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Our Physiotherapy team has a big focus on movement and exercise-based rehab. Gone are the days that you will get some stim pads and a heat pack put on the painful area while your Physiotherapist goes about working with other patients. These visits are bridging the gap from receiving you in a state of pain to getting you back to performing functional movements of your daily activities and life.
Utilizing the gym, you can expect to be moving in the majority of these visits. Specific exercises will focus on stretching tight areas and strengthening weak areas that are ultimately contributing to your pain or dysfunction.
The first visit will be focused on determining a correct diagnosis, and what the underlying cause is. This will entail a thorough history so your Physiotherapist can gain better insight, followed by a specific movement assessment. This combination will allow your Physiotherapist to determine what areas of your body will need work, and more importantly how to correct them. At this point, a plan will be developed with you in order to best help you moving forward.
Lydia has dabbled in more sports than we want to list here, and her injuries from them are what drew her to a career in Physical Therapy. Currently, her favourite sport is picking up heavy things and putting them down.
Areas of Passion:
1. Concussions: The brain is amazing, and no two concussion rehab programs are the same.
2. Women's Health: With special training in pelvic floor physiotherapy, she has a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges faced by many female athletes.
3. Weekend Warriors: Everyone, from elite athletes to weekend warriors, will benefit from learning proper movement patterns to excel in their activities and protect themselves both on and off the field.
Dan was a competitive distance runner, hockey player and competed semi-professionally in kick boxing/Muay Thai in Japan. He found a passion for physical therapy while self-rehabbing the many, many injuries he and his teammates sustained boxing.
Areas of Passion:
1. Running injuries: humans are ‘born to run’ as Christopher McDougall put it, and there is no experience quite like running. However, like any repetitive mechanical movement, overtraining and/or poor motor patterning can result in recurring pain and injury.
2. Low and mid back issues: Dan has struggled with back issues caused by idiopathic scoliosis since his teens, which fostered an empathy and drive in him to help those with back problems.
3. Seniors (55+): Dan enjoys working with seniors to maintain their functionality and quality of life. He also enjoys hearing nostalgic stories from back in the day.