Optimal physical functionality is our overall goal. Our bodies function and heal best when we have the right balance of physical activity and rest or recovery time. Amateur and professional athletes train with precision to enhance their physical performance. Research has shown that the fitter the individual, the shorter the injury recovery time. When sidelined by an injury, pain and immobility are impediments to recovery and staying strong.
At Physiotherapy Markham we have a range of treatments to offset these obstacles to recovery.
Our highly trained Registered Physiotherapists will prescribe and guide you safely through an individualized exercise program to improve strength and mobilization. Working with our physiotherapists, you will have access to our state-of-the-art technology, including a vibration machine; advanced treadmill; and functional body trainers. Our specialized exercise programs are beneficial for a wide range of conditions from hypertension and cardiac to osteoarthritis and osteoporosis to rehabilitation from injuries and surgery.
The Spinal Decompression table is specially designed to gently stretch the spine causing a distraction of the vertebrae. The spinal discs between the vertebrae expand promoting the body’s natural healing process. Spinal decompression therapy is beneficial in the relief of pain associated with herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis and disc degeneration.
During each treatment on the Hypervibe Whole Body Vibration machine, our patients receive muscle stimulation, mobilization of joints and muscles and rapid heating of the joints. Vibration therapy serves to strengthen muscles, improve circulation and bone density, increase muscle tone, and enhance balance and flexibility. Our patients discover an improved vitality and they are able to respond more readily to therapy. Athletes who use vibration therapy are able to push their training regimes to new levels and improve their performance levels.
In recent clinical studies, the ancient Chinese technique of acupuncture has been beneficial in treating neurological problems; chronic pain related to osteoarthritis; headaches, migraines and neck disorders; chronic lower back pain, shoulder pain, lateral elbow pain. In Chinese medicine it ‘corrects the imbalance in the flow of the chi’. Our Physiotherapists utilize acupuncture to eliminate trigger points in taut muscles, release endorphins from pituitary glands and other organs blocking the signal in pain pathways. Administered safely in our clinical environment with sterile needles used only once, acupuncture complements other treatments.
Our Medex Cold Laser Therapy device utilizes powerful but painless bursts of light energy to reduce inflammation and pain and to increase cell regeneration, enhancing the healing process. Laser therapy is used in localized areas and at trigger points as well as for superficial wounds and ligaments and tendon injuries.
Post Surgical Rehabilitation—
Our physiotherapists follow strict protocols and guidelines to ensure optimal rehabilitation after surgery. With access to a wide range of therapies, our physiotherapists design individualized programs of care based on your goals and objectives. The important components to post-surgical rehabilitation include muscle conditioning; flexibility; balance and proprioception; functional exercises; correction of abnormal biomechanics; maintenance of cardiovascular fitness and psychology.