Therapy Services

Work conditioning programs

If you are unable to return to work as a result of injuries you have sustained at work or in an accident, we have the solution for you. 

 

We begin by determining the physical demands of your job.  Next we assess your functional capabilities to determine your limitations as far as your work is concerned.  After that we design a program to improve your level of function so that you can meet the physical demands of your work. This program consists of exercises and clinic based simulation of the physical demands of your job.  The intensive program is designed to gradually improve your endurance and allow you to return to work without aggravation of your condition.

 

 

Foot Care

Custom made orthotics and shoes

A custom made orthotic is a device made from the impression of your feet, which is worn inside the shoe.  Custom made orthotics can help you by correcting the alignment of your foot and improving foot function. If you are involved in sports, have to stand or walk for extended periods, or suffer from low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, flat feet, heel spurs, corns, callouses, arch pain and many other foot conditions you can benefit from custom made orthotics.

 

Since each person’s feet are unique to them, buying off the shelf arch supports do not provide effective results.  In our clinics we perform a complete examination of your feet, complete a gait analysis and form a cast of you feet, which is used to make a custom orthotic specifically contoured for each of your feet.

 

We can provide you with custom made orthotics for a variety of different types of conditions such as diabetes, flat feet and heel spurs.  We can also custom make your orthotics based on the type of sports you are involved in such as golf, soccer, hockey, skiing and running.

 

 

Orthopaedic Shoes

Orthopaedic shoes are designed to provide excellent support for the feet and are helpful if you suffer from conditions such as foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain or low back pain. Most orthopaedic shoes come with removable insoles to accommodate the use of custom made orthotics. 

 

At our clinics you can choose from a wide selection of stylish, comfortable and well recognized brands of shoes such as Rockport, Ecco, Florsheim, Nike, Adidas and Puma to fit your lifestyle.

 

 

Compression stockings

Many people suffer from swelling in the legs and feet, varicose veins, phlebitis, edema, thrombosis and other circulatory problems.  Elevating the legs tends to only provide short term relief and prolonged standing and walking tend to aggravate the condition.

 

Compression stockings are designed to fit perfectly and to provide the required amount of constant pressure on the feet and legs.  This constant pressure stops the blood from pooling in the legs by forcing it back up, thereby decreasing the swelling and pressure on the veins in the legs and feet.

 

Compression stockings come in different colours and styles for men and women.  In our clinics, we take careful measurements of you legs to ensure the proper fit of the compression stockings and advise you on the best type of compression stocking for you condition.

 

On site therapies

We understand the importance of having a healthy work force and its impact on productivity.  We realize that an employee’s busy lifestyles can interfere with their ability to go for treatment. On-site therapy proves a convenient solution for employees by making treatment accessible at the work place.  We work with employers to design customized on-site therapy solutions for their work place.

 

We offer the following on-site therapies:

 

 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy focuses on treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.  Physiotherapy is safe and drug free.  Physiotherapists use manual therapy, technology based therapy and exercise programs to reduce your pain, improve your ranges of motion, increase your strength and improve your overall level of function.  Working with other practitioners at Activa Clinics, they treat conditions such as injuries sustained at work, in sports or in a motor vehicle accident, age related aches and pains, limitations in ranges of motion and many other conditions.

 

Chiropractic

Chiropractic focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  Chiropractic care is a hands-on healthcare approach, which is safe, drug free and non-invasive.  Depending on the needs of the patient, using chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, exercise programs, electrical modalities, laser, life style counseling, patient education and many other techniques, chiropractors treat conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain, whiplash, sprains/strains, motor vehicle accident related injuries, arthritis, work related injuries, sports injuries, disc problems and many other conditions. 

 

Massage therapy

Hands on treatment for the body’s muscular system

Massage therapy focuses on treatment of the soft tissues of the body, using different forms of manual therapy.  Massage therapy can help with relaxation, reduce pain, improve joint mobility, improve blood circulation, increase lymphatic drainage and improve overall function.  Our experienced massage therapists work with the rest of our healthcare team to treat headaches, pain, fibromyalgia, injuries, carpal tunnel, whiplash, tensnion and many other conditions.

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive, holistic form of ancient Chinese medicine, which has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions.  Acupuncture involves the insertion of a series of specially designed, thin, flexible needles.  These needles, which stay in the body for about 15-20 mninutes, do not cause tissue damage or bleeding.  They provide stimulation of certain acupuncture points to treat headaches, pain, stress, digestive problems, addictive issues and many other conditions.  If you are afraid of needles, another option is to have acupuncture treatment using our state of the art laser system, which requires no needle insertion, but is equally effective.   

 

Laser therapy

A revolutionary form of treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, using low intensity laser to promote healing within the cells.

Our clinics are equipped with Theralase, a super-pulsed, cold laser machine, which penetrated up to 10 cm (4 inches) below the skin surface, healing tissue faster than any other cold laser on the market.  This form of treatment is non-invasive and has a wide range of applications such as tissue and wound healing, treating musculoskeletal conditions and acupuncture treatments. 

Rather than destroying tissue, as with surgical (or hot) lasers, Theralase uses low intensity laser light energy to stimulate cells through a number of known cellular pathways in order to encourage tissue healing. This form of treatment is highly effective, drug free, non toxic, non invasive, very safe, easy to apply and painless.

 

 

Rehabilitation/Strengthening/Conditioning

Once you have undergone a comprehensive physical examination with us and we have diagnosed your condition, along with our passive therapies we will design a customized active exercise program to help improve your condition. 

 

We believe improving your flexibility, strengthening your muscles and stabilizing your joints is a very important part of your recovery process.  Our skilled therapists and kinesiologists will use clinically proven exercises and advanced equipment to help you recover from your injury quickly, return you to your normal activities and help prevent future injuries from occurring.

 

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services are used to assess the social, cultural, physical, cognitive and mental aspects of a client’s life to determine the impact of these factors on the individuals’ ability to function.  Occupational Therapists work with people suffering from injuries, disease or other abnormalities, whose condition is interfering with their ability to carry on their normal activities of daily living including work related tasks.

Working with other healthcare providers at our clinics, occupations therapists design individualized programs, which aid clients to become more independent in  their activities of daily living tasks, work related duties and other aspects of their life.

 

 

Smoking cessation

Are you or someone you know having trouble quitting smoking? Are you tired of trying expensive patches and programs that don’t work? At Activa Clinics we offer you a drug free, patch free and pain free smoking cessation program.  Using the latest technology, in just a few short sessions, we can help you stop smoking.

 

Many stop smoking programs such as “gum” and “patch” are drug based.  We believe replacing one addictive substance with another does not make sense.  Our program for smoking cessation uses cold laser to help you deal with the physical side effects of smoking such as withdrawal symptoms. 

 

Using cold laser, we target energy points on the body, which stimulates the body to detoxify nicotine and causes the body to release endorphins.  Endorphins are natural chemicals produced by the body, which have a calming and pain reducing effect.  These endorphins replace the nicotine triggered endorphins to which smokers are addicted, thereby reducing the craving for nicotine and withdrawal symptoms.  The endorphins also assist in sleeping, reduce stress and give you a general sense of well being.

 

Laser therapy often causes a change in taste thresholds or the perceived taste of tobacco, making it less desirable and even objectionable.  This lowers the overall desire to continue smoking.

 

We will also educate you on techniques to beat the associated psychological issues by giving you helpful hints, discussing the differences between psychological and physical craving, breaking the habit and detoxifying. 

 

After the completion of your program we will provide you with a handbook, a relaxation CD and a follow-up session.

 

 

Weight loss

At Activa clinics we are proud to announce our new weight loss program.  Say goodbye to fad diets, injections and grueling workouts.  Now our clients have a sae, healthy and easy way to lose weight.  We understand that each person is unique.  As a result we build a customized weight loss program to suite your needs.  Who knew losing weight could be this easy?!

 

Many weight loss programs focus on dieting, caloric intake and portion control.  Our programs focuses on correcting your body’s internal imbalances such as hormonal imbalance, personality or emotional eating or liver dysfunction. 

Our cold laser weight loss program will speed up your metabolism, decrease your appetite, control you hunger cravings and increase your endorphin levels and it will do all of that without the use of pills or chemicals.

 

Laser therapy program, combined with a healthy diet, mild exercise and detoxification will get you back on track to a healthier you and a healthier future.  You can realize real change with our program as well as a little common sense, discipline and patience. 

 

You know you did not gain the weight overnight.  Therefore, you cannot expect to lose it overnight either.  With our program you will lose about 2-3 pounds per week or 8-12 lbs per month.  You will lose inches before you lose weight and you will notice this in the way your clothes will fit you.

After the completion of our program we will provide you with a handbook on healthy eating, an exercise guide and a follow-up session.

 

 

Nutritional counseling

If your goals are to lose weight, have a healthy pregnancy, manage a chronic condition such as diabetes or just live a healthier lifestyle, we can help.  A great deal of information about nutrition is available, which can make it difficult to make good decisions regarding healthy eating. 

 

At Activa clinics we can help you make informed decisions, educate you and give you practical advice regarding nutrition to suite your taste, life style and condition. 

 

 

Personal Training

Do you want to start exercising, but don’t know where to begin? At Activa Clinics, our personal trainers are there to help by first performing a fitness assessment to determine your strengths and weaknesses and then designing an exercise program for your specific needs.  Every session will comprise of one on one time with your personal trainer, who will motivate and instruct you.  Aside from exercises, your personal trainer may give you some directions regarding nutrition and lifestyle changes to make you healthier and stronger.

 

 

Psychological counseling

At Activa Clinics we believe mental health is as important as physical health.  We realize that many of our patients face challenges in life, which has a negative impact on their physical and emotional well being.  Therefore, we offer psychological counseling by highly trained professionals as part of our multidisciplinary approach to the health of our patients.