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Acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling

Acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling


Functional Dry Needling brings lasting relief for a broad range of neuromuscular dysfunction.

Following injuries or other degenerative processes, many patients suffer from muscular tightness and spasm. This often leads to compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When these nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This natural response from the body attempting to protect itself frequently results in referral pain.

This referral pain can lead to secondary dysfunction such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, chronic pain, and a range of other disorders. This scenario can be difficult to treat because the true source of the problem is "hidden" and undiagnosed. For these patients, standard treatments are often ineffective resulting in continued limitations and chronic pain.

Dry needling is a highly effective treatment, unequaled in identifying and eliminating these referring or "hidden" sources of neuromuscular disorder. The treatment involves identifying the source of the pain and advancing a small filament needle into the related muscles, eliciting a small twitch response and then relaxing of the muscle.

The identification and stimulation of these trigger points can "reboot" the muscle to alleviate both the original problem area as well as the secondary pain. Many patients experience dramatic pain relief and improved function in just a few treatments often with lasting relief.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Pricing:


Initial Assessment (1 hour) $70.00
Subsequent (30 minutes to 45 minutes) $55.00

Direct Billing:

We are able to direct bill to the following insurance companies as long as the individuals plan allows for direct billing, and has chiropractic coverage.
- Chamber of Commerce
- Great West Life
- Sunlife (Except for Public Service Health Plans - 05555)
- Manulife (Must be signed up for this prior to appointment)
- Industrial Alliance
- Medavie Blue Cross
- GreenShield
- The Cooperators
- Maximum Life
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Complete Concussion Management

Complete Concussion Management


Practitioners at The Physio Center are trained in a comprehensive program that helps diagnose and treat any person who has sustained a concussion. This program also includes season baseline testing for athletes of any level. The clinic is recognized as an offical provider of Complete Concussion Management.

Complete Concussion Management is the largest network of specialized concussion clinics in all of Canada. Athletes tested through our program can have preferential access to any CCMI certified clinic across the country. All of these clinics have received the same training, are conducting the same tests, and are using the exact same equipment. This means that if an athlete is baseline tested at this clinic and they are out of town for a tournament and they get a possible concussion, they can walk into a CCMI certified clinic and be tested and compared against their own baseline.

Concussions have become the focus for both professional and amateur athletes around the world, and we will continue to be at the forefront of concussion diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation with this collaboration. We utilize a comprehensive, multi-model approach to concussions based on current advances in concussion research. Complete Concussion Management practitioners are continuously updated on current research and treatments in order to manage these injuries properly and safely to ensure adequate recovery, therefore limiting the risk of further injury and long term brain damage.

The biggest concern surrounding concussions comes from the energy deficit that occurs in the brain following injury. When the brain is in this low energy state, it has been well established that the brain is extremely vulnerable to additional trauma, where even smaller impacts can lead these to another concussion; and these second concussions can cause severe brain injuries with potentially permanent or fatal outcomes. The problem is that symptoms do not coincide with brain recovery. The only way to know when the brain has fully recovered and out of this "vulnerable period" is to compare current brain function to when the individual was healthy; this is what is known as a baseline test.

A baseline test is a battery of tests that measures every area of brain function that could potentially become affected following a concussion (more than computers are needed). The reason that the test is termed "baseline" is because it is done BEFORE the athlete gets injured. In order to know when an athlete has fully recovered, we first have to know where they were when they were fully healthy. Without having this information, there is no way to truly when an athlete has fully recovered and is safe to return to their sport.

* If any sport associations, coaches, trainers or parents have questions or would like additional information, please contact Heather at the clinic. We can arrange to have an information seminar or electronically send information of the Complete Concussion Management program to anyone who requests it.

Pricing for Baseline Testing:
Individual Testing for players 12 and under $ 100.00
Individual Testing for players 13 and over $ 110.00 (Includes ImPACT test)

Team Testing (10 individuals or more) 12 and under $ 60.00
Team Testing (10 individuals or more) 13 and over $ 70.00 (Includes ImPACT test)

Custom Knee Bracing

Custom Knee Bracing

                                     



Pricing:

Brace Assessment (40 minutes) FREE
Brace Fitting (20 minutes) FREE
Custom Knee Brace $1800.00



Breg Fusion Knee Brace
* Provides protection for the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL
* Ideal for normal daily activities as well as athletic activities

Breg Fusion XT Knee Brace
* Provides protection for the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL
* A high strength frame design with lightweight, aircraft-grade tempered aluminum
* Ideal for high performance or contact activities

Breg Fusion OA Knee Brace
* Provides patients with medial or lateral compartment off-loading for unicompartmential osteoarthritis
* Hinge utilizes Breg's thumbwheel dial design that allows patients to easily adjust the level of offloading
* Provides medial/lateral, anterior/posterior stabilization and support

Breg Fusion XT OA Knee Brace
* Designed for medial OA patients who participate in high impact activities
* Features a high-strength frame that utilitizes Breg's standard adjustable hinge design for maximum durability

Bledsoe Axiom Knee Brace
* Provides support and stabilty for the ACL, PCL or combined ligament injuries
* Redesigned low profile frame contours to the leg

Bledsoe Axiom D Knee Brace
* Provides support and stabilty for the ACL, PCL or combined ligament injuries
* Rigid, durable and comfortable, providing full-bodied support and protection
* Unique dynamic hinge delivers a progressive counterforce to the lower leg to reduce tibial translation in patients with ligament deficiencies or recovering from ligament reconstruction

Bledsoe Z-12 Knee Brace
*Provides dynamic technology in a lightweight brace ideal for patients of shorter stature
* One of the lightest braces on the market (made of magnesium)
* Also comes in a dynamic option, similar to the Bledsoe Axiom D
* Not recommended for contact sports

Bledsoe Z-13 Knee Brace
* Provides the same low profile design as the Bledsoe Z-12 with the strength of aluminum

Bledsoe Z-12 Adjustable OA Knee Brace
* Dual upright design features an adjustable condyle building up to an additional 12 degrees of correction into the brace
* Designed for patients with an active lifestyle who may need additional support from a dual-upright brace due to ligament instability

Bledsoe Duo OA Knee Brace
* Is the only dual upright dynamic OA brace on the market
* Creates a load across the joint when the knee is extended and reduces the load as the knee flexes. When the patient is bearing weight, the brace is actively unloading

Bledsoe Legacy Thruster
* Small, lightweight single upright brace
* Only addresses OA conditions; not associated with ligament instability

Bledsoe Thruster RLF OA Knee Brace
* Clinically provden to provide pain relief
* Single up right OA brace provides the greatest of OA correction on the market (36 degrees)


Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics

Pricing:


Initial Assessment (40 minutes to 60 minutes) $70.00

Orthotic Fitting (5 to 10 minutes) FREE
Orthotic Recheck (5 to 10 minutes) FREE
Orthotics - Range from $300.00 to $380.00 depending on the type required

All orthotics must be paid for in full upfront, and then receipts can be submitted to the respective insurance company.

Medavie Blue Cross and Chamber of Commerce insurance providers will not cover orthotics through a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor.

GreenShield insurance plans will only cover orthotics through a Chiropractor.


Custom orthotics are manufactured by two different techniques. The 3D foam cast technique records the shape of the foot at rest in a non-weight bearing position. In combination with the cast impression, a metascan software that has visual and biomechanical analysis capabilities using dynamic, static and postural scans is used to create a biomechanical scan. This digital model collects a person's three dimensional plantar foot anatomy which is extrapolated from pressure data through an application of mathematical models. The pressure data is collected from dynamic scans of three steps of each foot from the pressure mat through the stance phase of gait (contact, mid-stance and propulsion).

The Footmaxx manufacturing facility is located in located in Roanoke, Virginia, and is one of the largest custom foot orthotic laboratories in North America. The clinical services department employs a team of highly trained pedorthists who supervice all orthotic prescriptions.

Footmaxx orthothics are custom crafted using semi-flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid proprietary blends of polyproplene, graphite, carbon fiber, cushioning layers, accommodative cushioning, and other similar materials that are commonly used to make custom orthotics manufactured in podiatric laboratories. There are over 20 steps in the fabrication of Footmaxx biomechanical orthotic devices.




Dietetics

 

Dietetics

Melissa is currently on Maternity Leave.  We look forward to her return in Oct. 2018.


Achieve a healthy diet and lifestyle by meeting with a Registered Dietitian today!

Our Registered Dietitan is able to assist with:

- Chronic Disease Management

- Digestive Issues (Chron's, Colitis, Celiac, Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

- Weight loss support/Weight management

- Picky Eaters

- Prenatal and postnatal nutrition

- Feeding infants and toddlers

- Allergies/Intolerances (Diet teaching for diagnosed allergies or intolerances such as milk allergies or lactose intolerances)

- Healthy meal planning, shopping, and cooking

- Reading and understanding food labels

- And much more!

 

Pricing:

Initial Assessment (1 hour) $80.00
Subsequent (30 minutes) $55.00
Group Initial Assessment (Maximum of 4 people - 1 hour) $120.00
Group Subsequent (Maximum of 4 people - 30 minutes) $80.00
Weight Checks (15 minutes) $20.00

Direct Billing:

We are only able to direct bill to Medavie Blue Cross as long as the individuals plan allows it.

Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes



Chair Yoga $6
A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support.
This class is 45 minutes in length.

Classes are:

Monday at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

 

GentleFit $5
A low or no impact fitness class made up of 20-25 minutes of cardiorespiratory exercise, 15-20 minutes of muscular strengthening, and 15-20 minutes of balance and flexbility practice.
This class is 60 minutes in length.

Classes are:

Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Yoga $10
Through a combination of breath and postures, yoga will develop flexbility and relaxation. You will be encouraged to listen to your body and focus on proper alignment to cultivate balance, strength, and calmness.
This class is 60 minutes in length.

Classes are:
Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

Space is limited, we recommended that you sign up for your class of choice to be guaranteed a spot, contact us at (902) 436-5438

 

 

 

 

 

Generic Bracing

Generic Bracing

Achilles Boots
Bunion Boots
Dorsal Night Splints
Full Shell Tall Air Boot
Full Shell Mid Calf Air Boot
Post-Op T-Scope

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy


Pricing:
Massage Therapy (30 Minutes) $70.00
Massage Therapy (45 Minutes) $80.00
Massage Therapy (60 minutes) $90.00

* Prices include taxes
** Heidi MacLeod only offers 30 minute appointments


Direct Billing:


We are able to direct bill to the following insurance companies provided the individuals plan allows for direct billing and has massage therapy coverage.

- Chamber of Commerce
- Medavie Blue Cross
- The Cooperators
- Manulife
- Sunlife (Except Public Service Health Plans - 05555)
- Industrial Alliance
- Great West Life
- GreenShield
- Maximum Life


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the primary health care profession that successfully improves wellness, mobility and function. Therapists have advanced understanding of body mechanics and know what is needed to keep the body functioning well and restore lost mobility.


We treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions:

  • Joint Pain & Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Headaches/Concussions
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Postural Problems & Muscle Weakness
  • TMJ Sydrome
  • Vestibular


Pricing:

Initial Assessment (45 minutes to 1 hour) $70.00
Subsequent (20 minutes to 45 minutes) $55.00

Direct Billing:

We are able to direct bill to the following insurance companies as long as the individuals plan allows for direct billing, and has chiropractic coverage.

- Chamber of Commerce
- Great West Life
- Sunlife (Except for Public Service Health Plans - 05555)
- Manulife (Must be signed up for this prior to appointment)
- Industrial Alliance
- Medavie Blue Cross
- GreenShield
- The Cooperators
- Maximum Life


Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Pricing:

Initial Assessment (60 minutes) $110.00
Subsequent (45 minutes to 60 minutes) $70.00



Direct Billing:

We are able to direct bill to the following insurance companies as long as the individuals plan allows for direct billing, and has chiropractic coverage.
- Chamber of Commerce
- Great West Life
- Sunlife (Except for Public Service Health Plans - 05555)
- Manulife (Must be signed up for this prior to appointment)
- Industrial Alliance
- Medavie Blue Cross
- GreenShield
- The Cooperators
- Maximum Life



SOLE Footwear

Sole Footwear

SOLE underwent innovative changes to launch a new product line, which was suppose to be available mid May.

We regret to inform you that manufacturing delays have negatively impacted the ability to deliver the products on time. The company has been unable to predict specific delivery dates, but are aiming for July.

Pictures and prices of the new styles and colors that will be available are posted below. Those who are interested in pre-ordering may do so, and are not obliigated to purchase them once they arrive.

We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know many look forward to purchasing them every year. We will update with a timeline once we have been notified.