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 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.