Manual Therapy

Physical therapist are highly trained in the use of using their hands to move muscles, joints and tendon.  Many physiotherapist 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 inner ear (vestibular system) gives the brain the sense of position and motion and is responsible for balance and visual stability.  Vertigo (hyperlink to conditions) is a strong spinning sensation that can be caused by an inner ear problem.  Physiotherapist with specialized training are able to evaluate and  treat many inner ear conditions with manoeuvres and special exercises.
 
Poor balance can be caused by many factors including inner ear problems, poor vision, weakness following injury or illness.  A physical therapist can evaluate the source of your poor balance and provide the most effective course of treatment.

Exercise Rehabilitation

A core competency of physiotherapist is the prescription of appropriate exercise 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.  Therapy sessions are brief, usually about 20 minutes or less, and provide relief of many chronic conditions, and aids the return of mobility.

On average, it takes about 3 days for permanent relief to begin.  Most conditions require 3 to 5 sessions, one week apart.

There are no side effects with shockwave therapy.  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 facitiis,  achilles tendinitis, 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 gravity 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 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 and is thought to help the healing process and help decrease pain. Ultrasound is the delivery of sound waves into the tissues. When therapeutic sound waves are absorbed by the tissues, a variety of effects can be produced 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.

Interferential Current (IFC)

Interferential Current therapy is an effective therapy to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process to get your body back to a healthy, pail free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying 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, curing edema and spasms.

Wax Bath

Wax bath can be used on the hands where the patient will repeatedly submerge their hand within a small tub of molten 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 to every nook and cranny of your hand. This wax bath is a form of thermotherapy, which allows a sustained heat to be applied. This form of treatment 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, technology, furniture, etc, in their work environment; and enhancing how work process are designed/ carried out. The goal being to improve comfort, safety, and productivity of workers while improving the bottom line for businesses. Contact us to have our ergonomic consultant come help improve your work environment.

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

Massage Therapy


People will attend massage therapy for various reasons from general relaxation to treatment of injures caused by trauma or repetitive strain from work, sports or hobbies. 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!

 

Here at Back in Motion we offer Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) claims 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