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Physiotherapy

As primary health care professionals, Physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. Your Physiotherapy assessment may include analysis of posture, gait, and balance, joint range of motion, functional movement patterns, muscle strength, as well as neurological function.

Once your assessment is complete your Physiotherapist will review the results with you, review how your body works, and what is keeping it from moving well, and then prescribe a personalized therapeutic exercise program to reduce your pain, restore your mobility, and promote your independence. Depending on your condition, your treatment may also include mobilization, manual therapy, modalities to reduce pain, acupuncture, or corrective orthotics in addition to your home rehabilitation program.

By combining the principles of evidence-informed practice, assessment skills, clinical and professional judgment, your physiotherapist will work closely with you, and often with other health care professionals, to ensure that your health goals are met.

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Active Rehabilitation

Our Physiotherapists practice active rehabilitation which means you are an active participant in the whole process. You will be educated about your condition, the recommended treatment plan, as well as the reasonable alternative treatments available.

Acupuncture in Nanaimo, BC

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles into the skin at specific points on the body. It is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe, effective, non-painful, and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.

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Exercise Therapy

Exercise therapy is a key component to addressing pain and injury. It involves increasing motion of the body in order to relieve symptoms and improve function. Specific stretching, strengthening, and stabilization exercises are a critical part of the rehabilitation process for most musculoskeletal injuries. Continued exercise is also an important component of rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Laser Therapy, Nanaimo, BC

Laser Therapy

Therapeutic laser treatments provide patients with a safe, effective and painless therapy that uses the body’s own natural healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, and promote cell regeneration.

Lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photons of light. The body absorbs this laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which the body then uses to help its own tissue repairs. The biostimulating effect of laser therapy causes a decrease in inflammation and pain and an increase in tissue regeneration and healing.

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Multi-Cervical Unit (MCU)

The BTE Multi-Cervical Unit (MCU) is the most effective and complete system for the assessment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from chronic neck pain.

Research has shown the MCU to be successful in reducing pain for people with generalized neck pain, whiplash associated disorders (WAD) , cervical disc disease, neck strains, repetitive work related injuries, arthritis and tension headaches.

The MCU is an evidence based tool which objectively evaluates cervical active range of motion (ROM) and isotonic strength in multiple different positions. These measurements are used to create an individualized dynamic strength program that is performed on the machine with guidance

At Pure Body Balance we recommend a combination of manual therapy and supervised exercise therapy, as studies show this method to be more effective than manual therapy or exercise therapy alone

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Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological physiotherapy is a specialized form of physiotherapy focusing on the treatment of patients with a neurological diagnosis – specific examples would include Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, MS.

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Lymphedema Treatment

Effective management can be achieved through specialized treatment. This includes manual lymphatic drainage techniques, multi-component bandaging, pneumatic pump therapy, measurement and fitting of a compression garment and instruction on appropriate exercises and self-management.

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