Here at our St. Catharines clinic, you will receive hands on treatment, with the use of modern modalities (ie. Shockwave) ... [if deemed appropriate and it is not contraindicated to your condition]. Treatments will centre around reducing stress and tension on muscles, reducing a subluxed joint and prescriptive exercise to avoid future injury. Physiotherapy is a primary health care designation meaning you do not need a prescription to see a physiotherapist but you may need a doctor's note to be reimbursed by your insurance company.
Chinese Dry Cupping therapy is an ancient practice in which cup(s) are applied to the skin by applying a vacuum inside a cup by suctioning out air. Skin and superficial layers of tissue are drawn into and held inside the cup. One or more cups may be manipulated/moved while suctioned onto the skin by appying a gliding agent to the skin before the cup is applied. Cupping is used to relieve tension/stress, increase range of motion, helps with chest/lung congestion and reduce pain & swelling.
Shockwave Therapy treatments are safe, non-invasive treatments that promote and accelerate the recovery of injured tendons, muscles and bone disorders. Shockwave therapy involves the delivery of acoustic pressure wave to the injured tissue. This stimulates healing at the cellular level. Shockwave is great for treating/rehabing calcified tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, tennis elbow, etc.
Gua Sha technique is an innovative, form of soft tissue mobilization using stainless steel instruments or buffalo horn. This allows clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The benefits of Gua Sha, include increased recovery time, decreased need for anti-inflammatory medication, and resolution of chronic conditions thought to be permanent.
Acupuncture is used to reduce muscle tension and increase circulation. Acupuncture has shown itself effective in treating headaches and migraines, tennis elbow and symptoms associated with sciatica.
Dry Needling is an aggressive form of acupuncture used to reduce muscle tone and recruit a local twitch response. This modality form is highly effective for rehabing athletes and people who have a muscular build.
Custom braces are supplied by Don Joy Canada, a leader in the field of braces. They use advanced lightweight materials to build their braces for everyday and sports function. A custom brace can help to alleviate pain from OA or provide support for those post surgical ACL, MCL repairs. Most insurance plans require a doctor's note.
Custom Socks and Sleeves
At the clinic we dispense Sigvaris compression socks/stockings/sleeves to help with swelling or edema in the extremities and to help with venous return. Sigvaris products are used to treat medical conditions as well as being used in athletics to help prevent early fatigue of leg muscles (build up of lactic acid). Most insurance plans require a doctor's note.
Custom Fitted Orthotics
Orthotics are custom made to your foot. They are helpful in reducing foot pain associated with plantar fasciitis and many other foot conditions. They may also play a role in reducing your knee, hip and back pain. Orthotics can be made to accommodate your footwear. Most insurance plans require a doctor's note.