FAQ

FAQ2020-01-17T09:44:05-08:00
Do I need physiotherapy?2019-11-27T21:18:48-08:00

Regular physiotherapy benefits people of all ages who suffer from any variety of ailments or injuries. Good physiotherapy empowers you to strengthen your body to your pre-injury fitness level.

The beauty of physiotherapy is that your path to recovery is completely tailored to your needs. Physiotherapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution for the simple fact that we are all so different.

Anyone who has trouble doing everyday tasks due to illness or injury, or whose functional independence has decreased can benefit from Physiotherapy.

What is a Physiotherapist?2019-11-27T21:28:13-08:00

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease.
They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

All physiotherapists registered to practise in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competency examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.

What is Certified GUNN IMS?2019-11-27T21:47:34-08:00

Certified Gunn IMS Therapy

Gunn IMS is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of persistent myofascial pain syndromes, including muscle, joint, tendon, bursal, fascial, neural and biomechanical problems.

Developed in the 1970’s by Dr. Chan Gunn, the principles of IMS are rooted in Western Medicine and utilize acupuncture needles as a way to penetrate deep muscle tissue. Dr. Gunn’s theories and innovative dry needling techniques have been pivotal in shaping our understanding of pain and dysfunction of the human body.

What is AN IMS/Dry Needling?2019-11-27T21:54:36-08:00

AN-IMS/Dry Needling

AN-IMS is a form of IMS/Dry Needling based on the foundation of extensive clinical reasoning, in depth investigation of anatomy and expert instruction in the safe and effective hands on application of Dry Needling. It has roots in an evolved neuropathic clinical reasoning framework that ensures therapists have the tools and clinical reasoning to understand when to use needles in treatment.

What does CAFCI mean?2019-11-28T02:16:46-08:00

Certificate of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute

The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute is a non-profit Institute which has been in the foreground of Canadian medical acupuncture education since 1974. Medical acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain, and improve the function of affected areas of the body. It is a safe and effective alternative to medication or even surgery.

What does FCAMPT mean?2019-11-28T02:24:17-08:00

Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy

The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists is Canada’s member organization of the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT), part of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and the World Health Organization. Physiotherapists who are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) have completed extensive post-graduate education and achieved internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on spinal and peripheral joint manipulation therapy. Physiotherapists with the FCAMPT designation are committed to providing their clients with the highest level of quality, client-centered care, which combines clinical experience with evidence-based practice

What does IMS/CG*IMS mean?2019-11-28T02:27:22-08:00

Intramuscular Stimulation/Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain (chronic pain that occurs in the musculoskeletal system when there is no obvious sign of injury or inflammation). IMS is a deep dry needle technique that works by targeting and relaxing tight muscle fibres. Developed 30 years ago by Vancouver-based physician Dr. Chann Gunn, IMS utilizes acupuncture needles to pinpoint muscles that have become shortened from distress.

What does ISM mean?2019-12-07T19:44:52-08:00

Integrated Systems Model

The Integrated Systems Model (ISM) for Pain & Disability was developed by Diane Lee and L.J. Lee to help physiotherapists better understand and interpret how impairments in one or more of the body’s systems can impact a patient’s overall functioning. This allows clinicians to determine the “primary driver” of a patient’s problem and design a treatment plan tailored to his or her unique needs.