We are happy to announce, that we have been awarded the Top Choice Aware for Physiotherapy Service in Halifax for 2019 - Visit the Top Choice Award page.
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What does a Physiotherapist do?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession dedicated to working with people to identify and maximize their ability to move and function throughout their lifespan.
Specifically, physiotherapists improve clients' quality of life by:
- Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness;
- Preventing disease, injury, and disability;
- Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions;
- Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance;
- Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and
- Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline
Our services include all types and sizes
Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore the function of multiple body systems. The profession is committed to health, lifestyle, and quality of life. This holistic approach incorporates a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and modalities.
What is Dry Needling? (see Dry Needling page)
Dry Needling; also known as ‘Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling’ it is an effective therapy in treating muscular spasm and tension. When injury occurs from an acute trauma or repetitive use, inflammation will occur from the tissue damage. This tissue damage causes a protective tension state or contracture to guard against any further damage to occur; therefore causing cell fibrosis or scar tissue to develop. Scar tissue will limit a muscle or tissue from functioning at its full potential, which will also cause compression and irritation to nerves- such as those suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome. When performing Dry Needling a small needle is inserted into a painful knotted muscle causing a local twitch reflex, this response is therapeutic and diagnostic, decreasing muscle contraction and pain and improves tissue health and flexibility.
- Neck/Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Hip and Gluteal Pain
- Knee Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
- Chronic Pain
- Athletic Performance
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Physiotherapy for Seniors' Health
Are you at risk of a fall?
The senior’s health report from the Public Health Agency in Canada states that “Injuries in Canada are a serious public health concern. It is a leading cause of hospitalization for children, young adults and seniors, and it is a major cause of disability and death. Falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors, and between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year “. (Senior’s falls in Canada, second report. Public Health Agency.)
As you may be aware, with increasing age, you may have more difficulties with walking, moving and competing your daily activities. In addition to that, health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, or arthritis in the hips and knees can cause pain with standing and walking. All these factors contribute to your balance and increase your risk of falling.
How Physiotherapy can help you:
Fall Risk Assessment
- The physiotherapist will ask about your health history and physical activity, symptoms such as pain, weakness, stiffness in joints with movement.
- The physiotherapist will ask you about your perceived changes in your sitting and balance while walking.
- The physiotherapy assessment includes the use of specific and valid tools to test your balance and muscle strength and will perform tests to assess your risk of falling.
- Neuro-sensory assessment .
Together you and your physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan to help you improve your mobility, balance and maintain your health goals. Some of your physiotherapy treatments may include:
- Education for reducing stress and strain on your joints.
- Home exercise program for strengthening your muscles.
- Exercises for your balance and flexibility.
- Tips for health, including tips for improving from urinary incontinence and bowel problems.
Your Physiotherapist: Mirella Veras
is a physiotherapist with over 19 years’ experience spanning a variety of health system sectors, from acute care, rehabilitation, community and specialized geriatric outreach, neurology and pelvic floor. She completed her post-doctoral in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Montreal where she worked with interventions for rehabilitation for people who suffered from strokes. Her goals and commitment are to provide high quality of care and evidence-based rehabilitation in the geriatric, neurological, pelvic floor and musculoskeletal areas, especially prescribing exercises to improve quality of life, function, performance, well-being and promote healthy behaviours.
Fall risk assessment plus neuro-sensory assessment (45 min): $100
Treatment 30 min: $70