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Reinhold Rehabilitation Hamilton

Individualized Physiotherapy

A Registered Physiotherapist performs a detailed neuromuscular assessment of the patient’s complaint and based on the objective findings formulates an individualized treatment plan.

Treatment may include a variety of modalities such as manual therapy techniques, modern anatomical acupuncture, traditional acupuncture and/or intramuscular neurostimulation. We may also use electrical treatments.

An individualized specific exercise program is devised by the physiotherapist and kinesiologist. The physiotherapist and kinesiologist work on a one-on-one basis with each patient in our clinic.

Patients with neurological conditions are treated with neurological and proprioceptive stimulation techniques and specific exercise programs.

Physiotherapy FAQ'S

What is manual therapy?

Manual & manipulative therapy is a physical treatment to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. There are many types of manual therapy including massage therapy, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, myofascial release (MFR), medical acupuncture and other treatments.

How long does it take injuries to heal?

There are stages the body goes through when healing from injuries. The first stage is the inflammatory phase where there is alot of swelling in the muscle injury or tear and accompanied with acute pain. This can last 2-4 days depending on injury. After the swelling goes down the injury slowly begins to heal, the tissue strength starts to become stronger and scar tissue begins to form. This stage can last 2-6 weeks and early physio treatments are important to increase movement without overstraining the muscles. It will also lessen the amount of scar tissue that will form. The last stage is rehabilitation which can take up to a year (depending on injury) to fully recover.

What is proprioceptive stimulation?

Proprioceptive stimulation is a technique where tactile stimulation is applied to the bottom of the foot. Through this stimulation, a message is sent to the cerebellum (the balance center of the brain). The cerebellum initiates a postural correction affecting the entire body. This postural correction encourages the body to readjust itself towards a state of well being.