Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare discipline concerned with promoting health and preventing disease by examining, diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating impairments and disabilities that affect the nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary systems.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare discipline concerned with promoting health and preventing disease by examining, diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating impairments and disabilities that affect the nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary systems. Simply put, physiotherapy treats functional limitations arising from injuries and diseases that affect muscles, joints, and bones, as well as the nervous (brain, nerves, spinal cord), respiratory (lungs), circulatory (blood vessels), and cardiac (heart) systems. Physiotherapy seeks to help patients regain maximal physical capacity according to their own potential for recovery. To this end, physiotherapy professionals employ a variety of treatment methods including manual techniques, exercises, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, as well as heat and cold therapy. These methods encourage patients to participate in their own recovery so they can acquire the physical abilities needed to function in society, perform daily activities, succeed at work, and participate in leisure and sport activities.

Isokinetic Evaluation & Rehabilitation

An isokinetic evaluation is a form of muscle testing to determine the strength of a giving muscle or muscle group.

Isokinetic Evaluation & Rehabilitation

An isokinetic evaluation is a form of muscle testing to determine the strength of a giving muscle or muscle group. We perform this test using the Biodex System 4, a sophisticated piece of machinery that accurately measures the amount of force a muscle group generates during a certain movement and throughout its entire range of motion. The analysis of this information can be extremely valuable in the rehab process, as it allows us to determine exact points of weakness that must be addressed and treated. In some cases, such as knee and shoulder surgeries in athletes, it becomes critical in determining when the athlete can resume their sport safely. The Biodex is also a great rehabilitation tool with vast capabilities such as eccentric strengthening, continuous passive motion, and customized strengthening programs. An incredibly useful feature is the real-time feedback provided to the user throughout the training session.

Run Evaluation

Injured or not, a physiotherapist from our centre evaluates everything that has to do with running.

Run Evaluation

During the running gait assessment, our physiotherapist will provide runners with biomechanical information about their running style. It's a method of analysing a runners body movements as they transition through the gait cycle to establish the way a person runs or walks. The physiotherapist will give you advice on different things like tempo, the way you strike the ground, shoes, etc.

Bike Fitting

The bike fitting is performed by a physiotherapist from our sports medicine centre.

Bike Fitting

A bike fit consists in getting your right bike size and saddle model, adjusting precisely your shoe cleats, saddle height and setback, checking your cycling position in motion and analyzing your pedaling stroke to identify what are your improvement areas.

Radial Shockwave Therapy

This method is used by therapists all over the world with great success.

Radial Shockwave Therapy

Radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) is a method for the treatment of orthopedic disorders developed over the past 20 years. A projectile accelerated in the hand piece generates a mechanical pressure wave, which is transferred to the human body by an applicator head and which radiates out in the tissue. The mechanical energy is absorbed by the tissue and decreases as the distance from the application site increases. The mechanical stress triggers reactions in the tissue that have a positive influence on a wide range of orthopedic and neurological conditions The method is used by therapists all over the world with great success. Radial shockwave therapy treats succesfully orthopedic problems such as: • Calcified or not calcified tendinopathy of the shoulder; • Tennis or Golfer’s elbow; • Patellar Tendinopathy; • Achilles Tendinopathy; • Plantar’s Fasciitis with or without Heel Spur; • Etc.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is the usage of dry needles under the skin (differs from acupuncture) performed by a physiotherapist.

Dry Needling

Dry needling (PPAS) is a treatment technique that can be used by a physiotherapist who has obtained the certification issued by the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec following the successful completion of a rigorous training on the usage of needles under the skin. As the name suggests, it is the use of a dry needle similar to acupuncture needles. It is important to understand that these needles are used for therapeutic purposes different from those of traditional acupuncture based on a holistic ancestral Chinese approach. PPAS therefore differs from acupuncture, and the needle produces a local effect in the region where the dry needles are used. The goals of PPAS are the reduction of pain, improvement of function, decrease in inflammation, etc. We use this technique to help with trigger points, tendinopathies, swelling, etc.

Sports Medicine

A sports doctor is a general practitioner with a specialized training in sports medicine. They are specialists in the neuro-musculoskeletal system and sports injuries.

Sports Medicine

A sports doctor is a general practitioner with a specialized training in sports medicine. They are specialists in the neuro-musculoskeletal system and sports injuries. Office Whether you’ve suffered a concussion or strained your back, the sports doctor knows and understands the sport physiology, biomechanics and anatomy involved in the injured body part. The sports doctor’s goal is to bring the athlete back to playing their sport and participating in daily activities, safely and without compromise. They do so, by using different diagnostic tests such as radiography & Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), referrals to other specialists, prescription drugs or even local injections (ex: cortisone).

Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, biomechanical, and psychological dynamic principles and mechanisms of movement. Wikipedia

Kinesiology

Kinesiologists are devoted to improving performance, health, and overall quality of life. Nearly every person can improve their performance, function and well-being across mental and physical parameters, through improved movement and exercise. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages and every level of function and physical ability to assess, track, manage and achieve a broad range of personal health goals.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has numerous positive physiological effects. These effects allow, among others, muscular and nervous relaxation; they facilitate blood and lymphatic circulation, encourage the elimination of toxins and stimulate vital organ functions.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has numerous positive physiological effects. These effects allow, among others, muscular and nervous relaxation; they facilitate blood and lymphatic circulation, encourage the elimination of toxins and stimulate vital organ functions. The massage acts as muscular and ligamentous tonic. It is also credited with a strong bodymind dimension by dislodging emotional memories that have been stocked in body tissues and organs. Therefore, it is not uncommon to notice emotional changes during a massage session. Vital energy, chakras, vital points and several other principles will be discussed, according to traditions and schools of thought. Massage therapy is generally practised with hands, but also with feet, elbows and even knees and the manoeuvres can be applied over the whole body or only a single part. It is possible to concentrate on skin and muscles and then to go deeper towards tendons, ligaments and fasciae or still, to aim for specific points or energy centers.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy, also known as osteopathic approach is a manual therapy discipline. Its main goal is to help restore the human body's natural equilibrium and harmony.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy, or osteopathic approach, is a hands-on manual therapy treatment method that looks at the way the body functions as whole, rather than viewing its parts or symptoms separately (i.e. a hurt shoulder here, a neck strain there). It’s based on the philosophy that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when its components are in balance. The goal of osteopathy is to restore that proper balance and function, allowing your body to heal through its own natural processes. It works to balance your nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving your range of motion and relieving discomfort or other symptoms.

Pediatric Osteopathy

This branch of osteopathy specializes on the treatment of young children and new borns.

Pediatric Osteopathy

Every baby’s birth is unique, whether very rapid, long and drawn out, or a Caesarean birth. In any delivery the baby may have been squashed or twisted in different ways. It may have impacted your baby. Osteopathy can help your baby! In the first few days the most common difficulties are with: – Feeding – Digestive difficulties – Sleep – Crying – Baby’s head shape – Head tilted one way and can’t move freely The practitioner’s interest is in every aspect of the health of your baby, and will begin the consultation by taking a detailed case history. This can include questions about the pregnancy and labour as well as information about accidents, infections, and development. The the practitioner will do a a comprehensive physical assessment, which includes testing out all the joints in the body for your newborn range of movement. It may also include testing certain neurological reflexes, as well as often quietly feeling the body tissues for distortion or altered tensions in any part of their body. The practitioner will feel and release strains and tension even in the youngest babies. In assessing your newborn baby, the practitioner checks for asymmetry or tension in the pelvis, spine and head, and ensures that a good breathing pattern is established. In a research study conducted by Clive Hayden into the effect of cranial osteopathic treatment on babies, some parents perceived the following changes in their children’s behaviour: – Reduced colicky crying – Improved sleep – Less unsettled irritable behaviour – Increased quiet, happy spells. Osteopathic treatment of babies is very gentle and is safe for the smallest of babies. They often happily play with toys or interact with the practitioner/parents during treatment.

Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in prevention, emergency care, assessment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries (muscles, joints, ligaments, bones). Following a Sport Medicine Model of care, an Athletic Therapist utilizes contemporary rehabilitation methods including manual therapies, therapeutic modalities, corrective exercise, physical reconditioning, taping and bracing in order to accelerate an individual’s return to pre-injury status.

Athletic Therapy

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic. Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.

Sports Event Coverage

We provide a wide range of services ranging from first aid services, tapings and even first responders.

Sports Event Coverage

Physiomentum provides our services to any sports related event. We provide a wide range of services ranging from first aid services, tapings and even first responders. We understand the importance of in-the-moment assistance and therefore we cover tournaments, games, and even sports organized trips of any sport involved and level of competition. In addition, we offer our services to teams requiring a Physio for their entire season.