Services

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a client-focused health profession dedicated to improving your quality of life by:

• promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness;
• preventing disease and injury;
• Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions;
• Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.

Physiotherapy aims to enhance or restore 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 aids.

 

Massage Therapy

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.  

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions. 

(from: Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario)

Vertigo Treatment

Vertigo is a false sense that your body is moving. Most of us have felt vertigo as children getting off a merry-go-round. Positional vertigo is a condition of the inner ear and is the most common type of vertigo. This type of vertigo is typically brought on by a change in position. This is often accompanied by nausea or vomiting. You may feel unwell for several hours after an attack.  

Positional vertigo is caused by a problem in the inner ear, the organ responsible for feeling motion and helping to keep your balance. The inner ear also helps keep your eyes on an object when you are moving your head. Very small position and movement sensors in the inner ear are made with crystals glued to a bed of gel. The crystals are affected by gravity and give your brain information about position and acceleration. For various reasons, some of the crystals can become dislodged from their bed of gel and float around the inner ear. Often they get caught in the circular canals of the inner ear, a place they should not be. When the crystals find themselves in the canals, they stimulate sensors inappropriately, causing vertigo. When the movement stops, the vertigo will usually stop 15-30 seconds later.  

What is the treatment? The treatment involves a series of movements which allow the crystals to move back where they belong. The cure rate is 95% with an average of 2-3 treatments. It is a very safe procedure when performed by trained physiotherapists. You may be asked to complete simple exercises at home following the treatment, which assist in moving/keeping crystals out of the canals.

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect.  No drug is injected.  The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve circulation, mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.  It is safe and effective and can compliment traditional medical therapy. Conditions for which acupuncture is effective and can be treated by physiotherapy include:

• low back pain, neck disorders/whiplash, headaches
• musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries
• vertigo and dizziness
• fibromyalgia and neuralgias
• cancer pain/cancer treatment pain

Often there is improvement after one session, but for some it may be 5-6 sessions to see a change in condition.  Your physiotherapist can help determine if acupuncture is right for you. For more information on acupuncture, please visit the website of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Insitute's website : http://www.afcinstitute.com

 

Orthotics

Orthotics are medical devices custom designed to provide foot support and correct abnormalities. Orthotics can help correct issues for low back, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain that arise over time due to poor foot biomechanics. At Stamford Physio we offer the custom foot care you need to enjoy your life! Using state of the art GaitScan Technology ® we can secure proper positioning of footbones, joints, ankles and knees. Your new orthotics will help to better support targeted joints that may have become unstable and will also facilitate normal joint movement. Orthotics are one of the most effective ways to treat various types of foot problems such as Plantar Fasciitis.

We recommend orthotics to:

• Help relieve pain and foot fatigue
• Help correct foot dysfunction
• Improve athletic performance, endurance and strength
• Benefit older adults who live with arthritis
• Benefit people who are overweight and put a lot of extra stress on various joints

 

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Diabetes

Our goal at Stamford Physic is to educate and guide patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes. We teach our patients how to become independent and live an active lifestyle involving specific exercise which helps them to manage their diabetes more effectively. Our program is designed to increase mobility, strength and cardiovascular fitness. It also helps to assist in normalizing vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory/breathing rate and oxygen delivery.

During the initial assessment, one of our physiotherapists will determine your fitness level by evaluating your general range of motion, lengthen strength of your muscles, your balance, heart rate and breathing rate. You will complete a simple exercise tolerance test and based on the results, an individualized exercise program will be designed for you by the physiotherapist. In addition, you will complete a questionnaire regarding how your condition impacts your life so we can work towards improving your quality of life.

The program is designed to be attended 2 to 3 times per week for 8 weeks in our open, patient friendly gym where you will be monitored and progressed by the physiotherapist and physiotherapy assistant.

 

Concussion

Stamford Physiotherapy provides the latest concussion management and research options available. We understand that immediate service for those who have sustained a concussion is crucial and will book an appointment within 48 hours of your call preferably the same day always as soon as possible.

One of the tools we use to assist in the recovery process is the administration of ImPACT® Testing, the most widely used and most scientifically validated Computerise Neural Cognitive evaluation system. We also provide vestibular and occular motor treatments which are systems that are typically affected by a concussion, particularly among those experiencing delayed recovery. We offer concussion education and awareness as well.

ImPACT® (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) provides baseline testing for athletes exposed to high contact sports. This testing is done pre-season and assists with recovery if the athlete sustains a concussion.