As a clinic specialized in physiotherapy, we don’t mess around when it comes to physiotherapy. We are committed to providing scientific and effective care, or what is referred to as evidence-based practice these days. We believe the minimum of quality physiotherapy care is one-on-one direct care provided by a registered physiotherapist THE WHOLE TIME.
Every patient and client we see is unique, every physiotherapist you see is also unique.
Instead of relying heavily on physiotherapy machines, we use a newer, more intelligent, mechanical approach that aims to produce a mechanical change to your body in real-time. As with any other clinics, we have high-end physiotherapy machines at our disposal in our clinic but it doesn’t mean we always need to use them to do what we do. We believe it’s the quality of the treatment that matters, not the quantity of how many types of treatment we could provide. Based on how you move and what your symptoms are when moving, this mechanical approach allows us to assess, diagnose, and treat, without the use of medical imaging like X-rays or MRI. This approach also allows us to teach and empower our patients to be able to facilitate their recovery at home between visits, by recreating physiotherapy treatment on their own in a safe manner. Our patients and clients are accustomed to doing some types of physiotherapy self-treatment at home such as self-mobilizations, functional exercises, and biomechanical awareness through education. This is all done under the supervision of our physiotherapists during the course of treatment, without relying on physiotherapy machines at home.
Physiotherapy is more than getting connected to a machine.
How we do this is through manual therapy and functional exercise prescription, all done in a one-on-one manner with a registered physiotherapist THE WHOLE TIME. Manual therapy doesn’t mean it’s old techniques or outdated or we don’t use physiotherapy machines at all. It just means that it requires a clinical judgement from a physiotherapist in real time to manually execute the best mechanical treatment to address your concerns and help reach your goals. One common example we see in the clinic is the immediate reduction of pain in the shoulder when lifting weights by manually mobilizing the shoulder and shoulder blade. There is continual scientific research on the clinical evidence of manual therapy, and we make sure our knowledge base is always current and up-to-date, so we can be innovative based on your goals and concerns. This physiotherapist-only approach allows us to fine-tune your physiotherapy treatment plan at any given point during the course of treatment and monitor your progress to maximize your potential.
Physiotherapy is a school of thoughts, a way of life, something that you can learn as well. #physiolife
One key component of our treatment is in-depth education on how you can use functional home exercises and biomechanical awareness to mechanically correct the problem and address the root cause. This functional approach takes the whole body into consideration and it’s built on the fundamentals of how our body moves in real-life situations in the real world. To us, physiotherapy is so much more than just hooking you up to a machine to increase circulation and desensitize the pain using the gate theory. To us, physiotherapy is something mechanical that you can learn and use to minimize wear and tear and prevent injuries even after you are done with our treatment.
Our mission is to use evidence-based clinical reasoning combined with our innovative ideas to help our patients improve function and reach their goals. From assessing and treating patients to blogging and promoting health in the Stouffville community, our vision is to promote an active lifestyle and improve quality of life while minimizing wear and tear in order to prevent future injuries.