Physiotherapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by Physiotherapists.
As primary health care professionals, physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
PT management commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, manipulation and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan.
With your independence in mind, a physiotherapist’s goal is to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises, and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm.
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. During the initial visit, the massage therapist will take a detailed health history and perform an in depth assessment. This will enable the therapist to develop an individualized treatment plan that will be consistent with the patient goals. Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body by working on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Pain, dysfunction, and stress can be relieved and reversed with massage.
"ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Overuse of muscles can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements."
Above information provided by: Active Release Techniques® Copyright© 2010
Only certified providers are properly educated in the Active Release Technique program protocols.
Kinetic Physiotherapy offers its clients certified providers with knowledge and understanding of A.R.T
At Kinetic Physiotherapy we believe in creating a holistic approach to our assessments and treatments. Too often the body is not regarded as a whole, but more as separate parts, therefore only the areas of pain or concern are addressed. Fusing Eastern and Western medicine, our patients will heal on a multi-faceted level.
Having graduated from the Physiotherapy program at McMaster University, where all aspects of therapy are supported by high levels of research, Christina melded her extensive Physiotherapy skills with her certifications and knowledge of Baron Baptiste's power yoga, Hatha yoga, and STOTT Pilates.
Kinetic Physio Yoga Therapy (PYT) and Physio Pilates Therapy (PPT) are programs that extend our therapy services beyond manual therapy, modalities, and exercise therapy. This method is used to restore, maintain, and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well being; as well as empower individuals to take their therapy into their own hands and help them transform their body into an ultimate state of health.
Increases core strength and endurance, postural awareness, joint stabilization, and flexibility. It increases blood flow to help speed up the healing process as well as increasing circulation. Increases proprioception and balance, as well as reducing stress, anxiety, and shortness of breath. It is also used to help prevent injuries.
Pre-habilitation- preventing injuries before they occur.
Musculoskeletal- arthritis, herniated disc, instability, frozen shoulder, low back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rotator cuff injuries, sprains/strains, and much more.
Other Conditions: Stroke, MS, depression/anxiety, cardiorespiratory conditions
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