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Our Doctors and Therapists often use adjunctive therapy options in a more comprehensive treatment approach. Other therapy options may include:
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Traditional ultrasound therapy was the go to modality for the conditions noted below for many years. Laser showed up on the scene in a big way in the early 2000s. Nowadays the modality of choice for our 10 practitioners is Shockwave. Our ultrasound machine sits idol most of the time and is only used on those patients who we cannot use Shockwave on, which is a very small percent. Our cold laser was rarely used; in fact so little it was sold as the practitioners lost confidence in that particular modality.
Shockwave is especially specific for tendinopathies such as:
Two weeks ago we added a V-actor head to our already popular shockwave machine. Our standard head is called the D-actor and both tools can be used as a stand-alone treatment or together. In addition, these tools are often used as an adjunct in a general treatment plan. Patients have been giving us extremely positive feedback since our shockwave machine arrived 7 months ago. We have done hundreds of treatments and applied over 2 million pulses to date. If you have shoulder, elbow and/or foot pain, try shockwave.
Not feeling the way you want ? Need some help? See our Athletic Therapist
In addition to treating acute and chronic injuries Kaylee can help you with a clinic and home health and exercise program that can change your life. Furthermore her services are covered under most insurance plans.
With 2014 around the corner you may want to maximize your benefits. If you contact the office we can inquire and explain your coverage.
"This is more affordable and practical then a personal trainer. Our goal is to train you to be independent and put you in control of your health."
A consultation includes an interview and complete assessment of motion, strength, and flexibility. Now the fun begins as we create a plan to success so that you can reach your goals. A specific exercise and general fitness program will be developed for you to begin. Follow ups every 1-3 weeks to track progress and provide progressions.
Everybody is unique in body type, general condition and goals. My job is to put together a program to satisfy all aspects of each client. I am a motivated practitioner and would like to use my energy and specialized training to help you achieve your goals. I define my success as a therapist by results and satisfaction of my clients.
The Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) is an organization devoted to the health care of the physically active individual, or those desiring to be more active and perform activities of daily living with decreased pain. A Certified Athletic Therapist must have fulfilled the academic, and practical requirements as outlined in the document entitled "Procedures for Certification" on the CATA website. Certified members have successfully completed a comprehensive theory exam, and a subsequent oral/practical exam developed and administered by the certification board of the CATA.
The Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist includes the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.
Treatments include a combination of heat and ice therapy, ultrasound, laser, electrical modalities, massage and joint mobilization, and safe and progressive exercise rehabilitation programs to get you back on your feet as soon as possible!
June is Athletic Therapy Month, seek out an Athletic Therapist today to see what they can do for you!!
Healthview Therapy Centre
5118 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg MB
Healthview Therapy Centre is pleased to welcome Kaylee Woodward to our team of practitioners. Kaylee will be taking over part of our already busy athletic therapy and physiotherapy practice starting May 9/13. The great thing about athletic therapy is that it is almost the exact same thing as physiotherapy, but in addition to treating regular musculoskeletal complaints an Athletic Therapist has additional training in treating sport related injuries.
Insurance companies also treat physio and athletic therapy as essentially the same thing. If you have coverage for physiotherapy, you will have coverage for athletic therapy. Remember you do not need to be an athlete to see and athletic therapist.
So now you can choose between or combine physio and athletic therapy.
Anyone interested in booking an appointment with Kaylee can either call 204-885-5864 or click here.
Healthview Therapy Centre
5118 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg MB
Running season is here again. After a long winter we are excited about gearing up for another fun summer of tearing up the paths and pounding the pavement. Maybe its time to shop for some new runners or the latest athletic garb? A few tunes may help the miles go by or a new watch may help track our times. We are anxious to get started and feel the ground beneath our feet, the warm sun on our face, and the wind at our back.
Its easy to get caught up in the excitement and over exert ourselves in the first couple of outings. Post activity we notice a sore knee,hip or back? Now your wondering if this pain is nothing to worry about or if it will present any future problems.