At Advanced Physiotherapy in Nepean, our physiotherapists provide a wide range of treatments that can help treat a variety of conditions, including sports injuries, migraines, post-surgery and muscle pains. We offer full exercise and recovery programs, as well as alternative practices such as acupuncture, dry needling and craniosacral therapy.
Your treatment is important to us, and we want to make sure you are involved in every step of it. You’ll receive detailed information on your condition and the therapy options available, all without the use of drugs and invasive procedures. Whether you’re treating a sports injury or a chronic condition, our therapy options will help to restore your mobility and strength, as well as relieving your pain and stress.
Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body by inserting thin, sterilized needles for the purpose of relieving pain, reducing inflammation and improving function. It can also be helpful in relieving stress and improving energy which can positively impact your recovery.
Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with exercise or manual therapy in order to improve efficacy of treatment as well as provide longer lasting results. Here at Advanced Physiotherapy we have found acupuncture beneficial in treating musculoskeletal problems (neck and back pain, tendonitis, arthritis, muscle injuries), as well as headaches and migraines. We are pleased with the results and have numerous requests for this type of treatment. Please note that acupuncture is provided at no extra cost as it is part of your treatment session billed under Physiotherapy.
If you would like to know more about how acupuncture can be helpful for your particular injury we would be happy to discuss this with you. Both Rhonda Ricketts, PT and Kristine Kavanaugh, PT provide this service.
Functional Dry Needling (FDN), also referred to as trigger point dry needling, is a treatment for muscle tightness, pain and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative process. Muscles have typical referral patterns of pain which are associated with specific trigger points within the muscle.
Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger point causing the pain. The muscles would then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscles and decreasing pain. Our physiotherapists typically use this in conjunction with exercise and/or manual therapy to achieve optimum results.
Sports injuries, chronic neck and back pain as well as myofascial pain, tension type headaches and tendonitis tend to respond well to this approach. Should you be interested, treatment is provided by Rhonda Ricketts, PT and Kristine Kavanaugh, PT.
Connect Therapy™, which includes the Thoracic Ring Approach™, attempts to understand and treat the whole person. It uses a total body assessment and treatment approach, to identify how a painful area of the body is connected to, and impacted by, other dysfunctional areas of the body. This approach attempts to determine the true underlying cause for the pain.
During the assessment, the therapist will make corrections to a part of the body with her hands thus allowing that part of the body to function more optimally, especially during movement. Other parts of the body will then be assessed to see if they also corrected. If something doesn’t change, or gets worse, that area of the body will also be corrected. The relationship between those two body parts will be established.
Treatment will initially focus on the area that is most responsible for the problem. The client takes an active role in the treatment, which will include a home exercise program.
Connect Therapy ™ may be used for any musculoskeletal injury, sports injury, acute or chronic condition. We are pleased to offer this treatment through Margaret Harris PT, who is receiving great results with her clients.
For more information, visit the Institute for Physiotherapy and Movement website.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on technique intended to relieve pain and tension by gently manipulating the skull and pelvis (sacrum). This affects the deeper layers of membranes and cerebrospinal fluids releasing tension and allowing your body to self-correct thus alleviating symptoms and optimizing health. Often these restrictions are created by normal stresses of everyday life but may also be a result of injury.
CST is used for many conditions including: chronic neck and back pain, migraines and headaches, concussions, fibromyalgia, stress and tension related problems, orthopedic problems.
Muscle, joint and tendon injuries
Neck and back pain (acute and chronic)
Motor vehicle accident injuries
Vertigo and dizziness
Post-op therapy for joint replacement, rotator cuff repairs and knee surgeries
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