Electrotherapy | Acupuncture | Massage | Structural Integration | Traditional Chinese Medicine
The physiotherapists at Salus Physiotherapy Clinic are university-educated manual therapists with decades of combined clinical experience. We are licensed, registered professionals and adhere to the highest standards of practice. We assess and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions that affect the whole body, from the tip of the toes all the way up to the top of the head, including the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Anyone who is suffering from an injury or disease that affects the joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons of the body may benefit from an assessment by one of the trained manual physiotherapists at Salus Physiotherapy Clinic. Manual therapy can help restore strength, decrease pain, increase your comfort and get you back to your activities.
Joint manipulation is a “hands-on” treatment method that should be done by a skilled professional. It involves moving a spinal joint beyond its active limit of motion but within its anatomical limits. It is a localized, high-speed, controlled thrust which may cause an audible click or a “popping” sensation that is usually painless.
IMS uses fine needles (the same needles that are used in acupuncture) to treat tight muscle bands that are implicated in many chronic and painful soft tissue injuries and conditions. IMS is different from acupuncture in its application since the needle insertion is indicated by physical signs as opposed to the meridians or energy paths of Chinese acupuncture. IMS is based on known scientific, neurophysiologic principles.
As with work related injuries, sports injuries can be from traumatic events or overuse/repetitive stresses. For example, traumatic events causing injuries can be caused by a hard contact with something or someone such as a body-check in ice hockey. This can often cause minor injuries such as torn ligaments or tendons or sometimes more major injuries such as a broken bone or a joint separation. Patellar tendinitis or “Jumper’s Knee” is one example of an overuse injury. It is a painful condition generally associated with sports involving repetitive jumping or impact loads, while lateral epicondylitis or “tennis elbow”, is a form of repetitive stress injury at the elbow.
Orthotics are devices used to help many different problems or specifically for pain related to the foot. These problems can be from the simplest of foot pains to complicated changes affecting the knees, hips and/or the spine. Pain may not be the only indication for the need for orthotics, as biomechanical efficiency and control can also be helped with orthotics. Custom orthotics are individually made to fit and correct very specific individual problems and therefore cater to individual needs.
At Salus Physiotherapy Clinic, electrical modalities such as ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), or muscle stimulation may be one of the treatment options used to help resolve your injury and relieve pain.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique used to encourage natural healing, reduce pain and improve function. It involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin at specific points throughout the body. Anatomical acupuncture is a modern approach integrating traditional Chinese medicine with Western science and is taught through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI).
Registered massage therapy is a manual treatment of the body’s soft tissue that restores function and mobility to the tissue and joints of the body. Our therapists provide deep-tissue treatment in a relaxing setting that restores health and vitality to the body as a whole.
With a history of 2000 to 3000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has formed a unique system to diagnose and cure illness. The TCM approach is fundamentally different from that of Western medicine. In TCM, the understanding of the human body is based on the holistic understanding of the universe as described in Daoism, and the treatment of illness is based primarily on the diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes.