At Northview Physiotherapy Clinic, physiotherapy is directed at treating physical conditions causing pain and discomfort or limitations to mobility and lifestyle. The goal of the physiotherapist at Northview Physiotherpay is to relieve pain and help individuals resume their normal daily activities. Patient care at Northview Physiotherapy is based on orthopedic manual physical therapy, the art and science of utilizing highly skilled, specific hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries.
Our Physiotherapists guide patients in performing detailed therapeutic exercises customized to meet their therapy goals. The focus of therapy remains on motor control, pattern of recruitment, and timing of recruitment in order to retrain movement that often results in pain and disability. Therapeutic exercises are designed to improve strength, stabilization, range of motion, balance, and elite level functional performance.
Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi energy that in Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered essential to health. When the body is healthy, Qi (pronounced chee), flows smoothly through the meridians that makes up a conceptual network of pathways throughout the entire body. When the balance or flow of Qi is deficient or obstructed it may be diseased or susceptible to illness. Acupuncture treats both the symptoms and the root causes of the patient’s illness.
In North America acupuncture is often used when western medicine has failed. In western medicine the yin/yang balance it achieves is known as homeostasis.
Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery. It stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing. Therapeutic effects include: