CONNECT | Physio
Physiotherapy is meant to be physical. At CONNECT that's our goal. We take an active approach to your health care. Period.
Rehabilitation. The way it was meant to happen.
No more relying on fancy machines to fill your time. No more assembly line of patients. This is physiotherapy by design: one-on-one, evidence informed, movement based, get-you-back-to-living treatment.
Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession specializing in assessment and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Our therapists provide extended one-on-one, hands-on care that focuses on the big picture surrounding an injury.
Our therapists use a variety of tools, including hands-on manual therapy, education, exercise, and evidence-based modalities.
At CONNECT, we believe that rehabilitation doesn't stop when pain stops: rehabilitation ends where fitness begins.
What Do We Treat?
The better question is what DON'T we treat. You don't need to pick through a laundry list of conditions to see if your injury is listed. You have it, we'll treat it, and if we can't treat it we'll find someone who can - even if it isn't us. That is our promise to you.
Whether it's an ache or a pain, a sprain or a strain, surgery, fracture, or bad knees that run in the family, we're here for you.
Still not sure? Why not come meet us? 15 minutes, no charge, and together we'll see what your needs are, and which one of our stellar CONNECT teammates would help you the most.
What To Expect
You should bring athletic or loose clothing that will allow your therapist to expose the injured area, and allow you to move easily.
Before your appointment we'll ask you to fill out paperwork (yay!) - we'll also send it to you digitally to save time (and trees!)
Your initial assessment will take about 60 minutes, and follow ups will be anywhere from 40-60 minutes. The initial assessment will start with you and your physiotherapist discussing your injury, your medical history and your goals. By the end of your assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss your diagnosis, and you will work together to determine the best treatment plan.
No More One-Size-Fits-All Treatment
You have interests, and so do we. When we built CONNECT we made sure we assembled a group of like-minded clinicians with different interests and specialities.
We want you to work with a therapist that gets you, understands your goals and can help you achieve things you didn't think were possible.
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Orthopaedic physiotherapy is the most common branch of PT - it has everything to do with injuries or dysfunctions of the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons.
Most common problems - such as rotator cuff tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, "pinched" nerves, tennis elbow and patellofemoral pain all fall under this category.
Your orthopaedic PT will use manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization and soft tissue release, as well as education, and a healthy dose of exercise in order to get you moving better.
Physiotherapy treatment guided by the principles of yoga, including breath work (pranayama), poses (asanas), and relaxation techniques (meditation, restorative practices).
Yoga with a physiotherapist is tailored uniquely to you, your body, and whatever you might be experiencing. It focuses on alignment, bringing awareness to how your body is moving, strengthening, stretching, mobilizing joints and muscles, creating balance and coordination.
Discover which poses (asanas) might help relieve your back pain, and which might be putting more stress on your knee problem. Your treatment may still include manual therapy, therapeutics, and other physiotherapy treatment techniques.
Kids are not just small adults, and working with someone who is trained and attuned to these differences, and who can approach their care in a fun and age appropriate manner is an asset.
Kids may need physiotherapy for a variety of reasons as infants including plagiocephaly (flat head), torticollis, and motor skill development, and as they grow for building coordination and balance, scoliosis, and other neuromuscular conditions.
Your experienced paediatric physiotherapist will work with you and your child to meet their goals through a variety of hands on techniques, education and most importantly PLAY.
No matter what age you are or level you play at, sports injuries happen!
Your physiotherapist understands the demands of your sport, and will assist in making a stepwise plan to get you back on the ice, the field, the diamond, or wherever your sport can be found.
Our team is comprehensive with their care and will communicate actively with your coach or trainer to ensure everyone is on the same page.
CONNECT is also equipped to supply gameday coverage, and workshops for coaches and teams.
Kinesiology and Return2Play
Kinesiology and Return2Play are the heart of the CONNECT rehabilitation philosophy. By utilizing small-group rehabilitation classes, we are able to spread out physiotherapy visits during the middle stages of rehabilitation, in order to ensure patients reach higher levels of function - at a lower cost.
In the end stages of rehab, Return2Play is designed to get you back up to speed and transition you back to your desired activities. Lack of strength and conditioning when returning to activity is the #1 cause of reinjury - and we're going to stop it.
Acupuncture is the application of thin needles into specific points on the body to relieve muscle tension and pain, and increase mobility. When followed up with tailored exercise, acupuncture can be an excellent way to accelerate care.
Needles may be applied with stimulation, or on their own to achieve the desired effect, with length of treatment ranging from a single needle insertion and stimulation, to up to 20 minutes.
As with all rehabilitation professionals, our highly trained team applies these techniques up to the highest standard of cleanliness, and your therapist will discuss this with you prior to treatment.