Below is a list and description of treatments that can be provided in our rehabilitation centre
Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. It is an effective and low-cost treatment for headaches and chronic pain, associated with problems like back injuries and arthritis. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for over forty medical problems, including allergies, respiratory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological problems, nervous conditions, and disorders of the eyes, nose and throat, and childhood illnesses, among others.
Chiropractic is from Greek words meaning done by hand. Doctors of Chiropractic are concerned with how the body's nerves, muscles and joints function as a whole. They focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the body. They are specialists in using manipulations of joints to improve range of motion, flexibility, and to restore proper function. Chiropractic is one of the most popular alternative therapies currently available. Some would say it now qualifies as mainstream treatment as opposed to complementary medicine. Chiropractic treatment is covered by many insurance plans. It has become well-accepted treatment for acute pain and problems of the spine, including low back pain and whiplash. Source: Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine.
We can provide physiotherapy treatment which is defined as: the treatment of disorders with physical agents and methods, such as massage, manipulation, therapeutic exercises, cold, heat (including shortwave and microwave diathermy and ultrasonic heat), hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation, and light to assist in habilitating or rehabilitating patients and in restoring function after an illness or injury.
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Therapeutic laser treatments provide patients with a safe, effective and painless therapy that uses the body's own natural healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration. Lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photons of light. The body absorbs this laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which the body then uses to commence its own tissue repairs. The bio-stimulating effect of laser therapy causes a decrease in inflammation and pain and an increase in tissue regeneration and healing.
Custom orthotics are corrective devices made to assist a foot that fails biomechanically, to function normally. The orthotics are made to control abnormal foot function, re-establish proper weight distribution and improve overall biomechanics. Each orthotic is made specifically for your foot. We offer a wide range of orthotics to suit each patient’s individual needs.
Personal Trainer is a fitness professional that develops an exercise program to work with clients by setting goals and providing feedback to improve the clients overall health. We create a fitness plan for each patient individually to suit their symptoms and fit their needs.
Exercise Programs: Cardiovascular/ Strengthening/Stretching
Reflexology is an ancient therapy designed to bring the body back from “un-wellness” to "wellness" or from “imbalance” to “balance” by massaging, squeezing, or pushing on special zones of the feet, hands or ears. It’s better to define reflexology as the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hand with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. Nowadays we call it alternative medicine. The main idea of reflexology is that zones on the foot, or hand, or ear correspond to the body organs and that by manipulating these spots a person can improve general health that was affected with stress of modern living, illness, injury, improper diet, environmental allergies or anything else.
Psychotherapy has been proven to increase happiness, overall fulfillment, motivation, and decrease stress and anxiety. Psychotherapy consists of a series of techniques for treating mental health, emotional and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy is helpful in treating a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety and trauma related disorders, It helps us understand what helps us to feel positive or anxious, as well as accepting our strong and weak points.
Electro Muscule Stimulation
Interferential Current/Electro-Muscle Stimulation (IFC/EMS) is a therapeutic treatment to aid in pain relief and promote soft tissue healing. Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissue adjacent to the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, low frequency stimulation is created, prompting the body to secrete endorphins (pain relieving hormones). Most patients find the treatment extremely beneficial and describe it as a "tingling" sensation. It is most often used for pain relief and to aid in reducing soft tissue swelling. Sprains, strains and spasms often respond to this treatment, which also reduces atrophy and increases blood circulation. Ice or heat is often accompanied with this treatment.
Since paraffin is heavy in molecular weight, it increases the blood supply to the area being treated and traps moisture from underlying layers of the skin. Paraffin therapy is commonly used to reduce pain and stiffness around joints by removing excess fluid from surrounding tissue, providing heat and added lubrication to the skin.
Ultrasound therapy is most often employed in sports medicine, because the ultrasound therapy can stimulate cell growth which speeds along the healing process for these sorts of injuries. It is useful for helping along fractured bones. The ultrasound waves pass from the probe into the skin they cause the vibration of the surrounding tissues, particularly those that contain collagen. This increased vibration leads to the production of heat within the tissue. In most cases this cannot be felt by the patient themselves.
Hot and Cold Packs
Heat and ice usually work in the same mechanism. A cycle of spasms causes pain in the body. An application of hot or cold actually breaks this cycle. As a result, the brain is not able to understand the pain signal. Due to the application of heat, the blood flow into the affected area increases. More oxygen and other nutrients are able to reach that part of the body and tissues are healed gradually. Cold packs can be useful tools for reducing strained or pulled muscles in your back.