Physiotherapy

Manual therapy

Manual therapy

This is a passive mobilization of the articulation in order to increase the articular amplitude and diminish the pain to help restore function.

Sportive therapy

Sportive therapy

This therapy is related to sports injuries.  The therapy is performed manually by the therapist to reduce pain, increase strength, increase balance, increase articular amplitude in order to return to the training of a specific sport.

  • Sportive taping: This technique involves a compressed bandage in order to immobilize, protect and support the injured area.  It is also to prevent and reduce the inflammation.  Each taping is specific to the injured articulation.
  • Prevention: The prevention of injuries is related to a good exercise program specific to the sport you play.
Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy

Our therapists use many low intensity electric currents to help reduce pain and inflammation.  All our therapists have specific training specialized in this medical field which enables them to know about all the indications and contraindications of every type of current.

Lumbar and cervical traction

Lumbar and cervical traction

These techniques can be performed manually or mechanically (if the patient consents and feels ready).  These tractions can be precious help for lower back and cervical pain as well as numbness in the arms and legs.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

This particular part of a treatment helps supple the tissues and reduce pain, inflammation and oedema.

Thermotherapy

Thermotherapy

Cold is recommended during the first 24 to 48 hours following the injury.  The reduced temperature of the body area will decrease activity which will slow down the inflammation process.

Your physiotherapist knows the thermotherapy methods well and knows when heat or cold is needed.  Don’t hesitate to consult him or her for more information.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

The ultrasound is composed of ultrasonic vibrations that produce, in the tissues, heat and a deep micro massage increasing the elimination of toxins and cellular exchanges.  This technique will accelerate the healing process.

Our muscles, tendons, ligaments and articular capsules are favourable to this type of treatment.  Your therapist knows the quantity and the time limit to apply this technique.

Laser

Laser

The word laser means light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

The advantages are:

  • it is fast acting;
  • No secondary effects or intolerance;
  • It acts on many levels:
    • on cells: helps the scaring of the wound;
    • on tissues: reduces oedema and at the same time the blood circulation will go back to normal. The laser will then tone down the inflammation;
    • on pain: the laser will facilitate the secretion of endorphins and enkephalins helping the reduction of the pain.
Home service

Home service

For our patients who cannot come to our clinic due to an accident or a physical disability, our clinic offers a residential service.  Please contact us for more information.