Registered Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy within this scope of practice is to help clients relieve pain and increase their range of motion. I believe that every condition should be treated individually and that the correct treatment plan allows athletes and workers to return to pre-injury status quickly and efficiently. The use of deep tissue allows me to work multiple layers at a time and I constantly monitor core strength and flexibility to help ensure that the body is improving in multiple places not just at the site of injury.
Compression Garments ( See Product Section)
Provides medical grade orthopaedic support to assist with pain reduction, reduce swelling, increase circulation. Products are designed to be worn under clothes for everyday use. Many extended health benefit plans cover compression items.
- Promotes circulation
- Soft, comfortable material
- Moisture wicking fabric to eliminate odour and boost overall comfort
- Help maintain a position of support for the healing process
Orthosis – Braces and Supports (See Product Section)
Whether you experience pain in the knees, ankles, back, hands, elbows or shoulders, braces are designed to restore mobility and improve performance. They are made from an anatomically knitted breathable fabric with visco-elastic inserts. As the joint moves, they provide a therapeutic massage and stability. This stimulates the circulation and promotes the healing process. Orthoses are used primarily to control, stabilize or immobilize a joint. Stabilizing orthoses products provide relief and stabilization. Functional orthoses help to restore mobility. Multifunctional orthoses can be used as fixed or mobile supports, depending on your treatment plan.
How does cold laser therapy work?
During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.
Superficial tissue is commonly treated with wavelengths between 600 and 700 nanometers (nm). For deeper penetration, wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm are used.
Although you’ll feel the laser device touching your skin, the procedure is painless and noninvasive. There will be no sound and you’ll feel no vibration or heat. Each treatment typically takes only a few minutes.
What’s cold laser therapy used for?
The main uses for cold laser therapy are tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation.
- ligament sprains
- muscle strains
- tennis elbow
- neck pain
- lower back pain
- knee pain
- pain associated with muscle spasms
It’s also used to help reduce swelling and promote healing of the joints and soft tissue.
A holistic approach to healing which aims to restore movement and function in the body by connecting structural findings with the patients symptoms, leading the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner to the root cause of the problem. To achieve this goal, the Practitioner relies on the her palpation, as well as her in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and mechanics.
The Osteopathic approach to treatment is gentle and rhythmic, improving the health of all tissues and systems in the body, including musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. Each treatment is tailored to the patient, addressing the specific structural pattern the patient presents with on the day of treatment.
- Myofascial release
- Muscle energy
- Oscillatory osteo-articular release
- Counter strain
- Cranial sacral
- Ligamentous articular release
- Visceral technique
- Neurolymphatic reflex
- Lymphatic drainage
- Trigger point and ganglia reflex treatment
An initial assessment with an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner typically lasts 45 minutes, which includes a thorough health history, written consent, initial assessment, and treatment. Patients remain fully clothed but are recommended to wear loose fitting, moveable clothing.
Individuals of all ages can benefit from Osteopathic treatment, including elderly, children, athletes, and women in their second or third trimester of pregnancy. Osteopathy can help treat and prevent sports related injuries, neck and back pain, muscle and joint pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, sprains and strains, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, headaches, digestive issues, coughs and colds, and more.
Call Progressive Physiotherapy at 1(905) 945 – 7771, or book online.