By: Active Wellness  09-12-2011


Physiotherapy is a health care profession, which focuses on the prevention or treatment of injury or disease through physical means.

The Goal

Enhance quality of life by getting you to take charge of your life, teach techniques for recovery, pain relief, injury prevention and improved physical effectiveness, speed the healing process, teach the individual how to prevent injuring themselves. It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.

Manual therapy, mobilize stiff joints, spinal manipulation Education about prevention and treatment of your condition Use electrotherapy- machines designed to improve function and decrease Inflammation.

Physiotherapy related to athletic injuries or athletic programs. Sports medicine is that branch of the healing arts profession that utilizes an holistic, comprehensive team approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and adequate management of sports and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and exercise-related disease processes. It is the science of injury prevention and recognition, advanced rehabilitation techniques.

It involves: An understanding of performance aids, coaching techniques and training skills. The application of sports science in improving the health care of athletes.

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body in order to rehabilitate, augment and enhance the body’s function. Massage therapy helps to alleviate soft tissue discomfort due to occupational, over-use and many chronic pain syndromes. It is also effective in trauma, and injury related pain. Through the holistic view of massage the entire body is treated not just the part that is causing discomfort therefore increasing the body’s well being and improves mind\body awareness.

Acupuncture is a treatment technique that employs the use of fine needles at specific sites on the body for the purposes of diagnosing and treating pain and disease. It is based on ancient knowledge that was collected over many centuries by the Chinese over 2000 years ago.

It causes the body to release endorphins, naturally produced morphine within our bodies. It can be used to treat addictions, pain relief, and regulating body systems that are out of balance.

Very fine needles of varying lengths are inserted into specific areas of the body that are known to affect specific problem conditions and regions. The needles are left in approximately twenty minutes while the individual is sitting or lying down. Needles are not necessarily placed in the specific site of pain. The tip is designed to pierce the skin with ease and the needles are finer than hypodermic needles, causing less trauma to the skin. Generally the process is repeated five to six times in order to see if a given effect has been achieved.

CranioSacral therapy is an extremely gentle form of therapy that is used to balance the fluid distribution in the central nervous system. This fluid, known as cerebral spinal fluid is located within and around the brain and spinal chord. The bones and connective tissue of the skull and spine can become tacked down, thus restricting circulation of the fluid to the necessary regions. This therapy allows a very gentle mobilization of the bones and connective tissue in order to restore proper fluid balance to the compromised locations.

Reflexology is a non-invasive method of stimulating reflexes in the hands, feet and ears, through the medium of touch, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.

A sensitive area of the foot indicates a problem in the corresponding organ of the body. Working on the appropriate trouble-spot can help alleviate the problem in the associated organ or organ systems.

Myofascial release is a whole-body treatment for the connective tissue of the body known as fascia. Physical trauma, infection or structural imbalances such as dental malocclusion, leg-length discrepancy and pelvic rotations or misalignments can cause a change in pull of the connective tissue of the body, thereby creating an imbalance in the pull of the tissues, muscles and bones.

Personal training is used for individuals who are looking for a general or specific exercise program which is designed to achieve are particular set of goals. This training is done on a one on one basis or as a small group with the trainer.

Initial assessment and evaluation are conducted Goals are then established with the therapist and the client Time lines for treatment are decided Reevaluation of the program is done over regular periods during the treatment process

Reiki is a Japanese word for “Universal Life Energy”.   It is a quiet, gentle but powerful method of natural healing that is very ancient. The origin of Reiki can be traced back to ancient Tibet, thousands of years ago. The technique was rediscovered in the mid 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan.

This type of healing uses the laying of hands either on or just off the surface of the body. The hands of the therapist can detect vibrational changes (electromagnetic changes)in different areas of the body. The therapist works to balance the energy centres in the body, called Chakras.

It is a very calm, relaxing and peaceful therapy, which can be used to treat physical pain, emotional and/or spiritual pain by helping the individual release toxins, and negative emotions that are residing within the body.

A body program designed to stabilize the central part of your body in order to have a stable base from which to perform exercises.  This kind of work is done on the floor, exercise ball and BOSU Balance training programs.  The program is custom designed to develop sleek and functionally strong abdominal muscles, a strong and supple back, and aligns the shoulder girdle.

Custom orthotics are done by taking specific measurements of the individuals foot and looking at the goals of the client.  Different types of orthotics are fabricated depending on the need of the client.  All concerns are discussed with the therapist to design the ideal type of insert for the individual’s needs and footwear.

Active Wellness offers many corporate education lecture and teaching programs designed to meet your specific corporate needs.  Please contact the clinic for a meeting to discuss your business needs.

If you are motivated to get up early in the morning, we have a thought for you.  Come running with us and learn about training and running techniques and learn to run anything from 1k to a marathon.  The program includes exercise progressions, nutrition, running technique, clothing and equipment, cross training and more.

Other Treatments

Manual therapy, inversion table, traction beds, ultrasound, interferential current, TENS, laser, muscle stimulation.  One on one supervision of all programs and exercises.