Physiotherapy that combines traditional clinical treatment plans with modern strength & conditioning methods. The result is an approach that optimizes physical function and increases injury resiliency.
Core Physiotherapy Services
Beginning around the age of 30, we start to lose muscle mass at a rate of about 3-8% per decade. More importantly, the decline in muscle strength declines at a rate 3-times greater. This involuntary loss of muscle mass, strength, and function is a fundamental cause of and contributor to a lot of injury and dysfunction. Fortunately, these changes can be counteracted by strength training.
Exercise is the closest thing there is to a miracle drug and strength training is the most effective form of exercise - it is an underutilized drug available in everybody’s medicine cabinet!
Chris can work with you to develop and implement a customized strength training program to match your goals and preferences.
Strength and power training have been shown to both reduce overuse running injury risk and improve performance. Combined with a well structured running program, this approach will maximize your running experience.
A running specific exercise program helps to build a more robust movement system that you can adapt better to variations in load, which might be more hill running, increasing distance or adding speed work.
Whether you're a beginner runner, an accomplished ultra
marathoner, or anything in between, we can work together to create a program specifically designed to meet your running related goals.
Bone & Joint Health
The most common conditions associated with bones and joints are osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Osteoporosis is characterized by compromised bone strength while osteoarthritis primarily involves the joints between the bones. Both of these conditions can be managed and improved with exercise therapy.
For osteoporosis, weight bearing exercise is most effective as it applies a controlled force to the bones which respond by increasing bone density through a process called osteogenesis. For osteoarthritis, exercise therapy can reduce pain, improve function and delay or avoid joint replacement surgery.
Gradual introduction of exercises and ongoing supervision are
essential to ensure safety and effectiveness for these conditions.
Having both a pre-surgery prehabilitation plan, and post-surgery rehabilitation plan can significantly improve your surgery experience.
Chris provides prehabilitation programs prior to your surgery to ensure that you will be strong and fit at the time of your surgery, as well as rehabilitation
programs afterwards to reduce your recovery time and get you back to the things you enjoy doing.
Services provided for a range of surgical procedures including: arthroscopy procedures for knees, hips, and shoulders as well as total knee and total hip replacements.
Other conditions and injuries include but are not limited to:
Neck and Shoulder Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Pain, Joint Sprains, and Muscle Strains