Benefits of Physiotherapy
Relief from chronic or acute pain, whether the result of sudden injury or cumulative stress injuries including from postural habits.
Recovery & functional restoration of physical abilities after injury/ chronic pain.
Pre-surgery strengthening and post-surgical recovery including pain management and rehabilitation for restoration of physical abilities to improve quality of life.
Mckenzie Method: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
Why MDT Is the Best First Step?
The McKenzie Method is your road map to a clear and reliable direction for treatment. MDT is a comprehensive, evidence-based system of patient care. The assessment, classification, treatment and prevention strategies for back, neck and extremity problems, emphasize patient education and independence.
MDT is time and cost-efficient and does not rely on expensive tests or procedures.
How It Works?
Certified MDT clinicians are highly trained to determine the reason for your problem. If your symptoms are affected by a change in movement or position, it is likely they will respond very well to exercise based strategies, designed to help you self-manage. By learning how to self-treat your current problem, you gain valuable knowledge and skills to minimize the risk of recurrence. Through sound clinical reasoning, a certified MDT provider can also safely identify any serious conditions that might require medical management (e.g. fracture, tumour, infections or systemic inflammatory disease) and direct patients to the appropriate care.
Manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing the hands-on techniques for the purpose of relieving pain, increasing range of motion, reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, improving tissue repair, extensibility and/or stability, facilitating movement and improving function. Manual Therapy involves the physiotherapist’s use of his or her hands to mobilize the joints of the spine and extremities, create movement in nerve tissue or facilitate the activation, flexibility and normal tone of muscle. Several different techniques can be used to restore normal motion (not too much, not too little) and regain control of that motion. This allows each region of the body to move fully, efficiently and safely.
Manual Therapy Techniques
Manipulation involves a small movement directed at a specific joint with the aim of restoring movement and/or reducing pain.
Mobilization involves a slower controlled process of joint and/or soft tissue (muscle) stretching intended to improve bio–mechanical elasticity to restore or improve range of motion and function.
Exercise therapy involves eliciting motion of the body or its parts in order to relieve symptoms and improve function. Specific stretching, strengthening, and stabilization exercises are a critical part of the rehabilitation process for most musculoskeletal injuries. Continued exercise is an important component of injury prevention.
Taping and Bracing
Taping and/or bracing injured joints and body parts protect those areas from further re-injury and allows for an earlier return to activity. It also gives support, which allows muscles, which have tightened or sprained to relax thus facilitating an earlier return of normal activity.
Physio at PhysioSure Clinic have the knowledge and skills to apply the taping and bracing in a manner best suited to achieve the above goals.
Electrotherapy treatments including:
• Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Clinical Pilates is taught by a Registered Physiotherapist in one on one sessions and is used in conjunction with traditional physiotherapy treatments.
Clinical Pilates is particularly beneficial when treating:
• Muscle strains and imbalances
• Pre and post-natal weakness
• Back and neck strains
• Postural issues causing chronic tension and fatigue