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We offer mutliple services conveniently under one roof so that all your appointment needs can be coordinated. Below is a summary of the services we offer.
Physiotherapy is an established, evidence-based profession dedicated to the treatment and management of injuries and conditions affecting the body including: back and neck pain and other joint conditions, motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries, arthritic conditions, orthopedic or joint surgery and more.
Physiotherapists can provide advice on the prevention and recurrence of work and sport related injuries. One of our physiotherapists has a special interest in Hand/Wrist Therapy. The use of our hands is vital in our everyday activities so the goal of this specialized therapy is to optimize recovery and function following hand/ wrist injury.
Our Physiotherapists can:
1. Get you back on your feet after surgery.
2. Treat neck and back pain and other joint injuries.
3. Treat sports injuries and provide advice on prevention and recurrence.
4. Assist you with rehabilitation in your home after you have been ill or injured.
5. Maximize your mobility if you have a neurological disorder such as a stroke, spinal cord injury or Parkinson's disease.
6. Provide pre-and post natal care and advise on other woman's health issues.
7. Help you manage the physical complications of cancer and its treatment.
8. Care for physical challenges associated with arthritic conditions, repetitive strain injury and more...
9. Provide rehabilitation of injuries sustained in MVA's .
Chiropractic treatment often involves specific correction of joint dysfunction (joints not moving properly). This is most commonly observed in the spine. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation (also known as adjustments) to correct joint misalignments to return proper motion to the involved joints. Over time, these misalignments can cause pain, muscle spasm, inflammation and joint deterioration.
Chiropractic doctors are also trained similarly as physicians to diagnose whether the problem is caused by something other than the joints, like infection, trauma, arthritis, metabolic and vascular disease, or congenital anomalies.
After a comprehensive assessment and a diagnosis is made, correction of joint dysfunction and other techniques to help heal or correct joint problems are utilized. Most chiropractic doctors use their hands to gently restore normal function to these affected joints or vertebrae. The chiropractic doctor may also use soft tissue therapy, electro-therapy or exercise based rehabilitative approaches to help reduce spasm and muscle imbalance. Nutritional advice, education on posture and body bio mechanics, and a counseling are frequently included in chiropractic care.
Modern chiropractic doctors work with other professionals in the community such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, massage therapist, psychologists and medical doctors to provide strong ancillary team efforts. This info is quoted from www.nlchiropractic.ca.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability
If you are looking for a registered massge therapist in St. John's, we have two locations to serve you.
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin. ... Surprisingly, although needles are used in acupuncture, treatments are relatively pain-free.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient's skin at specific points on the body - the needles are inserted to various depths. The medical community is not in conclusive agreement about how acupuncture works scientifically. However, we do know that it does have some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and alleviation from nausea caused by chemotherapy.
Shock wave therapy is a noninvasive method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. High-energy acoustic waves (shock waves) deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues.
Shock wave therapy may treat conditions such as calcified shoulder tendonitis, degenerated tendons (Achilles tendonitis), heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).
The Benefits of Manual Cervical Traction
There are several benefits to using manual cervical as a means to separate the bones and joints in your neck.
Cervical traction is used to help separate bones and joint surfaces in your neck to help decrease pressure on spinal nerves and to decrease neck pain. Manual cervical traction is one treatment that your physical therapist may use to control your neck pain and help you quickly return to your normal activity and function.
What Does Cervical Traction Do?
Cervical traction can be used for a variety of purposes. It can be used to help decrease compressive forces in the neck, which can help take pressure off of the discs that reside between the vertebrae (spinal bones) in the neck. It can also open up the spaces where nerves exit the spinal canal, which can help relieve pressure off of a compressed nerve. Traction can also help stretch the muscles and joint structures around the neck.
Common diagnoses that may benefit from cervical traction include, but are not limited to:
If you have any of these conditions or symptoms, check in with your doctor and visit your physiotherapist to see if cervical traction is right for you.
Social Workers provide psychosocial support to assist with adjustment related problems for those who have experienced trauma, post-concussion and/or acquired brain injury, spinal cord injuries and chronic pain. What we know about trauma is that when one person in the family is affected, the entire family system suffers. For this reason, we offer counseling to support individuals, couples and families. Our counseling services help to enhance and foster a sense of resiliency through providing psychoeducation and evidence based treatments. Social work associates assist to develop individualized treatment plans which are client focused and strengths based, focusing on the emotional and social adaptation required following an injury. Our services offer clients the opportunity to meet for counselling sessions in clinic or in their home.
Laser Therapy is another tool our team has to help improve your pain. We utilize a class IV laser to promote healing in the area that causes you pain. A class IV therapeutic laser delivers red and near infrared wavelengths of light. It is effective in pain relief, accelerating tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation.
Laser can help the following conditions:
Osteoarthritis in the knee, hip or ankle Rheumatoid Arthritis Bursitis in the shoulder or hip Low back disc degeneration Disk herniation Sciatica Tendonitis Golfers Elbow Plantar Fasciitis and more!