Physiotherapy visits consists of either a 30 or 60 minute one-on-one appointment. The duration of the appointment is dependent on the extent of your needs.
Each session includes an assessment looking at a variety of things including range of motion, strength, flexibility and overall functional movement.
After the assessment, treatments provided include manual therapy, patient education and an exercise program.
Following treatment a post assessment will be preformed to determine the effectiveness of the therapy and need for future sessions.
Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a filament needle to target myofascial trigger points. The needle is inserted into the skin and muscle to help in the management of neuromuscular pain and movement impairments.
Graston technique uses a variety of instruments to provide a deeper massage to the soft tissue. By scraping the skin gently it can stimulate connective tissue remodeling, assist in the breakdown of scar tissue or fascial restrictions, and improve blood flow to the area.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which special cups are placed on the skin to create an airtight suction. Within a few minutes the tissue will become red with increased blood flow to the area. Benefits of this deep tissue massage include decreased pain, improved blood flow, and relaxation.
Kinesio taping is a therapeutic taping technique used to help provide stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, kinesio taping can help to alleviate pain and facilitate lymphatic drainage.
Following an auto accident it can be beneficial to seek treatment from a physical therapist to speed up the recovery time. By using soft tissue massage and manual therapy we can reduce pain and stiffness and improve overall range of motion to help you restore your normal mobility.