Physiotherapy

Manual/Manipulative Physiotherapy | Sports Rehabilitation | Gunn IMS
Anatomical Acupuncture | EMS Radial Shockwave Therapy

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Manual/Manipulative Physiotherapy

A manual/manipulative therapist has the highest level of training in ‘core’ hands on therapy for the spine and peripheral joints. The therapist trained through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (or equivalent) may receive his or her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Diploma. One can then belong to the internationally recognized manual therapy body and become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, or FCAMPT. Our therapists either have their FCAMPT certification or are working towards this gold standard of manual therapy care.

Sports Rehabilitation

It can be comforting to know that as a client of Rebound Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine, you will have access to a skilled team to treat your sports related injuries. From having a Sports Medicine physician in house, to physio and massage therapists with a wealth of experience and training in Sports Rehab, and a fully equipped gym, we have you covered.  Whether you have suffered from acute sprains and strains, require post-operative rehab or treatment of complex sports injuries, have confidence that we can develop a treatment program to begin your path to change.  We also offer sport specific training programs to help you reach your activity goals.

Running Injuries

Some causes of running injuries include:

  • Improper footwear
  • Poor running technique
  • Changing terrain
  • Changes in mileage too quickly
  • Lack of core strength
  • Warm up/cool down improperly
  • Muscle imbalance and/or stiffness
  • Not listening to your body’s warning signs

The best injuries are the ones you avoid in the first place! Proper analysis of your running style, shoes, goals, strength and stretch routine (or the development of one), reasonable progression of mileage etc. are important considerations. Perhaps you are a former runner and want to get back out there but are concerned because of previous injuries. Our team can help make sure you stay safe and within yourself. You might be surprised that with some guidance and dedication, a personal best could be in your future.

Return To Sport

Getting back on the rugby field or basketball court after a sprained ankle is not as easy as “take 3 weeks off and rest and you should be good to go”. While initial appropriate rest, compression, icing and modalities to control inflammation are important, early movement is essential. Range of motion exercises, balance, proprioception and strengthening in the right order, intensity, and at the proper time are important. Introducing progressive sport specific drills will improve your confidence game readiness at the earliest time.

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GUNN IMS

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a comprehensive system for the identification and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. These are chronic pain conditions that involve the muscular system and yet have a neuropathic (nerve sensitization) origin to the symptoms.

IMS uses acupuncture needles to stimulate sensitized muscle bands and cause relaxation from its chronic tight state in a way that is more effective than simply stretching.

The most common cause of neuropathic pain is spondylosis, meaning degeneration of the spine. The wearing of the discs and joints of the spine can compromise the space needed for the nerves as they exit the spinal. This is often subtle but chronic pressure can lead to the nervous system sensitivity and subsequent shortening of muscles along the path fed by those nerve roots.

Learn more about the conditions that Gunn IMS can help to treat by reading our blog post »

Anatomical Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of as few as one, but more typically several fine needles below the dermis (skin) to affect the musculoskeletal system in dysfunction. There is evidence that acupuncture can improve local and regional blood flow. It causes the release of endorphins, our natural pain blocking chemicals to ease pain and suffering.

Acupuncture points are very specific areas of low electrical resistance along pathways called meridians. Stimulation of these points can have an effect far removed from the needle insertion site and restore balance to the system. The existence of these long pathways helps to explain why needles in the top of the foot can relieve dental pain, for example. Acupuncture can help calm down a ramped up autonomic nervous system or energize a low energy chronic pain condition.

We use only sterile, single use needles in our facility and have over 20 years of experience in using acupuncture to complement your rehabilitation program.

EMS Radial Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a treatment that uses shockwaves, or acoustic pulses, to initiate a healing response in the body. It is similar to ultrasound treatment in that it uses sound waves to go into the body’s tissue to kickstart a physiological healing response. Shockwave therapy differs from ultrasound because it uses high intensity, acoustic pulse waves to penetrate into the tissues as opposed to ultrasound’s gentle waves.

Learn more about Shockwave Therapy on our blog »