A visit to our Studio fo any of our provided services has your health and best interest in mind. Whether it is Osteopathy, Physiotherapy or Physio-Pilates, we work as a team to determine which method of rehabilitation is best suited to your specific needs.
Physiotherapy is a method of treatment that aims to reduce pain, increase mobility, improve strength and balance, and assist in returning to normal activities of daily living. Treatments are provided in the form of manual therapy, exercise prescription, physical modalities, lifestyle modification and education including ergonomic assessment.
Modalities may include US (ultrasound), IFC (interferential current), TENS (transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation), and PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy.
Our Physiotherapists are registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in their specific area of practice.
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy designed to restore balance in the body. It is a gentle approach that focuses on finding the cause of the problem by looking at the body rather than just looking at the area of pain or suffering.
The belief is that when there is tension or compression in the body, proper circulation (nerves, arteries, veins, lymphatics) becomes affected, which can eventually lead to pain, illness, or disease.
Osteopathic manual practitioners are trained to find the source of the obstruction, bring it back to normal, and let the body do what it is designed to do, heal itself.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. It can help alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and as such, massage therapy should be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
The following is a list of different conditions/impairments that our Registered Massage Therapists have experience working with:
- soft tissue injuries/impairments
- joint impairments by using low-grade joint manipulations to the spine and joints
- pregnancy and high-risk pregnancy
- cancer, breast-cancer, post-mastectomy, and breast implantations surgery
- spinal cord rehabilitation, including working with paraplegic and quadriplegic
- multiple sclerosis
- general surgery post-op patients
- scar work and manipulation post-surgery
- scoliosis (functional and structural)
Our method of rehabilitation combines functional physiotherapy with Pilates exercises. We help clients develop body awareness through proper breathing and movement education. We use traditional Pilates equipment to work on improving posture, movement patterns, strength, and flexibility.
With private sessions, each client begins with a full assessment by a Registered Physiotherapist. A treatment plan is then established based upon findings and information conveyed and the journey to rehabilitation begins from here.
Weekly Pilates classes are offered and cater to all needs:
- Basic Pilates is a class for those who generally have health issues such as
weakness, poor balance, lack flexibility, general back/neck/hip pain and are
looking for a place to start
- Beginner/Intermediate also uses the foundation exercises but here we begin to
use progressions. This class is at a general pace and is great for those who do not have serious health issues. It is greatly suited for those who need to strengthen and get into better shape.
- Intermediate/Advanced is for those who are currently active or possess some form of strength. This class tends to require more strength in order to perform the exercises such as pike, plank and those which require weight bearing.
- Pilates Stretch is a therapeutic class designed for both men and women who want to increase their joint flexibility. This type of stretching targets the deep connective tissues of the body including fascia with a focus being joint release(hips, pelvis, spine).
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Pulsed electro-magnetic field (PEMF) Therapy pulses a magnetic field into the body, creating an extraordinary healing effect. The results are less pain, reduction in swelling, and increased range of motion in the affected areas.
PEMF affects the body’s natural magnetic field. This is created by the flow of electrically change ions in and out of the cells and the transmission of electric impulses through cell membranes. Only PEMF force can naturally influence electrical changes on a cellular level within the body for cell metabolism to be influenced.
PEMF therapy regenerates damaged and diseased tissue, repairs torn tendons and fractured bones.
PEMF therapy improves circulation, not by increasing heartbeat or blood pressure, but by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries. This also reduces edema (swelling).
PEMF therapy increases the cellular level of oxygen absorption by up to 200%. This reduces pain associated with lack of sufficient oxygen.