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Functional Dry Needling
This technique involves inserting thin needles into irritable and tight muscles which creates a change in the muscle and surrounding connective tissue. The technique has also been shown to stimulate nerves that allow the body to release its own painkillers. Trigger point dry needling is often combined with additional physical therapy techniques and has been shown to address pain, and improve movement and overall function. (physiotherapyalberta.ca).
Graston®
This technique is an evidence based clinical treatment technique that involves the use of specially designed stainless steel instruments to break down scar tissue and adhesions in muscle. The technique has been proven to decrease treatment time, facilitate recovery time, decrease the need for anti-inflammatories, and resolve chronic conditions. (grastontechnique.com).
Laser Therapy
A non-invasive modality used to treat acute and chronic pain, improve blood flow, increase mobility and lead to increased quality of life and function . The technique involves use of a laser device to deliver light waves to the tissues to initiate natural healing processes. (multiradiance.com).
Shockwave Therapy
           
          Shockwave Therapy is a modality used to deliver a series of high energy acoustic waves to an affected area.                              Shockwave Therapy treats * Plantar Fasciitis * Frozen Shoulder * Heel Spurs * Tennis Elbow * Morton's Neuroma *                Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis * Hallux Rigidus * Bursitis * Achilles Tendinopathy * Tendonitis * Trigger Point                          Therapy * Jumpers Knee * Anterior Tibial Syndrome * Osteoarthritis * Patellar Chondropathy * Trochanteric                            Tendonitis                      
MVA
Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) – It is important to seek medical advice as soon as practical following a motor vehicle accident. Please use 911 for an emergency. Following an MVA please contact your insurance company to start a claim. If you have seen a doctor, they may recommend physiotherapy, massage therapy or chiropractic care following an accident. You may still book an appointment without having seen a physician. Either way, it is important that your insurance company knows you are seeking treatment for personal injury in order to complete the required paperwork and to start your treatment as soon as possible.
Pelvic Health
Ladies! (And Gentleman too!) Pelvic Floor physiotherapy has been established as the first line of defense in the treatment for incontinence and pelvic pain. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by an imbalance of the core and pelvic floor muscles that are either too tight or too weak. A pelvic health physiotherapist is trained specifically to assess and treat the pelvic floor muscles and help uncover the cause of your incontinence or pelvic pain issues.
Taping
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. In order to get the desired results from a tape application as well as any other treatment, a full assessment is necessary. Taping has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures. (kinesiotaping.com)
The massage therapists at Vantage Physiotherapy Clinic offer a wide variety of treatment techniques that include Graston® Technique, Myofascial Cupping, CranioSacral, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Pain Reduction, and Trigger Point Release. They work closely with all of our practitioners to help clients achieve their wellness goals
Chiropractors are considered spine, muscle, and nervous system experts and have specialized training to provide effective treatment to promote health, alleviate pain, and improve quality of life. Chiropractors use hands on techniques to treat the bones, muscles, and joints that you use everyday.  (www.chiropractic.ca)