Are you experiencing pain or dysfunction in multiple areas? We can help you get back to moving through our holistic physiotherapy approach. We strongly believe that in order to effectively address your concerns, we must take a look at the body in its entirety. Previous injuries or issues in other areas can be connected to your current area of pain or dysfunction. Regardless if your problem is your pelvic floor, persistent pain or ankle sprain, our physiotherapist will use her specialized knowledge to provide you the most current, evidence-based physiotherapy care. How do we do this? We take a detailed medical history, complete a physical assessment to gain an understanding of how your body is currently functioning, and create a treatment plan together that addresses the areas of your body that are connected to your primary complaint.
Virtual Physiotherapy Services
We are dedicated to continuing to serve the community of Chatham-Kent and providing our patients the best possible care. There many circumstances that limit patients’ ability to visit us in clinic, including things like child-care, social distancing, and transportation. This services is not appropriate for all patients and currently only available to current patients. Our Physiotherapist will determine if this is a service you could benefit from.
It is important to understand that this service is virtual, and therefore your treatment would not include manual therapy or acupuncture. However, you will receive individualized physiotherapy consultation, exercise prescription, progression to your current exercises, and lots of education relating to your condition!
We are currently pilot testing this until April 3rd at no cost to our patients. Following this time, we will be implementing this as a regular service. We are currently working with insurance provider to determine if this service would qualify under your current extended health benefits.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic health physiotherapy is an emerging area within physiotherapy and urogynecology that involves the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions in men and women. Pelvic floor dysfunctions can present themselves in a variety of ways, including pain, weakness, and core dysfunction. To effectively address the pelvic floor an internal digital examination is completed, providing vital information about the state of your pelvic floor and its synergistic relationship with your core. Treatment will be based on your specific needs and goals.
- Bladder & bowel leakage
- Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
- Chronic constipation
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
- Endometriosis & related pelvic pain
- Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
- Overactive bladder
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Vulvodynia/vestibulodynia (vaginal pain)
Orthopaedic physiotherapy involves assessment and treatment of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system and its complex interactions. Your treatment may involve manual therapy, exercise, relaxation techniques, and acupuncture. The goal of your treatment is to address not only your symptoms, but also the source of your problem. When this system is not functioning appropriately it can lead to pain, weakness, and dysfunction.
- Arthritis & joint pain
- Osteoporosis & sarcopenia (decreased muscle mass)
- Low back pain & sciatica
- Core dysfunction
- Nerve compression/dysfunction
- Fibromyalgia & other persistent pain conditions
Prenatal & Postpartum Physiotherapy
We offer pelvic health physiotherapy services specifically for our expecting and postpartum mamas to help them prepare for birth and navigate their postpartum journey. We can help mamas with all the following:
- Birth preparation
- Caesarean recovery
- Diastasis recti & core weakness
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
- Episiotomy/perineal healing
- Low back & pelvic pain
- Return to exercise & activity
We are pleased to be offering postpartum homecare services to women who may have experienced a difficult birth and do not qualify for government funded homecare! Our aim is to provide education on bowel and bladder function related to the pelvic floor, restore core activation following a your delivery, improve your symptoms of diastasis recti and/or pelvic organ prolapse, as well as address pain relating to perineal lacerations/episiotomies, and pelvic girdle pain.