If you are suffering from pain as a result of injury, illness, or surgical procedure, it is likely that you would benefit from manual physiotherapy.
We receive many first-time physiotherapy patients who come in thinking their treatments will be painful, uncomfortable, or even agonizing due to the condition they are in. However, that is not the case at all! Our physiotherapists use manual therapy techniques that are meant to relieve your pain, while simultaneously improving your body’s function.
Manual therapy is just one tool in a physiotherapist’s kit that allows them to mobilize stiff joints and soft tissue. This specialized form of treatment helps in reducing swelling, decreasing restriction, mobilizing joints, and increasing your range of motion. Our physiotherapists have received extensive training in specialized manual therapy techniques from a wide variety of schools and instructors.
Manual therapy techniques may include :
Acupuncture is a system of medicine developed in China over 2,500 years ago. The practice of acupuncture stimulates your body’s own healing abilities by balancing your energy. This energy is called “qi” (pronounced Chee). It flows through a network of pathways called meridians. There are specific points on the meridian where the qi accumulates, called acupoints. The acupoints are typically stimulated using fine acupuncture needles in specific combinations that are clinically proven effective. According to acupuncture theory, disease and pain are the results of an imbalance of energy in one or more of the meridians.