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What We Do 2018-05-24T10:58:19+00:00

Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapists are University trained health professionals who provide evidence – based therapy. We provide hands-on, one on one treatment with an emphasis on education and exercise. We have advanced training in mobilization and manipulation of joints of the body and spine.

Our Main Techniques

  • One on one treatment
  • Advanced manual therapy/hands on techniques
  • Evidence based rehabilitation/exercisessoft tissue release/stretching
  • Strengthening techniques
  • Mobility and ambulation restoration
  • Acupuncture
  • Ultrasound/electrical stimulation
  • On-site gym equipment

We can help with…

  • Sports injuries/running injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Pain management
  • Pre-and post surgical care
  • Sprains and strains of the neck and back
  • Sprains and strains of the arms and legs
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • TMJ/Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Home/gym exercise prescription

What to expect from us…

We will provide up to 1 hour examination including history of injury/complaint and a detailed physical examination. This will include a detailed diagnosis, education, exercise prescription, and treatment. You will be provided home exercises and self management strategies. Physiotherapy may include follow-up sessions. Typically we may see people two to three times a week for 2 to 4 weeks. We will provide you with ample education and injury prevention tips. Our goal is to get people back to their regular activities and gain independence.

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Massage Therapy Services

What is Massage Therapy?

  • Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to gain a therapeutic response.
  • Soft tissues include ; tendons, ligaments& connective tissue.
  • A variety of techniques are used including Swedish massage, hydrotherapy, remedial exercise & stretching.

What massage can do for you?

  • Massage can enhance the function of muscles & joints & improve circulation.
  • Massage can be incorporated into a therapeutic health care program for restoring & maintaining the sense of well being.
  • Massage provides an alternative health option for occupational stress, muscular overuse & other chronic pain issues.

Massage therapy can help…

To maintain good physical health, improve muscle tone, stimulate the circulation , decrease stress & muscle tension. Massage therapy can provide relief of pain related to soft tissue dysfunction & can increase the overall sense of well being.

Massage can help with…

• Arthritis
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Chronic pain
• Digestive problems
• Fibromyalgia.
• Low back pain
• Migraine & Tension headaches
• Muscle spasms
• Neck & shoulder tension

• Post injury rehabilitation
• Sciatic pain
• Sports injuries
• Sprains & strains
• Stress reduction
• Tendonitis & Bursitis
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Whiplash injuries

I am qualified to treat post mastectomy surgeries with emphasis on increasing range of motion from scar tissue build up to pectorals, neck, shoulders & arms.

Who Your Therapist Is…

• Registered Massage Therapists are regulated by The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
• Winner Reader’s Choice Award2018 “Best Massage Therapist”
• Registered Massage Therapists are licensed & registered under The Regulated Professions Act

Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflex points in the head, feet, and hands which correspond to all areas of the body.

What happens in a Reflexology treatment?
Reflexology is a gentle application of pressure without the use of oils or lotions, starting at the head and face, then the feet, and ending with the hands.

What are the benefits of Reflexology

  • Mind and body relaxation
  • Balance the body to promote homeostasis
  • Improve circulation of the blood, lymph, and energy
  • Improve immune function
  • Maintain and promote health

Reasons to have Reflexology

  • To improve sleep
  • To improve immunity
  • To increase circulation
  • To decrease stress
  • To maintain good health
  • To help sore, tired and achy feet

Reflexology is perfect for anyone who is overworked or overstressed. Reflexology allows the sympathetic nervous system or “fight or flight” to disengage, which lets the parasympathetic nervous system or “rest and digest” take over. Reflexology is a great way to give your body the relaxation it needs.

Megan Kuikman – Registered Dietitian

What is a Registered Dietitian?

In Canada, the designation “Registered Dietitian (RD)” is both regulated and protected. You cannot legally call yourself a Registered Dietitian unless you have completed both a four-year undergraduate degree that has been approved by the College of Dietitians and either an approved internship or Master’s program. After completing these requirements, you must register with the provincial college and complete a registration exam. On top of this, Registered Dietitians are required to participate in annual professional development. Registered Dietitians have the knowledge to translate scientific research into practical solutions. Because Registered Dietitians are a provincially regulated profession, it ensures that the advice and information they provide is sound.

How can Megan Kuikman help you?

As a Registered Dietitian, Megan will help you implement evidence basednutrition strategies to help you reach your goals. Whether you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, optimize your athletic performance, or just gain nutrition knowledge, Megan is dedicated to providing you with realistic lifestyle solutions.

What can you expect?

In advance to the first appointment, clients are asked to complete an assessment form and 3-day food record. This allows Megan to complete an extensive dietary analysis to provide you with personalized nutrition recommendations. Megan will provide you with practical dietary resources that are individualized to your lifestyle, preferences and overall goals. Megan also offers two intensive nutrition counselling packages: The Weight Management Coaching Package and The Digestive Health Package. For more information go to: megankuikmanRD.ca

Do you need a physician referral?

No referral is needed from a physician or other health care professional to see Megan. If you have Extended Health Coverage, many cover dietitian services. Megan will provide you with a detailed receipt for reimbursement purposes.

Other Therapeutic Treatments

  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Lymphatic/circulation treatments
  • General well-being treatments
  • Advanced spine program for neck and back pain
  • TMJ/jaw pain and headaches
  • Walking/running analysis and orthotics/footwear education
  • Evidence based rehabilitation
  • Mobilization and/or manipulation of stiff joints
  • Stretching and strengthening strategies
  • Mobility/Ambulation restoration
  • Integration into community based services ie: gym
  • Education and injury prevention
  • Home exercise programs
  • Injury prevention tips
  • On-site gym equipment
  • Pilates and core stability strategies
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