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Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that specialises in the prevention, rehabilitation, and compensation of clients with diseases and injuries in the heart and lungs. These conditions may manifest themselves as shortness of breath, persistent cough, increased work of breathing or the reduced ability to exercise.
Common cardiorespiratory conditions include:
It is now widely recognised that appropriate exercise can be an effective disease prevention strategy and is integral to the management of those with a variety of cardiorespiratory conditions.
Depending on your condition, your RVC Physiotherapy treatment may include:
A major part of the successful outcome following surgical procedures is good physiotherapy treatment concentrating on:
Your physical therapist in the hospital is a part of a team of healthcare professionals whose goal is to ensure that you are moving around safely while in the hospital and when you leave the hospital.
Your physical therapist can help determine your functional mobility to help you have a safe discharge from the hospital and ensure that you receive the best care possible when you leave.
As soon as oxygen is restored to your brain after stroke, your body and brain begin a long process of recovering from brain damage and loss of muscle function. Post-stroke rehabilitation is a huge part of this recovery process, and it often begins as early as 24 hours after stroke. Stroke physical therapists are able to stimulate affected muscles and nerves to maintain circulation and prevent stiffness, then guide patients through the stages of stroke recovery as they relearn basic muscle movements. Physical therapists work as members of the cardiac rehabilitation team, helping to evaluate cardiac function, assess impairments that may limit your mobility, and prescribe progressive exercise and physical activity to help you return to your normal lifestyle after a cardiac event. While a heart attack is never a good thing, with professional guidance and the right attitude, you can turn it into something far better than you might think. A cardiac rehabilitation program is very important in achieving this end. By helping you make the changes in your life that you need to make, a good rehabilitation program can help you achieve a level of health that may even be better than it was before your heart attack.
Scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spinal column that causes structural changes in the three planes of the spine (frontal, sagittal and transverse planes) and may occur in all vertebral segments. 80-90% of all scoliosis are termed idiopathic or of unknown etiology. This group is further divided into infantile, juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The other 10-20% of scoliosis are of known etiology such as congenital, neuropathic, neuromuscular, or other systemic diseases. Today a new group of more or less idiopathic scoliosis is the adult scoliosis which is thought of as renewal of progression years after skeletal maturity. At RVC Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Services, we believe that physiotherapy improves spine health, reducing the need for more aggressive treatment. Make an appointment now to assess your scoliosis condition.
While many health issues affect both men and women, there are a number of conditions that only affect women. Women’s health is a distinct specialty within the healthcare field. There is no reason to suffer alone – get educated on your condition, speak to your healthcare practitioner about it, and get help. Women have many exclusive healthcare needs, some of which can be addressed through pelvic health physical therapy. The therapists at RVC Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Services understand how each of these require unique physiotherapy techniques. Jacqui Tomlinson Smith and her team have advanced knowledge and training in women’s health, specializing in treatments specific to a woman’s pelvis, particularly conditions surrounding pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy, and postpartum health. Count on the RVC Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Services team for the skills and knowledge to treat your individual needs.
Electrical muscle stimulation — often called “e-stim” or “TENS” — is a type of treatment often used in physical therapy or other reh
No matter what causes knee pain, whether it’s a meniscus injury, arthritis, ligament damage or even knee replacement recovery, our team at RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services can help relieve your pain and improve motion. The nature of knee pain dictates the best treatment options, and physiotherapy supports medical and surgical treatment on the road to relief and recovery.
abilitation settings. The two primary uses for this treatment are pain relief and muscle re-education. In most settings, there is a machine that provides an electrical current. Wires from the machine are connected to adhesive patches that are placed on the skin over a predetermined area. Electrical current is then sent from the machine to the patches and delivered into the muscle tissue below, causing a sensory or motor response.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects the lower arm and hand and occurs when the median nerve gets pinched or compressed due to swelling or irritation. The carpal tunnel itself is a passage in the wrist that protects the nerves leading to the hand and the tendons that move your fingers. Nearly everyone experiences mild CTS symptoms at some point in their lives. Office workers and anyone doing a job with repetitive hand motion may experience problems more often. Our specialist team at RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services are experienced with the best methods to get you back to optimum health.
Of the more than 37 million adults suffering from migraine headaches, nearly 5 million have at least 1 episode a month. Fully 91% of those experiencing migraine pain can’t function normally or go to work. A disproportionate level of migraine patients are women. While causes behind migraines aren’t fully understood. At RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services we have several treatment options that can relieve or reduce migraine symptoms.
Anyone who suffers through plantar fasciitis knows of the stabbing, burning pain that accompanies the condition in the morning, after the fascia tightens up overnight, or after long periods on their feet. The good news is that the professionals at RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services have the tools and training to easily treat this painful condition.
The frustration of fibromyalgia sufferers is well founded, as it’s a condition of often unknown origin with no standard treatment and no cure. It’s believed by researchers that fibromyalgia may cause the brain to change the way it processes pain, in effect amplifying messages of pain sensation. The sufferer starts to feel pain more severely than accounted for by any body condition. Our team of specialists at RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services frequently treat the symptoms that accompany fibromyalgia.
Dizziness can be described as an assortment of symptoms from feeling woozy after a ride or light-headed with standing up quickly, to a sensation of being unstable or feeling faint. Some people, however, suffer with a more severe and specific type of dizziness called vertigo, a medical term describing a symptom of perceiving (falsely) the movement (whirling, spinning, or rotating) of the environment. The cause of this debilitating condition is sometimes difficult to delineate. Fortunately, in majority of cases a specific cause can be identified allowing for proper management. Proper diagnosis and management of vestibular dysfunctions requires an interdisciplinary approach. Our team at RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services are specialists in vestibular rehabilitation and are experienced in effective management of symptoms related to various vestibular disorders.
The shoulder is a complex joint, as it’s the meeting place of three bones and a collection of muscles and tendons called the rotator cuff. There’s an astonishing range of motion available from a healthy shoulder as well as significant pain and loss of motion when things go wrong. At RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services we regularly see shoulder strains, sprains, and injuries including damage to the rotator cuff, tendonitis and bursitis. Our specialists are trained in multiple techniques to relieve pain and restore shoulders to proper function, even after shoulder replacement surgery.
Pain in the hip and surrounding area comes from a variety of sources. The joint itself may originate pain, while other conditions create hip pain as a symptom. Whatever the nature of your pain, contact our team at RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services. We have experience with many physiotherapy techniques and treatments to relieve hip pain and improve mobility. If hip surgery is in your future, our qualified team at RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services provide pre and post-op treatment protocols to help you through the process.
Your Physiotherapist will spend the time with you to fully assess the origin of your hip pain and investigate what physical deficits you have that are affecting your function.A physical therapist is qualified and allowed by their professional scope of practice to establish a physical diagnosis and determine a client’s movement potential and plan and implement physical therapy programmes using specialised knowledge and skills for the prevention or treatment of movement dysfunction, and participate in such other professional activities such as: research, teaching, consultation and administration. Manual and/or manipulative therapy is used to restore motion when joints are restricted either due to fibrosis (stiffness) or to over activation of the muscular system. Some of these techniques include:
With lower back pain one of the leading causes of disability and lost time worldwide, over 80% of the population and 50% of working adults may experience symptoms at one time or another. At RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services, we believe that the least invasive treatment is the place to start, breaking the cycle of recurring pain and reducing the need for pain medication.
Neck pain is particularly distracting and uncomfortable, and since your whole body relies on signals traveling through your neck, neck health is particularly important. Simple things such as posture, mechanics, work habits and stress contribute to neck pain, as do injury and accidents. Fortunately, most patients respond well to treatment. Once pain comes under control, RVC Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Services team work with the patient to break the cycle of recurring pain.
Electric Stimulation Therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. It is also helpful in keeping muscles active especially after any type spinal cord injury or strokes. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a commonly used non-pharmacologic and non-invasive treatment of Pain, involving the use of a mild electrical current with a frequency less than 10Hz to 150 Hz that reduces the pain felt from some conditions.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Electrical Stimulation.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used in physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Ultrasound uses a high frequency sound wave emitted from the sound head when electricity is passed through a quartz crystal. The sound waves cause the vibration of water molecules deep within tissue causing a heating effect. When the sound waves are pulsed, they cause a vibration of the tissue rather than heating. The stream of sound waves helps with nutrition exchange at the cellular level and healing. Studies have shown that ultrasound is helpful for ligament healing and clinically, for carpal tunnel syndrome, and muscle spasms.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Therapeutic Ultrasound.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our AcupunctureUltrasound.
The Pearl Technology® contained in every THERA°PEARL pack is game changing innovation born of an age old therapy.
Crafted by a doctor who knew she could offer her patients something better than a bag of frozen peas, THERA°PEARL was designed with you in mind. Whether chilled or heated, Pearl Technology conveniently holds its temperature for the doctor recommended time of 20 minutes and conforms to your body to deliver the perfect relief from your aches and pains.
Easily pliable when frozen, our Pearl Technology is cold enough to offer targeted ice therapy without sacrificing flexibility. Not stiff, jagged or uncomfortable, chilled THERA°PEARL packs stay smooth and soft on your skin as they conform to deliver soothing relief.
The Kinesio Taping® Method has taken the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine world by storm. Developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase nearly 35 years ago in Japan, Kinesio Taping® has become the gold standard for therapeutic rehabilitative taping for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
We regularly conduct Training and Development Courses for Kinesio Taping Instruction. Please contact us for more information or request to be added to our mailing list here.
There are many things that can be done to manage a developmental flat foot. Your healthcare provider can help diagnose the condition and recommend appropriate treatment. Intervention may include balance and coordination exercises, in addition to LITTLE STEPS® Foot Orthotics for kids.
LITTLE STEPS® are pre-fabricated foot orthoses specifically designed for kids. Little Steps provide an affordable alternative to expensive custom foot orthoses while delivering a prescription based correction. This promotes earlier intervention and treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions common to children. Sizing ranges from a toddlers 7.5 through child’s size 4.5 (euro sizes 23-36), suiting most kids up to ages 10-12.
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The QUADRASTEP® SYSTEM is based on a clinical assessment algorithm which identifies and differentiates the structural and functional aspects of the foot into 6 specific foot “types”. Each foot type influences not only the patients gait but the conditions and pathologies which may affect them throughout their lives.
QUADRASTEP® orthoses are manufactured from an injection molded thermoplastic compound which has a unique combination of strength with a “soft-edge” feel which gives incredible support while maintaining high patient comfort aiding in compliance of use. The devices are a single piece incorporating all of the required postings, recesses and heel cup/sidewall heights to effectively treat the specific foot type diagnosed requiring no additional adjustments.
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Thera-Band® brand products comprise the world’s leading line of progressive elastic resistance exercise products for professional rehabilitation and wellness.
Resistance exercise systems are used as tools for rehabilitating and restoring muscle and joint functions and for improving conditioning, balance and building strength. Thera-Band product lines include latex and latex-free bands, natural rubber tubing, exercise balls, hand exercisers, flexible bars, exercise mats, stability trainers, aquatic exercise products, specialized exercise kits, and paraffin heat therapy.
Thera-Band products are available for local wholesale distribution for bulk orders to other professional providers as well as to Pharmacies and at discount prices to our patients.
Thera-Band® resistive exercise systems include latex bands available in 8 color-coded levels of resistance.
Thera-Band® Hand Exercisers are specially formulated exercisers provided in a progressive sequence of five resistance colors. Used for hand, finger and forearm strengthening, as well as hot and cold therapy.
Thera-Band® FlexBar® is used for wrist, forearm, and hand rehabilitation, upper extremity stabilization, neuromuscular re-education, massage therapy, martial arts, and sports grip strengthening.
Thera-Band® Exercise Balls are offered in various sizes to meet all body types and heights. They are slow deflating reducing risk of injury if punctured.
The Thera-Band® Foot Roller is used to reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and tired feet. It is used to stretch the plantar fascia and increase flexibility & mobility.
The Thera-Band® Rehab and Wellness Station is an all-in-one, comprehensive resistance band system that provides Functional Strength, Balance and Core Control.
RVC Rehab Services offers the complete Thera-Band® line of products by order. We do stock the most popular items at both of our locations.
We regularly conduct Training and Development Courses for Theraband Products. Expert instruction, guidance and advice on the best techniques to use for optimum results. Please contact us for more information or request to be added to our mailing list here.
We are the local distributor for BIOFREEZE®. Applied topically, BIOFREEZE® provides relief from aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with backaches, arthritis, bruises, strains and sprains.
BIOFREEZE® helps break the pain cycle, by relieving pain through a method known as “Gate Control,” or “gating.” In the gating process, menthol acts to stimulate specific sensory receptors in the skin, thereby blocking other receptors from sending pain signals to the brain. Recommended use is up to 4 times per day – both before exercise or therapy (to relieve painful movement), and afterwards (to soothe muscle or joint soreness).
BIOFREEZE® is also known to be effective in helping people who have trouble sleeping due to nagging pain and discomfort. Users generally achieve a full night of undisturbed sleep when BIOFREEZE® is applied just prior to bedtime.
BIOFREEZE® is used by chiropractors, therapeutic massage practitioners, physical therapists and doctors in their clinics.
More often than not, your programme will address sitting and standing postures & strategies for addressing them, squatting and lifting techniques and any other movement pattern that is either aggravating your pain or is a requirement for your work/recreation needs. You will be made aware of how the strategies you have been using are connected to your pain and dysfunction and given simple cues/clues as to how to correct them before your pain intensifies.
By changing your posture and non-optimal movement behaviours, you can take back control over the events that are delaying your recovery.
To this end, we offer ergonomic evaluations with reports recommending the changes necessary to enhance your safety at the work place.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Posture and Movement Training.
At RVC your journey to parenthood starts with Lamaze Childbirth Education Classes. The Lamaze method, developed by the French obstetrician Ferdinand Lamaze, has been used in the United States and around the world since the late ’50s and remains one of the most commonly taught types of childbirth classes. We regularly run a six week course to guide expectant parents through the journey to prepare for your birth experience. Please contact us for our upcoming schedule of classes and for more information about enrolment.
The word Doula (pronounced doo-la ) comes from ancient Greek and is used to refer to someone experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
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Research evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum Doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction, and reduce the risk of mood disorders.
You are encouraged to contact “Nurturing Birth Experience….Before, During & After” near your 28th week of pregnancy. This will allow time to become acquainted, obtain a history of the pregnancy and learn about prior births, expectations, wishes and needs and plan how to enhance your birth experience. Your Doula will assist you in developing a realistic birthing plan, and offer information on labour and delivery, and instruction in relaxation, breathing, visualization and comfort techniques.
During the actual delivery, the Doula will remain continuously with the birthing mom as part of the health care team, offering comfort and encouragement. Following the baby’s arrival, the Doula will help with breastfeeding, infant care information, and provide follow-up support for the new parents with postpartum visits.
The Doula’s support is as valuable to the father as it is to the mother. A sympathetic ear, source of encouragement, gentle educator and a friend is something from which we could all benefit throughout our lives. The postpartum Doula provides all of these during this defining life experience.
The importance of the father’s involvement and support during the weeks following birth cannot be overstated. During this time he truly becomes a parent, getting to know this tiny, yet complete person who has entered his family. The Doula can ease this introduction, helping the father to discover all he can do about his baby, as well as as developing his own concept of himself as a parent. In addition, a Doula can help parents adjust their own relationship, moving forward to enhance their previous life together as a couple who are now parents. The role of the Doula is to help the family experience success.
Lactation Services are provided by a Certified Lactation Consultant in either the hospital or the comfort of your own home.
Infant/Child CPR, First Aid & Baby Safety Certification Course
RVC Rehab Services is happy to offer a 3-4 hour course taught on the last Saturday afternoon of every month (excluding December and August) by a certified instructor and physical therapist.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that ‘health care professionals should recommend human milk for all infants in whom breastfeeding is not specifically contraindicated and provide parents with complete, current information on the benefits and techniques of breastfeeding to ensure that their feeding decision is a fully informed one’.
AAP recommends breastfeeding for at least 12 months with exclusive breastfeeding for a minimum of 4 months but preferably for 6 months.
AAP firmly supports the position that “breastfeeding ensures the best possible health as well as the best developmental and psychosocial outcomes for the infant. Exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the first 6 months of life.
RVC Rehab Services is happy to offer an exercise class designed to keep mom fit during pregnancy; directed at alleviating symphsis pubis disorder, SI joint and postural problems that can be experienced due to physiological changes to the body during pregnancy.
RVC Rehab Services specialises in post partum health care for new moms.
Pregnancy, labour, and delivery create many changes in a woman’s body – some slowly over several months, and some acutely due to trauma during labour and delivery. All women who go through this amazing process change the way they use their muscle system to stabilize the lumbopelvic region and transfer loads through their bodies. The goal of this program is to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to restore optimum function of your lower back and pelvis. The information delivered, as well as the exercises and movement behaviours taught, will help to restore optimal stabilization strategies for your lower back and pelvic girdle, potentially reducing the risk of future lower back and pelvic pain, as well as prevent problems such as uterine prolapse and bladder dysfunction.
Post-Caesarean / Post-hysterectomy Care & Education
While still in the hospital, we can teach you various movement patterns so you can get in and out of bed, cough, sneeze, etc. with minimum pain. We’ll also help you with simple exercises to alleviate gas and get your tummy toned again!
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Doula Services.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Doula Services.
New! RVC is proud to present you with the very latest in Womens Health Therapy – the CO2RE Intima. This is the first of this technology in The Cayman Islands. This practise is a new, in office, non-surgical laser treatment to relieve the vaginal symptoms women may be experiencing related to childbirth and ageing.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Women’s Health Therapy.
At RVC Rehab Services we marry our medical expertise with our exercise expertise into a fitness experience that is qualitatively different from and will far exceed any regular gym. As part of our development process we continually take principles and practices that we have found to be successful in delivering physical therapy services and apply them to fitness. For example, our vision dictated that we would provide only information and instruction that was scientifically based and successfully researched. We are proud of our team of physical therapists, exercise physiologists, physical therapist assistants and athletic trainers, among others.
After restoring joint mobility at our medically-oriented gym, an individual exercise programme is then prescribed. We will address the specific condition at hand, with emphasis on retaining motor patterns. Through this proven strategy, patients will get maximum results without irritation of joint structures or symptom exacerbation. All exercises are patient-specific according to their work and recreation demands.
Exercise programmes are offered on a one-to-one basis for specific conditions such as: backaches, postpartum health, weight loss, controlling diabetes or to simply improve overall wellness. Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates are some of the exercises included in such programmes. In addition, we teach exercise techniques for all of the body’s major joints, to combat some of the most common diagnoses seen in older persons such as: Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Osteoporosis, gait and balance deficits, etc.
We have fulfilled our vision by providing a place where our referring physicians will feel confident in safely sending us overweight or obese patients, patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardiac problems, postpartum conditions and cancer, etc. Upon referral, we will design a programme that takes into account our patient’s medical status and progress them along as they improve. As these patients progress toward exercise independence, our therapy staff can now collaborate with the fitness staff and actually assist in making lifestyle changes for the patients!
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Exercise Instruction.
“A SOUND approach to help you heal”
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Used At The World Cup is now available on island at RVC Physical Therapy Department at the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital.
For years, ESWT has been used by veterinarians to assist with decreasing pain, alleviating injuries and even treating wounds. Today doctors and therapists are finding this technology to be beneficial for human musculoskeletal conditions such as:
The Miracle Wave ™ technology offers an effective, non-invasive SOUND approach to restoring painless mobility in patients with chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. Similar to the technology of Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), The Miracle Wave ™ is a cutting-edge treatment solution, which utilizes sound waves (or acoustic pulses) to initiate a healing effect within the body to help repair, restore & rejuvenate muscle tissue; esepecially when conventional treatments were unsuccessful.
The best part? There are little to no side effects and there’s no downtime, which means patients are able to resume their daily activities as soon as possible.
Located in the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, RVC Rehab Services, the island’s first private physical therapy department, is proud to be the first in the Caribbean to carry this new machine. They were the first to have the older ESWT machine from 2005.
“We have gotten great results from the older ESWT machine over the past nine years and look forward to even great results from the new Miracle Wave”, said Jacqui Tomlinson- Smith, owner of RVC Rehab Services. ” We are happy to have our refresher training for our physical therapist staff to fall on World Physical Therapy Day, Monday, September 8 by Gerhard Kinas, the founder himself of this amazing machine.”
Following an examination, the average treatment session lasts about 10 minutes and 3- 7 treatment sessions may be required depending on the condition. This fast, safe, efficient and easy application allows patients to resume their daily activities as before.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Miracle Wave Therapy.
Multi Radiance Laser is a non-invasive treatment modality used to control inflammation, increase circulation and accelerate pain relief. It is a safe, effective & pain free treatment that is easy to deliver with no side-effects. The future of health technology is here! Pain Relief at the Speed of Light
Does it hurt? What does it feel like?
Little or no sensation during treatment. Occasional mild soothing warmth or tingling
Are there any side effects?
If a patient is allergic to light may get a rash or blister for a few days. Occasionally old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as healing response is more active after treatment.
How long does each treatment take?
Depends on size of area or condition being treated , but typically treatment duration is 5 – 15minutes
How often should the patient be treated?
Acute conditions: may be treated daily. Chronic conditions:2-3 X per week- tapering off once per week to once every other week with improvement
How many treatments does it take?
Acute conditions: may be treated daily. Chronic conditions:2-3 X per week- tapering off once per week to once every other week with improvement
How long before the results are felt?
Pain reduction can be felt from first treatment. Best results are felt after 3-4 sessions
Can it be used along with other forms of treatment?
Yes. Other modalities are complementary and can increase the effectiveness of the treatment – physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilisation and electrotherapy. Also after surgery.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Multi Radiance Laser.
Sports Massage was originally developed to help athletes perform at their optimal level, to recover from sports rapidly, and to keep injuries to a minimum. Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend fitness enthusiasts. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
We believe that Physiotherapy returns you to wellness – Massage keeps you there!
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Sports Massage Therapy.
Chiropractic Services offer you natural health care without surgery or prescription drugs. Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use surgical practices, or medicinal drugs. With a chiropractic spinal adjustment, there is application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment, which corrects the misalignment, assisting your body to recuperate on its own and permitting normal nerve transmission.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding our Chiropractic Services
“RVC – Over 40 years of serving our community as leaders in the field of physical rehabilitation”
Physical therapy is a professional health care discipline directed primarily towards the rehabilitation of movement dysfunction. A movement dysfunction is defined as “an alteration in normal body biomechanics that limits effective or efficient body performance”. The movement dysfunction may be due to pain, congenital anomalies, disease processes, accident or injury, enforced activity, maladaptive postures, problems secondary to aging, or psychological/social stress. The dysfunction may be manifested in actual or potential impairment related to the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, respiratory or cardiovascular systems.
A physical therapist is qualified and allowed by his/her professional scope of practice to establish a physical diagnosis and determine a client’s movement potential and plan and implement physical therapy programmes using specialised knowledge and skills for the prevention or treatment of movement dysfunction, and participate in such other professional activities such as: research, teaching, consultation and administration. Manual and/or manipulative therapy is used to restore motion when joints are restricted either due to fibrosis (stiffness) or to over activation of the muscular system. Some of these techniques include:
At RVC Rehab Services you will find physical therapists who have taken specialized training in post-graduate manual & manipulative therapy and integrate these techniques into their treatment plans.
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