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Treatment

Our comprehensive and interdisciplinary program is made up of four key areas:

Treatment_cycle

 

 

Treatment
Description
Roles

Functional Restoration Component

  • This component includes a supervised exercise program specifically tailored to the patient’s functional and vocational goals.
  • The Functional Restoration stage provides posturing and positioning, assistive devices and ergonomic equipment when making the transition from the clinical setting to the home or work site.
  •  The Kinesiologist helps to improve a patient's performance with stretches and exercises while monitoring the patient’s motivation and pain behaviours.
  • The Occupational Therapist provides transitional support, in-home functional assessments or treatment, job site analyses, physical demands analyses, ergonomic assessments, return-to-work program design and implementation.
Medical Component
  • The medical management includes both initial assessment and reassessment of the patient during treatment as well as attending weekly rounds where each patient’s progress is reviewed.
  • The Medical Consultant, together with the Clinical Pharmacist, reviews all medications and recommends optimal therapy.
  • The Medical Consultant also communicates with family physicians and other specialists when needed, which may entail explaining the program as well as requesting support for their patients’ recovery plan.  
Physical Component
  • Treatment includes manual techniques that focus on soft tissue and joint dysfunction.
    Biofeedback is an advanced method using computerized technology that provides instant feedback related to muscle tension, blood flow, and breathing patterns. 
  • Massage Therapy relieves the tightness of muscles, while stretching and anxiety reduction techniques improve mobility.
  • The Physiotherapist/Chiropractor selects the most appropriate therapies for each patient's needs and recommends a routine that includes education on conditioning, posture, stretches, soft tissue & joint mobilization, and mobility excercises.
  •  The Physiotherapist/Chiropractor supervises the Biofeedback Therapist and Kinesiologist.
  • The Registered Massage Therapist and the rest of the team work closely in an integrated program.
Psychological Component
  • Individualized psychological treatment focuses on the identified emotional and psychological issues to help maximize the patient’s adjustment and functioning. 
  • Provides patients with insight into the causes of stress, while cognitive behavioural training techniques provide the basis for the pain management strategies taught throughout the program. 
  • The Psychologist supervises the psychological aspects of the program and provides recommendations on how best to manage the emotional, cognitive, and personality factors relevant to the patient’s progress.
  • The Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist  assists the patient in recognizing how his or her thoughts and behavioural patterns affect mood and pain levels.

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