Spinal Decompression is the therapeutic elongation of the spine in a slow, gentle manner in order to relieve pressure on compressed vertebrae and discs. This treatment is appropriate for those individuals who have low back pain that is caused by herniated discs, degenerated discs and/or intervertebral joints with or without peripheralizing buttock/leg pain which has not responded well to other forms of treatment.
Manual Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques to spinal and extremity joints to assess and treat injury and dysfunction. This can involve assisted stretches, deep tissue release, acupressure, mobilizations and manipulations. Mobilizations are gentle, rhythmic, passive movements and manipulations are skilled, passive, quick movements. Manual therapy is used for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.
Acupuncture is technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain, encourage natural healing and improve function. We have found acupuncture to be extremely successful in managing a wide range of conditions, some of which include headaches, arthritic inflammatory conditions, postoperative pain, low back pain, neuralgia/sciatica, joint disorders, complex regional pain syndrome and whiplash associated disorders.
Customized Rehabilitation Programs (CRP)
Exercise prescription is an important phase in optimizing normal function, relieving symptoms and preventing future injury.
Our CRP (ICBC, WCB and Private) are customized to each individual and include work specific and functional exercises based upon the injury, job, daily and recreational activity requirements. Our registered Kinesiologist/Physiotherapist provides clients with progressive one-on-one programs of core stability, strengthening, stretching, cardiovascular training and health education. Sessions are carried out in our private gym, allowing patients to exercise in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Hydrotherapy is a pool therapy program specifically designed for an individual in an attempt to improve neuromuscular and skeletal function. Hydrotherapy is used to treat musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, spinal cord injuries and in patients suffering spasticity, stroke or paralysis. This therapy is conducted and supervised by our qualified hydrotherapist in a purpose-built hydrotherapy pool.
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Laser Therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode or an array if high intensity super luminous diodes. Conditions treated include musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and wounds. The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a very effective technique for the treatment of chronic pain with associated muscle shortening. This muscle shortening can cause compression of discs, spinal joints which can create pain and dysfunction in an area. IMS treatment involves the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into the tight muscle bands. The muscle responds with a reflexive grabbing sensation like a deep, achy muscle cramp and then it relaxes. Usually an immediate change is noted.
|Traction / IMS||$65||$60|
|ICBC (User Fee)||$35||$35|
Fees as of October 1st, 2016