We understand that no injury is the same.
Tri-City Physio offers a variety of treatment options
customized to your unique needs so you can get back to better
*please note all appointments are one-on-one*
With extensive post-secondary education offered by the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), we are trained to provide ‘hands on’ joint and soft tissue mobilization and manipulation techniques.
The techniques used, depend on your condition and treatments are always personalized. Manual physiotherapy techniques along with exercise and corrective movements, have been proven to be an essential part of a comprehensive and effective physiotherapy treatment plan.
We understand the interrelationship of the physiology and anatomy of the human body and use evidence-based research to develop programs to get you back on track, maintain fitness, and perform at your optimal level.
By focusing on prevention and general well-being, we can reduce time lost from injuries and accidents and help you get back to doing what you love pain-free.
Designed to address lingering pain and weakness from injury, active rehabilitation programs are designed to build strength, correct imbalances, and help you return to your pre-injury lifestyle.
In order for clients to respond well to active rehabilitation, they should be far enough along in their recovery process that they are no longer experiencing acute pain.
(IMS or dry needling)
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin. This technique uses needles similar to the needles used in acupuncture to find and diagnose muscle shortening in deep muscles. This technique is beneficial as it has very limited side-effects.
Although IMS uses implements adapted from traditional acupuncture, it is based on scientific, neurophysiological principles. The needles used are very thin and are often not felt penetrating the skin. When put to practice the sensation is akin to a muscle cramp or Charlie Horse. This distinctive type of discomfort is caused by the muscle grasping the needles. This is know as positive pain because once it disappears, it is followed by a wonderful feeling of relief, where the muscle is no longer tight.
Trained under the Shift Concussion Management™ network, we are well versed with individualized and effective concussion management strategies to individuals of all ages suffering from concussion and mild traumatic brain injury.
We assess and manage each patient in order to tailor rehabilitative strategies to the individual needs of each person. We emphasize testing protocols that provide objective data from many different areas of performance and function to aid in the development of individualized treatment plans.
*now offering* shockwave ultrasound therapy
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment that involves delivery of shock waves to injured soft tissue to reduce pain and promote healing. EWST helps speed up the recovery of injured joints and tissue while diminishing pain and discomfort.
In comparison to ultrasound waves, the shockwave peak pressure is approximately 1000 times greater than the peak pressure of an ultrasound wave. The mechanisms of action for ESWT include the following: promote neovascularization at the tendon-bone junction, stimulate proliferation of tenocytes, increase leukocyte infiltration, and amplify growth factor and protein synthesis to stimulate collagen synthesis and tissue remodeling….in a nut shell, this will promote healing and get you back to better!
Shockwave therapy is primarily used in the treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions. These include: