Look for the Cause: You need to find the cause of the problem. Too often, care for injuries involves only looking at the symptoms. At Elevation Physiotherapy we will focus on finding the drivers behind your pain or limitation, and design therapy and exercise to treat the root source. It is very common to have groin pain that comes from your back, or wrist pain that comes from your neck. Each person's story is different-by treating the source of the problem we will help you improve, and give you long-term solutions to stay better. What to Expect at Elevation Physiotherapy: We need to make sure we actually hear what you are telling us in order to quickly get to the source of the problem. We listen to a complete history of your problem or issue, and then complete a comprehensive physical assessment. Treatment will begin in your first visit. We want to hear what goals you would like to accomplish so that we are certain to devise a plan to help you achieve them as quickly as possible. You will have homework: Evidence shows that people progress faster when they really understand their problem, and are given strategies to use frequently through their day. These strategies could be exercises to help remodel specific tissues, correction of your posture, discussion around supported sleeping positions, looking at how you walk-- the list goes on. We will reassess your condition with each visit, so that we can be responsive to the changes that are happening. This is all designed to get you back to where you want to be as quickly and efficiently as possible. Let's get better, now!
Lynda McClatchie
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Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health -College of Massage Therapists of Ontario Massage therapy can help the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems and promote overall health and wellness. Massage can help relieve or prevent pain, stiffness and the effects of stress What are the benefits of Massage Therapy? Eases musculoskeletal pain Help to counteract all of the sitting you do Exercise and stretch weak or tight muscles Increase joint flexibility Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue Helps to relieve tension headaches Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues, improving circulation Help to decrease swelling after injury or surgery Improves sleep Boosts immunity Stimulate lymphatic flow Is Massage Therapy Covered by Insurance? Often it is. Most extended health plans include Registered Massage Therapy in the coverage. Please check with your own plan to learn the details of your coverage, and if you require a doctor's referral. If you have a claim covered through your Auto Insurance, you may also be eligible for massage therapy coverage.
Keri Edwards
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Therapeutic Yoga (overseen by Physiotherapist)

There are many types of yoga. It is an exercise practice that combines breath control, meditation and movements to stretch and strengthen most muscles. People have been practicing yoga for thousands of years, and regular practice can produce huge improvements in your overall health. Physical benefits: improvement in overall muscle strength increase bone strength reduce long-standing pain and improve self-management of pain increase flexibility improve your body awareness improvement in blood pressure, hormonal balance and immune function Mental benefits: improvement in alertness and concentration improved sleeping reduction in stress and anxiety, increase your ability to relax Yoga can Help Chronic Pain Evidence shows that the regular practice of yoga can help people who are suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and other conditions. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that a weekly yoga class increased mobility more than standard medical care for 313 people with lower back pain.
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