The team from Back in Motion Physiotherapy wants to keep you feeling great, enjoying an active, energetic lifestyle with your family and friends. Learn more about our physiotherapy and chronic pain programs by reading the literature below.
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Manual therapy is a hands on physiotherapy technique that includes gentle joint mobilizations and soft tissue release techniques to restore joint range of motion and facilitate fluid, pain free movement.
Pain Relief Modalities
Electrotherapy treatment options such as TENS, interferential and ultrasound, are applied to alleviate pain, reduce muscle spasm, decrease inflammation and stimulate healing in combination with physiotherapy.
Spinal Decompression / Traction
A mechanical decompression/distraction force is gently applied to your spine through either manual (therapist) or mechanical (spinal traction bed) measures to relieve pressure on your nerves, discs and joints.
Sport Injury Rehabilitation
We have certified Sport Med physicians and physiotherapists on staff to ensure your injury is managed with best practice techniques for a safe and timing return to hobby or play. Our sports physiotherapists will perform a detailed assessment to determine the mechanism of injury (trauma vs. slow insidious onset), extent of damage (specific musculoligamentous stress tests) and identification of contributing factors such as postural asymmetries, specific weakness, or training errors.
Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted therapeutic physiotherapy treatment used by therapists in order to treat conditions related to skeletal, muscle and soft tissue injuries. This consists of 6 stainless steel instruments of different shapes and sizes used for soft tissue mobilization that lets therapists effectively break down scar tissue and connective tissue restrictions. The technique is designed to detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Shockwave therapy is the single most effective technique for calcific tendonitis and chronic soft tissue conditions such as tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis, among other conditions. The tool releases a series of acoustic wave pulsations to the problem area, through the client’s skin via a gel medium.
Various therapists at our clinic offer acupuncture in combination with physiotherapy as a treatment option. Acupuncture can be helpful to:
Prior to booking your appointment, be sure to inform the front desk that you would like acupuncture to be considered as part of your treatment plan.
Vertigo, Dizziness & Concussion Rehab
Dizziness and vertigo account for up to 10% of all doctor visits. The source of these complaints is often difficult to identify, but can be related to head trauma (motor vehicle accidents, falls), ear infections and age-related factors to name a few.
Injury-Specific Exercise Therapy
Not all exercises are the same and depending on your specific diagnosis, you will want to avoid certain movements while focusing on a specific set of exercises. Following a thorough musculoskeletal examination, your physiotherapist will develop an injury-specific home exercise program that could accelerate your rehabilitation.
Taping techniques are used effectively to:
This technique can be very effective immediately following an injury to reduce inflammation and prevent further injury and is also used during rehab to restore joint mechanics and optimize your rehabilitation.
Following surgery, the goal of physiotherapy is to optimize your healing and realize the full potential of your surgical procedure. Treatment will focus on restoring range of motion, re-activating specific musculature with neuromuscular stimulation and surgical-specific exercises and decreasing your pain with electrotherapy or other modalities. Surgeries that benefit from post-surgical rehab include:
Who should attend?
The course is designed for individuals living with pain, as well as individuals living with or caring for a person with pain. This includes pain of all origins, including chronic disease, trauma, pain disorders, as well as spouses, family members and friends. Our courses are open to current and past patients, as well as the general public. Individuals are welcome to come alone or with someone else.
What to expect?
Each course takes a small group of around 8-16 individuals. Sessions consist of small lecturettes, group and paired discussion, group and individual activities, gentle exercise, problem solving, pain management tools such as breathing techniques and individual planning. While participation is encouraged, individuals may decide to what extent they wish to become involved.
6 Weekly Sessions
The course consists of 6 2.5-hour sessions held once per week. The sessions are kept short to facilitate individuals with low tolerance. We are currently running evening sessions from 5-7.30 to facilitate working individuals and those with daytime commitments.
Each course is run by 2 leaders who have completed the University of Victoria training course. All the voluntary instructors are individuals living or working with pain conditions themselves, many of whom decided to become an instructor after experiencing the benefits of taking the course.
All Supplies Are Provided
Each individual taking the course is furnished with their own copy of the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease, an excellent resource book written specifically for the courses. Workbooks, audio CDs and all other materials are provided to you on the first day, so no need to bring or buy anything.
There is no charge to the individuals attending the program. The books and handouts are funded by BC Health and all instructors provide the service on a voluntary basis. Back in Motion is proudly providing space to host the sessions, at all of our locations across the Lower Mainland.
English as a second language?
The courses are currently offered throughout the Lower Mainland in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Cantonese and Mandarin. In addition, reading material and support is available in many other languages including Korean and Farsi to assist with individuals who speak English as a second language. Audio tape versions of the books are available for those individuals with literacy, visual or other difficulties with text material.