PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based health profession that plays a key role in your health throughout your life. Physiotherapists work with clients of all ages and with a wide range of conditions. Physiotherapy is effective in the assessment, treatment, and management of new and longstanding conditions, preventing injury, and promoting health and wellbeing.

Our Physiotherapists assess you using a detailed history-taking as well as physical tests and measures, such as range of motion and/or strength. They will then analyze your findings to establish a diagnosis. Together, you’ll discuss your current abilities and needs so we can plan treatments consistent with your goals and current health. Your treatment will incorporate the most effective approach and techniques supported by the best evidence.

Physiotherapy treatment may include acupuncture, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation), manual therapy, and exercise. Physiotherapy can decrease pain, improve mobility, increase strength, increase coordination, and improve function.

PHYSIOTHERAPY KITCHENER

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based health profession effective in the
management, prevention and treatment of injuries and health conditions.

MANUAL THERAPY

Our skilled physiotherapists use hands-on techniques to assess, diagnose, and treat restrictions in movement. These techniques are specifically tailored to address your needs and goals to restore movement, function, and improve performance. Techniques may include myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue massage, tissue distraction, joint and nerve mobilization, and manipulation.

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

Research continues to show exercise is one of the best ways to recover from an injury, improve function, and optimize performance. We will design a custom exercise program that focuses on your goals and needs. Your program will be easy to follow, safe, and goal-oriented.

Research continues to show that going for physiotherapy before surgery leads to better results after surgery. We’re also here to answer any of your questions to help you prepare for your surgery and to discuss your expectations after surgery. ​

Taping techniques can change the way you move, support your joints, improve movement patterns, and decrease pain with movement. Taping can be used to compliment your treatment as we work toward achieving your goals. It can also be used to optimize movement and performance for sports and activities.

Therapeutic modalities such as Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), cryotherapy, and heat therapy can be used to compliment your treatment

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MIKE MAJOR, PT

BSc Kinesiology, University of Waterloo MSc PT, McMaster University

Physiotherapist

Born in Lahr, Germany

Mike treats people of all activity levels and ages from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He has mentored physiotherapists across Ontario as well as worked on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Recently, Mike represented physiotherapists within the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games Medical Services Expert Provider Group. Mike has also had the opportunity to work side by side with orthopaedic surgeons, allowing him to work with many people following complex and traumatic injuries. Mike also consults over 1,000 physiotherapy cases nationally. This has given him a lot of insight into what Physiotherapy looks like across Canada.    

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Mike served in the reserves for 9 years as a member of the Artillery in the Canadian Armed Forces. He also enjoys coaching local athletes to help improve their performance through MeFit, a local not-for-profit organization.

What Really Matters...

Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

Worst idea you've ever had?

Skiing behind a car.

Worst fad you've ever participated in?

Rat Tail

Do you have any kids?

A baby named Maverick.

Last book you read?

Together is Better: A little Book of Inspiration

Most useless talent you have?

Sewing

 

What 3 things are you bringing with you, stranded on a desert island?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

Biggest Pet Peeve?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

In your high school yearbook, you won/would have won...?

Most likely to get stuff done

What song would play every time you enter a room?

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

 

“It’s not the size of dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”