Our Services

By: Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Core Strengthening

Manual therapy involves hands-on techniques using manipulation and mobilizations. A manipulation is a skilled, quick movement of small amplitude applied to a joint. Mobilizations are repetitive, gentle, and rhythmical passive movements applied with graded amplitude to joints. The purpose of both manipulation and mobilization is to relieve pain, and to restore proper movement and function to restricted joints and associated soft tissues.

Provide an early return to sports and/or work activity as a result of our focus on active, not passive modalities. A program is established for improving strength, balance, coordination, proprioception, endurance and flexibility. All our programs are specifically tailored to the client's particular sport or occupation.

Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications.

Ideal for extremities, contrast baths used to decrease swelling and increase range of motion for acute and post-operative conditions.

Including ultrasound, TENS, muscle stimulation, infrared laser and interferential current.

Orthotics are specialized devices placed in footwear to support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/or abnormalities of the human body. We provide the expertise to analyze gait and assess the biomechanics of the feet, lower extremities and trunk to determine your need for custom fit orthotics. We offer high quality orthotics from The Orthotic Group and Footmaxx.

Mechanical traction involves intermittent or sustained pressure in a direction to distract joint surfaces. This is used to treat patients with spinal pain in the neck or lower back. Traction is also effective for relief of neurological symptoms radiating to the arm or leg. Many herniated discs respond favourably to traction.

Intrasmuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a method of diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes and chronic pain conditions. IMS uses acupuncture needles to penetrate deep within muscle tissue to target injured, contracted and distressed muscles. IMS involves dry needling of affected areas of the body including epicenters of taut, tender muscle bands, and areas near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and hypersensitive.

Our facility is more than 6000 square feet with 16 treatment rooms, shower and change rooms, education room and a beautiful North Shore mountain view. We have over 2000 square feet of spacious gym which boasts state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment including electronic upright and recumbent stationary cycles, treadmill, elliptical trainer, and the latest in work conditioning, strength, balance, and core stability training.

We are associated with the School of Rehabilitation Science, UBC. We are also involved in the SFU Co-Op. Program for fourth year kinesiology students.

For acute and chronic ligament and/or tendon injuries. This allows for early re-entry to sports and/or work. All our physiotherapists are trained in the McConnell taping method, used to re-educate muscle balance and restore normal movement patterns.

Core strengthening is the training of muscles that provide body stability during movement and activity. The muscles that make up the 'CORE' are located in the back, abdominal wall and pelvis. These muscles also affect alignment and posture. Basic core stength training can be done without equipment, while advanced core strengthening may combine the use of swiss balls, elastic bands, and balance boards. Core strength training is vital in both the recovery and prevention of injury.

Low intensity laser therapy is a medical treatment which uses light emitter from low intensity laser diodes to treat various musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions, and wounds. The laser light is placed over the skin to allow energy to penetrate tissues where it interacts with several cellular molecules and biochemicals to improve the body's healing process and stimulate normal cell function.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is the assessment of the body's soft tissues and joints, and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints. Rregistered Massage Therapists (RMTs) provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions. RMTs act upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve health. Specific Modalities used:
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Muscle Energy Technique
Common Conditions treated:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neurological disorders (ie. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bells Palsy)
  • Systemic Conditions (ie. Headaches, Digestive disorders)
  • Common back/neck pain
  • Soft tissue injuries and Athletic Injuries
  • Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)

Keywords: Core Strengthening

Contact Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic

Email - none provided

Print this page