Think of your orthotics like prescription eyeglasses. They correct alignment when they are worn. Orthotics are not like dental braces which correct alignment over time.

MEDICAL COMPRESSION STOCKINGS 

stocking1aBauerfeind’s VenoTrain© compression therapy is designed to provide long term medical effectiveness, excellent wearing comfort and great looks. The assortment includes different designs, colors and compression levels to fit different life styles of all walks of life. Manufactured with premium quality double covered yarns, all VenoTrain products are designed to provide controlled gradient compression providing maximum pressure at the ankles, decreasing gradually going up the leg. VenoTrain provides effective relief for a wide range of conditions, from tired, achy legs and varicose veins to more severe problems such as chronic venous insufficiency.
Bauerfeind’s most popular compression stocking is the VenoTrain micro. Made with 50% microfiber, it is particularly soft and gentle on your skin. Moisture is transported away and air can circulate to your skin, preventing any unpleasant build-up of heat. The comfortable, elastic knit stimulates blood circulation, relieves your veins and has a contemporary stylish look. This stocking is available in a wide variety of designs and nine classic colors to match the needs of people with different preferences and life-styles.
. protects against varicose veins
. with a comfort sole
. in standard sizes or custom-made

Feel the effects of wellbeing

If you are on your feet a lot or have to stand for longer periods of time, you will enjoy the benefits of VenoTrain© micro. The compression effect significantly relieves pressure in your lower legs. VenoTrain© gradient compression is designed to start at the ankle and gradually decrease going up the leg allowing for optimum support and circulation. The high microfiber content makes this compression stocking exceptionally soft and gentle. It also makes is easy to put on. You will not perspire under it and sufficient air can always circulate to your skin.

Good to your foot

The high level of wearing comfort offered by the VenoTrain micro begins at the foot: the comfort sole provides special pressure relief zones at the heel and the ball of the foot. The foot is stabilized with the help of elastic expansion zones in the middle of the sole. These are invisibly integrated into the anatomical fit of the foot section.

Quality from your medical retailer

VenoTrain© compression stockings and other Bauerfeind products are available from medifit physiotherapy and wellness. Here, our trained staff will advise you, take precise measurements and ensure that your compression stockings fit correctly for optimum comfort and therapy.

MEDICAL BRACES AND ORTHOSES

elbowbWhether you experience pain in the knees, back, hands, elbows or shoulders, Bauerfeind Train® supports are designed to restore mobility and improve performance. They are made from an anatomically knitted breathable fabric with visco-elastic inserts. As the joint moves, they provide a therapeutic massage and support. This stimulates the circulation and promotes the healing process. Weather you are a professional athlete or someone seeking a more active and healthy lifestyle, you will enjoy the quality, excellent wearing comfort and therapeutic effectiveness of the Train range. Provides stabilizing support to relieve muscle/ tendon pain from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, arthritis.

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