Following our comprehensive movement assessment, we'll identify what is causing you pain or restricting your range of motion.
For a therapist, the goal is often two-fold: relief, and prevention. We will use targeted treatments for pain or tension initially. Over time, strengthening imbalanced muscles and teasing out mobility from the joints can offer more permanent relief and prevent further injury.
All assessments are based on CSEP’s standardized guidelines for functional fitness testing. Assessment scores will be compared to CSEP’s average data of healthy individuals your age and biological sex.
This data will provide an objective baseline for us to maintain and build your functional health
Pain Management Therapies
All techniques offered are in use in certified clinical practice, and are backed by peer-reviewed research.
We can often improve range of motion by assisting the movement of the joint and applying a force that is opposite to the direction the muscle and joint are used to moving, this inhibits the muscle’s natural protective mechanism to resist a stretch.
Pain is often from biomechanical errors that our bodies gradually develop. While release of the overworked muscles is important, activation of the weak areas are equally as important to improve movement patterns and reduce further pain and stiffness.
Essentially, we are applying a localized pressure to the area that has increased tension. This will break up the adhesions in the muscle and fascia tissue by increasing circulation in the area.
This will break up the adhesions in the muscle and fascia tissue by increasing circulation in the area when applying a steady pressure along the direction of the muscle fibres or transversely across them.
Using trigger point therapy while getting the muscle to move in its natural plane of movement, this inhibits the mechanism that makes the muscle tense up.
This will break up the adhesions in the muscle and fascia tissue by increasing circulation in the area.