Physiotherapy Services in Kitchener ON
Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness, providing physiotherapy, massage therapy, Custom Orthotics, Bracing and Compression Stockings, Laser Therapy, Acupunture, Shockvawe therapy, Vestibular & Concussion management, Work relate injuries and Motor Vehicle Accident related therapies to residents of Kitchener, ON, and its downtown area We offer a broad range of evidence-based services to treat injuries and illnesses. Our goal is to get you back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
- Physiotherapy in Kitchener
- Massage Therapy in kitchener
- Customized Orthotics in Kitchener
- Laser therapy in Kitchener
- Acupuncture in Kitchener
- Shockwave Therapy in Kitchener
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Vestibular and Concussion Management
- Sports injuries
- Work Related Injuries
- Custom Bracing and Compression Stocking
The majority of our Services at Kitchener physiotherapy will include:
- Careful Physical Assessment: to decide the root cause of your issue
- Manual Therapy: utilizing proof based strategies for better outcomes, improves mobility, and decrease pain
- Soft tissue mobilization/Massage therapy
- Modalities: Laser, IFC, Ultrasound, TENS, Shockwave therapy, and Circulation booster
- Specific Exercises Program: to keep you active, improves mobility/flexibility/strength and prevent further injuries
- Training: postural training and patient education
- Home-care program
- We have both Male and Female Physiotherapist
- We offer Direct billing to most of insurance companies
- Evening & weekend appointment available
- One hour free parking in Kitchener Market Garage.
Physiotherapy… includes the all-encompassing way to deal with the anticipation, determination and therapeutic treatment of Pain, disorders of movements or optimization of function to enhance quality of life of individual.
Physiotherapists works with patients of all ages considered and with an extensive range of health conditions.
Regardless of whether its pain administration and restoration from acute injury like a sprain/strain, or administration of chronic conditions, for example; myofascial pain syndrome or fibromyalgia, physiotherapy can help to improve quality of life.
Physiotherapists in kitchener are qualified and registered, they have in-depth knowledge of how the body functions and have specific hands-on clinical aptitudes to evaluate, analyze, and treat manifestations of pain, injury and disabilities. Physiotherapy incorporates restoration, and also helps in prevention of injury, and promotion of wellbeing and wellness. Physiotherapists regularly work in groups with other healthcare experts to help meet a person's health care goals.
Our licensed and experienced physiotherapist will help you overcome pain and injuries that impact your ability to function to your normal level of activity and keep you from enjoying your full quality of life.
In the same vein, we stress education and prescribe exercises as a means of preventing your injuries from recurring.
Following a thorough examination and assessment at your first visit, you will receive a customized program of therapy to help ease your pain and promote your recovery. We work to help you improve your strength, increase your range of motion/mobility, improve flexibility, improve endurance and reduce pain.
At Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness, we administer modalities like ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential therapy (IFC), Acupunture, Shockwave therapy and laser therapy for pain management.
Aspects of physiotherapy include mobilization, manual therapy, manual traction, soft tissue mobilization, active exercises, balance training, gait training, strength training, patient education, recurrence prevention, ergonomic advice, proper posture education and stretching programs.
In Ontario, you have direct access to physiotherapy and massage services, which means that you can obtain the services without a referral from your doctor. However, some insurance plans require a doctor’s referral, so be sure to check your coverage prior to your visit.
Massage therapy is the mobilization & manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps to reduce discomfort associated with muscular pain, overuse injuries, work related stresses and chronic pain conditions.
Massage therapy at Kitchener Physiotherapy:
We at Kitchener Physiotherapy & wellness believes in multi-disciplinary approach which helps our physiotherapist to works with massage therapist in collaboration and vice-versa.
Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness enhances its healing team with a massage therapist.
Essentially, the concept of massage is to act on the body with pressure as a means of treating pain and body stress.
Massage stimulates the brain to produce endorphins which in turn reduces pain and enhances your feeling of wellness.
In scientific studies published in peer-reviewed journals, it has been found to assist cancer patients in dealing with anxiety, reduced post-traumatic headaches, and even reduce pain after heart bypass surgery.
Within our practice, we find it effective in easing the suffering of any patient in pain and it encourages feelings of wellness.
Massage therapy works to ease tense and knotted muscles and stiff joints and enhances mobility and flexibility.
It also stimulates blood circulation to enhance the supply of oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and help the patient’s lymphatic system flush away waste products.
Custom Foot Orthotics
What is an Orthotics or Custom Foot Orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are specially made prescribed medical devices that when inserted into your shoes helps supports, align or accommodate foot deformities or poor mechanics.
Do I Need Orthotics: Talk to you medical practitioner (MD, PT, MT, Foot Specialist) to determine if orthotics will help you in your daily activities.
How will a custom Foot orthotics Helps: Orthotics Provide improved stability through balanced force redistribution and aligns your feet. It helps to alleviate foot pain and helps to reduce stress on ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
When do I need to wear an orthotics?
As often as possible! Orthotics works well when worn in proper shoes. It is for you if you have to stand and walk for prolonged period of time.
Customized Orthotics in Kitchener
We are specially trained to do fittings for custom orthotics, the custom-made, three-dimensional inserts you place in your shoes to ease pain and discomfort caused by lower limb injuries/deformities.
Orthotics are particularly helpful for patients dealing with symptoms from a variety of injuries including plantar fasciitis, heel spur, flat foot, neuromas, and foot and ankle tendon injuries as well as those impacted by arthritis or diabetes or by work that involves prolong walking or standing.
Customized orthotics can assist patients plagued by persistent back pain as well.
Amazing fact about your feet (quoted from premier orthotics labs)
- Average person will walk about 115,000 miles in their lifetime which is about 4 times walking around earth
- 100 tons of pressure is put on your feet everyday
- There are approx 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet!
- 52 bones in your feet (pair) makes up a quarter of the total bones in your body
- By age 12, a child’s foot reaches about 90 per cent of its adult length!
- Our 2 Feet are never similar, there are subtle differences
- 75% of North American will experience foot problems at one time in their life!
- Afternoon are the best time to shop for shoes because other feet are swollen most during that time!
- 9 out of 10 women wear shoes that are too small for them and hence they are four times more prone to foot problems then men!
- Your feet are the first to indicate signs of any impending ill-health!
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Shockwave Therapy/ ESWT/ Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy/
Extracorporeal means outside body
Shockwave means extraordinary, short vitality wave travelling quicker than speed of sound, They create well-controlled mechanical insult to tissue. Originally this technology indicated to breaks kidney stone, nowadays widely used to treat musculoskeletal Issues.
How does it work?
- Neovascularization and Healing: Shockwave creates mechanical pressure which increases cell membrane permeability. Acoustic waves cause small capillaries in tissue to rupture, which increases growth factors to the injured area. Hence creating neovascularization or new blood supply which brings more oxygen, hence stimulates fibroblast for connective tissue healing.
- Breaks Calcification and heel spurs: Acoustic wave also destroys calcifications and stimulates osteoblasts for healing and new bone production.
- Pain Relief: Acoustic waves creates hyperstimulation, thus anaesthesia. It also blocks pain to travel to brain by blocking gate control.
- Reduces Muscle tone and tightness
Conditions we treat with Shockwave therapy:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heels Spur
- Achilles Tendinopathy/ Achillodynia
- Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow and Golfers Elbow)
- Calcific Tendinopathy/Calcified tendinitis/Calcific tendonitis of the Shoulder
- Patellar Tendinopathy/ Runner knee/ Jumpers’ knee
- Post-Traumatic Myositis Ossificans
- Deep back pain / lumbago
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Trigger Points Therapy
- Frozen Shoulder
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- DeQuervain Syndrome
- Acute Muscle Spasm
- Muscle Strain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain
- Tibial Edge Syndrome
- Posterior Compartmental Syndrome
- And more...
Our physical therapists are certified in acupuncture. We have found it to be particularly effective in assisting patients with many chronic pain conditions including upper and lower back pain, fibromyalgia, painful trigger points, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Through the repeated penetration of the skin using thin metallic needles, we help to correct the imbalance of flow at points close to the skin and relieve your pain and stiffness.
Acupuncture is just one of the many highly customized therapies we deliver working one-on-one with patients to identify problematic areas and then gently stimulate healing.
Laser therapy is a relatively new treatment that is effective in treating sports related injuries, joint and muscle conditions and bone fractures.
Paired with physiotherapy, we have found it to be a breakthrough therapy that helps our patients speed up the healing process and return to their active lives faster.
It works because the photons emitted from laser therapy into the body’s cells are converted to usable energy. This added energy in the body stimulates the pain relief process and speeds up the rate of recovery.
Laser therapy, performed by our licensed and experienced physiotherapists, is a painless process that takes only a few minutes.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
We will start by doing a thorough assessment of your injuries and assess how we can be assist you. We will recommend a course of physiotherapy for you as well as prescribed exercises to help you get back to your normally active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
From head injuries to whiplash to musculoskeletal issues resulting from motor vehicle accidents, we will work as a team with your physician, insurance providers and other health professionals to assist in your healing and rehabilitation.
If you suffer from frequent falls, vertigo, imbalance, dizziness, or migraines, you may be experiencing a problem with your main balance system, your vestibular system.
It is important to receive proper therapy to avoid compounding the difficulties caused by imbalance issues, including a tendency to fall and create more injuries.
Dizziness and imbalance issues can take away your independence and curtail your ability to live a full life.
We have a record of success with a variety of therapies that help us get to the root cause of your problem, and we work with you to solve it.
Direct or indirect force to the head can cause a concussion, which is basically a disturbance in the brain function.
At Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness, we are experienced in using a variety of tools to aid in the diagnosis of concussion and monitor recovery from it.
Physical and cognitive rest are needed in the initial stages of recovery and as the symptoms ease, we work with patients to help them stabilize their posture and prevent the neck and shoulder pain that often accompanies concussions.
We will work one on one with you to guide your recovery and ensure that you do not get back to your normal level of activity or return to the sport of your choice before you are fully recovered.
Physiotherapists at Kitchener Physiotherapy & wellness will work with your physician and representative from Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to deliver a program of physiotherapy that will lead to your recovery from workplace injuries and return to work when it is safe.
We also provide ergonomic counselling and exercise programs to help prevent injuries from recurring.
Bracing and Compression Stockings
Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness offers bracing and compression stockings as a therapy option to provide essential support to joints that are unstable or uneven because of injuries, illnesses or genetic issues.
To be worn comfortably and to be effective, it is vital that braces fit properly. That is why all our braces are properly fitted to your body.
Bracing can be especially beneficial to those who have sustained a sports injury and require enhanced stability. Patients impacted by osteoarthritis can use bracing to minimize pressure and stress on affected joints.
Bracing also benefits people with joint issues, especially painful knees and sprain.
Compression socks are designed to increase blood flow. They also decrease swelling in the legs and lessen pain.
They are effective in lowering chances of getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other circulatory issues.
These specially made, snug-fitting stretchy socks gently squeeze your leg. There are variations of the sock that can be adapted for your unique situation.
Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain prompts people to consult a physiotherapist more than any other condition. It is also a primary cause of missing work and life events.
Both back and neck pain can be acute (short duration) or chronic (longer than six weeks) and it can seriously impact your quality of life.
After determining the root cause of your pain, we discuss with you a customized treatment plan to encourage the healing process. Therapies can include manual therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture,electrotherapy and the application of heat and cold.
Treating back and neck pain also includes prescribing a series of exercises to be done by patients between visits to the clinic. We foster natural healing methods as opposed to dependency on pharmaceuticals and encourage you to be a partner in your own recovery with your at-home exercise.
Pre and Post-Operative Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy
Our team of physiotherapists are experienced in working with patients and their surgeons or physicians both before and after surgeries such as joint replacements.
A significant number of evidence-based studies have shown that patients who have physical therapy both before and after surgeries tend to recover faster and more completely than those who do not.
At Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness, we are knowledgeable about joint replacement surgery as well as other surgeries and we are happy to be part of a team to determine the most effective therapy for you.
Our goal is to help you regain your strength, your normal level of activity and range of motion/mobility so that you can regain your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
At the same time, we are conscious of the need to educate and train you to avoid recurring injuries.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
We treat rotator cuff injuries that often impacts recreational or professional athletes involved in throwing and racket sports or repetitive strain to shoulder/arm from work.
It is a tear to any of the four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder of the body. These muscles normally work to rotate the arm at the shoulder and provide a supportive cuff around the joint.
When they are torn, the patient experiences pain and inflammation and is unable to continue the activity they once enjoyed. Pain can be experienced all the way down the arm and keep patients awake at night.
We are experienced in helping rotator cuff injuries heal so those impacted can get back to their sport of choice as quickly as possible.
We are distinguished for our experience in treating sciatica, a medical condition that prompts pain to be experienced down the leg from the lower back. It is often experienced as a result of lifting something heavy, but it can also emerge gradually.
Normally the impact is felt on only one side of the body and it can bring about weakness or numbness in the leg and foot.
Physiotherapy can be an effective therapy to treat sciatica. We use a combination of therapies and prescribed exercises to help patients recover from this painful condition and get back to their normal level of activity as quickly as possible.
We treat degenerative back issues and disc bulge.