Reh-Fit Rehabilitation Services
Our highly skilled and certified staff provide one-on-one care for rehabilitation and injury management through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal concerns.
Physiotherapy is a health care profession dedicated to the science of rehabilitation, providing treatment to clients of all ages, conditions, and abilities with a focus of promotion of overall health and wellness. Physiotherapy is used to restore and enhance functional ability and independence, improve strength, heal injuries and return to work, sport, recreation, or leisure pursuits. Physiotherapy also assists in the prevention of injury, disability, and the progression of chronic conditions.
What is a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are qualified primary health care providers and are regulated by a provincial licensing board, The College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM). Physiotherapists work with assessment and diagnostic tools to determine the cause of your injury, issue, or concern. Therapists provide you with individualized treatments, education, and exercise in order to improve, progress, and resolve dysfunctions of the body. Bodily dysfunction can occur due to muscle imbalance, decreased strength, mobility, car accidents, injuries, work place accidents, acute or chronic conditions, as well as many other health issues.
One on One Sessions for Members Only:
- First appointment
- Your initial assessment involves the physiotherapist performing a detailed assessment including a detailed history (medical, personal, and injury), and physical assessment. This allows your physiotherapist to diagnose the problem, provide education about your condition, and begin treatment should time permit. Schedule yourself for an hour for your initial assessment.
- Follow up appointments
- These appointments will consist of hands on treatment (manual therapy), exercise, and pain management techniques.
- Appointment times may vary depending on treatment techniques, and exercise programming. Hot packs, cold pack, massage, and acupuncture may be part of your therapeutic treatment, as well as range of motion and strengthening exercises. All treatment techniques will be explained and performed only with your consent.
- Manual therapy
- Muscle energy techniques
Purchasing Physiotherapy Services
Physiotherapy sessions are one hour
Book an appointment by stopping by the Reception Desk or calling 204-488-8023.
About Athletic Therapy
The Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist includes the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal, gait and postural evaluation/education, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping and bracing, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.
What is an Athletic Therapist?
Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.
One on One Sessions for Members Only:
An Athletic Therapy initial assessment consists of: a patient history, postural and gait assessment, clearing the joints above and below, a musculoskeletal assessment including active, passive and isometric resisted testing of the affected joint, myotomes, dermatomes and reflexes, special tests and palpation. The Athletic Therapist presents three indices of suspicion to the patient of the potential injury and begins treatment.
Treatment includes everything from postural education, modalities, taping/bracing and manual techniques including massage therapy, soft tissue release, mobilizations, exercise prescription and therapist assisted stretching. There is a very large emphasis on exercise prescription due to the fact that ATs have a very large knowledge base when it comes to exercise.
Athletic Therapists specialize in musculoskeletal injuries. Chronic disease and cardiorespiratory cases fall outside the AT’s scope of practice; those patients should be referred to a Physiotherapist.