Physiotherapy is a branch of science that works on reducing pain and improving/maintaining mobility, flexibility, strength and physical function by the means of using non-surgical and non-invasive treatment approach. Rehabilitation is the means of re-gaining function back after injury, accident, trauma, surgery, illness or hospitalization. At Stayfit Physio clinic, we offer Physiotherapy interventions for many different conditions including, but not limited to:
- Muscle sprains/strains
- Arthritis and other Joint dysfunctions
- Sports Injuries
- Spinal and Neurological dysfunctions
- Post surgery rehab
- TMJ pain and dysfunction
- Migraines and other Headaches
- Post stroke rehab
- Chest Physiotherapy
- Prescription and assessment of Mobility aids like walkers and wheelchairs
- Physiotherapy for conditions involving children
- Senior's rehab
- Motor vehicle accident patients
- Workplace Injury
On the first visit, Physiotherapist performs a detailed assessment, that includes history taking and performing special tests, with the patient and appropriately prepares a treatment plan. Goal are set up by the therapist in conjunction with the patient. Treatment plan may include prescription of exercises, manual therapy/techniques performed by the Physiotherapist and use of modalities like Ultrasound, TENS, IFC.
We ask a lot of our body. It has to get up early, work all day, rush around all evening and get up tomorrow to do it all over again! We’re stressed and busy, and we have no time to take care of ourselves. Finding ways to keep our body working its best is essential to long-term health. Chiropractic is a wonderful way of achieving that goal.
When the joints in the spine aren’t moving correctly or become misaligned, through stress or bad posture, this is called subluxation. Subluxation can occur in any of 100 places around the spine, resulting in irritation of the nerves. Initial symptoms might be spasms, stiffness or pain in the upper, mid or low back, because the spine is trying to protect the area that is experiencing subluxation. It can also result in tingling, numbness and weakness in arms or legs.
Through manual adjustments to the spine, a chiropractor can realign the joints and restore its proper movement. These adjustments can restore the function of your nervous system and as a result, improve your health and wellbeing.
Massage therapy is a technique of manipulating the soft tissue of the body including muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Massage has been used from the ancient times in different forms to treat various acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions.
Massage is helpful in treating various conditions like muscle sprains/strains, arthritis, muscle stiffness, migraines and other types of headaches, tendonitis, low back and neck pain, Sciatica, improving Range of Motion of joints, Post surgery, Pre-natal and Post-natal massage, Repetitive and overuse injuries.
Massage therapist is skilled in performing different techniques like Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, relaxation massage, pregnancy massage and geriatrics massage.
Massage therapy works on the principles of promoting circulation and subsequently promotes healing in the parts of the body. It also helps reduce stress and anxiety and promote overall well being.
The Therapist does a complete assessment of your problem and then prepares a treatment plan considering patients’ age, severity of the condition, area being treated and other factors.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a non invasive modality used to relieve lowback and neck pain with or without referred pain, tingling and numbness in extremities. Non-surgical Spinal decompression therapy is a comfortable, non-invasive and painless procedure that focuses on the repair of damaged and degenerated intervertebral discs. This is done using a specially designed table with bio-feedback mechanisms used to traction the spine and create a negative pressure in the injured discs, with the goal of healing them and relieving back pain and/or leg pain. Spinal decompression has the capability of relieving pressure on the spinal nerves caused by disc herniations and degenerative disc disease, and is helpful for conditions such as sciatica, osteoarthritis and facet syndrome.
Specially designed spinal decompression tables use sensitive computer-feedback mechanisms to allow for maximum therapeutic results. The equipment is able to continuously monitor muscular reaction and compensate by re-adjusting the pull on the spine.
Each treatment is customized, based on factors such as the severity of the condition being treated, chronicity, as well as the patient’s age, weight and degree of sensitivity. This form of treatment can be administered by either the Physiotherapist or the Chiropractor.
Shockwave therapy or Pulsed wave therapy is a relatively new form of treatment in the field of orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine. It is an electronic device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, and urology. It provides fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Shockwave therapy is used to treat many conditions including Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, patellar tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, shoulder tendonitis, chronic inflammation, bursitis, shin splints, morton's neuroma, stress fractures, osteoarthritis etc.
There has been a lot of clinical research that clearly shows the effectiveness of this form of treatments in many acute and chronic conditions. Unlike other modalities, Shockwave therapy is known to produce some immediate results like increase in Range of Motion, improved mobility, reduction in pain, normalizing muscle tone and reduced muscle tightness.
Although, the results may vary from person to person, most people notice some or all of these effects to a certain degree in just the first visit. This modality works on the principles of acoustic waves travelling inside the body and creating biological changes in the tissues that accelerates the natural healing response and increased blood flow to the injured site.
Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The treatments are provided by skilled and trained practitioner and involves inserting very fine needles in the area to be treated at trigger points. Acupuncture is mainly used to relieve pain caused by a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Migraines, Arthritis, low back and neck pain, dental pain, Chemotherapy symptoms, labor pain, Crohn’s disease and Colitis, Anxiety and Depression, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Vertigo, Plantar fascitis, Sprains/Strains and Bursitis. All treatments are based on a detailed assessment by the practitioner.
We offer custom made orthotics for all your foot care needs. You need orthotics if you are suffering from foot and heel pain, limping, not being able to walk as much, or just those first few sore steps in the morning when you wake up.
Often times, we keep enduring pain or face failed treatment results in lowback, hips and knees without realizing the actual source of problem. Many times aches and pains in these areas are related to foot disorders and faulty alignment.
As we spend most of our awake hours on our feet, orthotics provide a good support to our arches and other structures that enable us to continue with our day without having to limp or sit down to take breaks. Orthotics are available for most kinds of footwear including skates, runners, formal shoes and sandals. Our computerized gait scan system provides detailed information about the alignment of bones in your feet, arches, pressure areas in your feet in standing or walking. Based on this assessment, our experienced therapists will suggest the most appropriate orthotics that will suit your needs.
Compression Stockings and Braces
We offer compression stockings for men and women in different colours and lengths. Compression stockings are available in different pressure gradients which means level of tightness depending on the severity of condition. Compression stockings help in reducing swelling, preventing blood clots, post surgery, in pregnany, or in circulation disorders like varicose veins, spider veins.
Braces are external support used in conditions like Sprains/Strains, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Arthritis, Muscle weakness or Paralysis, Post surgery or trauma. Our Physiotherapist will assess the condition and recommend the appropriate brace required. Braces are available in different sizes and for different joints like elbow, knee, wrist and ankles.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutritional Herbology
Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient form of medicine that originated in China thousands of years ago. It is a natural form of treatment that uses herbs and minerals to promote body's immune system, healing ability and body's natural power to fight off disease process. TCM uses one single or a combination of techniques like Acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, acupressure massage or diet and lifestyle modification to treat a specific condition. It includes administration of herbs that are Health Canada approved and are available in the form of powders and capsules. The herbs used are very safe with minimal side effects, if at all.
TCM is an alternative form of medicine that uses holistic approach to treat various physical and mental ailments. The TCM practitioner completes an in depth assessment and then decides the course of intervention and strategies to resolve the condition. This holistic approach targets the mind and body healing and our patients come in for regular maintenance or balance check visits. These visits could be to boost their immune system or physical and mental relaxation or keep the various systems of the body like cardiovascular and gastrointestinal in balance and working in harmony.
Since TCM is safe, painless and non invasive, it is a treatment of choice by many celebrities, athletes and healthcare practitioners. It helps in better sleep, delays aging and promotes a well balanced and healthy lifestyle. TCM is used to treat many conditions like: Acute and Chronic muscle sprains/strains, Sciatica, Arthritis, Stiffness and swelling in joints, Stroke, Neuropathies, Anxiety and Depression, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep disorders, COPD, High blood pressure, Asthma, Colds and Flu, Crohn's and Colitis, Constipation, Weight Loss, Acid reflux and IBS.
Naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine using holistic approach, natural herbs, diet and lifestyle counselling. Naturopathic Doctor conducts a detailed assessment of your medical and social history, your lifestyle and lab tests to prepare an individualized treatment plan that includes herbal remedies, nutritional counselling, and recommendations on diet and lifestyle modifications. Naturopathic medicine believes in regaining the lost balance of our body using the healing powers of nature. Come in for a consultation with our Naturopathic Doctor Today!
We provide rehab services for our Seniors in the clinic or In home setting. Our Physiotherapist has been working exclusively with seniors for last 9 years. She is experienced in Falls prevention program, Rehab in chronic conditions, Post Stroke rehab, Neurological conditions like Parkinson's , Post surgery rehab, Re-conditioning program, Pneumonia and Chest Physiotherapy, Home safety and equipment assessment, Walkers and Wheelchair assessment and prescription for ADP(Assistive Device Program) program. Our goal is to keep our Seniors healthy and independent in community.
Mobile In Home Physiotherapy
"If you can't come to the clinic, the clinic can come to you!!"
In times where people are busy in their lives and have little time to take of themselves, we provide Physiotherapy service at their convenient times and location. You could be a senior lacking transportation or a busy parent unable to access the clinic, you could be an individual working long hours or medically unfit to be out to a clinic setting. You don't need a reason to access our services at home. We work flexible hours and cover large geographical area in and around Ottawa. We have a fully equipped van to provide our exceptional service without compromising our quality of service. We treat various conditions like Motor Vehicle Accident, Post stroke rehab, sports injuries, Neurological and Orthopedic conditions, Post cancer rehab etc. Call us today to find out more.