Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy
Services

Our physiotherapists take an active, evidence-based approach to the management of injuries and health conditions. Commitment to client-centered care is reflected in individualized treatment programs which are provided in a setting of one-on-one personalized care.

Unique features of our physiotherapy services:

  • Extended treatment times (30-60 minutes one-on-one)
  • Emphasis on active client involvement in the recovery process (digital picture home programs)
  • Full functional rehabilitation to ensure successful return to sport or life activities
  • Extensive post-graduate training in sport and orthopaedics
  • Training in Medical Acupuncture
  • Neurological Rehabilitation (including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.,)

I’ve been seeing Dr Turner for years and there isn’t anyone else I would trust more with my health. This is a fantastic facility with very helpful front end staff that.

Jenna McLatchy, 2020

Intramuscular
Stimulation (IMS)

IMS/Functional Dry Needling is a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a ‘Trigger Point’. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the feeling of discomfort can vary from patient to patient.

Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp — which is often referred to as a ‘twitch response’. The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms, and response of the tissue.

The patient may only feel the cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment. A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, thereby reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle. Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, overall health of the patient, and experience level of the practitioner.

Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is excellent in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.

To find out more about Functional Dry Needling, visit www.kinetacore.com

Contemporary
Acupuncture

Contemporary Acupuncture is utilized independently or in combination with other treatment methods to facilitate healing and return the body to pre-injury function. Utilized by the physiotherapists of Movéo, Medical Acupuncture applies the evidence-based concepts of acupuncture to relieve pain, alter movement patterns and improve performance.