Manual Therapy

Physiotherapists are highly trained in the use of their hands to move muscles, joints and tendons.  Many of our physiotherapists are specialized in manipulative therapy and are recognized to perform the controlled act of joint and spine manipulation.

Vestibular Rehabilitation


Dizziness, Vertigo,  Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

The role of the inner ear (vestibular system) is to provide our bodies with a sense of position motion and is responsible for balance and visual stability. Dysfunction of the inner ear can lead to a strong spinning sensation referred to as vertigo.
 
Poor balance can be caused by many factors including inner ear problems, poor vision or weakness following injury/illness.  A physiotherapist with specialized training can evaluate the source of your poor balance and provide the most effective course of treatment.

Exercise Rehabilitation

An important role of a physiotherapist is the prescription of appropriate exercises for a variety of medical conditions.  Following an thorough health history, interview and physical examination, a physiotherapist is able to guide you in the appropriate choice of exercises and guide the right dosage for long term recovery.  Back In Motion is also associated with Good Life Fitness club and our patient have full access to the city's most extensive exercise gym.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. There are no side effects with shockwave therapy and it can assist return to function and provide relief of many chronic conditions.

 

Therapy sessions are brief (usually about 20 minutes or less) and on average, it takes about 3 days for permanent relief to begin.  Most conditions require 3 to 5 sessions, one week apart.

 

Your insurance company will be able to inform you whether or not this type of physiotherapy treatment is covered through your plan.

Treatable conditions include:  plantar fasciitis,  achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, stress fractures, jumper's knee, calcific rotator cuff, scar tissue, non-healing ulcers.

Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, relieve pain and improve the function of the body.  It involves inserting fine needles into the skin at specific points.


What kinds of acupuncture are used?

Classical Acupuncture uses Traditional Chinese Medicine and Theory.  Anatomical Acupuncture is a more modern approach based on anatomy and physiology.  Most treatments at Back in Motion are comprised of anatomical acupuncture.


How does acupuncture work using the anatomical method?

It stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins.  The release of endorphins restores energy and biochemical balance, stimulates natural healing and reduces inflammation through the release of natural cortisol.  Acupuncture also promotes both physical and emotional well-being.

Inversion Therapy

Inversion Therapy is a form of spinal decompression and spinal traction.

Inversion therapy involves being upside down or at an inverted angle, while hanging by the legs, ankles, or feet. When your body is suspended from the lower limbs, the pull of gravity can decompress the joints in the body, such as the spine. The gravitational pull on the spine causes the joints to be stretched and expanded and can provide relief of pain and pressure of the back and other areas of the body.

Modalities

Ultrasound
Ultrasound is the delivery of sound waves into the tissues which can produce a variety of effects including thermal, mechanical, chemical and biological. The dosage delivered will depend on the tissue being treated, the acuity of the injury, its depth, and the affect. Ultrasound is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body including muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Deep heating of these soft tissues increases circulation,assist the healing process and decrease pain.

Interferential Current (IFC)

Interferential Current (IFC) therapy is an effective therapy to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process to get your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper muscle tissues. Electrodes are placed on your skin around the injured body part. The IFC device then transmits electrical impulses and stimulates the underlying tissue and nerves to begin the healing process. This form of treatment is very useful in reducing pain, inflammation, reducing edema and spasms.

Wax Bath

The wax bath is a form of thermotherapy, which allows a sustained heat to be applied. The wax bath is used for hands where a patient repeatedly submerges their hand within a small tub of melted paraffin wax. The wax is warm, and should not cause any discomfort. The wax will encapsulate the entire hand and solidify. When this occurs, it traps the heat in the joints of the hand which can help decrease pain, increase your mobility, and increase the blood flow to the targeted area.

Functional Capacity Evaluations


A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a standardized assessment process to determine an individual's ability to perform physical tasks such as sitting, standing, lifting, bending, stooping, crouching and reaching.

 

The goal of the FCE is to predict functional and workday tolerances, determine occupations client is able to perform safely, identify need for further management and offer recommendations in this regard.

 

The FCE is performed in its entirety by registered physiotherapists.  A standard assessment lasts 4 hours.  Two day FCEs are also available.

 

The Blankenship Behavioural Profile is used for validity, consistency of effort, pain magnification, and inappropriate illness behaviour.

 

A comprehensive, easy to read written report is provided with in 1 week following the evaluation.

Ergonomics Consulting


Ergonomics is a broad field that works to improve overall system performance by improving how people interact with the tools, equipment and technology in their work environment. It also enhances how work process are designed and carried out with a primary goal to improve comfort, safety, and productivity of workers.

At Back in Motion we provide a number of ergonomic consulting services including office assessments, industrial assessments, job demands analyses, and educational seminars.

Contact us to have our ergonomic consultant come help improve your work environment.

Massage Therapy


Massage therapy is often used for relaxation purposes but it can also be a treatment for a variety of conditions such as those caused by trauma, sports/hobbies or repetitive strain injuries.

Whether your goals are preventative care or rehab needs, massage therapy is an ideal addition to your health care to improve overall well being.


Massage Therapy is ideal for:

Headaches
Strains/sprains
General body tension
Stress
Lymphatic conditions
Prenatal care
Injuries related to work or sports
And more!

Back in Motion's therapists can also provide treatment for Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) and WSIB claims.


Rates:

60 minute massage = $70 plus tax
45 minute massage = $60 plus tax
30 minute massage = $50 plus tax

*prices subject to change without notice