Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy deals with the treatment of patients who have suffered an injury or disease affecting their central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. Our Clinic Director Marek Siekanowicz has specilized in treating patients with a wide variety of Neurological disorders at different stages.

When the nervous system is damaged muscles may feel weak and floppy or very tight with spasms or tremor and movement may be uncoordinated. Along with the movement disorders there may be altered sensation and problems with speech and swallowing. Many people will feel that areas of their bodies do not have enough activity and feel moving against gravity extremely difficult. Pain, which is a very common feature, may be due to hypersensitive skin and joints, or misaligned body parts, or the pain of learning to accept a disability.

Our Treatment Plan is specific to YOU, and involves methods to overcome your physical problems such as strething, strengthening, balance and walking practice (if appropriate), postural awareness and control, respiratory assessment and education. Adivce and recommendations will also be given on suitable walking aids, assistive devices, modalities and home adaptations/equipment.

We offer tratment and advice at any stage of a condition; sometimes early tretment can prevent the progression of a condition or prevent secondary complications. Although in some cases the condition may progress over time, there can still be gains via neuro physiotherapy to improve the quality of life, promote independence and prevent new injuries/accidents that may bring new complications.

Massage Therapy 

All of our Massage Therapists are licensed to practice in Ontario from the Ontario College of Massage Therapists. Massage therapy treatments offered include deep tissue, surface, active release and myofascial release. 

Electro Therapy

Electro therapy is commoinly used to treat pain and muscle weakness caused by neurological conditions or to initiate and enhance the tissue repair process for a number of different muscle injuries (either sport or work based). At Advance Physiotherapy we offer the following electotherapies:

  • TENS (Transcutaneus Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser Therapy
  • Interferential Stimulation

Therapy Support

Sore neck, headaches, back pain; can't handle the pain? Most injuries cam be treated through proper therapy and exercise. Regardless of where you are in your recovery Advance Physiotherapy can design a rehabilitation program that meets you where you are. Our programs range from clinic to home based sessions, work hardening or community reintegration.

Aqua Therapy

Aqua therapy refers to the use of multidepth immersion pools or tanks that facilitate the application of various established therapeutic interventions including stretching, strengthening, joint mobilization, balance and gait training, and endurance training. The specific purpose of aquatic exercise is to facilitate functional recovery by providing an environment that augments a patient's ability to perform verious therapeutic interventions. The unique properties of water and immersion have profound physiological implications in the delivery of therapeutic exercise. Weight bearing becomes more manageble with immersion and provides the patients with relative weightlessness and joint unloading allowing performance of active motion with increased ease.

We have expereincing in designing a specific Aqua Therapy programs at a community based facility to make the travel more accomodating for the client while promoting community reintegration. The program would be carried out under the direct supervision of an Aqua-Therapy certified Kinesiologist or Rehabiltation Support Worker.

Orthotics

We offer a wide variety of custom made orthotic inserts partnered with customized orthotic footwear. The custom made orthotic inserets vary in style and material and can be matched with the footwear you require. Whether that be work boots, formal shoes, athletic shoes/trainers or summer sandals.