Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Graston Technique, Exercise Therapy and Custom Orthotics

At ActiveNorth Physiotherapy in Coldwater, we offer a more hands on approach to therapy.  The following services can be redeemed through your individual private health care plan.

Physiotherapy and Acupuncture

Physiotherapy plays a significant role in the promotion of health and treatment of injury and disease.  Physiotherapy involves an in-depth knowledge of the human body with a specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. Treatments may involve manual therapy, specific exercise prescription and/or electrotherapy modalities. 

When deemed necessary, Sarah may incorporate acupuncture, and/or Graston into treatment of injury or disease as per discretion. 

Exercise Therapy

Exercise therapy is a one on one program tailored to each individual.  The conditioning session focuses on areas of weakness along with general functional exercises.  The sessions are 45 minutes in length.

 
 
 
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Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage

The Swedish Massage is the foundation all massages are developed from.  This type of massage incorporates mild to deeper stroke techniques to alleviate pain in tissue and muscle.

Sports Massage

This a popular massage technique to treat soft tissue injuries.  Having a sport massage on a regular basis is a routine for many athletes as a form of injury prevention.  An emphasis can be put into a specific area of the body to help with recovery.

Trigger Point

Trigger point massage therapy is focused on relieving pain from the source through cycles of pressure and release and deep breathing. The tight, constricted areas of muscle are relieved and the pain decreased – even just one session of trigger point therapy can significantly decrease pain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy that involves a mix of massage and gentle long strokes to release the tightness in the fascia or connective tissue that surrounds muscles and other systems in the body.

 

Private and Semi-private Training, and Fitness Classes

ActiveNorth offers multiple approaches to health and fitness.  Sarah and Tyson have experience in athletics at the Varsity and National level, along with a combined 20 years experience in the clinical and exercise fields.  Below are the options to get you started on the right path to health and exercise.

Private and Semi-Private Training

With private and semi-private (max two individuals) training, all resistance and conditioning exercises are tailored to each individuals needs.  All those interested in a private training program begin with an introduction session (no cost) which will give you an overview of our exercise beliefs, what a typical training session will entail, your personal fitness goals, and baseline fitness and flexibility tests to create benchmarks for the future.

Fitness Classes  (Coming Winter of 2018/2019)

We will begin fitness classes at ActiveNorth in the later part of 2018.  We have currently taken on more space to expand our facility.  Once renovations are complete, there will be a separate fitness room to offer cardio, strength, stretch and yoga classes.  Keep up to date by liking our facebook page.

 

Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

One of the most common therapies a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), which can comprise a variety of adjustment techniques. Specific training in SMT allows chiropractors to provide highly-skilled and precise adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.

For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment. When a multi-disciplinary approach is advisable, a chiropractor will coordinate care with other health care professionals. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical or other treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

 

Athletic Therapy

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.

Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.

 

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. While the roots of naturopathic medicine date back to the 1890s, naturopathic medicine has witnessed a rapid increase in public interest in recent years as a result of the  growing consumer movement to solve the health care puzzle using prevention, wellness and respect for nature's inherent healing ability. 

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians who blend centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and human systems. They have attended a four-year naturopathic medical school, are clinically trained, and work in all aspects of family health — from pediatric to geriatric care. Most NDs provide primary care through office-based private practice, but a growing number are in clinic settings.

Naturopathic diagnosis focuses on identifying the underlying causes of disease, while naturopathic therapies are supported by research drawn from peer-reviewed journals from many disciplines, including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, European complementary medicine, clinical nutrition, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, homeopathy, psychology and spirituality.

 

Mental Performance Consulting

Cortney is a graduate from the University of Ottawa where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Psychology and a Master of Human Kinetics with a Concentration in Consultation and Intervention (Applied Sport Psychology). She is a student member with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association.

As a mental performance consultant, Cortney helps athletes enhance their performance and individuals enhance their daily wellbeing through the use of mental skills training. Mental skills include, but are not limited to, goal setting, motivation, performance planning, confidence, relaxation, distraction control, imagery, self-talk, organizational skills, and stress management.

 

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If you can’t outplay them, outwork them
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