At Action Physiotherapy and Wellness Clinic in Winnipeg, we offer our clients a broad spectrum of services to help you heal. If you're unfamiliar with what we treat and require more information, please see the FAQ page.
Physiotherapy is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical injuries and movement problems.
"The heart of the physiotherapy profession is understanding how and why movement and function take place. Physiotherapists are highly skilled and autonomous health professionals who provide safe, quality client-centred physiotherapy through a commitment to service availability, accessibility and excellence." - The Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Treatment may include:
- Manual therapy/Mobilization is the use of hands to create movement in the spine and joints with the aim of restoring mobility, decreasing pain and nerve irritation.
- Modalities TNS (Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation), ultra-sound, cryotherapy, and heat serve to assist in pain reduction and allow for manual therapy and exercise to be more comfortable.
- Mechanical Cervical (neck) and Lumbar (back) traction is used to decompress the spine which reduces nerve irritability and spinal stiffness.
- Acupuncture/Dry Needling both therapies use sterile, disposable needles. The very thin needles are inserted into muscles with minimal discomfort. Acupuncture can be used for acute or chronic pain conditions. It assists in relieving pain, decreasing muscle spasm, and accelerates healing.
- Taping/KinesioTaping uses traditional strap taping to support or immobilize an acutely injured joint. Kinesio/Taping enhances the proprioception in muscle and tendon to enhance recovery and performance in either sport or day-to-day activities.
The use of yoga poses will restore and improve your mobility, strengthen your core, and improve overall health. Yoga-based rehabilitation with a combination of physiotherapy is a holistic approach to treatment.
Incorporating Yoga into your Life
When practiced regularly, yoga can help you improve your muscular strength, flexibility, digestion, circulation, respiration, immune function, bone strength, normalize blood pressure, and body weight. There are also a number of mental health benefits such as: improvements in concentration, alertness, sleep patterns, and reduction in stress and anxiety.
PILATES CORE TRAINING
Pilates exercises are used to restore and improve your mobility, strengthen your core, and improve overall health. When used within physiotherapy treatments, it can be an excellent tool in your rehabilitation toolkit.
Incorporating Pilates into your Life
There are multiple components of the kinetic chain that need to be addressed to exercise the body to its full potential. Pilates embraces and emphasizes each component by looking at the body as whole, addressing posture, breathing, and, working out the body.
Custom Orthotics help to correct poor leg and foot biomechanics. They also provide shock absorption and dissipate forces.
Custom orthotics are covered by a number of insurance companies. Some require a prescription from a medical doctor, so you will need to check your plan for coverage. We will do a thorough biomechanics assessment of your lower extremities and cast your feet for your for the construction of your custom orthotic.
The practice of acupuncture began in ancient China and has now developed into modern method of pain relief. Acupuncture can be used for acute or chronic pain conditions. It assists in relieving pain, decreasing muscle spasm, and accelerates healing.
Thin needles are inserted into specific areas of the body call acupuncture points. The needles are sterile and are only used once.
How does it work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body to produce its own pain relieving chemical called "endorphins". Endorphins help to decrease pain and promote healing and relaxation. Acupuncture also works by activating the nerve fibres that interfere with the pain signals being sent to the brain.
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft tissues of the body (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments), to enhance a persons health and well-being. There are many forms of massage therapy, we offer: relaxation therapy, deep therapeutic massage, cranio-sacral therapy, hot stone massage, and aromatherapy massage.
The benefits of massage therapy include reducing muscular tension, reducing or eliminating pain, improving circulation and lymphatic drainage, enhancing your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Dietitian consultations comprise of doing a thorough nutrition assessment, which includes asking you about your current and past medical history, occupation and lifestyle, current medications and nutrition supplements, food allergies, usual physical activity level, and typical food intake.
After conducting the nutrition assessment, our registered dietitian will provide you with feedback on areas for improvement and provide you with information to help you understand the role diet plays in certain health conditions. Once we have discussed what changes need to be made to improve your diet and health, we can come up with realistic goals to work toward together. A follow-up appointment is booked in about a month or so to review progress on your goals and make any adjustments to the plan as needed.
We consult on a variety of health conditions such as: diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, weight management, celiac disease, fatty liver, and many more.
Athletic therapy is the prevention, care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal (muscles and bones). It involves the assessment of physical function, the treatment of dysfunction caused by pain and/or injury. In turn, this helps to develop, maintain and rehabilitate injuries.
Our Athletic Therapist will get you back to your activity or sport as quickly as possible. This is based on stages of healing and sport specific requirements. One-on-one instruction and personal training is tailored to your needs.