At Hurricanes Physiotherapy we offer client-centered treatment to help you meet your specific goals, hands on one-on-one treatment from our licensed physiotherapists, and guided instruction through exercise programs in a welcoming, open concept treatment area, with little to no wait times for appointments.
- Our physiotherapists may use a variety of different techniques, such as the ones listed below, as part of your personalized treatment plan:
- Interferential Current
- MacKenzie Techniques
- Mulligan Techniques
- Soft Tissue Release
- Rehabilitative Exercises
- Anatomical acupuncture refers to the approach taken today by western trained providers and combines knowledge of acupuncture with western-learned anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Acupuncture is often used to treat nerves, inflammation, pain and chronic conditions.
- Functional Dry Needling is a technique used to treat myofascial pain. The technique targets muscles that produce pain and stiffness by identifying trigger point or tender points in the muscle. Once the trigger points are identified our certified physiotherapists will use small acupuncture needles and insert them into those trigger points, the end goal being to release the trigger points to relieve pain and increase range of motion.
- Vestibular disorders can cause a variety of different symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, nausea and imbalance. Our trained physiotherapists who have been trained in vestibular rehab, will complete a thorough assessment observing your posture, movement and balance. From this assessment, the therapist will then create a personalized treatment plan to address the cause and treat your symptoms accordingly.
- Through our partnership with Sports Centre Physiotherapy and Complete Concussion Management Inc, our physiotherapists have been specially trained to treat and manage concussions. By applying the most up to date research and treatment techniques, our therapists will guide you through a 10 step return to work/school/ play protocol.
Functional Movement Screens
- Proper fundamental movement patterns are the building blocks on which all movement, training and athletic performances are based. The FMS screens seven functional movement patterns such as squatting, lunging, hurdle step, and shoulder mobility that are keys to normal function. An individual is screened to ensure their movement patterns fall into a normal range. Once or if identified, faulty movement patterns are examined, and specific exercises are prescribed to address the issues.
Benefits of the FMS
- Improves performance
- Prevents injury
- Maximizes training benefit
- Maximizes your potential
- The SFMA is a clinical model used to assist the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders by identifying dysfunctions in movement patterns. Unlike the functional movement screen the SFMA is used when pain is present. The SFMA helps to expose possible asymmetries and pathological movements patterns, as the root cause of a painful problem. This will in turn, help guide a treatment plan to restore pain-free movement and function.
- A running assessments consists of a 60 minute assessment done by one of our specially trained physiotherapists. The physiotherapist will look at your running stride, with and without shoes, while on a treadmill. You will have your posture, cadence, vertical displacement and impact assessed. Your shoes will be examined to determine if they are appropriate for your body type, running style and experience. The physiotherapist will also perform special tests assessing range of motion, strength, and movement patterns.
- The end result of the running assessment is that you will have a thorough understanding of proper running posture, footwear and progression as they relate to you. You will receive corrective exercises that will help put you in a running posture that increases your running efficiency, making you able to run further and faster with less effort. The corrective exercises will also prevent injuries and keep you running pain free.
- The running assessment is ideally suited for runners who are looking to improve their times and distances, get rid of pain, or are new to running and want to ensure that they are doing things correctly.
Paediatric Assessments – Jenny
- Experienced paediatric orthopedic assessment for developmental delay, torticollis, toe walking, equinus and post op treatment for 3 months of age and up
$75 for initial assessment
$55 for follow up
At Hurricanes Physiotherapy we can direct bill a number of private health care insurance companies such as:
- Blue Cross
- Great West Life
- Campus Trust
- Chambers of Commerce
By using direct billing services we decrease the amount coming directly out of our clients pockets!
3rd Floor, Centre for Community Engagement (323 Grafton Street)
Prince of Wales Campus
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What is physiotherapy?
- Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues.
Why should I see a physiotherapist?
- If you suffer from chronic or acute pain from an injury, a physiotherapist can help you deal with the injury and reduce or manage the pain. They have a number of treatments and techniques such as mobilizations, soft tissue release, acupuncture, and dry needling, as well as professional advice to help you recover as soon as possible. A physiotherapist can help you reduce your pain, increase range of motion and assist you to return to your sport or daily activities without pain.
What to bring and wear?
- Generally speaking you want to be in comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in, such as a T-shirt and shorts.