Manual Therapy

At Optimize Physiotherapy, we use hands-on manual therapy techniques and a combination of other treatments for the highest level of care. At your initial assessment, we perform a complete musculoskeletal examination. A clinical diagnosis is established to identify the nature of your case. Based on your assessment, we initiate a personalized physiotherapy treatment for you.

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Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation is a manual therapy technique—that means the physiotherapist uses their hands to evaluate, diagnose, and treat joints. Our therapists are trained and certified to administer spinal manipulation, only when appropriate of course. Optimize’s physiotherapist will first perform a thorough evaluation of your area of concern and a detailed history of your condition before

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Acupuncture + Dry Needling

Acupuncture Acupuncture is a traditional medical treatment to help the body heal by inserting very fine needles into specific points in the body. At Optimize, we use acupuncture as an effective way to reduce pain, improve energy and stimulate the natural healing process of the body. If you’ve never had acupuncture before, it might feel

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Cupping Therapy

Both Optimize physiotherapists and massage therapists can use cupping therapy during treatments. We consider it an adjunct treatment option that can help promote healing and manage pain during a clinical session. It’s often used as it works well—in fact, you might already know just how popular it is among athletes. Special cups are placed on

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Modalities

Modalities are adjunct treatment options that physiotherapists can use to promote healing and help with pain management during a clinical session. Commonly used electrical and thermal modalities at Optimize include: Shockwave Therapy Interferential Current (IFC) Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) Ultrasound Ice Heat

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RockTape

Fascial movement taping (FMT) is a form of kinesiology taping based on the concept that multiple muscles in the body act as a chain. Traditional taping methods tend to focus on individual muscle action, while FMT makes use of these movement patterns to improve rehabilitation, enhancing movement, posture, and sports performance. The basis of this

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Movement Analysis

Optimize is known for using a combination of manual, hands-on therapy and leading-edge, technology-driven rehabilitation. Video allows us to analyze and dissect human movement. As experienced clinicians, we can use our observational skills to diagnose movement dysfunction and isolate an issue in a particular movement pattern. During an assessment, your physiotherapist may decide to make

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Vestibular Rehabilitation (Vertigo)

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate symptoms of vertigo and balance disorders. Typically composed of clinical and home exercises, vestibular rehab is primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance and falls.  After injury to the vestibular system, the central nervous system can compensate for reduced function

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that is used to assist in a physiotherapy treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain. At Optimize, shockwave therapy is able to treat, but not limited to, the following list of conditions: Shoulder pain Epicondylitis Low back pain Achilles tendon pain Tendonitis Trigger points Bursitis Knee pain Carpal tunnel During therapy,

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Air Relax Compression Therapy

Air Relax uses the most advanced digitally controlled air pressure system to provide dynamic compression to limbs compromised by poor circulation. At Optimize, we use this system to treat injuries and enhance training. Most athletes are interested in reducing their recovery time following exercise or sporting events. Air Relax delivers that natural sequential compression and

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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression or mechanical traction applies traction stretch on a patient’s spine to reduce compression. When deemed appropriate by the physiotherapist, this machine can help someone with neck or low back issues. The treatment can decompress the discs in the spine, open up joint spaces, loosen soft tissue around the spine and reduce pain.   To start,

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