Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by Physiotherapists.

As primary health care professionals, physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

PT management commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, manipulation and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan.

With your independence in mind, a physiotherapist’s goal is to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being.

Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises, and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm.

Additional Physiotherapy Services:

Functional Range Release & Functional Range Conditioning

"Functional Range Release® technique is a comprehensive system of soft tissue assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation that was designed using the most current scientific knowledge to ensure the highest quality care.  FR® does not only function to treat injuries, it is also used to improve the quality of a persons movement, as well as to promote joint health and longevity. 

Certified Functional Range Release® practitioners underwent extensive training in soft tissue palpation, treatment, and rehabilitation.  This included a detailed look at the scientific literature pertaining to tissue health and injury."


What to expect:
Our certified FR® practitioners will start with an assessment including a thorough health history, postural and movement analysis, determine functional limitations, to gain insight into the injury you came in with.  The practitioner will then use their placatory skills to efficiently and effectively feel where and what tissues are problematic.  A specific approach allows for a better ability to apply specific manual treatment to correct the tissues. 


"Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®), is a system of joint health, and mobility training based in scientific principals and research. Mobility refers to the amount of USABLE motion that one possesses across a particular articulation (joint). The more mobile a person is, the more they are able to maximize their movement potential safely, efficiently, and effectively."

Above information provided by: Functional Anatomy Seminars® Copyright© 2015

Only certified providers are properly educated in the Functional Anatomy Seminars.

Kinetic Physiotherapy offers its clients certified providers with knowledge and understanding of FRR & FRC

Concussion Management

Kinetic Physiotherapy is partnered with the SVA Concussion Clinic as part of a multidisciplinary team approach in providing comprehensive assessments and treatments for acute concussion symptoms and post-concussion syndrome.

As defined in the 5th International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces, and is diagnosed primarily through clinical evaluation of a patient’s symptoms. Concussions may be caused by a direct blow to the head or neck, or by a blow to anywhere on the body that causes an impulsive force to be transmitted to the head.

Research is now indicating that early intervention can significantly aid in recovery, return to sport, and return to work.  Recent data supports rehabilitation interventions addressing symptoms associated with injury to the cervical spine and peripheral vestibular systems. Additionally, structured active programs can aid in facilitating recovery throughout the course of the concussion.

At Kinetic physiotherapy we offer treatments such as;

Manual therapy for the cervical spine to address symptoms such as neck pain and headaches

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy to improve balance, coordination and symptoms of dizziness/vertigo

Exercise therapy and education for return to pre-concussion activities

Acupuncture

At Kinetic physiotherapy, we provide contemporary medical acupuncture, which is a form of acupuncture adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Although similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture, contemporary acupuncture differs in the practitioner's approach, following a scientific perspective.  Contemporary medical acupuncture involves stimulation of the peripheral nerves using acupuncture needles, which are inserted into specific anatomically defined neurofunctional sites.  Contemporary medical acupuncture may be used in conjunction with electrical stimulation in order to modulate abnormal activity of the nervous system.

The therapeutic effects can influence pain, functional problems and various other body systems depending on the goal for treatment.  When you come in for your treatment the practitioner will needle specific points of the body which in turn stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles which can change the experience of pain.

Vestibular

At Kinetic Physiotherapy we provide vestibular rehabilitation therapy which incorporates evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques in order to provide comprehensive management for individuals who present with dizziness, vertigo, concussion symptoms and other various balance disorders.

Treatment includes manual therapy techniques and comprehensive exercise programs to address the symptoms associated with various vestibular dysfunctions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and symptoms associated with acute concussions and post concussion syndrome.

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