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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. (Canadian Physiotherapy Association, 2013).

Our physiotherapy services include manual therapy which encompasses peripheral joint and spinal mobilizations and manipulations, soft tissue techniques and mobilization of the nervous system. We also provide motor retraining, advanced exercise prescription, functional work and sport assessments, running clinics, advanced running assessments, return to work rehabilitation, post -operative rehab, acupuncture, and education. We provide a patient first treatment plan which is centred around the individual to provide the most specific treatment plan possible. Our emphasis is on patient independence and lifetime management.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, to achieve a therapeutic response. It enhances the function of muscles and joints. It improves the circulation of the blood and lymph, relieves pain and stress, and may reduce blood pressure. (Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia).

Our Massage therapy services include Myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point release, and cupping. We also provide pregnancy massage with the aid of a specially designed pregnancy table, which allows the mother to lie on her stomach comfortably. We treat all forms of injuries from work related injuries to motor vehicle accidents to injuries caused by the stresses of everyday life and activity.


Pedorthics

Sandra Gullion, our Certified Canadian Pedorthist, will perform a biomechanical evaluation to determine whether you might need custom or off the shelf orthotics, shoe modifications, off the shelf foot products or recommend certain footwear.


Kinesio Sport Lab

Exercise Physiology

Through partnership with Jeff Zahavich and Kinesio Sport Lab we are able to offer our patients access to a certified exercise physiologist with special interest in endurance sports. We work closely with Kinesio Sport Lab in the rehabilitation of injured athletes as well as “pre-habilitation” of healthy athletes as they all move forward in their goals. This partnership offers patients the benefit of a tailored mobility, flexibility and stability program as well as services such as blood lactate testing, personal coaching, gym facilities and individualized training programs.


Running Economy 201

Running Economy 201

RE = Running Economy

RE201: Running Economy 201 is a course intended for all runners (beginner to seasoned athletes). It is 201 as opposed to 101, which means more in depth with higher expectations in terms of information delivery, compliance and investment by those who enrole in the course. Our course goal is not to learn to run but learn to run well!! Our goal is to identify current or potential problems before they develop into something much greater. We teach our members to run more efficiently and injury free. It is the science behind making running enjoyable.

RE201: Assessment Package

  1. A running specific physiotherapy assessment:
    Outcome:
    1. Personalized Movement Activation Drills (M.A.D.)
    2. Personalized PreHab Exercise Program (P.P.E.P.)
  2. A Lactate Threshold Test
    Outcome
    1. Having your heart rate zones determined
    2. A personalized 5k , 10k , 1/2 marathon or full marathon running program based on same
  3. Flexibility, mobility & strength assessment (F.M.S.)
    Outcome
    1. Understanding your F.M.S. limitations
    2. A program designed to improve your limitations
  4. A PesDex foot and shoe assessment
    Outcome
    1. Understand the type of shoe you should be in
    2. Understanding the proper fit of this shoe

This will all be packaged in a personalized RE201 binder that will be used for the basis of attaining your running goals regardless of the distance.

Stay tuned and please contact us if interested.

Team RE201 is:
Mike Connors BSc(PT) Dip. Manip FCAMPT
Anita Connors BSc(PT) Dip. Manip FCAMPT
Luke MacDonald
Jeff Zahavich MSc Kin, CSEP Exercise Physiologist


Mentorship

Both Young Kempt Physiotherapy and Beaverbank Physiotherapy are strong proponents of teaching and mentoring. Our therapists are heavily involved in teaching courses and labs at the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy as well as being clinical instructors for student physiotherapists each year providing them with exceptional student placements. We have developed a strong bond with the School of Physiotherapy as we often provide mentorship or job shadowing opportunities as well as providing part time work for many physiotherapy students while they are studying. This provides them invaluable experience in the clinical setting.

Our therapists teach post graduate courses for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and provide mentoring hours for other physiotherapists who are working towards their FCAMPT certification.


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