Home physiotherapy can treat and manage the symptoms of many injuries and conditions.

Physiotherapists undergo extensive training and possess a high level of knowledge on anatomy, body mechanics, and movement. As a result, they can effectively treat a variety of conditions. Our home physiotherapy service focuses on, but is not limited to, treating three broad categories of conditions.

  1. Surgical and Trauma Rehabilitation
    • hip and knee replacement
    • motor vehicle accidents
    • fractures
    • falls
    • … and more
  2. Seniors’ Health and Mobility
    • hip and knee replacement
    • falls prevention
    • arthritis
    • chronic pain
    • … and more
  3. Neurological and Progressive Disorders
    • hip and knee replacement
    • multiple sclerosis
    • brain injury
    • stroke
    • … and more

Treatment Techniques and Technologies

Since every individual experiences pain and symptoms differently, we utilize a variety of physiotherapy interventions, each with their unique purpose, for maximum effectiveness:

Therapeutic Exercise
Exercise is the hallmark of physiotherapy and synonymous with the profession. Its purpose is to strengthen muscles weakened by an injury, restore normal movement patterns, reduce pain and stiffness, and manage comorbidities. A home exercise program is often prescribed by the physiotherapist to help you reach your rehab goals.
Acupuncture involves insertion of very fine needles at specific points of the body to achieve therapeutic effects, such as pain relief, reduction in swelling, and increase in range of motion. It can be very effective when combined with other modalities, especially in cases of chronic pain and inflammation. A few common conditions that can be treated with acupuncture are:
  • Neck, back, and knee pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headache and facial pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Patient Education
Education is an integral part of any treatment plan. Understanding the diagnosis, what causes pain, and how to manage symptoms boosts motivation, encourages self-care, reduces anxiety, and improves outcomes. Use of modern technology such as tablets and apps can enhance learning and help develop healthy habits.
Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
This is a form of manual (or hands-on) therapy that involves passive movement of a joint to promote range of motion. It is typically applied to stiff and painful joints, especially after surgery, injury, and prolonged immobilization. Different grades of force are carefully applied to achieve the desired direction and amount of movement.
Soft Tissue Release
This is a hands-on technique used to mobilize and influence soft tissues of the body, namely muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Gentle and sustained pressure is applied to these tissues to reduce pain, align scar tissue, and restore normal function. It can be applied in both acute and chronic situations.
Electrical Stimulation
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) use a small, controlled current applied via electrodes placed on your skin to reduce pain, reactivate muscles, facilitate restoration of function, and promote circulation.
Custom Orthotics
Orthotics are medical devices designed to align and support your feet in an optimal position. They can help provide immediate relief for an array of medical conditions, such as:
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions (hallux valgus)
  • Calluses
  • Collapsed arches
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Leg length discrepancy
Orthotics are a great alternative to surgery and can also be used after surgery to maintain proper alignment. Often times, they correct pain in the knee, hip, and back that is related to the feet. To fabricate custom orthotics, an examination of your feet is first conducted to test your joints and muscles and note any abnormal findings. A gait analysis assesses your movement patterns as you walk. Your feet are then placed in a mold, and from this mold, the orthotics are manufactured at a laboratory using various materials and techniques appropriate for your individual needs. Custom orthotics are covered under some insurance plans and may be dispensed by a physiotherapist. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage and eligibility details.
Custom Knee Braces
Knee injuries, whether due to trauma or medical conditions such as arthritis, are quite common. These include:
  • Ligament tears and reconstruction (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
  • Meniscus tears and repairs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain and chronic instability
After an injury or surgery, a custom fit brace can protect the knee from harmful movements while the injured or operated structures heal. As the knee undergoes physiotherapy for strengthening and regaining range of motion, a brace can also provide stability to prevent re-injuries. Custom knee braces are covered under some insurance plans and may be dispensed by a physiotherapist. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage and eligibility details.
Different types of tape can be applied to the body to provide varying levels of support and rigidity. Elastic tapes can facilitate healing, reduce pain, and provide some stability without restricting range of motion. Rigid or strapping tapes can be used to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles and prevent aggravation of an injury.
The buoyancy force of water is used to permit movement in many different directions that may not be possible on land. In doing so, hydrotherapy can help relieve soreness, manage pain, strengthen postural muscles, and improve cardiovascular fitness. It is ideal for those with mobility issues and chronic pain or arthritis.
Deep Oscillation Therapy
Electrostatic fields are used to generate deep oscillations within the tissues of the body to provide pain relief and relax muscles.

A successful course of rehab includes ongoing dialogue between you and your physiotherapist about which interventions are appropriate for you. In some cases, your physiotherapist may recommend additional products and outside referrals to augment treatment.