We at Everyday Therapy provide physical therapy with a thorough assessment and rehabilitation prescription unique to your sporting and everyday injures.
We offer an in depth private consultation of your presenting injury complaint followed by a hands on assessment to test the structures involved to go on to prescribe the desired treatment of exercise protocol.
General Injury Assessment
The first step in the treatment process is evaluation. Detailed questions about how the injury came about, but also expert sleuth work (since the injured area may be a result and not the starting point of poor movement). We may be able to reduce the pain quickly, but that will only be temporary unless we address the root cause of the problem.
Patients may come to see us for a variety of causes, low back aches, knee pain, and overuse injuries are among the most common complaints. Following a thorough investigation, we will begin to lay out a treatment plan, which will commonly include passive modalities (ice, heat, laser therapy, and electrical stimulation to name a few). But more often than not, manual therapy — a term that includes many methods of restoring tissue function like massage, stretching, and exercise — is the foundation for the assessment and treatment of an injury. Treatment pricing available here.
Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS). Acupuncture is a broad category of needling practices with solid filiform needles. The comparisons between dry needling and acupuncture were well-summarized by Zhou et al. Modern acupuncture notably includes both traditional and Western medical acupuncture; dry needling is arguably one subcategory of western medical acupuncture. Treatment pricing available here.
Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue for injury prevention and therapeutic purposes; it can restore the normal functional activity of various structures around the body. Sports Massage Therapy, although of major benefit to all sports and exercise participants in their recovery from training and/or injury, is also beneficial to those with physically demanding or sedentary jobs, as well as those suffering from the occupational, emotional or postural stresses of everyday life. Treatment pricing available here.
Kinesio Tex Tape is a newly popularised modality that is used by therapists trained in the Kinesio Taping Method by Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors (CKTI). Kinesio Tex Tape is a latex-free hypoallergenic cotton fiber tape with an acrylic heat-activated backing that stretches only along its longitudinal axis. The tape can be stretched 40%-60% of its resting length. The tape has no medicinal properties. The thickness and weight of the tape is designed to approximate the weight and thickness of skin. Treatment pricing available here.
Hopi Ear Candles
A Hopi Ear Candle is actually a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils. They act like a chimney, drawing away the vapour and any impurities from within the ear. This in turn regulates the pressure system within the ear and the head, making the candle treatment suitable for many conditions. The Hopi ear candle infuses the herbs and essential oils into a vapour, which is drawn into the auditory canal. This performs a massaging function as well as softening and drawing out any impurities.Treatment pricing available here.
Soft Tissue Massage
Soft tissue massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques such massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Massage is the best known example of a soft tissue technique. A soft tissue massage includes a whole range of massage depths, pressures and durations. It is aimed to alleviate aches, pains and injuries that are attributed to the body’s soft tissues. Treatment pricing available here.
An orthotic device is an orthopaedic appliance that is used to support and align the joints of the foot, to prevent or correct deformities and to improve function. Optimal alignment of the feet is important for a number of reasons. They include the prevention of postural deformities, the prevention of musculoskeletal pain, the reduction of mechanical stress on joints and thus the prevention of joint dysfunction. Treatment pricing available here.