One on One Treatment Approach
Our practitioners believe that one on one treatment can best speed your recovery and provide efficient, effective treatment. All of our treatment sessions are 30 to 60 minutes of one on one care in private treatment rooms. Our experienced physiotherapists are trained to treat a wide variety of injuries, both acute and chronic. Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive medical history and musculo-skeletal assessment to determine a physical diagnosis and complete a treatment plan.
Treatments may include the following
Physiotherapists use a wide variety of manual therapy techniques to increase joint and muscle mobility. Ken Long has extensive training in osteopathy and uses osteopathic manual techniques to compliment his physiotherapy practice. Kelly Whitman has completed training in Fascial Stretch Therapy.
Exercise/ Clinical Pilates
Our physiotherapists can design specific exercises to help you regain strength, stability, balance and flexibility. Our emphasis is to teach you appropriate exercises that you can continue at home or in a gym independent of us. Exercise programs help improve function following soft tissue and bone injury, and can help alleviate pain and stiffness secondary to surgery, degenerative changes and chronic health conditions. Exercise can improve and strengthen posture, enhance performance and promote health and wellness. A unique form of exercise available at the Halifax Osteopathic Health Centre is Clinical Pilates.
All of our physiotherapists are trained in Acupuncture at the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Acupuncture may be included in your treatment plan to reduce pain and inflammation, and is billed as part of your physiotherapy session.
These may include ultrasound, laser, TENS, IFC, heat and cold. Modalities are used to help alleviate pain and promote soft tissue healing.
This is an important part of physiotherapy practice as our goal is to teach you how to manage and prevent injury and disability. This encourages you to take an active role in recovery and health.
Regulations of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy practice is regulated by the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists. The College’s role is to protect the public and ensure that standards of practice are met.