Stonetown Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic – Our services

Registered physiotherapy

Physiotherapist manipulating client’s knee

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that helps people with illness or injury recover physical function. Physiotherapy helps conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (bones and joints), nervous system and cardiovascular system. Your physiotherapist will perform a detailed assessment and do a thorough interview to learn about your problem. You will learn about your condition, how to manage your problem and how to prevent further pain and disability. You will often be taught exercises that can help correct your problem. You may receive “hands-on” treatment such as massage, stretching and joint mobilization. Someone who is experiencing pain may also benefit from pain-relieving procedures such as acupuncture, ultrasound or electrotherapy.

Certified acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of treatment that originated in China. It involves the insertion of fine needles into the body to relieve pain, decrease inflammation and improve physical function. Modern scientific research has found that when acupuncture needles are inserted into the body the nervous system undergoes a chemical change. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin become elevated during and after an acupuncture treatment. As well, acupuncture has been demonstrated to cause the body to produce pain-relieving opiates — “endorphins” — in the brain and bloodstream.

Acupuncture treatment is delivered by a physiotherapist who has received additional postgraduate training in acupuncture. Medical research has shown that physical ailments such as tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, neck pain, low back pain and headaches respond positively to acupuncture treatment.

Strength and conditioning

Client working out on shuttle apparatus

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving their athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. The sport conditioning program at Stonetown Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic focuses on the individual athlete and his or her sport.

Pedorthic services

Canadian Certified Pedorthists work with healthcare providers to alleviate painful or debilitating conditions resulting from abnormalities or limited actions of the lower limb. As one of the few healthcare professionals educated in the assessment, design, fit, manufacture and modification of orthotics and footwear, Canadian Certified Pedorthists are regularly called upon to fill prescriptions and make recommendations regarding appropriate footcare management. They work alongside other healthcare professionals to help maintain foot health and mobility and see patients on referral from a prescribing healthcare professional such as a family physician.

Golf Fitness Academy

Your body is the best piece of golf equipment money can buy. Improving your physical conditioning is the easiest and most cost-effective way to improve your game. The Golf Fitness Academy uses the same fitness evaluation and exercise prescription technology used at the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to maximize your golf potential by matching your swing technique to your physical attributes. You will be assessed by a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor trained through TPI.

The fitness screen includes several golf-specific functional tests designed to determine your physical limitations and understand how they affect your golf swing. Any physical limitations identified during the screening process will be corrected during your custom-conditioning program.