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Physical therapy aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better.

Muscle Pain, Joint Pain and Muscle Aches
Muscle Aches Muscle pains and aches are common and most people will experience them during their life. Often these aches can involve multiple muscles. As well, muscle pain can also involve fascia, ligaments and soft tissues that connect ... More

What is Hand Therapy?
The non-surgical management of hand injuries and disorders utilizing physical methods such as splinting, exercise and wound care is hand therapy. Hand therapists also treat additional upper limb disorders that affect the function of the hand. ... More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often an uncomfortable and irritating condition. For example, many individuals who work at a desk may feel some numbness or tingling in their hand and wrist for a long period of time and try to ignore it. Suddenly, a ... More

What is Arthritis?
The word arthritis stems from the Greek word "arthron" which translates to "joint" and the Latin word "itis" which means "inflammation." The plural of arthritis is arthritides. Arthritis is condition that affects the musculoskeletal system, ... More

Who Uses Physical or Rehabilitative Therapy?
People who benefit the most from receiving Physical Therapy are those who are in need of building strength, increasing flexibility and repairing and restoring injured parts of the body. As well, posture issues are addressed and if untreated, poor ... More

What Should I Bring With Me to My First Appointment?
It is recommended to bring a list of your current medications as well as a referral from your doctor. As well, we welcome a list of any concerns or questions you may have. Please ensure that you arrive at the office at least 15 minutes prior to ... More

What Should I Wear to my Appointment?
It is strongly recommended that you bring nonrestrictive, comfortable clothing or athletic wear to our physical rehab clinic. It is common that there will be stretching or exercising during your visit. Your clothes should enable the Physical ... More

How Long Does Each Visit Take?
The first visit often takes a little bit longer than subsequent visits due to the paperwork that you need to complete, as well the assessment process needs to be complete. Appointments are typically between 30 and 60 minutes. More

How Long Will I Need Physical Therapy?
Every individual is different and so is the length of their treatment. You will need to attend physical therapy sessions until your therapist and you decide that you have attained your desired function level or that it is determined that further ... More

When Should I Start Seeing Improvement?
Once again, this is and individual thing that is determined by the same factors associated with how long the treatment will take. We design a personal treatment plan; which includes regular maintenance visits and follow up visits to our physical ... More

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