Occupational Therapy is a health profession dedicated to the promotion of health, the evaluation and treatment of occupational injuries and well-being. An occupation is what everything people do on a daily basis. Occupational Therapists treatment objectives enable people to participate and function properly in the activities of daily life, whether it is at home, work or play. Limitations can be the result of illness, disease, injury, disability or an accident that limit ones ability to function on a daily basis. Occupational Therapists assess and evaluate injury risk factors as it relates to an occupation. They offer solutions to injury risk factors in the workplace, at home, within the community and among associations. They rehabilitate individuals with the difficulty of performing regular occupational functions. They help people achieve independence; they assist in daily living by developing the skills required for daily living.
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of therapeutic treatments as it dates back several centuries. The benefits of massage therapy are many and can help people with a variety of ailments, injuries and illnesses. Seen by many as a relaxation tool to relieve stress, it is also an integral part of most rehabilitation programs for the treatment of chronic conditions, low back pain, swelling and much more. Massage therapy involves a combination of soft tissue manipulation and body-mind relationship. With over 250 varieties of massage therapy it can be difficult to decide on an appropriate approach and technique that suits your goals and needs. A massage therapist will use a combination of techniques to achieve the necessary goals and treatment objectives. This may include; stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction and pressure to the soft tissues of the body. They may also use non-forceful passive of active movements to help promote the flow of energy within the body. Massage therapy is thus defined as the manipulation of soft tissue of the body with a variety and combination of techniques, coupled with non-forceful movements aimed to reduce muscular tension, stress and fatigue, increase circulation for the elimination of edema and waste, with the objective to assist in the healing process of the soft tissue of the body. Massage therapy is recommended for many conditions and indispositions such as; - Back pain - Labor and delivery support for expecting mothers - Relieves medication dependency - Assists the immune system by aiding the elimination of waste - Aids in muscle recovery (flexibility, spasms, cramps) - Helps with soft tissue repair (post-surgical scar tissue, tissue regeneration) - Supports athletes with pre-event preparation, recovery and stress - Relieves muscle tension related to headaches - And much more. Massage therapy is a powerful ally to have in the healthcare system; it provides both a physiological and psychological benefit that has a profound effect on the body-mind system. With the majority of insurance companies that now recognize the physical and emotional benefit of massage therapy, Kinatex Sports Physio will provide you, your co-workers, relatives and friends with body-mind rejuvenation from a group of highly trained and experienced team of massage therapy professionals.
Osteopathy is a therapeutic treatment method based on a whole body approach. This whole body approach focuses on using hands-on manual therapy techniques that aim to regulate and balance the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, while strengthening the musculoskeletal system. The treatment objectives are to provide overall body health and well-being, by improving motion, correcting altered biomechanics and balancing systemic function. Osteopathic philosophy as an approach to treatment is based on 4 principles (Ontario Association of Osteopaths) ; - Each structure in the body has a supporting role in the body’s function - The natural flow of the body’s fluids- lymphatic, vascular and neurological – must be preserved and maintained. - The human body is the sum of its parts, its physical, emotional social, spiritual and cognitive systems don’t work independently – they work in harmony - When the body has no restrictions, it has the inherent ability to heal itself.
Physiotherapy is the widely accepted allied health profession for the treatment of a wide range of health problems. Physiotherapy is recommended for the treatment of injuries involving muscles, joints, bones and other soft tissue injuries. It is also used in cases of circulatory, respiratory and neurological conditions, illness and disease. Physiotherapy is also highly recommended for victims of work related and motor vehicle accidents. The role of Physiotherapy in your lifestyle is to provide information on the prevention and functional improvement of your body’s physical performance through prevention, pain management and treatment from physical limitations and injury meanwhile promoting fitness, health and wellness. The heart of the physiotherapy profession is the understanding of how and why movement and function take place. A physiotherapist performs these tasks using hands-on Manual Therapy, exercise therapy and mechanical techniques in partnership with you, your doctor or other allied health professionals involved in the treatment. They assess, treat and educate patients from babies to the elderly. They develop an individualized plan for your recovery based on evidence and scientifically tested techniques to help treat the condition, ailment or injury that is limiting your ability to participate in sport, perform your job or limits your daily tasks.