About Us

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy provides services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. Our team of registered physiotherapists has a wide range of clinical experience and professional training. All have manual therapy training in addition to particular areas of specialized expertise and interest.

In addition to manual therapy techniques of mobilization and manipulation, we use the most recent and effective therapeutic modalities. These include ultrasound, interferential current (IFC) therapy, hot and cold therapies, and muscle stimulation. By helping to speed up the normal healing process, relieving pain, reducing inflammation, correcting muscle imbalances and restoring joint motion, physiotherapy can help you to start feeling better.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body with the aim of relieving pain and for therapeutic purposes. Current research in pain management provides concrete neuropsychological evidence for the use of acupuncture in a wide variety of pain syndromes.

Our trained staffs approach involves the use of anatomical acupuncture, a more recent western technique that is based on knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. This approach is ideal for muscle and joint pain in all the significant areas of the body.

Massage Therapy

>Massage therapy can be used to treat acute or chronic stages of conditions such as soft tissue sprains and strains, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, or headaches and migraines. In addition, massage therapy can help to decrease stress and control pain, and can be used to relieve discomfort associated with muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

At Generations Physiotherapy Centre, our registered massage therapists offer a variety of massage techniques and treatments, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, and hot stone therapy.

Athletic Therapy

According to the Ontario Athletic Therapy Association (OATA), the scope of practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT) includes the assessment, prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. As part of their services, CATS utilize contemporary rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning, and supportive strapping and taping procedures to promote optimal healing for individuals in need of getting back into an active lifestyle. In addition to rehabilitative services, CATs can also provide extensive education, training, and program design for injury prevention and postural development.

Fitness Assessments and Programs

One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to keep active and fit. Setting and working towards a fitness level goal is important while in turn learning how to stay injury free.

We provide physiotherapy screening to assess your joint stability, postural, alignment and possible muscle imbalances. So as well as designing a program to guide you through increasing levels of difficulty, we will advise you about potential problem areas to correct or strengthen as you progress.

Our fitness and assessment programs also incorporate a complete fitness assessment by our Certified Kinesiologist, following various recognized guidelines and standards. This includes a screening of your current lifestyle, assessment of body composition, and specific tests to determine your current aerobic fitness, muscle strength, endurance and flexibility.

Functional Abilities Evaluation

The Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE or FCE) is an objective assessment of a person's ability to perform a physical task. In general terms, this type of assessment can be useful following an injury or illness to determine a person's ability to perform tasks associated with employment or with daily living.

In particular, the FAE determines if a person can physically perform his or her job, establishes his or her functional strength deficit, indicates the level of effort while doing physical work, and makes recommendations for an appropriate course of rehabilitation if required.

The assessment tools which we utilize in conducting FAEs include a musculoskeletal evaluation through a soft-tissue model and a functional comparison process, in which characteristics necessary to perform the desired function are collected and evaluated

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with designing according to the human needs, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

We can provide on-site ergonomic services, including Physical Demands Descriptions, Job Demands Analyses, Full Ergonomic Assessments, and ergonomic education seminars. In addition, our Ergonomist is certified in Return-to-Work program information and design. Ideally, businesses should have such programs in place in order to safely, and effectively, incorporate workers back into their jobs.

Orthotics

One of the best ways to increase the level of activity in your life is to get involved in some level and/or form of sport or recreational activity. Preparing your body for such activity is important for not only your performance, but in prevention of potential injury.

We offer services to a wide range of athletes; from beginners and casual recreationalists, to elite performers. By providing clients with training regiments, recommended stretches, and technique tips, our staff is able to assist in preventing sport-related injury before it happens.

In addition, members of our staff are able to provide athletic taping services for both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and joint stability.

Custom Knee Bracing

Like orthotics, custom knee braces can provide support and strengthening to musculoskeletal abnormalities in the knee. In particular, custom braces can be designed to alleviate the pain and discomfort experienced by osteoarthritis sufferers, or to provide stabilization and support for patients with ligament damage.

At Generations Physiotherapy Centre our trained professionals are fully able to provide custom casting, fitting, and education for some of the leading knee brace products available. In addition to personalized fitting and styling, our indicator brace program allows patients to experience a "trial" brace for a period of time to determine whether its effect will be beneficial or not, prior to ordering a custom device.



Other Specialized Services Offered

Motor Vehicle Collision Rehabilitation

WSIB Rehabilitation

Kid-Fit Programs