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Physiotherapy is the practice of assessing a particular injury or problem and developing a treatment plan to effectively deal with any joint or soft tissue limitation or limitations in range of motion or funtion. The types of treatment include manual therapy, exercise prescription often which includes an extensive home exercise program, as well as the use of various modalities. Modalities range from electrical stimulation, ultrasound (high frequency sound waves), cervical and lumbar tractions, as well as the use of therapeutic heat and cold.
Our treatment team has experience in treating many professional football, hockey
and baseball players, as well as highly competitive high-
Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Custom Orthotics and Bracing
We are able to serve all bracing needs, including not only off the shelf supplies, but custom measured knee braces and foot orthotics. Our pricing is very competitive and is usually covered by extended health plans, motor vehicle accident coverages or WSIB if appropriate.
Manual Therapy is the practice of using a hands on approach to deal with specific joint and soft tissue limitations that often occur with acute and chronic problems. Joint mobilization and manipulation are effectively used to increase joint mobility and various techniques of massage are also utilized to decrease muscular tightness and increase mobility.
Our staff is educated in the ergonomic assessment and application of the suggestions in the workplace. On site visits provide for proper assessment of the required physical demands, job requirements and environmental concerns for each setting.
Educational Talks and Seminars
Educating employees is very important in reducing lost time from work. We offer seminars in all areas including back care, repetitive strain, ergonomics or any other topic that you would like.
Acupuncture is a very effective, safe treatment modality involving the insertion of very fine needles into various points throughout the body. The approach on treating the affected muscles, bone/joints, tendons and soft tissues of the body. We also incorporate Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) acupuncture techniques when using acupuncture.
Great Lakes Physiotherapy can treat Vertigo (Dizziness), and various causes of balance disturbances. Benign Paroxsysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common disorder of the vestibular system characterized by severe dizziness, nausea and vomiting with severe cases. An accurate assessment of the specific signs and symptoms can lead to quick resolution of the symptoms in as little as a few days.
Great Lakes Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine offers a full range of services by
Which treatment is right for you? Find out by selecting a treatment area, as outlined below.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy -
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy? (PFP)
Specialized Physiotherapy for the pelvic floor is becoming more established as a
What is the pelvic floor?
• The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum.
• The muscles act like a hammock to hold up organs such as the bladder, uterus, prostate and rectum.
• They wrap around your urethra, rectum, and vagina (in women).
For proper function, these muscles must be able to contract (to maintain continence) and relax (to allow for urination, bowel movements, and sexual intercourse).
When these muscles have too much tension (hypertonic) they will often cause pelvic pain or urgency and frequency of the bladder and bowels. When they have too little tension (hypotonic) they will contribute to incontinence and organ prolapse. You can also have a combination of muscles that are too tense and too relaxed.
During the Initial Assessment, the physiotherapist (with consent) will assess the pelvic floor by completing an internal exam of the vagina or rectum. Internal palpation is an integral part of PFP, and the physiotherapist is highly trained and sensitive in these matters. You wouldn’t expect a physiotherapist to treat your knee without touching it, right? Pelvic floor physiotherapy works the same way!