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Physiotherapy in Ajax

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Physiotherapy Clinic in Ajax & Pickering – CP Health

We are providing physiotherapy services in Ajax, Pickering and Whitby areas to anyone who is experiencing chronical pain or pain after an injury. Our highly skilled and trained physiotherapists provide therapeutic assessment and treatment to facilitate fast and effective control of muscle and joint pain and return to activity. If you are looking for a trained and experienced physiotherapist in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby or Oshawa area, get an appointment with CP Health today at (905) 239-5001.

Why Choose CP Health Physiotherapy Clinic?

Here are a few reasons why…

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Friendly Staff

Whether you need help with billing, scheduling or anything in between, a friendly face is here to answer all your questions.

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Convenient Location

Located in the heart of Durham serving Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa. Close to the 401, 407 and 412

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Proven Results

Our evidenced based approach along with our experienced practitioners will help you reach your health goals.

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Great Patient Support

We create a custom roadmap for your recovery to get you back to your optimal health & maintain an active lifestyle. 

Personalized Physiotherapy in Ajax • Pickering

We help heal your body correctly

Welcome to our physiotherapy clinic located in Ajax. We bring you a team of qualified physiotherapists with years of experience using proven techniques in orthopaedic and neurologic conditions. If you need physiotherapy Ajax, we offer preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to help you restore your strength and functional abilities. We treat a wide range of conditions including sports injuries, neck and back pain, spinal cord injuries, stress incontinence, and post-accident rehabilitation.

We help patients achieve their full potential

Our physiotherapy clinic in Pickering is committed to helping every patient reach their full potential. We offer one on one treatment done by a skilled physiotherapist. When you come to us, expect individualized treatment and quality care. We use a unique approach because we understand that every patient has specialized needs. We’ll take time to assess the condition and implement techniques that deliver long term benefits to the patient.

Our team is qualified and friendly

When you meet our highly motivated therapists, you’ll feel comfortable and rest assured that you’ll receive the best treatment. We’ve also helped patients with work-related injuries, cardiac and respiratory conditions as well as complicated injuries to receive the care they need to improve their quality of life. We put in place a plan that ensures each patient receives the treatment they need to relieve pain, promote mobility , and overall health. We teach independence through exercises that develop and maintain function.

From our detailed assessment to our comprehensive treatment plan, our experienced practitioners will soon have you return to your work or sport. Call now to book an appointment with CP Health today at (905) 239-5001.

Chiropractic

Relieve aches and pains

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to headaches, back pain, neck pain, shoulder/elbow, and knee pain.

What makes chiropractic care different?

Unlike typical physicians who recommend drugs to treat various ailments, chiropractors will use a hands-on approach to examine, diagnose, and treat their patients. Chiropractic care focuses on neuromuscular disorders. These are disorders that affect the peripheral nervous system i.e. the motor and sensory nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Chiropractors use drug-free methods such as manual adjustments and/or manipulation of the spine to treat these disorders. The main goal of chiropractic care is to restore the structural integrity of the spine, alleviate any irritations on the neurological tissues, and consequently improve the individual’s health and well-being.

What conditions can be treated using chiropractic care?

Chiropractors use a variety of methods to treat patients with different types of:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Repetitive strains
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis pain

Common methods used in chiropractic treatment include Active Release Technique and medical acupuncture. Patients with serious pain problems can see a chiropractor up to 3 times a week. Our chiropractor will recommend an adequate schedule depending on the patient’s needs.

Massage Therapy

Relaxed muscles promote healing

Massage is well-recognized as an effective treatment for decreasing or palliating pain. A massage therapist focuses on the normalization of soft tissues affected by stress, injury, and illness using manual techniques. Massage is used to treat and prevent physical dysfunction of soft tissues and joints. Massage therapy involves manipulating these soft tissues and joints in order to develop, maintain, and rehabilitate physical function.

Benefits of massage therapy

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Enhances muscle relaxation
  • Improves immune function
  • Promotes health and well-being
  • Aids in healing as it promotes blood flow to injured tissues
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Reduced heart rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Helps remove scar tissues caused by injuries or an underlying medical condition
  • Pain reduction (increases the production of endorphins and enkephalins which are the body’s natural painkillers)

Do you need massage therapy?

Many of our clients come to us for massage therapy to combat stress, anxiety, and depression. Massage can be used for relaxation by anyone who is seeking to maintain a more normal productive life. The physical and psychological effects of massage therapy have been researched for many years and it has been proven to promote overall well-being. Massage can also help prevent injuries and dysfunctions as it helps to decrease muscle spasms and improve circulation. Whether you’re seeking massage therapy to alleviate neck pain or for preventative reasons, our qualified therapists can help.

Orthotics

Correct posture starts with the foot

The Centre for Physical Health specializes in utilizing state of the art technology to help obtain an accurate portrait of the patient’s pathology and customizing a solution suitable for each individual patient. Orthotics are prescribed medical devices that can be used to correct foot issues like flat fee or problems with how you walk, stand, or run. Orthotics can also help to address foot pain that is attributed to an underlying condition like diabetes, bursitis, and arthritis. With the right orthotics, you can get the treatment needed to fix flat feet and avoid surgery.

What to expect during your visit?

During your appointment, we will take 3D images of each foot and perform thorough examinations in order to better understand your issue. We will probably ask you to perform a range of motions like walking and running which will help the podiatrist to note how your feet, ankles, and legs move. We will assess these movements in order to better understand your condition and then go ahead to make a precise mold of your feet. The mold will then be turned into an orthotic that helps address the issue.

How to wear your orthotic

Custom orthotics are designed to perfectly fit the contours of your shoe without any discomfort. Our prescription orthotics are made from molds of your feet so you can rest assured that they’ll fit well. We promise to evaluate your foot problem, offer a custom fit that is made using high-quality materials that last for many years with proper care.

Acupuncture

Finding your pressure points

Medical Acupuncture applies the evidence-based concepts of acupuncture to relieve pain, alter movement patterns, and improve overall function. When you come to our clinic, expect a comprehensive acupuncture program that is designed to relieve pain and improve movement regardless of the condition you’re suffering from. Acupuncture is a treatment that has been heavily researched in different parts of the world. Adequate evidence is available to prove the benefits of acupuncture when done by qualified specialists.

Benefits of acupuncture treatment

  • Alleviates pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves nerve conduction
  • Addiction control
  • Improves organ function

Is acupuncture treatment for you?

Our specialists come with extensive knowledge in administering acupuncture treatment to patients suffering from a variety of conditions including:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and back pain
  • Muscle pulls and tears
  • Inflammation
  • Shin splints
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Jaw pain (TMJ disorders)

What to expect during your visit?

There are different methods used in acupuncture treatment but the most common is electro-acupuncture which involves inserting needs at specific points along the body then attaching them to a device that generates electrical impulses. Most of our clients will describe their first acupuncture treatment as pleasurable and relaxing. You’re likely to feel a tingling, warm sensation on the points where treatment is being applied. The acupuncturist will target specific areas during treatment and stimulate the body to release endorphins which are responsible for the calming effect.

Chiropodist

Healthy feet, healthy body

A chiropodist is a primary health care provider who is educated and equipped to handle all your foot-related problems. The goal of a chiropodist is to improve or sustain one’s quality of life by improving patient’s mobility, alleviating foot pain, and providing education on foot-related health. Whether you’re dealing with bunions, heel pain, or fungal infections on your foot, a chiropodist can help you seek appropriate treatment. In most cases, the specialist will perform physical examinations and prescribe topical and oral medications as treatment. For severe foot problems, the specialist may recommend orthotics which are customized foot inserts designed to address walking patterns and alignment issues.

Common conditions a chiropodist can treat include:

  • Fungal infections on the foot
  • Bunions
  • Heel pain
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuromas
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts
  • Corns and calluses
  • High arched feet, flat feet
  • Runner’s knee
  • Shin splints

How to prepare for your chiropodist appointment

First and foremost, it’s important to take time to specifically understand the part or specific parts of your foot that are in pain because this will help determine your podiatric problem. Is pain consistent or intermittent? Does exercising make it better or worse? You may even bring in the shoes that you normally wear to your appointment. Your chiropodist will also want to get your complete medical history since some foot disorders are hereditary. We’re happy to answer any concerns you may have and discuss treatment options with you.

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Our Services

We use a unique approach to each client

Assessment

Assessment

During an assessment, our physiotherapists carry out a proper and comprehensive examination to understand a patient’s functional anatomy and history. An accurate assessment allows the physiotherapist to understand a patient’s problems. You will undergo both a subjective and an objective assessment. During the subjective assessment, our experts will ask you questions regarding the level and character of pain to quantify the pain—thorough assessment results in accurate clinical decision making.

Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Manual and Manipulative Therapy

We use orthopedic manual therapy to evaluate and treat dysfunctions of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Manual therapy involves joint mobilization to treat pain, reversible joint hypomobility, and stiffness. Joint mobilizations could vary from small oscillations to manipulative thrusts depending on a patient’s condition. Mobilization and manipulation are among the oldest forms of physical therapy. Our manual therapy may also include strengthening, motion, and functional techniques.

McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine

McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine

Developed by a New Zealand physiotherapist, Robin McKenzie, the McKenzie protocol is a proven technology that enables experts to assess, classify, and treat patients based on the patient’s response to repeated movements. This treatment philosophy helps patients understand the cause of pain, self-management of pain, and how to prevent a recurrence. The McKenzie protocol starts with a thorough assessment to determine the source of pain. This protocol promotes body healing without reliance on a physician.

Laser

Laser

LASER refers to a light amplification stimulated by emission radiation. Cool laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that does not require a surgical incision. When administered properly, cold laser therapy does not have serious side effects. Some of the proven biological effects of cold laser include increased healing rate in burns and wounds, enhanced healing response of fractures, and increased damaged nerve regeneration.

Acupuncture - Dry Needling

Acupuncture /Dry Needling

Dry needling or acupuncture involves the insertion of needles through the tissues and the ski at specific points in the body. The treatment causes minimal discomfort and doesn’t involve the injection of any substance into the body. This procedure prompts the body to produce endorphins, which block the pain pathways and relieve pain. Acupuncture is an effective therapeutic modality for the control of pain and promotion of tissue healing and regeneration.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy involves using high-frequency sound waves, usually greater than 20,000 Hz in the frequency range of 0.9 to 3 MHz. The therapy helps break up adhesion and scar tissues, reduce swelling, inflammation, and calcium deposits, improve blood flow and speed metabolism, ease muscle spasms, increase the temperature in soft tissues, and enhance their extensibility before stretching or exercise.

Interferential Current (IFC)

Interferential Current (IFC)

IFC involves applying an electric current to the affected area using four electrodes. Our experts place the electrodes so that the currents cross each other on the affected areas. The physiotherapist places a damp sponge or a conductive gel between the patient’s skin and the electrode. While undergoing treatment, you will experience a tingling sensation at the contact area of the sponge or throughout the treatment area.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

NMES produces an electric stimulus, which is applied to the affected area to activate specific muscle groups in a patient who can’t contract their muscles voluntarily. The muscle stimulator produces a mild electrical current. This current travels through the skin, causing nerve depolarization and muscle fiber activation. The use of NMES together with exercise helps to recruit more muscle fibers, unlike exercise alone.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

TENS entails transmitting small electrical pulses through the skin to target the peripheral nerves beneath the skin. TENS seek to selectively stimulate large nerve fibers by altering the pulse amplitude, width, and repetition rate. Low-frequency TENS often causes the body to release its pain relief substances known as endorphins. We may recommend a TENS unit for home use for patients with chronic pain.

Traction /Decompression –cervical and lumbar

Traction /Decompression –cervical and lumbar

Also known as spinal decompression therapy, traction helps address the mechanical and functional aspects of discogenic pain. Physiotherapists have used this pain management method for years. This treatment involves creating a negative pressure within the disc, which helps assist herniated discs or discs that have protruded back to their confines. A physiotherapist uses a pre-determined force to separate the bones in your neck and lower back, relieving pressure on the disc and outer fibers.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, is the use of low temperatures in medical therapy. The body is subjected to extremely low temperatures for a specified period. A physiotherapist can deliver cryotherapy in one area or perform whole-body cryotherapy. There are several ways of administering localized cryotherapy, including coolant sprays, ice packs, ice massage, ice baths, or probes administered into the tissue.

Gait Training

Gait Training

Gait training comes in handy for patients with orthopedic impairment. It helps a patient to gain ample ambulation within and outside the home. We may recommend gait training for patients with joint stiffness, limb deformity, spasticity, muscle weakness, loss of sensory input, and pain that might distort the normal gait. The treatment involves balance training, strengthening, proprioceptive exercises, and the use of assistive devices if necessary.

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy

At CP Health, we are leaders in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. We provide extracorporeal shockwave therapy commonly used by professional athletes across the world. This treatment improves metabolism and blood circulation, which in turn helps to enhance the healing process and reduce pain. Shockwave therapy effectively treats a wide range of conditions, including plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and stress fractures. It’s also effective in treating Achilles tendinopathy, jumper’s knees, adhesive capsulitis, and tennis elbow.

Treatment of BPPV through Positioning

Treatment of BPPV through Positioning

BPPV is a condition whereby loose calcium carbonate crystals move within the fluid-filled chambers in the inner ears. Our treatment involves guiding the patient through a series of positions to move the crystals to an area where they can be reabsorbed. We use canalith repositioning, which is a non-invasive method of treating the common causes of BPPV. Within two or three treatment sessions, most patients record a significant improvement.

Massage Therapy with an RMT

Massage Therapy with an RMT

We use various manual techniques to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and enhance a patient’s general wellness. Massage comes in handy in pain relief, reducing swelling, mobilizing different structures, promoting functional independence, and reducing deformity in persons with certain health issues—massage yields both physiological and psychological benefits. Physiological benefits include pain reduction and management, improved blood circulation, and musculoskeletal improvements. Psychological benefits include reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care involves the assessment of the disorders related to the spine, joints, and nervous system. Chiropractic diagnosis helps prevent musculoskeletal disorders and address the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system. We provide various evidence-based chiropractic treatments, including rehabilitation exercises, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, education, and modalities. You will benefit from chiropractic care if you have back pain, whiplash, arthritis, and strains.

Nutritional Counseling by a Registered Dietician

Nutritional Counseling by a Registered Dietician

Our nutrition counselling won’t feel like a lecture about what you should eat and what you shouldn’t eat. You won’t feel like you are being judged or scolded because of your eating habits. Our registered dietician will take time to listen and understand where you are in your diet and lifestyle. The dietician is qualified to create an individualized action plan that will help you lead a healthier lifestyle.

“Fitness is not about being greater than someone else. It’s about being greater than you used to be.”

Helping our patients reach their health goals is our top priority. We offer a wide range of services and are linked to supportive medical care, including family physicians and medical imaging.

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