At its most fundamental, physiotherapy is the restoration of mobility. There are several strategies available to accomplish this final aim. The concept and method of Joint Reaction Health Center are primarily founded on the notion that the body is a system of interconnected components and that we must treat the body with this in mind to obtain maximum health and wellness. We DO NOT treat symptoms, but rather address the underlying cause in order to resto re persons to maximum health, wellbeing, and functioning.
In our therapies, we employ the Gratson approach. All treatments, however, are tailored to the individual, and members of our clinic will not be given a recipe approach. Treatments alter and adapt as individuals progress, and they must be tweaked to maintain forward pace. This personalized strategy is the only way to stay on track toward ultimate wellbeing, change, and maximum functioning.
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Graston is a manual therapy method that our chiropractors and physiotherapists employ in their manual treatments. Using specialized equipment and a specific style of massage, the Graston method softly scrapes the skin. The therapy’s overall aims are to relieve pain and improve function through a combination of:
Acupuncture is an ancient method of Chinese medicine in which solid filiform acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin at certain places on the body to have a therapeutic effect. There is no drug injection. Acupuncture’s positive benefits are solely due to the needles.
Acupuncture is used to promote natural healing, boost mood and vitality, lessen or alleviate pain, and enhance the function of damaged body parts. It is both safe and effective, and it is frequently utilized as a viable alternative to drugs or even surgery. Acupuncture is frequently used to provide relief when regular medical therapy has failed or is not desired.
Our staff at Joint Reaction Health Center are experienced in the art of acupuncture, which may be included into your entire treatment plan to ensure that you achieve your ultimate objective of wellness, health, and maximum functioning. Unlike some other clinics, this approach is included in your regular physiotherapy session at no extra cost if the therapist believes it would help you achieve optimal health.
Dry Needling (also known as Intramuscular Stimulation or IMS) is a technique that involves repeatedly inserting an acupuncture needle into the muscle near a “Trigger Point.” The goal of Dry Needling is to induce a local twitch response in order to relieve muscular tension and discomfort. Dry needling is an excellent therapy for neuropathic chronic pain with little side effects. This approach is unparalleled in detecting and treating neuromuscular dysfunction, which causes pain and functional limitations. Most individuals do not even feel the needle pierce their skin since it is so thin. The insertion of this needle causes relatively minimal pain in a healthy muscle. However, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened, or if it contains active trigger sites, the person will experience a feeling similar to a muscular cramp – “the twitch response.” The member may also experience a replication of “their” pain, which is a useful diagnostic sign for the practitioner seeking to determine the reason of the member’s symptoms. Patients quickly learn to recognize and even embrace this sensation since it results in the deactivation of the trigger point, which reduces pain and restores normal length and function to the implicated muscle.
Physiotherapy is not covered by OHIP, although it is covered by practically all extended health care plans.
You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. However, if you have an extended health care plan, your insurer may demand a doctor’s reference before paying for physiotherapy sessions. This is why you should seek a recommendation before submitting your claim for reimbursement.
You should expect your initial physiotherapy examination and treatment to last around an hour, and future appointments to last 45 minutes to an hour. Treatment times, however, vary. Each session will include 15-20 minutes of one-on-one interaction with your physiotherapist. We don’t charge by the hour, but by the therapy. According to our College’s policies, no changes to these fees will be made.
We understand that life is hectic, and we are delighted to assist you in making your life more joyful while allowing you to focus on just getting well.