Physiotherapy

Expert, friendly Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy has helped millions of Canadians recover from injury, rehabilitate from accidents, manage chronic pain, or maintain general well-being and mobility. At Active Care Physiotherapy, we use a proven combination of hands-on therapy and tailor-made exercise programs to help you heal and maintain your physical fitness.

Physiotherapy (often known as just physio) can help a broad range of conditions and circumstances that affect your circulatory, respiratory, musculoskeletal and nervous systems, including:

  • Neck pain, back pain, facial pain & headaches
  • Work related injuries
  • Motor vehicle injuries
  • Athletic injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Whiplash and associated disorders
  • Rehabilitation after joint replacements
  • TMJ disorders
  • Post fracture & post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Arthritis treatment & management
  • Respiratory conditions & neurological rehabilitation

To make an appointment with one of our highly qualified registered physiotherapists, call us:

 

How We Work

At Active Care Physiotherapy, we always work one on one, so the physiotherapist you talk to is the person who does your treatments. You don’t need a referral from a physician to access our physiotherapy services, but some insurance companies may require a referral if you make claim for re-imbursement.

 

Your Initial Consultation

Physiotherapists have advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well, and how to restore mobility. So when we first meet you, your physiotherapist will first perform a detailed assessment of your problem. This will involve taking a detailed subjective history of your condition including the symptoms, associated medical history, and impairments.

Your physiotherapist will then complete an objective examination of your posture, range of motion, strength and perform specialized orthopedic tests. Once the examination is complete your physiotherapist will explain what is causing your problem and how it can best be addressed. This initial assessment will typically take 45 minutes to 1 hour.

 

Your Physiotherapy Treatments

Treatment sessions typically take 30-40 minutes. Based on the diagnosis and clinical impression of your physiotherapist treatment may include but is not limited to;

  • Therapeutic and/or home-based exercise to address muscles imbalances, improve range of motion and restore function.
  • Manual therapy and joint mobilizations to improve joint range of motion and alleviate pain.

We may also use specialized methods to treat you, including;

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Thermal treatments using heat/ice packs
  • Paraffin wax
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
  • Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC); used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling and limitations in range of motion.
  • Therapeutic taping; used to help correct posture, facilitate muscle contraction and provide compression and support
  • Acupuncture

 

Tailor-made exercise programs with Physiotec

Your physiotherapy treatment is a partnership between yourself and your physiotherapist that extends beyond your visits to our clinics. Most physiotherapy treatment plans include a custom-made exercise plan for you to do at home in your own time.

When we prescribe an exercise program during your initial visit it is stored on the http://www.physiotec.com site. At that time you will be given a username and password with which you can log onto the Physiotec site to access:

  • Your specific exercise regime
  • Professional videos
  • Any changes made to your program

 

Physiotherapy for Sports Injuries

We’ve helped athletes, football players, skaters, runners and curlers recover from injuries and restore their strength with a blend of physical therapy and highly focused exercises, so they can get back to playing their favorite sports with confidence. Our team has experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of a range of sports injury types, including:

  • Acute joint and muscle injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Feet, knee and ankle sprains
  • Gait and mobility issuers when playing sports (see our Orthotics page for more details)

We are also highly experienced in therapeutic taping for sportspeople and athletes – call us for details.