Therapeutic exercises + manual therapy to recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility
Treatment involving thin, sterile acupuncture needles to initiate healing, promote health, and alleviate pain
Manual manipulation of muscles and tendons to decrease pain, muscle soreness, and improve general mobility
Rehabilitative programs designed to maximize daily functions through fitness, movement, and muscle testing
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Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) energy that in Traditional Chinese Medicine is vital to health. It stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving substances –to encourage natural healing. Physiotherapist who are trained in acupuncture use a western, anatomical based model to achieve pain relief, decreased inflammation, increased energy, and improved function. Acupuncture is often used by a qualified physiotherapist to augment their hands-on and exercise-based treatment.
Vestibular (Vertigo) Rehabilitation
Vestibular rehab is the assessment and treatment of symptoms associated with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This is achieved through education and a guided movement exercise program.
Biomechanical retraining looks at movement patterns which may be contributing to the underlying cause of pain disorders. From simple, repetitive patterns (walking, stairs, sit-to-stand, picking up objects) to complex, performance driven patterns (running, jumping, throwing, weightlifting, functional lifting) how we move influences the stresses placed upon the body. Adjusting biomechanics can help treat pain and improve performance.
Electrotherapy is the use of modalities to augment the physiotherapists hands-on and exercise based treatment. The goals of electrotherapy are to decrease pain and inflammation, stimulate muscle activity, promote circulation and facilitate healing. This may be accomplished using ultrasound, TENS (transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation) or muscular stimulation.
Focus Physio + Wellness is a multi-disciplinary clinic located in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant Olympic Village neighborhood. Our therapists are committed to working with clients in reaching their goals by providing high-quality, evidence-based treatments tailored to meet their needs.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession dedicated to working with people to help identify and maximize their ability to move and function throughout their life. All physiotherapists are university educated and highly trained professionals who skillfully apply a combination of evidence-based scientific medicine, continuing education and clinical experience to help their clients achieve goals. These goals may include, but are not limited to:
- Pain reduction
- Improved mobility
- Return to work, recreation or sport
- Injury prevention
- Improved athletic performance
Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a system for diagnosing and treating myofascial pain syndromes (chronic pain conditions in the musculoskeletal system with no obvious sign of injury or inflammation). IMS is grounded in Western Medical Science. IMS treatment involves dry needling (using an acupuncture needle) of affected muscles of the body. The needle sites can be at the center of tight, tender muscle bands or in the muscle near the spine where a nerve root may have become irritated and sensitive.
Registered massage therapists are college trained clinicians who specialize in hands-on manual therapy techniques to assess and treat soft-tissue and joint issues within the body.
Our massage therapists are skilled in a variety of techniques to help you recover, improve your function and increase your quality of life. Benefits include:
- increased circulation
- improved muscle tone
- improved metabolism
- pain relief
Kinesiologists specialize in human movement. The goal of the kinesiologists is to assess physical activity-related tasks and recommend solutions in health, exercise, sport, industry, business, education, and rehabilitation. Kinesiologists design and implement exercise programs related to human performance, ergonomics, occupational health and safety and lifestyle management. The scope of the kinesiologist may include:
- Injury rehabilitation
- Pain and chronic disease management
- Athletic training
- Improved athletic performance
Essential to the role of the kinesiologist, along with treatment, is prevention, utilizing exercise and improved movement to achieve a better quality of life for individuals.