Our Services and Programs
We believe in our team's passion to deliver the most well-rounded, diverse group of programming that would solve anyone's health concerns. We offer many programs as a stand alone option or can combine to meet your health needs.
Contact us today to book at 604.846.1834
Post-concussion and traumatic brain injuries impact many people and some common symptoms include:
Dizziness and balance impairment
Decreased cognitive function
Lack of coordination
Light and sound sensitivity
Disturbed sleep patterns
Tinnitus- ringing in the ears
Fatigue and decreased physical/ cognitive endurance
Difficulty with computer use
Although most symptoms typically improve on their own some do not and extra help is needed and you may be appropriate for a concussion program.
During your time at the clinic you will be assessed and an individualized program will be developed to assist you with your presenting difficulties. The program can include Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Psychology, Chiropractic Care and Kinesiology interventions. The frequency and the therapists involved in your care will depend on your initial assessments. Following assessment, you are provided with a care plan which is utilized to guide treatment to lead to symptom reduction.
The goal at the end of the program is to replace maladaptive coping and assist with increasing occupational performance and symptom management. A discharge plan is created to ensure ongoing recovery post program.
The program length can range from 2-10 weeks depending on the presenting issues and goals. The daily length of the time can also vary depending on your cognitive tolerance and will likely increase as the program progresses and tolerances increase.
The program can include the following treatment and assessment elements; however, as discussed above it is individualized based on initial assessment findings:
Cognitive testing using standardized assessment tools
Cognitive remediation exercises designed for your specific needs and learning compensatory strategies
Balance and Vestibular assessment and rehabilitation
Range of motion testing and strength testing
Individualized exercise programs utilizing the return to play concussion guidelines
Our Kinesiologists are well equipped and educated to provide you with personal training services to help you meet your individual goals.
Whether your goal is to participate in your first triathlon, recover from a trail running injury or get up the Promontory Stairs for the first time our team can help you develop a realistic plan that works within your schedule and budget to achieve your goals.
We complete a full Initial Assessment as well as full program design that is tailored to your exact goals.
To book an Initial Assessment call us at 604.846.1834
COMPLETE CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT
Concussion Assessments, Treatment & Rehabilitation for children aged 7-18 and adults who suffered a concussion. A thorough assessment and the right treatment approach can help patients and athletes safely recover from a concussion.
Rest is no longer considered the best approach to concussion care. Research shows that early intervention of various therapies can improve recovery.
Dr. Brad is trained in the CCMI system and offers the following:
- Multimodal Baseline Testing (for any child or adult)
- Return to Learn, Work and Play
- Exercise Therapy
- Manual Therapy
- Vestibular Rehabilitation & Vision Therapy
- Diet & Nutritional Intervention
- Education & Reassurance
For more information on the program and additional resources around concussion rehabilitation, please visit https://completeconcussions.com/
BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION THERAPY
Blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy is a way to increase strength or endurance with light weight or slow movement. If you are injured, using BFR can help increase strength or endurance without stressing the injured area with heavy loads or prolonged movement.
BFR utilizes a specialized wide tourniquet at the top of the arms or legs to limit arterial flow and slow venous return. The tourniquet pressure is determined by a special machine that assesses the minimal amount of pressure needed based on your individual blood pressure.
If you are injured you may not be able to load your injured area sufficiently to stimulate muscle growth. With blood flow restriction training you can utilize light loads to stimulate muscle growth while still protecting the damaged tissue.
Potential Indications for PBFR include but are not limited to:
Nerve Injuries (where muscle is still partially innervated)
Rotator Cuff Repairs
Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip, Ankle, and Shoulder
General Debility, Weakness, or Sarcopenia
Impingement Syndromes of the Hip and Shoulder
Total Joint Replacement
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.
BENEFITS of Shockwave:
~ New Blood Vessel Formation
~ Reverse of Chronic Inflammation
~ Stimulation of Collagen Production
~ Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts
~ Release of Trigger Points
~ Jumper's Knee
~ Painful Shoulder
~ Tennis Elbow
~ Heel Spur
~ Insertion Pain
~ Chronic Tendinopothy
~ Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
~ Hip Pain
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems.
It is an evidence-based psychotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition, successful outcomes are well-documented in the literature for EMDR treatment of other psychiatric disorders, mental health problems, and somatic symptoms. The model on which EMDR is based, Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), posits that much of psychopathology is due to the maladaptive encoding of and/or incomplete processing of traumatic or disturbing adverse life experiences. This impairs the client’s ability to integrate these experiences in an adaptive manner.
The eightphase, three-pronged process of EMDR facilitates the resumption of normal information processing and integration. This treatment approach, which targets past experience, current triggers, and future potential challenges, results in the alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, improved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbance, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers.
To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
HOT/ COLD STONE MASSAGE THERAPY
The effectiveness of this technique lies in the use of heat as well as alternating temperature. The main function of massage is to increase circulation in tight tissues. Massage dilates the blood vessels flushing the tight area with fresh blood flow. Now imagine doing that WHILE holding a hot stone. The use of heat really speeds blood flow into the tissue much quicker than hands alone can accomplish.
When the RMT encounters an area that is particularly tight they can choose to alternate between hot and cold stones to dilate and constrict the vessels. This acts like a pump bringing in fresh oxygenated blood¨ mobilizating waste products that were trapped¨ and then pushing it all back out of the tissue when the constricting cold stone is introduced. The RMT can alternate between hot and cold stones several times if needed.
IMS DRY NEEDLING
Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves:
- pain control
- reduces muscle tension
- normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles.
This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation.
For more information on the benefits of IMS please click HERE
Our team of therapists (OT, PT and behavioural interventionists) help kids
play, improve their school performance, and mastering their daily activities. Through working with pediatric therapists, children are not only enabled to develop critical skills, but they often also build upon their levels of confidence and self-esteem.
With treatment, kids can develop fine and gross motor skills, school based aptitudes, cognitive abilities, self-care tasks and social skills.
Therapists working with your child will often incorporate play into their interventions to help motivate them. This tactic also helps to reduce potential anxiety they may experience through the process. This can involve games, puzzles, toys, songs and physical exercises.