We Treat Acute and Chronic Pain Using the Latest Research
We know from research that pain is not just caused by tissue damage. Pain can be the result of increased sensitivity locally to the injured area, but also the nervous system as a whole. Cognition, emotions, negative beliefs about pain and injury, past experiences of pain, stress and anxiety are all pain drivers. Treatment for pain requires treating the whole person, not just the original area where the pain started.
The use of medication for controlling pain is unsupported by science, and medications used for pain management are extremely addictive. Pain research in the rehabilitation community has advanced a great deal over the last 10 years. There is substantial evidence to support the fact that acute and chronic pain can be helped or eliminated with physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic treatment.
Research supports treatment techniques that desensitize pain input. Gradual exercise in the right direction, the use of different modalities such as LASER, ultrasound, shockwave therapy, manual therapy, spinal decompression and graded exposure to painful movements turn down the pain signals when used at the right time. Reassurance and education about pain and healing have also been shown to reduce pain and calm a sensitive nervous system.
Minor Injuries and Acute Pain
Not all injuries and pain are caused by structural faults. ACT offers pain reliving physical modalities including LASER, ultrasound or electrical stimulation and personalized home exercise programs. Our experienced practitioners can help quickly and effectively identify the cause of your pain and guide you in the right direction to prevent against further pain and chronic issues.
Persistent Chronic Pain Conditions and Severe Injuries
Some patients experience persistent pain which lasts longer than usual, also known as chronic pain. Our expert physiotherapists can work with you towards a common goal and improve your chronic pain. It can be done gradually by desensitizing tissues using a modern clinical approach like neurofunctional rehab (P-DTR) or through a conservative exercise approach in combination with advanced modalities such as shockwave, decompression or electro-acupuncture. After your initial assessment, your physiotherapist can identify and explain the root cause of your problem, identify areas that need improvement, and create a personalized treatment plan.
Heal and Prevent Injuries
Our practitioners take a holistic approach to recovering from illness and injury, and to overall health. They can help you with work injuries, injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents, and sports injuries. Our physiotherapists help patients gain independence in maintaining their health and preventing further injuries.
Our physiotherapists take a “whole person” approach to healing and overall well-being. It goes beyond one injury or condition and considers the person’s general lifestyle, and how they can be involved in their own care through participation in their treatment. Our physiotherapists can help you recover from injuries and illnesses, as well as maintain good health so that you can work, play sports, and complete everyday tasks without a problem.
Although it’s particularly helpful when you’re recovering from trauma, you can benefit from our help at any time, and at any age. Physiotherapy, massage therapy, and osteopathy are not just responses to negative health. They are also preventative measures to avoid getting injured.
There are several ways that we can keep your body safe from injury without using surgery or medication.
During your initial assessment and treatment, your physiotherapist will conduct a biomedical analysis. This is a process of assessment, observation, and diagnosis to determine the best form of treatment.
Our physiotherapists have the diagnostic skills necessary to detect and prevent against musculoskeletal injuries. One aspect of this is correcting poor technique and posture.
Amiras Ghori, Registered Physiotherapist, practices advanced sports physiotherapy and P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex). As the name suggests, this kind of physiotherapy deals with injury recovery, injury prevention, and improving performance for athletes. Although engaging in sports can be great for your cardiovascular health, playing regularly can negatively affect your body, especially if you have certain bad habits that you might not realize are harmful. Physiotherapy can correct these bad habits so that you get only the full benefits of your physical activity.
Avoiding the Need for Surgery
In many cases, patients can avoid surgeries (including back, knee, or shoulder surgery) by doing simple guided exercises with their physiotherapist. Our physiotherapists get precisely to the root of the problem, and guide patients in simple exercises which will promote recovery without surgery and avoiding surgical complications.
Physiotherapy augments athletic abilities, aids in injury prevention, and increases awareness of how to effectively care for a body performing intense athletic activities. Our physiotherapists are well-trained to conduct a thorough biomechanical and neurofunction analysis of your movements and body to identify weaknesses in your performance. For these reasons, investing in physiotherapy is one of the best decisions an athlete can make to improve and maintain their functional sports life. If you are looking forward to improving your athletic performance, our physiotherapists are an excellent choice. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 905-636-6665 for more information or help booking an initial assessment.