Neck and Back Care
Objective spinal assessment with ValedoShape. Treatments may involve spinal joint mobilization, soft tissue release, electrotherapy and exercise therapy with ValedoMotion. The ValedoMotion enhances the low back pain therapy with functional motivating exercises specifically designed for low back pain therapy.
Active Rehabilitation Therapy
West Point Grey Physiotherapy offers an Active Rehabilitation Program which is specifically designed to help patients recover from injuries related to motor vehicle accidents. One on one sessions with our registered physiotherapists will focus on exercises that help you return to work as quickly as possible.
ICBC approval is required for participation in this program as the cost of treatment is covered by ICBC.
WPGP offers many treatment options for various women’s health issues such as:
- Breast care following Mastectomy or Breast Augmentation
- Capsular Contracture following Breast Augmentation
- Treatment for Incontinence – stress, urgency and following pregnancy
- Treatment of Dyspareunia
- Ano-Rectal Disorders
Active Shoulder Rehabilitation
- This unique orthopaedic service helps you manage all shoulder, neck and upper back complaints.
- Consultations involve accurate diagnosis, early treatment with cutting edge rehabilitation, combined with a wealth of experience and expertise. A continuum of treatment is offered from acute injury management, chronic injury recovery and high performance fitness and health.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
WPGP offers assessment and treatment of TMJ dysfunction caused by:
- Trauma to the TMJ (i.e. impact to the jaw or head)
- Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD)
- Poor posture
- Excessive chewing or biting
We offer a variety of treatments for addressing balance disorders, including strengthening exercises, properioception enhancement, and Valedo therapy.
We use the TOG gait Scan to assess and make custom orthotics. The TOG GaitScan™ is an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows practitioners to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, GaitScan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities.
During acupuncture treatment there is insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into acupoints. Most of those points are found along meridians by which energy or Qi flows through the body. When acupuncture points are stimulated there is release of endorphins (naturaly produced pain killers) which help block the message of pain and promote healing process.
Acupuncture is most effective in treating acute and chronic pain ,such as headache ,low back ,neck or muscle pain,as well as an osteoarthritism and repetetive strain conditions.
Besides regular treatments to improve joint mobility and control pain, we offer "Short Wave Diathermy" to speed up the healing process. "Short Wave Diathermy" is a form of electromagnetic wave
which helps decrease joint stiffness, increase vasodilatation, and reduce muscle spasm.
Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is the treatment of chronic myofascial pain in the musculoskeletal system where no signs of inflammation or injury are present. IMS is commonly used to treat such injuries as chronic neck/back pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, stiffness or decreased range of movement, deep aches, and many more. When other methods of therapy have failed, IMS tends to be quite effective.
Once a physical examination has been completed, IMS is carried out via a dry needling process using acupuncture needles. These thin, deep-penetrating needles target muscles that have become shortened through ongoing distress. When a needle penetrates a normal muscle, the sensation is painless. However, when a needle penetrates a shortened, sensitive muscle it will “grasp” the needle and produce a cramping sensation. The persistent pull of shortened muscles is reduced and supersensitive areas can be desensitized. The number of IMS treatments necessary depends on the severity of the area, but the effects of IMS are cumulative.