Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Manual Physiotherapy and Exercise Therapy

Among our treatment options for patients with a wide range of conditions is Manual Physiotherapy. This hands-on treatment includes manipulation and mobilization of joints and muscles to help increase mobility and range of motion as well as reduce pain. This specialized form of physiotherapy does not involve the use of machines, and instead uses specifically-applied pressure and movements to help with movement, pain, and function.  

Exercise therapy is another treatment option that we offer. This treatment can be the right option for patients with a variety of muscle, joint, spinal, and other conditions, and is done without the use of any machines. Instead, this therapy includes exercises prescribed to help train and strengthen the targeted muscles, and get joints and muscles to move properly again. 

Patients will be taught the prescribed exercises, many of which they will be able to do themselves with no equipment required. This allows them to continue to work through through the prescribed exercises independently, but still have the support and insight of our Physiptherapists available to them. Our team will monitor a patient’s progress with this and adjust the program based on their needs and progress.


Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy is designed to help treat back pain, sciatica, conditions of the spinal nerves, bulging disks, and more. This treatment, which involves a specialized machine designed to gently stretch out the spine in order to relieve pressure and allow for more effective healing. This therapy is designed to be gentle and cause a minimum of discomfort.

At Western Ontario Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation Centre, we will determine if Spinal Decompression Therapy is right for you and if it is the best option to help treat your individual condition, and we will customize a plan around you to help you get the best results from this treatment, and we will work this therapy into a plan designed to help you heal from your individual conditions.


Vestibular Rehabilitation (BPPV, Vertigo, Dizziness)

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a treatment program designed to help with conditions related to the inner ear, and this therapy is intended to help with conditions including dizziness, vertigo, balance issues, and more. Vestibular problems are a common occurrence across Canada, and with many different symptoms, you need an experienced partner to help identify and treat these conditions correctly.

We will assess your symptoms and determine if your condition is best treated by a program of Vestibular Rehabilitation. Our experienced staff will work to identify your individual problem, and we have experience with conditions including vertigo and BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), and more. We will then work with you on a program including exercises designed around your specific symptoms to help you manage and work towards improving issues such as dizziness, imbalance, and related pain and muscle weakness.


Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a treatment that uses shockwaves applied to specific areas of the body to help treat pain and aid in healing from specific conditions. Shockwave therapy is most often used in the treatment of pain and chronic conditions in areas of the body such as the shoulders, knees, elbows, hips, and feet. Shockwave therapy is also indicated to aid in bone healing and can be used in the treatment of various bone and tissue conditions.

Shockwave therapy can be useful for patients in recovering and managing the pain from a wide range of conditions, and we have trained staff with experience in administering shockwave therapy. We have state-of-the-art Shockwave Therapy equipment and have the expertise to help identify whether this treatment is right for you, and to administer it properly to help you recover more effectively.


Pre- and Post-Operative Physiotherapy

Both before and after surgery, Western Ontario Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation Centre can help you work towards feeling your best and recovering properly. Before surgery, our Physiotherapists will assess your personal situation, including the degree of your pain, your strength in different areas, range of motion, and other factors to best determine a strategy for you to begin recovery after surgery. They can also offer insight on the types of equipment you may need after surgery to aid in your recovery. We can also work with you to help manage your injuries and conditions while you are waiting to have surgery on a muscle or joint condition or injury.

After surgery, our Physiotherapists can work with you to help reduce the severity of your pain, stiffness, and more. We will develop a plan specifically for you and the type of surgery you are having, and your recovery will include targeted therapy including post-operative protocols designed to aid in faster and more effective recovery.

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