A physiotherapist works with clients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Whether it’s pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle, or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help. But physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation of injury and the effects of disease or disability. A physiotherapist also provides education and advice for health promotion, disease and injury prevention. A physiotherapist will assess you using detailed history-taking as well as specific physical tests and measures, such as flexibility or range of motion. He or she will then analyze the assessment findings and use clinical reasoning to establish a diagnosis. Together, you will explore your current abilities and functional needs so the physiotherapist can plan treatments that are consistent with your goals and general health status, and which incorporate approaches and techniques supported by the best evidence available.

Our physiotherapist, Jeff Prise, is a certified Level 1 and 2 Fascial Manipulation Practitioner.

What is Fascial Manipulation? Fasica is a soft connective tissue that is found between muscles, surrounding joints and holding internal organs in place. Fascia functions to move body segments in coordination with its relative joints by providing a slippery membrane to allow the slide and glide of muscles and tissues during contraction and relaxation phases. Fascia can lose this slippery quality and become adhered to underlying tissues through repetitive use or injury. This creates dysfunctional movement and the bodywill then adapt this this movement by establishing a compensatory pattern. Compensatations can lead to secondary pain. STECCO is a technique used to identify and treat dysfunctional fascia. Through movement, palpatation and treatment of fascia, muscle or joint pain can significantlydecrease or even disappear. A mechanical pressure is applied to these points stimulating the inflammatory process to initiate tissue repair. Please note, this is not a painless technique. Please visit www.fasciamanipulation.com/ca for more information

Physiotherapy treatments can include the following:

  • Our Physiotherapist practices ART® (Active Release Techniques). ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and more.
  • Personalized exercise programs designed to improve your strength, range of motion, and function
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness
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