Physiotherapists help people who cannot move properly, or are suffering from pain or weakness when they try to move. Our goal as physiotherapists is to help you regain optimal, pain-free movement using many different treatments.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy techniques are specialized, hands-on skills that physiotherapists use to assess and treat movement dysfunction in the body. We use this manual therapy approach to thoroughly assess the movement and tension in your joints, muscles, fascia and nerves. We figure out where your stiffness and tension originate, then restore healthy, efficient movement patterns by using a variety of hands-on techniques, including mobilization and/or manipulation of your joints, various soft tissue (muscle) massage techniques, myofascial release, and nerve mobilizations. For more information on manual therapy, please visit CAMPT:

Manual Therapy


Acupuncture / Dry Needling

The ancient art of acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body. Using the knowledge of the fourteen energy meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specific acupuncture points are chosen to decrease pain, relax spasm, reduce inflammation and restore function and movement in your body.

Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a diagnostic and treatment system used to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions that present without obvious signs of injury or inflammation. The treatment utilizes acupuncture needles to specifically target shortened muscle tissue, releasing taut, tender muscle bands which are pressing on and irritating nerves. IMS, in effect, treats the underlying neuropathic condition that causes the pain.

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Scalp Acupuncture

Scalp acupuncture is an effective technique for chronic pain, and for treating central disorders of the brain. It can be used with Parkinson’s, stroke, tinnitus, Multiple Sclerosis, concussion and a wide variety of other neurological conditions.

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Vertigo/Dizziness - Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness is a very common complaint faced by physiotherapists. One of the most common causes of dizziness is benign paroxysmal position vertigo (BPPV), which can be very effectively and safely treated through a series of specific treatment maneuvers.

Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based approach used to treat dizziness and balance problems. Treatment involves designing an individual home exercise program that will gradually decrease the sensitivity of the vestibular system.

Current research reveals that more than 1/3 of people over 65 will fall at least once per year. Falls are not a normal part of aging, and can be prevented with specific, progressive balance retraining exercises! Individualized strengthening exercises are also very effective at preventing falls in the elderly, and recent research has shown that visual rehabilitation exercises can also be very helpful in preventing falls.

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Concussion Management

Concussion Management

We have partnered with Complete Concussion Management in order to bring our patients the most comprehensive baseline concussion testing and concussion management program in Canada. Please visit for more information.

Exercise Prescription

Physiotherapists are exercise experts. Our physiotherapists have expertise in the design of specific exercise programmes aimed at meeting your athletic, health or occupational needs.

Exercise Perscription

TMJ Treatment

TMJ Rehabilitation

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction may include jaw pain while eating, talking, yawning or singing. Other symptoms of TMJ problems may include clicking, locking, reduced range of motion (can’t open fully), difficulties chewing (such as biting the inside of your cheek), or headaches.


The following electrotherapy modalities may be used at during your treatments to accelerate your progress:

  • Theraputic Ultrasound
  • Interferential (IFC)
  • Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Electroacupuncture



Let us help you to move well, feel well, and be well.

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