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.
What is Acupuncture? Currently practiced worldwide, acupuncture has existed for 5000 years. It is an energy medicine that takes the entire individual into account, including both their strengths and their weaknesses. Acupuncture assumes the existence of a vital energy that circulates throughout the body. This energy is called “Qi.” A disturbance in the circulation of “Qi” can cause pain or organ dysfunction that eventually leads to illness. Treatment The goal of treatment is to reestablish normal energy circulation by inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body. The acupuncturist considers not only the symptoms but also the initial cause of the energy imbalance and treats the problem at the source.
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.
Pilates is a training technique whose basic principles are postural alignment, strengthening of the 'core' (deep back muscles, abdominals and pelvic floor), control and coordination of movement with the breathing and elongation and mobilization of the spine. Through a variety of exercises, the follower learns to isolate certain parts of his body to strengthen or lengthen specific muscle groups in order to balance the muscles. It is a deep training, in finesse and body awareness. The practice is done on specialized equipment such as the Reformer, the Cadillac or the chair, or simply on the ground with or without accessories, such as balloons, rubber bands and rollers. Thus, this method becomes versatile and accessible to all. Pilates is a gentle method, which can be used as a regular physical activity, or as an adjunct to another sport, or in rehabilitation, following an injury. At Kinatex Sports Physio, certified instructors offer personalized private lessons as well as group classes to maintain a workout routine. Recommended for: - Fitness; - Balance / diversify a one-dimensional training; - Develop a toned and lengthened musculature; - Strengthen the deep abdominals; - Optimize the breathing and its coordination with the movement; - Promote the healing of wounds; - Relieve lumbar and cervical pain.
A Certified Athletic Therapist – CAT(C) is a health care practitioner skilled in the prevention, identification, intervention, management and treatment of emergency, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries to the physically active sustained either at work or through involvement in recreational or sporting activities. An Athletic Therapist optimizes the ability of professional, amateur and recreational athletes to perform at their best through sport specific training, injury prevention and rehabilitation for rapid return to work or play. An Athletic Therapist also understands and works in occupational and industrial settings to enhance the health and performance of individuals in the work force. The role of an Athletic Therapist There are three main areas of patient care and service that an Athletic Therapist may provide: 1. Treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries for a rapid return to work and play 2. Recognition, evaluation, and emergency care of acute, urgent injuries. 3. Prevention of musculoskeletal injury and prophylactic support techniques Services offered by an Athletic therapist: - Orthopaedic assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury for rapid return to work or play - First responder emergency care coverage for sporting events - Concussion evaluation, management and advice - Warm up, rehabilitation and physical conditioning programs - Biomechanical, postural and ergonomic evaluations and advice - Prophylactic and supportive taping techniques - Assistance with sports protective equipment selection and fitting - Advice and educational information for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injury