Our Services

Active Rehabilitation


Active rehabilitation is a proactive approach where the client takes an active role in their rehabilitation process.  Our physiotherapists and kinesiologists work together to design a customized program for each client, given their specific goals and abilities. Sessions are carried out in our private gym, allowing clients to exercise in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere while receiving individual attention and instruction from our kinesiologist.

Your program will include a combination of:

Exercise

A registered kinesiologist provides clients with progressive one-on-one programs of core stability, strengthening, stretching, balance and cardiovascular training.  A detailed home exercise program will also be provided to you as continued exercise is an important component of injury prevention.

Postural Re-education

It would be impossible to overestimate the importance of the proper posture in human body. Maintaining good spine posture has both preventative and therapeutic implications.  Correct postural alignment and the recruitment of the appropriate muscles that maintain efficient posture is the key to a long term recovery from a soft tissue injury. Part of the proper posture is the strong core foundation.  These core muscles stabilize joints allowing movement to occur.  If core strength is lacking, muscles that are not designed to stabilize joints become overused, resulting in pain and loss of function.

New to the clinic is the incorporation of the Nintendo Wii Fit™ into our exercise programs. This system can assist in improving range of motion, balance, and strength for individuals of all ages.

Health Education

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Some of the topics addressed may include importance of body mechanics, stress management, pain management, and benefits of exercise

Functional Activities and Work Conditioning

Functional activities are aimed at improving client’s movement efficiency in daily life.  Work conditioning programs are designed to include work specific exercises (e.g. work simulation), helping each client return to their pre-injury job.

We also offer ICBC and WorkSafeBC Rehabilitation Programs, and customized conditioning programs for Third party payers

For more information, call us: (604) 467-8775

 

Acupuncture


Our Physiotherapists are certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) to provide acupuncture. This gentle insertion of hair-thin, sterilized needles into specific points on the body is used to enhance healing.

How does it work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach: According to traditional acupuncture theory, there are twelve energy channels called "meridians" running vertically along the length of the human body, each one linking to a specific organ. Illness is caused by obstructed energy flow at certain points along the meridians. Acupuncture therapy stimulates meridian flow and harmonizes the body's energy to influence the health of both body and mind.

Western/ Medical Approach: Studies have shown that acupuncture influences both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Further evidence indicates that acupuncture stimulates the release of natural hormones such as endorphins, which function to relieve pain. Research also suggests that acupuncture increases immune system functioning, improves the circulatory system, decreases muscle tightness, and increases joint flexibility.

Our certified Physical Therapists in Acupuncture utilize a combination of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Models to achieve maximum benefit for our clients.

Acupuncture can be very successful in managing a wide range of conditions, some of which include:

  • Headaches
  • Whiplash associated disorders (WAD)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD)
  • Arthritic inflammatory conditions
  • Postoperative pain
  • Joint and myofascial disorders
  • Neck and Low back pain
  • Neuralgia/sciatica
  • Fascial pain associated with TMJ disorders
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Sinusitis

 

ICBC Injuries


If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident you will have coverage for physiotherapy treatments through ICBC.  It is important to seek physiotherapy services as soon as possible after your accident in order to promote healing and decrease your pain. Our physiotherapists will complete an initial assessment and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to return you to your pre-accident abilities as quickly as possible.

Step 1: Contact ICBC (604-520-8222) and report your injury.

Step 2: Visit your family doctor to report your injury, and ask for your doctor’s referrals for both physiotherapy and massage therapy.

Step 3: Contact us for an appointment (604-467-8775), and make sure to bring your doctor referral and your ICBC claim number.  You will be required to pay a user fee at the beginning of each visit, as ICBC does not cover the full cost of treatment.

For more information, visit: www.icbc.com

 

Electrotherapy


LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) - Application of light of a specific wavelength to an injured area produces a photochemical effect that promotes tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation and relieves pain.

Ultrasound – Use of ultrasound waves create a thermo-mechanical effect, improving blood circulation, breaking scar tissue and promoting healing. It is used extensively in treatment of soft tissue injuries.

Interferential current (IFC) - Electrical current generates a vibration effect in soft tissues.  It is especially effective in reducing swelling, inflammation and pain relief.

Electrical Muscle stimulator (EMS) -  Electrical current stimulates nerves and muscle tissue through the skin, leading to a muscle contraction.  It is used in strengthening or re-education of injured muscle.

Paraffin wax baths - Used for rheumatic and other arthritic problems in addition to acute hand, wrist and foot injuries.

Surface Biofeedback - Objectively measures muscle tension, reflecting muscle tone and strength. It is used extensively in patients with TMJ syndromes, low back pain and anterior knee pain.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Machine - Electrical impulses are delivered through the skin, interfering with the nerve transmission of pain and thereby decreasing brain perception of pain. It helps with the pain control and is used as a complimentary tool along with the other modalities and techniques.

Pulsed Magnetic therapy - Application of a magnetic field influences cell behavior, enhancing ion exchange, normalizing circulation, and increasing oxygen utilization of the cells. It useful in pain control, swelling management and improved healing of fractures.

 

Laser Therapy

 

LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation): LASER Therapy is the application of light of a specific wavelength to an injured area produces a photochemical effect that promotes tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation and relieves pain. 
LASER Therapy is an effective treatment for:

  • Inflammation
  • Neuralgia (Nerve Pain)
  • Acute or Chronic Pain
  • Acute or Chronic Soft tissue injury
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Acute or Chronic Wounds
  • Chronic Joint disorders (e.g. Arthritis)

 

Fall Prevention Program (Happy Hips Healthy Heart Program)


Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among seniors and account for more than half of all injuries among seniors.

Falls, however, are the most preventable risk to health among senior Canadians.

We have developed an affordable program that reduces an individual’s risk for falls by improving their balance, strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.

These exercises are customized to every person’s unique ability level based on their assessment.

Our clinic has developed an exercise program that incorporates:

  • Balance exercises (including the Nintendo Wii Fit™)
  • Core stabilization
  • Coordination exercises
  • Cardiovascular endurance training
  • General stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Body mechanics education
  • Functional balance education

For Physicians: PAR-Q, and valid objective measures such as the Berg balance test, COB analysis, and Gait analysis are used to assess a client.

For more information, call us: (604) 467-8775

 

Home Visits for Seniors

Our clinic is proud to offer an affordable new service for the senior community!

Our physiotherapist conducts a one-on-one assessment with the client in their own home or care facility.

The physiotherapist then meets with our Home Visit Team to design a safe and enjoyable exercise program geared towards improving and/or maintaining function and independence.

Individual goals are important in our programs.  Some of these goals may include improvement or maintenance of functional abilities such as bed mobility, standing, sitting, walking, balance, and stairs.

This program is personalized to meet the individual needs of each client and is designed with caring, kindness, and respect in mind.

A caring member of the Home Visit Team specifically trained to work with seniors in a home or care facility environment will then make bi-weekly visits to the home.

For more information, call us: (604) 467-8775

 

 

Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Most of our treatment programs involve a component of manual therapy. The term manual therapy relates to any type of the “hands-on” techniques that are performed by the therapist, including joint manipulation/mobilization, spinal manipulation/mobilization, myofascial release, deep friction massage, cranio-sacral therapy and spinal decompression.

Our therapists have obtained their manual skill from well respected Canadian, Australian, and European universities. They also continue updating their manual techniques via various postgraduate manual therapy courses.

 

Massage Therapy


Massage therapy is beneficial in providing pain relief from various conditions as well as stress and anxiety. It promotes healing by increasing blood flow, lymph drainage and loosening tight muscles. Combining massage therapy with Physiotherapy can accelerate the recovery process.

Massage Therapy can improve:

  • Pregnancy discomforts
  • Decrease negative side effects due to chemotherapy
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Central & peripheral nervous system pathologies
  • Postural concerns such as scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Sports injuries
  • Pain management
  • These are just a few of the many ways a Massage Therapist can help.

 

 

Spinal Decompression


Spinal Decompression is the therapeutic elongation of the spine in a slow, gentle manner in order to relieve pressure on compressed vertebrae and discs. Spinal decompression is a safe, painless and comfortable procedure that can be used to treat a variety of neck and back conditions.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for:

  • Sciatica
  • Herniated, protruding, or bulging discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic pain
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerves with pain down the arm or leg)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet joint problems
  • Joint Stiffness/Hypomobility

 

 

WorkSafeBC Injuries


If you have been injured at work, you will have coverage for physiotherapy treatments through WorkSafeBC once your claim has been approved. It is important to seek physiotherapy services as soon as possible after your accident in order to promote healing and decrease your pain. Our physiotherapists will complete an initial assessment and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to return you to your pre-accident abilities as quickly as possible.

Step 1: Report your injury to your employer immediately.  Both you and your employer must fill out paperwork regarding the injury.

Step 2: Visit your family doctor regarding your work injury.

Step 3: Contact us for an appointment (604-467-8775), and make sure to bring your doctor referral and WorkSafeBC claim number.  Once your claim has been approved, there is no charge for treatment.  If you have been receiving treatment prior to having your claim approved, our clinic will reimburse you the full amount when WorkSafeBC has authorized physiotherapy for your claim.

For more information, visit:  www.worksafebc.com

 

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102-22561 Dewdney Trunk Rd
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 3K1
Phone: (604) 467-8775
Fax: (604) 467-8704

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
    7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am - 1:00pm

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