Our clinic provides a holistic approach to care through offering a variety of treatment modalities.
Registered Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy works directly with soft tissues to decrease inflammation and increase circulation to reduce your pain and discomfort. It also helps to prevent the occurrence of injury by maintaining proper tissue mobility and joint range of motion.
Regular Massage Therapy treatments, used in conjunction with other healthcare modalities and included as part of a healthy lifestyle, helps to create a holistic approach to your health, enabling you to increase the quality of life you experience.
Mobile Massage Therapy is an opportunity for those with limited mobility to incorporate massage in their healthcare planning. Our Registered Massage Therapists will come to you in order to alleviate the stressors of accessing public care.
Massage Therapy techniques can be used in the treatment of neuromuscular conditions, such as MS, Parkinson’s or stroke-related symptoms, chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, as well as many other soft tissue injuries. These same techniques can also be applied for relaxation treatments.
Athletic Therapy consists of highly skilled health care practitioners specialized in the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Certified Athletic Therapists apply techniques using the sports medicine model of rehabilitation in order to offer an accelerated rehabilitation to physical injuries incurred from sports, recreation, daily activities or occupation. This model consists of but is not limited to the following contemporary rehabilitation techniques: soft tissue and joint mobilizations, muscle reconditioning, exercise, and other therapeutic modalities (Ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, laser, thermotherapy, cryotherapy and supporting taping techniques).
Therapeutic Yoga utilizes gentle movement and physical postures that place the body in positions that cultivate awareness, relaxation and concentration, while the use of breath-work helps to revitalize and balance the energy in the body. This process assists development of good physical health by stretching, massaging and stimulating muscles, glands, connective tissue and internal organs.
Therapeutic Yoga may be a good fit for you if you want to: decrease stress and anxiety, manage pain, improve sleep, increase athletic performance, improve strength and flexibility, prevent injury, or if you're simply new to yoga and interested in learning more prior to entering the studio environment.
Kinesiology is the study of human movement and performance, and applies the science of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and neuroscience to human function. On a practical level, kinesiology utilizes science-based research and assessments to aid in the enhancement of human performance, such as in sport or work environments, and to assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury and other physiological conditions.
Exercise Therapy places a strong emphasis on injury prevention by utilizing therapeutic exercise to improve movement and functionality. It is facilitated by a Certified Athletic Therapist, and includes the design and implementation of an exercise program related to human performance, ergonomics, safety, occupation and lifestyle.
Graston Technique falls under the scope of "instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization". This means it is a form of therapy that uses specialized stainless steel instruments in order to achieve results. These instruments help your practitioner to assess and treat tissue that is causing you pain, and to treat and mobilize chronically tight tissues, scar tissue, tendons and fascia.
The instruments themselves have two main purposes: to help "break down" abnormal densities in tissue (es: scar tissue) and to re-initiate first-stage healing in the body. When we sustain an injury, the body sends healing substances via the blood stream to help healing; white blood cells help to clear out debris, and connective tissue cells help to lay down new collagen for tissue rebuilding. These connective tissue cells help to build scar tissue which then acts as a band aid to help repair the injured tissue. However, after time and without proper rehabilitation and treatment, this can build up and lead to decreased motion, flexibility and pain. The therapy of Graston acts as a mild injury to the tissue, which allows the healing process to start over again, allowing for proper healing, decreased pain, and increased range of motion.
Performed by a Certified Athletic Therapist, a Concussion assessment involves baseline and/or post-concussion testing using a SCAT3, which is a standardized tool for evaluating individuals for concussion.
Testing includes symptom evaluation, cognitive assessment, balance and coordination examination, and neck assessment. These assessments are then summarized and used as a guide for an individual to begin a graduated return to activity/play program. This is monitored by an Athletic Therapist and approved by the client's physician when applicable.