Physiotherapy is all about making you move better for life. Our physiotherapists will help you restore physical function after an injury and prevent future injuries.
We specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating injuries related to muscles, bones, ligaments, joints, and nerves. We help restore physical function with a range of treatment techniques such as manual therapy, injury specific exercise prescription, movement retraining, medical acupuncture, and various electrophysical modalities. Our physiotherapists are highly trained, providing clients with complementary treatment options that involve many of the techniques described below.
Manual TherapyOur therapists utilize a wide selection of manual techniques, dependent on the needs of our clients. Manual stretching, friction massage, trigger point, and myofascial release are some of the treatments designed to restore normal length and mobility to soft tissues. Joint mobilization techniques are utilized to restore full range of motion in a joint, following loss of mobility. If required, joint manipulations may also be used provided that the therapist has the appropriate training and the patient’s consent.
Prescriptive ExercisePrescriptive exercise is highly effective and a key component of injury prevention, recovery, pain management, and general good health. We are very knowledgeable in providing patients with exercises specifically designed for you and your needs. Physiotherapists are experts and training the body to move, and move well. Whether you are pre- or post-surgical, returning to activity or work, improving your ability as an athlete, pre- or postnatal, or managing systemic conditions such as arthritis, our therapists will work with you to design an exercise program to keep you Fit to Play in all situations.
Electrophysical ModalitiesElectrical and physical modalities, such as ultrasound, laser, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and interferential current (IFC) are all designed to stimulate tissue healing, reduce pain and swelling, and to restore normal tissue function. We may use a variety of electrotherapy tools during your treatment sessions.
Medical AcupunctureEncompassing a combination of traditional Chinese acupuncture and Western medical science, acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into the skin at specific points to achieve a variety of effects, including pain relief, reduction of swelling, and improved circulation. Medical acupuncture is not appropriate for all patients and thus a special assessment is required to determine if it is appropriate for you.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)IMS is a specialized form of needling that differs from acupuncture. It helps to reduce pain and dysfunction by inserting a needle into targeted areas of tightness and trigger points in muscle tissue. The needle produces a reflex response, causing relaxation of the muscle, thus reducing tension on other joint structures. IMS is not appropriate for all patients and thus a special assessment is required to determine if it is appropriate for you.
Functional and Athletic TapingInjured joints and body parts may benefit from taping in order to protect the area from further injury and allow an earlier return to activity. Applying tape to the affected area may heighten proprioceptive awareness. Taping can also support the area allowing muscles that have tightened to relax and thus facilitating a return of motion.
Vestibular RehabilitationVestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized treatment approach, which involves specific movements, techniques, and exercises, to decrease the symptoms of dizziness, gaze disturbances, and balance impairments. A specific vestibular rehab program is to be completed by the patient at home. Peripheral vestibular dysfunction has been shown to respond well to progressive balance retraining, specific stretching, and strengthening techniques.
HydrotherapyWater provides a near weightless environment where individuals can work at a comparable intensity to land based exercise but for longer and without discomfort or post exercise soreness. The specific aim of hydrotherapy is different for each individual and condition or injury. In some cases hysdrotherapy is able to assist with the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal function, maintain or prevent deterioration of function, or prevent the occurrence of an injury. As every case is unique, an initial assessment by our physiotherapist must take place in order to determine if this type of therapy would be beneficial for you.
Massage therapy focuses on soft tissue manipulation to enhance muscle performance and promote relaxation of the body’s nervous system. The goal of massage therapy is to restore and maintain optimal health and pain free function of the body. It is a natural form of therapy that promotes healing, circulation, and waste reduction in tissues.
Do you experience hip or knee pain, possibly associated with osteoarthritis? In Canada, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have arthritis. Thankfully, this condition can be effectively managed with exercise. But, most of us could use some guidance on what exercises are ideal and how they should be safely performed. The GLA:D Canada Program provides cost-effective group education and exercise to individuals of all ages.
City Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic is excited to announce that we will running our program beginning October 29! Physiotherapist Sarah Paterson will be running the program.
- 2 formal education sessions with focus on symptom management strategies
- 12 group neuromuscular exercise sessions with focus on functional strength
- Data collection for quality monitoring
- Cost: $540 (paid up front, $45 per exercise session, PT receipt issued at each session, education sessions free)
- Knee and/or hip OA (radiographic diagnosis not required)
- Knee and/or hip pain (not related to soft tissue issues or inflammatory joint disease)
- Doctor or healthcare professional referral NOT required, imaging or formal arthritis diagnosis NOT required
- New clients: book initial assessment with Sarah to determine if appropriate for program and for baseline testing
- CSPC clients referred by other CSPC PT: can be directed to Sarah for additional information and program scheduling, initial PT assessment with Sarah NOT required
For more information about GLA:D, click here.
As concussions have become a growing, nationwide concern, we at City Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic feel strongly about doing our part to help manage these injuries by taking a collective and comprehensive approach for the complete management of a concussion injury: Education, Awareness, Baseline Testing, Physical Testing, Therapeutic Strategies and Return to Play Preparation.
Foot biomechanics play a vital role in how the body moves and functions. A custom foot orthotic is a biomechanical insole achieving alignment of the foot and ankle into an anatomically efficient position.
What to Expect from your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Assessment
Pelvic floor issues are incredibly common. In fact, recent statistics suggest that 1 in 4 women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. Some conditions treated by a pelvic rehabilitation therapist include:
- Musculoskeletal aches and pains (involving the back, hips, sacroiliac joint, groin, abdomen and sometimes limbs)
- Bladder and bowel issues
- Painful sex or an inability to have penetrative sex
- Pregnancy & postpartum recovery
- And much, much more
Whether you are looking for a comprehensive program or a single evaluation of an individuals workstation we can assist. Our ergonomic evaluations begin with an onsite evaluation of the employees workstation and work habits.
We provide Medical Acupuncture, performed by trained Physiotherapists.
Medical AcupunctureEncompassing a combination of traditional Chinese acupuncture and Western medical science, it involves the insertion of very fine needles into the skin at specific points to achieve a variety of effects including pain relief, reduction of swelling, and improved circulation. Not all patients are appropriate for medical acupuncture and thus a special assessment is required to determine if it is appropriate for you.
Our sport based therapists are trained to provide thorough, head-to-toe full body assessments with your specific sport in mind. A Fit to Play Assessment is an essential component to every athletes’ training plan. Whether you are starting a new season, a new sport, or just want to ensure you are fit to play, this assessment is for you.