Services

Services

Our practitioners specialize in acupuncture (TCM), Alter G Anti-Gravity treadmill training and rehabilitation, athletic therapy, chiropractic care, custom-built orthotics, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), massage therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

 

Acupuncture - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment used to promote the body's own natural healing process by reducing pain and inflammation. It involves insertion of thin needles into the body leading to improved function of affected areas. ...

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Athletic Therapy

Athletic therapists practice various combinations of exercises, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, massage and supportive strapping procedures. Athletic therapy takes an active patient approach to complete rehabilitation of all muscle, bone, or...

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors at Optimal Therapies practice conservative chiropractic medical care. Their focus is on the neuro-musculoskeletal system; a hands-on approach is taken to restore proper function to the spine, extremities and associated muscular system. ...

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Custom-built Orthotics

An orthotic is a device worn inside a shoe that is used to control the biomechanical movements of the foot and lower limb during movement. Used for reduction of load, motion control and alignment, immobilization and support, and to correct deformities, orthotics...

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the mechanical manipulation of tissues through rhythmically applied pressure and stretching to muscles and joints. There are several different types of techniques used for massage therapy, the most common being...

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists focus on evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function and movement. To empower the patient, a physiotherapist will work jointly with their clients and other health care professionals to help achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being.

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Specialty Services

AlterG Anti-Gravity Threadmill

Occupational Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment used to promote the body's own natural healing process by reducing pain and inflammation leading to improved function of affected area(s) of the body. This physical stimulation may be in one of many different tissues such as a nerve, muscle, or vascular structure. Acupuncture helps to stimulate the body's circulation and production of its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. Acupuncture also helps to improve energy and restore biochemical balance in the body which can be affected by dysfunction or disease. The basic function of acupuncture is to maintain physiological balance in the body.

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Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy takes an active patient approach to complete rehabilitation of all muscle, bone, or joint injuries including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Overuse injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Post fractures
  • Motor vehicle accidents (M.V.A.) rehabilitation.

Athletic Therapists practice various combinations of exercise therapy, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, massage and supportive strapping procedures. Their extensive experience with athletes of all levels (including professional cowboys, hockey players and recreational athletes), often provides a quick, cost effective recovery from injuries.

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Chiropractic Care

Our Chiropractors practice conservative chiropractic medical care. Their focus is on the neuro-musculoskeletal system; a hands-on approach is taken to restore proper function to the spine, extremities and associated muscular system. The Diversified Chiropractic Technique encompasses a variety of treatments such as specific manual manipulation, trigger point therapy and soft tissue therapy.  Active Release Therapy is a soft tissue system and movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Chiropractic treatment at our Optimal Therapies may include the following:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Stretching
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Modalities
  • Ice
  • Heat
  • Exercise and nutrition recommendations

If x-rays are necessary, we can refer you to a public x-ray facility near you.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the mechanical manipulation of tissues through rhythmically applied pressure and stretching to muscles and joints. There are several different types of techniques used for massage therapy, the most common being Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.

Some of our registered massage therapists may also incorporate various energy balancing techniques with his clients. These complementary and alternative approaches to the healing arts fall under the scope of practice of many of our practitioners.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists focus on evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function and movement. To empower the patient, a physiotherapist will work jointly with their clients and other health care professionals to help achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being.

Physiotherapy assists with treatment that may:

  • Alleviate pain
  • Restore and increase movement and function
  • Prevent and treat sports injuries
  • Increase balance and coordination

Our therapists counsel and educate our clients on aspects of pre and post natal care, to assist in the speed of which individuals can return to activities of every day life.

In addition to the treatment, our therapists suggest, supervise and modify exercises to:

  • Strengthen their client's muscles and endurance
  • Improve cardiopulmonary fitness levels, and
  • Restore mobility to those with such neurological disorders as stroke, spinal cord injuries or Parkinson's disease.

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Orthotics

An orthotic is a device worn inside a shoe that is used to control the biomechanical movements of the foot and lower limb during movement. Used for reduction of load, motion control and alignment, immobilization and support, and to correct deformities, orthotics may be prescribed to correct or aid with any or all of these possible conditions. People who experience symptoms of foot, lower limb and lower back problems may benefit from custom built orthotics. 

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Specialty ServicesAlter G Anti-Gravity TreadmillThe Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a revolutionary medical rehabilitation treadmill with its unique differential air pressure technology providing accurate, safe and comfortable partial weight-bearing therapy while promoting normal gait patterns. The AlterG's NASA patented technology allows you to walk or run with less body weight on your lower body. This will allow you to move more with less or no pain.

 

Occupational TherapyOur Occupational Therapist specializes in custom splinting and rehabilitation for conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, mallet fingers, ulnar collateral tears, De Quervain's tenosynovitis, hand trauma, arthritis and other overuse injuries.

 Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

Shock Wave Therapy gently stimulates a healing response , putting an end to pain. ESWT stimulates a healing response within chronically injured tissue. It does this through a rapid series of high-energy pressure waves delivered to the injured area. This mechanical energy creates microtrauma within the injured tissue stimulating a healing response via:

  • increasing local growth factors
  • increasing local circulation via neovascularization
  • increasing and improving collagen synthesis
  • inducing cell proliferation and differentation

ESWT is indicated for chronic injuries of tendons or fascia such as:

  • Plantarfasciopathy
  • Achilles Tendonopathy
  • Patellar Tendonopathy (jumpers knee)
  • Shoulder Tendonopathy
  • Epicondylitis (tennis or golfer's elbow)

ESWT is safe, non-invasive and has no side effects.

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