Services

Services

Return to Sport / Return to Work

Preventative and rehabilitative individual exercise prescription and comprehensive patient education provided to help clients fully return to pre-injury sport and/or work level.

Core Stabilization

Core stabilization involves retraining of the deep muscles of the abdominal and low back region to help restore normal spine stability. Increased stability reduces shear forces on the spinal joints (decreases pain and premature wear and tear) and allows for more efficient transmission of forces through the spine (e.g. in sports, a stable spine allows for a faster throw in baseball or a harder kick in soccer). Basic and advanced core training can be done without any equipment. However, many exercise devices are available at Physiomoves to assist in core training (e.g. elastic bands, balance boards, exercise balls, medicine balls).

Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Prior to surgery, some patients require strengthening or range of motion exercises to enhance their recovery after surgery. Our therapists are very familiar with post-surgical treatment protocols (e.g. rotator cuff repair, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, Achilles tendon repair) and can guide you toward optimal recovery.

Osteoporosis & Arthritis Management

Exercises are prescribed to help maintain joint range of motion and/or bone density, improve balance and prevent falls, increase muscle strength and maintain or improve posture.

Pre and Post-Natal Rehabilitation

Therapeutic exercises are prescribed to women preceding or following childbirth to help restore back and/or pelvis alignment, core strength, and function. A certified post-natal fitness instructor is also available for 1:1 personal training sessions.

Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a "hands-on" technique that involves gentle, rhythmical gliding or traction to joints to help restore normal motion and reduce pain.

Soft-tissue techniques

Selected "hands-on" techniques are used by the physiotherapist to restore normal soft tissue (e.g. muscle, tendon, fascia, scar tissue) mobility and length.

Who can benefit from a bike fit?

bikefit

  • Anyone who has discomfort related to cycling (e.g. low back pain, knee pain, saddle or hand numbness during or after cycling, etc).
  • Recreational and competitive cyclists that want to maximize their efficiency and comfort on the bike and to reduce the risk of developing overuse injuries.

What does the bike fit include?

  • A thorough history of current injuries, past injuries, training volume, and racing goals.
  • A physical examination of leg length, limb alignment, overall mobility and flexibility, posture and any other biomechanical issues that are relevant to the bike fit.
  • Observation and documentation of current riding position.
  • Adjustments to the bike and cleats are made to optimize the fit (note: in some cases you will be advised to get different parts for the bike). Final bike position measurements are documented.
  • Instruction is given on proper riding posture and technique.
  • Specific therapeutic exercises are prescribed as needed.This assessment is useful for any athlete (competitive or recreational) that is interested in injury prevention and optimal movement efficiency.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

Some insurance plans require a doctor's referral for physiotherapy treatment. If so, you can obtain a referral from your family doctor, a walk-in clinic doctor, or a sports medicine physician.

Is my bike fit covered by my insurance?

Most extended health insurance plans cover physiotherapy services (a bike fitting includes the typical physiotherapy assessment of alignment, flexibility, posture and the prescription of therapeutic exercises). Consult your own plan for more information.

How long will the bike fit session take to complete?

  • Approximately 90 minutes to set up a single bike and a pair of cycling shoes with cleats.
  • Approximately 45 minute to set up a pair of cycling shoes with cleats.

What do I need to bring to my bike fit session?

  • Your bike in clean, good working order (ensure none of the following parts are seized: seatpost, saddle, stem, and pedals).
  • Your cycling footwear (ensure cleat screws are clean and not seized)
  • Cycling shorts and jersey (or tight T-shirt).
  • Cycling gloves (if used).
  • Helmet (if having neck or upper back discomfort)

Services

  • Complete bike set-up (bike and cleats)
  • Cleat set-up only

Mechanical traction (decompression therapy)

Physiomoves has a state-of-the-art Mechanical Traction table and system. Mechanical traction (also known as "decompression therapy") involves a sustained or intermittent distracting force to the patient's neck or lower back. This treatment is used to: 1) relieve neurological symptoms (e.g. pain, pins & needles) radiating to the arm or leg. 2) to relieve muscular pain in the neck or low back, 3) to help mobilize stiff joints in the neck or low back, and 4) to help relieve symptoms due to disc herniations.

Electrotherapy: Laser, Ultrasound, HVPS (high voltage pulse stimulation), TENS (trans-cutaneous nerve stimulation, IFC (interferential current), neuromuscular electrical stimulation

These modalities may be used as part of your treatment to help stimulate tissue healing, reduce pain, reduce swelling, and restore normal muscle function.  Your Physiotherapist is skilled in the use of each of these modalities and will determine if/which modalities will best for your specific needs in addition to manual and exercise therapy.  If you have any questions about the electrotherapy modalities we offer at Physiomoves, please do not hesitate to ask your Therapist.

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of solid acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points in the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. It is safe and effective, and often a successful alternative to medications or even surgery.  Common conditions treated include: low back pain, joint pain, muscle pain or tension, frozen shoulder, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and countless other ailments.  For more information, please visit the website www.afcinstitute.com.  To book an appointment using acupuncture treatment, please request Physiotherapists Tiphanie or Margherita at the Panorama location.  

IMS or Intramuscular Stimulation, is a dry needling treatment for chronic pain developed by Dr. Chan Gunn to treat the pain that arises in muscles when the nerves, which supply those muscles, become dysfunctional. The technique requires the placement of thin, flexible needles into muscles. The treatment is different than acupuncture, even though similar needles are used in both.  Tyler is a certified Gunn IMS Practitioner, and can offer this service at both clinic locations. Eric, TiphanieMonica, Ravi and Madison are all certified with the Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling (similar to IMS) method as well.  For more information on IMS, please visit: http://www.istop.org/ims.html.

Acupuncture and IMS services may be offered in conjunction with your regular Physiotherapy treatment as deemed appropriate by your Therapist. There is no surcharge for IMS or acupuncture treatment- it is now included as part of your Physiotherapy fee.

 

 

taping

K-Tape is an elastic tape that is water resistant, breathable and can be worn up to 7 days. K-Tape has 2 effects: 1) it stimulates blood flow and lymph flow to aid in the healing process and 2) it stimulates skin receptors to reduce pain and help the body sense position and movement. K-Taping can be used in the treatment of a variety of conditions such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, ligament sprains and muscle strains.

Athletic taping may be used to provide pain-relief, support and compression for acute injuries (e.g. ankle sprain, tendon injury) or to provide support and sensory input for hypermobile joints (e.g. unstable ankle or knee).  Athletes may come to Physiomoves for taping of a joint(s) prior to a game or competition. 

 

Eric and Tyler are Physiotherapists that have their Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certification and Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMA) Certification. The FMS is an exciting new tool that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. A score is generated which identifies the areas a person needs to target (e.g. stability or mobility of a particular region of their body).

The FMS is used to identify people who are at risk of injury during physical training. Your therapist can prescribe a corrective exercise program to address your mobility and/or stability deficits. The FMS score also predicts an athlete's performance capability. This tool can be used prior to starting a training program or at the end of your rehabilitation to determine if all your movement patterns are correct.

The SFMA is a more advanced screening tool that can only be used by healthcare practitioner such as physiotherapists. The SFMA pinpoints a client's primary dysfunction and is similar to an in-depth orthopaedic exam. Although the SFMA does not provide a score, it is very useful in determining what movement patterns need to be corrected and how to prescribe the most appropriate corrective exercises.

Go to www.functionalmovement.com to learn more about the FMS and SFMA.

Massage Therapy provides assessment, treatment and prevention of soft tissue and joint disorders, dysfunction or injury using hands-on techniques to rehabilitate, relieve pain and promote health.

Massage therapy is available with an experienced Registered Massage Therapist at both locations. Please call your clinic of choice to book an appointment.
Panorama location (604) 575-7477: 

 

Barry Bereziak, RMT- Tues, Wed, Fri
Dave Gifford, RMT- Mon, Thurs

Ocean Park location (604) 385-4000:

Kenny Haggerty, RMT

massage

Surrey Location

Call us: 604.575.7477

Find us: #220, 5620 152nd St. Surrey, BC
Located at Hwy 10 & 152nd St.
(2nd Floor of Rodeo Square building)

 

South Surrey Location

Call us: 604.385.4000

Find us:  1599- 128th St. South Surrey, BC
Located at 16th ave & 128th St. in Ocean Park
(next to Schill Insurance)

 

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