Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are university educated, primary health care providers that are highly-trained to assess and treat injury and disability. As promoters of movement, health and wellness, they utilize their training to assess, diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions, movement disorders and injuries. Physiotherapists incorporate hands-on manual therapy techniques, exercises, modalites and education (so you can better understand your condition, the treatment plan and the prescribed exercises) to help you achieve your goals.

Paediatric Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy can help you feel your best at every stage in your life. Paediatric physiotherapists specialize in optimizing function, movement and quality of life in children from birth through to 18 years of age. Treatment sessions with children are developed to be fun and activity based, with individualized one-on-one attention.

We provide services to children with a variety of diagnoses, both acute and chronic. These can include the following: plagiocephaly and/or torticollis, activity or growth related issues, paediatric orthopaedic conditions, fractures, post-surgical rehabilitation and growing pains.

Neurofunctional Acupuncture
At Elora Physiotherapy we have extensive neurofunctional acupuncture training through the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. This specialized type of acupuncture targets needling specific acupuncture points in the body with very fine needles to modulate the nervous system. These spots are stimulated gently with electricity to promote the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. This helps regulate the nervous system back to a balanced state that improves pain, muscle activation and circulation. The release of these chemicals and hormones in the body is a natural way to influence the body’s own internal regulating system and this helps restore biochemical balance, which promotes the body’s natural ability to heal and physical and emotional well-being.
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Concussion Physiotherapy
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is moved back and forth in the skull, often due to a force on the head, neck, or elsewhere on the body. Although it may accompany a trauma to the head, this is not required in order to sustain a concussion.

Symptoms of a concussion can include headache, dizziness and balance problems, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, visual disturbances, sensitivity to light and noise, emotional changes, confusion and brain fog. These symptoms are often accompanied by neck pain, and can be immediate or delayed.

Physiotherapy treatment is crucial in ensuring a safe, timely return to play or other high-risk activities and preventing persistent concussion symptoms. Your physiotherapist will use a combination of rest and activity modification, visual/vestibular exercises, and graded exposure to physical activity to ensure your complete recovery.

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Vestibular Physiotherapy
The vestibular system, in our inner ear, is responsible for providing our brain with information about our head position and movement, allowing us to maintain our balance and stability. Individuals struggling with vestibular injury or dysfunction often have symptoms of dizziness/spinning, nausea, imbalance, ringing in the ears, visual and auditory changes, or headache. Some common vestibular conditions include Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, vestibular hypofunction, neuritis, and age related dizziness and imbalance.

Physiotherapists can assist in diagnosing various vestibular conditions and if necessary, refer on for appropriate testing and management. Using a variety of maneuvers and exercises, physiotherapy can help reduce or eliminate dizziness, improve balance, and restore physical function.

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Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jaw bone to the skull and allows for movement such as chewing, speaking or yawning.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) refers to problems with the jaw joint, jaw alignment, and surrounding muscle and connective tissue. Symptoms of TMD can include facial pain and tenderness, a clicking or popping sound in the jaw, and jaw locking (either in an open or closed position).

Physiotherapy can help reduce the pain and discomfort of both chronic and acute TMD and get the temporomandibular joint moving properly again.

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Running Analysis Program

This program is designed for anyone who loves to or wants to run! It is great for new runners wanting to create a solid running foundation. But this program is also geared towards runners across all levels of experience who are dealing with pain or injury, for athletes looking to maximize their running efficiency and improve their technique and for the postpartum runner looking to return to running safely.

Clients will begin with a detailed assessment and running analysis on the treadmill to determine what changes are needed to help them run their best! Based on the assessment findings, an individualized training plan will be created.  The plan may consist of cues to improve their running technique, a targeted strengthening program to address an underlying muscle imbalance or weakness, mobility work, education on proper footwear or a combination of any of the above.

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Persistent/Chronic Pain Program
Our nervous system consists of over 400 nerves that deliver information about movement, sensation, and danger to different parts of our body. After an injury, our nervous system can remain sensitive and continue to perceive a threat even though the risk of injury is now passed and the tissue itself has healed. This is known as persistent pain.

Treatment of persistent pain requires a unique approach. After a detailed assessment of your history, pain, and lifestyle, your physiotherapist will develop a pain program specifically for you, consisting of: pain education, personalized goals, activity and lifestyle modification, regular physical activity, and an individualized therapeutic exercise program. These treatments combined work towards decreasing your nervous system sensitivity and increasing your participation in the activities you love.

If you have had pain for a prolonged period of time, or perhaps traditional treatment approaches have not been as successful as you hoped, a physiotherapy approach with a focus on persistent pain might be the next step for you.

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Individualized Exercise Prescription
No two injuries are ever the same. This is why a thorough assessment will lead to a treatment plan and exercise program that is designed for your specific rehabilitation needs and goals. At Elora Physiotherapy, your physiotherapist will work with you to develop an exercise program which will help you to move and function in an optimal way, resulting in less chance of injury recurrence.
Custom Braces And Wellness Products

We offer a comprehensive bracing and wellness products program. We have a wide range of off-the-shelf or prefabricated brace options available for all areas of the body, and also provide custom bracing with a physiotherapist who has ten years of custom bracing experience. We are well-versed with all custom knee brace options available and provide custom braces from Ossur, DonJoy and Breg. We are highly-skilled to work with you, and your doctor or surgeon, if a specific brace has been prescribed or recommended for you.

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Mulligan Belt Mobilizations

Mulligan Mobilizations are a type of manual therapy technique used by chiropractors and physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain. The technique involves a specific type of passive movement of the affected joint, which is repeated several times in a specific direction. The goal of the technique is to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal movement patterns.

Mulligan mobilizations are beneficial because they are a gentle, yet effective manual therapy technique that can help to improve joint range of motion, decrease pain, and improve function. They can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including muscle strains, joint sprains, and joint dysfunction. They are also easy to perform and do not require any special equipment.

Modalities
Modalities are treatment tools that cause physiological changes in order to improve the body’s ability to heal. Most often, they are used to relieve pain, decrease swelling, improve circulation and to reduce muscle spasm. Types of modalities we use at Elora Physiotherapy include, ultrasound, interferential current therapy (IFC), combination therapy (ultrasound and IFC at the same time), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), heat, and ice.
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Virtual Physiotherapy Appointments

Elora Physiotherapy is thrilled to provide physiotherapy and counselling services in your home. Using a secure platform you are able to receive your treatment from a distance to respect the need for social distancing, or if you choose this option as it is more comfortable or convenient for you. 

Without having to travel, we are able to fully assess and treat you, giving you access to the high quality therapy you expect from Elora Physiotherapy. If you have any questions about this treatment we are always available to chat via phone, email or feel free to check out our FAQ page here.

Conditions We Treat

We have in-depth knowledge of the body and are able to treat many conditions ranging from:

  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (jaw pain)
  • Chronic neck and spine pain
  • Radiating nerve pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Shoulder pain and injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder surgeries
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Upper arm injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Wrist and hand conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand and thumb arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Persistent/Chronic Pain Program
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Joint replacements
  • Low back pain and injuries
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal conditions
  • Degenerative disc pain
  • Sacroiliac (pelvic) joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip and leg injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee injuries
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Knee arthritis
  • Ligament strains or tears
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Paediatric physiotherapy
  • Torticollis
  • Dizziness
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Concussions