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Treatment Approach:

 

At Restore Physiotherapy you will get the undivided attention of your physiotherapist for the entire duration of your treatment session. You can choose to book either a 30 or 60- minute appointment. This focused, one-to-one approach facilitates the development of a more comprehensive treatment plan and allows for more productive treatment sessions with more time for patient education, manual techniques, and supervised exercise.

 

Our aim is to identify and correct the dysfunctional movement patterns that are often at the root of pain and injury. This facilitates a more complete rehab process, and empowers the patient with the knowledge of what to do to prevent, minimize, or self-manage reoccurrences.

 

We offer intervention across the spectrum of wellness and function — from preventative screenings to injury rehabilitation, to peak sports performance — and will create an individualized plan to help you reach your goals.

 

Treatment Options include:

 

Manual therapy – hands on treatment including joint mobilization or manipulation and soft tissue techniques

 

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) – the use of thin acupuncture-type needles to release chronically tight muscle bands with the goal of reducing pain, reestablishing optimal nerve and muscle function and restoring normal mobility

 

Therapeutic taping and bracing – to support healing tissues or accelerate return to activity

 

Exercise prescription – ranging from specific stabilization exercises to high-level strength, balance and agility retraining

 

Postural re-education – to restore healthy postures and address issues in your work, school or athletic environment that may be contributing to poor posture or technique

 

Electrotherapeutic modalities – to reduce pain, swelling and spasm and facilitate healing

 

Traditional Acupuncture – An ancient form of Chinese medicine that is used as an adjunct to physiotherapy treatment to accelerate natural healing, reduce pain and muscle tension, and improve energy and function.

 

Cranial Sacral Therapy - a gentle, relaxing manual therapy that can be helpful in relieving chronic headaches, dizziness, and/or spinal pain.  It can be an effective adjunct treatment to help relax the nervous system

 

Other Services:

 

Clinical Pilates:

 

Clinical Pilates is taught by a physiotherapist and uses Pilates equipment such as a reformer, tower, chair and barrels along with traditional physiotherapy techniques to tailor a rehabilitation program specific for your needs.

 

Using Pilates equipment such as the Reformer and Cadillac, emphasis will be placed on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. The basic principles will be used to design a program specific to the individuals needs, whether it be more injury rehabilitation or improving activities of daily living.

 

The assessment will help to establish your patterns of muscle strength vs. weakness, mobility vs. stability at various joints so we can begin to design a program, which will encourage better posture and overall alignment.  Whether you are new to Pilates or have been practicing for a while, you will receive a review of the basic principles and how they may apply to your physiotherapy assessment.

 

Clinical Yoga:

 

Clinical yoga practice usually refers to a health care professional using a combination of yoga related techniques such as asanas (postures) and specific breathing/relaxation/meditation techniques to improve health status or well being.

 

Clinical yoga sessions are designed for those who would like to practice yoga but feel limited by injury or a medical condition to do so.  By combining physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques with yoga practice, the physiotherapist is able to help create a program that you can follow at home and/or progress towards attending group classes at a studio.

 

In one session, you will receive valuable advice on how you can get started.  In 4 sessions, you will receive a full 20 minute program  in video format that you can follow in the comfort of your own home until you are ready to progress to classes at a studio.  

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation:

 

Do you suffer from vertigo or dizziness? Physiotherapy can help. Vestibular rehab is a safe, non-invasive, medication free approach to treating conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), vertigo or general dizziness. During your initial session, you will be provided with a comprehensive assessment that includes a thorough history taking and a physical examination to determine the cause(s) for your symptoms. Treatment will be provided in the form of education regarding the clinical diagnosis and treatment plan, repositioning techniques or manual therapy if appropriate, and a home exercise program that is specific and safe for your condition. Please arrange for transportation for your initial assessment, as your symptoms may be aggravated by the assessment, and do not take any medications that have been prescribed specifically for your vertigo.

 

** For safety reasons, patients should not drive themselves to/from this appointment. Patients also should not take any medication that was prescribed for their dizziness on the day of their assessment as it may interfere with testing **

 

Video Running Assessments:

 

Poor technique, malalignment and muscle imbalance are often at the root of running injuries. Because running is repetitive, small errors can compound, mile after mile and day after day, to create big problems. Our video running assessment are appropriate for runners of all levels looking to keep themselves running longer, stronger and injury-free. The assessment includes evaluation of your footwear, alignment, muscle balance and mechanics, plus an assessment of your running technique. Video analysis helps us to assess your alignment and technique and helps you to visualize the changes that need to be made. You will be provided with a DVD copy of your running video, along with instructions on the exercises and/or technique correction recommended.

Restore Physiotherapy - New Westminster | 101 - 625 5th Ave, New Westminster, BC | Phone: 604-553-4799