Treatment Tools

We offer the following treatment tools and services:

Electrophysical Agents

  • Active Compression and Cold Exchange

    Active Compression and Cold Exchange

    The “RICE” protocol – rest, ice, compression and elevation – has long been a mainstay of post-injury treatment. Cryotherapy has come a long way over the years from simple ice packs to state of the …Read More »
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

    Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

    IMS utilizes acupuncture needles to treat pain and dysfunction from a different perspective than traditional acupuncture. In this treatment an injector tube is used with the needles to allow for enhanced accuracy and depth of …Read More »
  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture

    Acupuncture had its beginnings in ancient China thousands of years ago. It was introduced in Western Europe in the 1950s and in Canada in the 1970s. At Best Health Physiotherapy our therapists combine the art …Read More »
  • Spinal Traction

    Spinal Traction

    Spinal Traction can provide relief of symptoms of spinal nerve irritation or compression by changing the pressure on the nerve and its blood supply.  This relief of irritation to the nerve creates the correct physical …Read More »
  • Short Wave Diathermy (SWD)

    Short Wave Diathermy (SWD)

    Short Wave Diathermy (SWD) is a treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to produce deep heating in joints and soft tissues. This form of heat can be applied to deeper structures than other forms of heat …Read More »
  • LASER

    LASER

    LASER is a very specific artificially produced form of light. There are several classes of LASER designed to serve a variety of purposes. Physiotherapists use a class of LASER that promotes healing of injured tissues …Read More »
  • Ultrasound

    Ultrasound

    Ultrasound is high frequency sound waves. Devices producing ultrasound have many uses in health care but physiotherapists use therapeutic ultrasound to promote healing, increase circulation and decrease pain in injured tissues. At Best Health Physiotherapy …Read More »
  • Electrical Stimulation

    Electrical Stimulation

    Electrical stimulation is a treatment proven to provide pain relief, strengthen and re-educate injured muscles, and promote tissue and wound healing. Electrical stimulation is the application of skin electrodes, or the insertion of acupuncture needles …Read More »

Physiotherapy Approaches

  • GLA:D™ Program for Hip and Knee Arthritis

    GLA:D™ Program for Hip and Knee Arthritis

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is very common in older Canadians, and it is often thought to result from joint changes that occur as part of the normal aging process. However, OA can also affect people as young …Read More »
  • Exercise Prescription

    Exercise Prescription

    There are many types of instructors in the world of fitness and each provide a valuable service to their clients. At Best Health Physiotherapy our goal is to provide instruction on movement and strengthening that …Read More »
  • Manual Therapy

    Manual Therapy

    Manual or ‘Hands-on’ Therapy care takes many forms. At Best Health Physiotherapy our physiotherapists are highly educated in safe and effective methods of mobilizing your joints and tissues. Movement has the benefit of enhancing blood …Read More »
  • Patient Education

    Patient Education

    An important part of any treatment program is patient education.  Best Health Physiotherapists want to empower you to participate in improving your function and mobility. By providing you with evidence-based information about your condition and …Read More »
  • Taping

    Taping

    The application of specialized medical or sports tapes may be used as part of your care at Best Health Physiotherapy. The tape is applied directly to your skin in order to maintain a stable position …Read More »
  • Soft Tissue Treatment

    Soft Tissue Treatment

    Best Health Physiotherapists may use a variety of manual treatments on your muscles, fascia (the fibrous connective tissue around muscles) and skin, including trigger point treatment, stretching and connective tissue massage. Additionally, you may be …Read More »

Massage Treatment

  • Cupping Therapy

    Cupping Therapy

    Fixed Cupping: The cups are placed on a selected area of your body and left in place without being moved for 5 to 10 minutes while another area of the body is treated. For example, …Read More »
  • Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

    Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

    Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is used primarily in the treatment of lymphedema and swelling caused by poor venous circulation. It is a combination of MLD, bandaging, exercises and skin care. CDT can help lymphedema caused …Read More »
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a hands on therapy in which the practitioner uses specialized and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels, …Read More »
  • Massage Therapy

    Massage Therapy

    Massage Therapy can be an important part of maintaining your best state of health. Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or gain relief from chronic pain, therapeutic massage can …Read More »

Authorizations

  • Authorization for Accessible Parking Permit

    Authorization for Accessible Parking Permit

    If you are temporarily or permanently having difficulty accessing services because of a leg injury or due to other walking limitations, you may be eligible for an Accessible Parking Permit.  Physiotherapists are authorized through the …Read More »
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorization

    Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorization

    The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care administers the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to provide access to funding for important medical equipment and supplies for people who have long-term physical disabilities. In most cases …Read More »