Services

Physiotherapy | Chiropractic | Massage | AcupunctureMotor Point Acupuncture| Cupping Therapy | | Active Release Techniques (ART)Graston Technique |TUI NA |Functional Training | Additional Services

The uniqueness of service delivery at Movéo lies in our team approach to client care. The coordinated effort of our multidisciplinary team ensures that each client receives the right kind of treatment at the right time in the course of their rehabilitation. Open communication between practitioners in addition to the referring physician ensures that care is focused and efficient.

Clients typically require fewer treatment sessions due to the increased efficacy of having a “team” working on their case.

Physiotherapy Services

Our Physiotherapists take an active, evidence-based approach to the management of injuries and health conditions. Specialized knowledge and skills in exercise prescription and hands-on techniques are utilized to promote, restore and prolong functional independence and physical performance.

Commitment to client-centered care is reflected in individualized treatment programs which are provided in a setting of one-on-one personalized care (30-60 minutes).

In addition to extensive post-graduate training in sport and orthopedics, our Physiotherapists also have specialized training in neurological rehabilitation enabling them to successfully treat various conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

 
 

Chiropractic Services

Movéo Chiropractic takes a much different approach than traditional chiropractic care. Intensive post graduate training in Sports Sciences Specialty provides our Chiropractors with the top training in Canada for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports related injuries for both the spine and other joints and tissues.

A thorough initial assessment is performed to identify the underlying cause of pain and/or dysfunction. Longer than standard treatment times (20 minutes one-on-one) allow for a holistic approach to treatment.

Intervention efforts focus on optimizing mechanics of the spine and peripheral joints through:

  •  Active Release Techniques (ART®)
  •  Graston Technique®
  •  Joint Manipulation
  •  Exercise Rehabilitation
  •  Physiotherapy Modalities
  •  Orthotic Fitting

*The effectiveness of these techniques varies from patient to patient.

 

Massage Therapy

At Movéo our therapists focus on clinical sports Massage Therapy and injury rehabilitation utilizing a combination of myofascial therapies, stretching techniques, structural integration and home exercise prescription. Treatment is focused on reducing chronic strain patterns, adhesions, scar tissue and trigger points in order to achieve a quick return to peak neuromuscular function and performance.

Extensive training in various soft tissue techniques enables our therapists to successfully treat conditions such as:

  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Peripheral and Central Nervous System Injury or Disorder
  • Headaches
  • Pregnancy

Click here to learn more about clinical sports Massage Therapy. 

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. Some of the benefits include: increasing circulation, boosting serotonin levels in the brain, inducing relaxation, and relieving pain.

   
Motor Point Acupuncture

Motor Point Aupuncture is the same type of acupuncture as IMS and is a form of Acupuncture that targets the most excitable area of a short contracted muscle and encourages it to release. IMS is great for treating chronic tight muscles and stagnant sports injuries. Ideally, acupuncture is used to prevent injury and to keep the body functioning at it’s full potential.It is also used for many internal disorders such as common cold, cough, headaches, painful periods, and digestive disorders; as well as musculoskeletal disorders, injury, and pain management.
Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is the placement of heated glass cups on the skin to ease pain, stimulate blood flow, and remove toxins from the body. The cups are placed over acupuncture points,and the heat creates a suction that draws up the underlying tissue. Oils are sometimes applied to the skin so that the cups are able to glide freely along the body.Cupping is a very therapeutic, and soothing treatment thatyields great results. Often the cups will leave marks on the skin that resemble bruises, this is a result of all the blood rushing to the surface of the skin, and not due to broken blood vessels. Cupping is also commonly used in treating coughs, colds, and other lung conditions.
   

Functional Training

Functional training plays a key role in preparing clients for full and safe return to pre-injury activities and sport performance. Through biochemical analysis and sport-specific skill training we are able to maximize biomechanical efficiency and skill performance.

Innovative training methods are incorporated into personalized rehabilitation programs to ensure that each individual's specific needs are met. Video analysis and digital photo exercise programs are utilized to facilitate assessment and guide independent training.

Active Release Techniques (ART®)

WHAT IS ART®?

Active Release Technique® or ART® was developed in the mid 1980’s by Dr. Michael Leahy, a Colorado based Chiropractor and aeronautical engineer. It is a state of the art, hands-on soft tissue technique designed specifically to find scar tissue in damaged tissues and release the adhesions that are resulting. This scar tissue is caused mostly by repetitive use or overuse of a certain muscle or tissue. Most commonly athletes and industrial workers doing repetitive movements suffer from such a condition, however, anybody can be affected by this injury.

HOW DOES ART® WORK?

Healthy tissues in the body normally slide over each other smoothly. When tissues are injured either by an acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma over time, the tissues experience tiny tears, and these tears fill in with scar tissue. This scar tissue is the body’s simplest grade of tissue, and often in the intent to repair, the scar tissue does more harm than good. Scar tissue build-up hinders the muscle’s ability to glide smoothly or to lengthen fully. Often the scar tissue can trap nerves, reduce blood flow to the muscles, and restrict movement creating pain, swelling and decreased range of motion. ART® works by breaking up the scar tissue that binds muscle fibres together. This is done by starting with the muscle in a shortened position as the practitioner traps the scar tissue under their finger or thumb, then the muscle is lengthened fully. Patients often feel sore the day following a treatment, but the day after that, many patients reported a significant decrease in their pain.

WHO USES ART®?

ART® is highly regarded in the sports medicine community. There are ART® booths at numerous sports venues such as triathlons, marathons, and sport tournaments. Athletes in the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball contract ART® practitioners to help recover them from injuries. Many elite athletes will use ART before trying any other means of treatment. Specifically Donovan Bailey is a strong advocate of ART® , claiming that ART® was invaluable to his gold medal success in Atlanta.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS ART®?

Research studies claim that ART® has a success rate of 70% or higher. This, of course, is dependant on the patient’s compliance to rehabilitation and stretching of the problem tissues which led to its breakdown in the first place. Changing positions often, taking “micro breaks” at work or a change in athletic technique is necessary for full recovery to occur. ART®
is usually effective in as little as 2-5 treatments.

WHO CAN DO ART®?

Active Release Techniques ® certification is open to licensed health care professional including chiropractors, massage therapists and physiotherapists. There are over 500 specific ART® protocols that the trainees must learn before becoming certified. There are 3 separate ART® certifications (upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine) with protocols that focus on this area of the body. Annual recertification is necessary for health care practitioners in order to keep up with new findings in the technique and to keep skills sharp.

   

Graston Technique

WHAT IS THE GRASTON TECHNIQUE®?

The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

THE TECHNIQUE:

Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
Increases skin temperature
Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity

WHY IS SCAR TISSUE A PROBLEM?

Scar tissue limits range of motion, and in many instances causes pain, which prevents the patient from functioning as he or she did before the injury.

HOW IS SCAR TISSUE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TISSUE?

When viewed under a microscope, normal tissue can take a couple of different fashions: dense, regular elongated fibers running in the same direction, such as tendons and ligaments; or dense, irregular and loose with fibers running in multiple directions. In either instance, when tissue is damaged it will heal in a haphazard pattern--or scarring--that results in a restricted range of motion and, very often, pain.

HOW ARE THE INSTRUMENTS USED?

The Graston Technique® instruments are used to enhance the clinician's ability to detect adhesions,scar tissue or restrictions in the affected areas. Skilled clinicians use the stainless steel instruments to comb over and "catch" on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.

IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?

It is common to experience minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterwards. This is a normal response and part of the healing process.

IS GRASTON TECHNIQUE® USED ALONE?

No. Whether the injury is work or non-work related, the Graston Technique® Protocol is the same. Our protocol includes a brief warm-up exercise, Graston Technique® treatment, followed by stretching, strengthening and ice.

WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY OF TREATMENT?

Patients usually receive two treatments per week over 4-5 weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the 3rd to 4th treatment.

ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS OF THIS TREATMENT?

Yes. Most patients are not disabled and continue to perform their regular functions at home or work. Graston Technique® gives back the control that is often lost when injury strikes.

IS GRASTON TECHNIQUE® SOMETHING NEW?

The concept of cross fiber massage is not new. Graston Technique® is grounded in the works of English orthopedist James Cyriax. The use of our specially designed instruments and protocol is new.

Graston Technique® has become standard protocol in universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities, industrial on-site treatment settings such as Indiana University and the University of Michigan. The technique is also being used at industrial settings and by NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball trainers.

WHAT KINDS OF RESULTS DOES GRASTON TECHNIQUE® PRODUCE?

Historically, the Graston Technique® has resolved 87% or more of all conditions treated. It is equally effective on restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre and post surgical patients. Click here for Outcome Summary Data of the 17 most common diagnoses.

CAN ANYONE OBTAIN THE INSTRUMENTS?

Only clinicians who have been trained and accredited in the Graston Technique® Basic course are qualified to obtain the Graston Technique® instruments and apply the technique to treat patients. The course is offered either on-site or at trainings offered throughout the year at a variety of locations.

   
TUI NA (Tway Na), Chinese Medical Massage

A therapeutic form of massage often incorporated into these treatments. It could be described as a combination of acupressure and deep tissue.

Acupuncture, TuiNa, and Cupping are great for the seasoned athlete, the weekend warrior, and everyone in between. We can target certain muscle groups whilst still treating the body as a whole. It’s great for speeding up the healing process of tired and stiff muscles, whether you’ve spent the day on the slopes or lifting weights at the gym.

Additional Services

  • Custom Orthotics - gait analysis, gaitscan pressure pad testing & casting using FOOTMAXX ORTHOTICS
  • Gait and Biomechanical Analysis - reduce the risk of injury, improve biomechanical efficiency of sport-specific skills
  • Pre and Post-operative Rehabilitation - maximize readiness for surgery and post-operative recovery following orthopaedic surgery