Abbotsford Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & RMT Services
ALTUS Chiropractic and Physiotherapy is a leading multi-disciplinary clinic serving Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Aldergrove. We are located at 101- 32920 Ventura Avenue Abbotsford.
Physiotherapy, Physical therapy Services
We treat Sports Injuries, Neck and Back Pain, Post Operative Total Hip/Knee Rehabilitation.
- Assessment and Exercise Recommendation Based on Individual Needs
- Therapeutic Manipulations: Manual and Manipulative (spine and extremities)
- Home Exercise Programs
- Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry Needling
- Ultrasound, neuromuscular stimulation and laser modalities
- Customer Education and Information
Every age group, from children to the elderly.
Sports and physical activities play a significant role in many people’s lives; our physiotherapists have vast experience dealing with athletes who appreciate this. Sports involvement, coaching, and/or training are a part of every one of our physiotherapists’ professional lives.
As soon as you are injured while participating in sports or outside of it, one of our physiotherapists will make sure that your rehabilitation brings you back to the level of competition at which you were before your accident. Exercises will contain both rehabilitative and preventative components to the treatment. Exercises for core stability and strength will be combined with sports-specific drills.
What do you mean by the term “Core”?
These deep stabilizing muscles comprise the diaphragm, transverse abdominis, multifidus, and pelvic floor muscles and are together referred to as the core. The core muscles are only anticipatory of the contraction of the body’s big movement muscles, not the real creators of movement. This gives your spinal and pelvic joints the stability they need to protect you as you move.
It is important to have a strong core since it helps to prevent back injuries as well as having an impact on other areas of the body. A strong core helps avoid and recover from hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and neck injuries by providing a stable base of support for arm and leg movement. In addition, it aids in the development of greater consistency, stamina, and strength for a variety of daily activities, including sports and work.
To strengthen your body’s deep stabilizing muscles and enhance their timing in connection to other bodily motions, our Abbotsford physiotherapists will instruct you in a precise series of progressive activities. As you continue through the levels, you will learn more dynamic motions that may be customized for your own sport, job, or activity.
IMS/dry needling can be used to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions. IMS includes evaluating the affected area and inserting a thin and flexible needle into shortened muscles. The needle contracts the muscle, which then relaxes and lengthens in response. There’s nothing injected into the body’s organs or tissues. After the therapy, many clients report that they are hurting for around 24 hours until their pain symptoms lessen or go away completely.
A number of health conditions can benefit from IMS therapy, including:
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Chronic Lower Back Pain
- Whiplash injuries of the neck
- Osteoarthritis of the hip
- Frozen Shoulder
Traction or spinal decompression is used to treat a wide range of usually chronic back and neck problems. In order to decompress the spine at predetermined levels, the decompression/traction device applies a traction force along the spine’s long axis.
Traction and decompression can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Sciatica or other nerve entrapments
- Disc herniation
- Disc protrusion
- Degenerative disc disease
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Spinal stenosis
- Decreased range of motion in the neck or low back
- Pain, numbness, tingling, pins, and needles in the arms or legs
At the beginning of your treatment, your physiotherapist will do a complete evaluation of your condition to see if spinal decompression/traction is a good fit. Along with a spinal evaluation, your physiotherapist will examine your core and any other areas that are connected to your symptoms. You’ll also receive instruction, core and postural exercises, and home exercises if spinal decompression/traction is considered necessary.