Bioflex Laser Therapy
Bioflex is a light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light and a laser probe to target inflamed, injured or diseased tissues. The treatment is non-invasive and pain-free and is used to help accelerate the healing process. Perth Physiotherapy is pleased to be the exclusive, local provider of this Bioflex Laser Therapy.
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive physiotherapy treatment that delivers low-energy sound waves to injured tissue via a gel medium. The acoustic waves are forced into the body through strong pulses that penetrate injured tissue and stimulate the cells in the body that are responsible for connective tissue healing. Our new Shockwave machine , BTL-6000 SWT, delivers comfortable and highly effective treatments for stubborn conditions.
Acupuncture involves inserting single-use, sterilized needles along your body’s meridians to balance out your Qi (chee) to manage pain and inflammation and promote your body’s natural ability to heal. The needles are typically left in position for 15 to 20 minutes and can be stimulated by moving the needle manually or by adding a low frequency current. Scientific research has shown that acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin and serotonin.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Intramuscular Stimulation is also known as dry needling and consists of inserting an acupuncture needle into a trigger point and moving it until the muscle tension releases. IMS is very effective at releasing shortened muscle tissue that can press on and irritate nerves.
Interferential Current (IFC) and Pre-modulated Current
Electrotherapy currents are delivered through two or four electrodes to stimulate nerves and local endorphin release and repair tissues. Electrotherapy increases local blood flow and helps to reduce pain and edema.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
NMES is used in conjunction with active exercise to maximize muscle-fibre recruitment, re-educate muscle timing and override the inhibiting effects of pain. It involves a mild electrical current placed over a specific muscle to produce a contraction while you complete functional strengthening exercises.
Ultrasound involves low-frequency sound waves to facilitate healing at a cellular level, increase soft tissue extensibility, reduce inflammation, break up scar tissue, improve blood flow and increase metabolism.
Heat and Cryotherapy
Hot or cold packs are used in conjunction with other treatments to relax muscles, decrease inflammation and reduce pain and stiffness.
In January 2014, Perth Physiotherapy entered into a funding agreement with the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) to be a “Community Physiotherapy Clinic,” to provide assessment and treatment services, including rehabilitation following an injury or hospital stay.
To qualify, you must have a valid OHIP card and be:
- aged 19 years or younger, or
- aged 65 years or older, or
- have a new acute episode that has resulted in a decrease in physical function, or
- on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), or
- registered with Ontario Works, or
- referred by a hospital physician following an overnight stay.
For more information or to be added to our waiting list, please call us at (613) 267-6789
For additional OHIP information please visit the Government of Ontario website.