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How We Treat

We recognize that everyone and every injury is unique, and as a result we create personalized treatment plans, not a cookie cutter approach. We take the time to evaluate your condition to appropriately identify your injury, provide you with the education to understand your condition, discuss your goals, and provide you with the treatment strategies and timeline needed to optimize your recovery.

A hands on approach is heavily relied on at Surge Physiotherapy. We will primarily use our manual therapy skills during your choice of a 30- or 45-minute treatment session. Treatment will consist of techniques including but not exclusive to mobilization, stretching, and myofascial release, as well as the services discussed on this page for your muscles, joints, nerves, and soft tissues.

We highly value the importance of exercise as part of our treatment plans. We will teach you the tools required to progress, maintain, and prevent reoccurrences through movement optimization and a home exercise program.

  • Physiotherapy
    An effective personalized treatment plan can be created after having conducted an assessment. Treatment can include manual therapy, or hands-on techniques, with goals of decreasing pain, increasing movement, encouraging relaxation and improving overall function. More specifically, hands-on techniques can include: stretching, soft tissue massage, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, cupping, and acupressure. Acupuncture, dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and Kinesio taping may also be included in your physiotherapy treatment session upon agreement between the therapist and client.
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture treatment was derived from ancient Chinese medicine and has become increasingly popular in Western healthcare practices. It includes the insertion of sterile needles at specific points in the body (meridians) for a therapeutic effect, such as relieving pain, decreasing muscle tension, and stimulating nerves.
  • Cupping
    Eastern chineese medicine that uses suction to "lift up" the skin and underlying fascia to decrease adherances.
  • Dry Needling
    Dry needling is a skilled, invasive intervention that helps relieve neuromuscular pain, increase muscle function, and improve range of motion. Dry needling may also be known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) or trigger point dry needling. It includes, the insertion of a very thin needle, similar to an acupuncture needle, into a muscle trigger point (or muscle knot). The needle stays below the skins surface throughout treatment, threading in and out of the muscle knot. When the needle is inserted into the trigger point it aids in the release of the muscle knot, allowing it to relax through a twitch response or ‘reflexive spasm’. Dry needling has been proven to be a widely effective choice of treatment for many clients, particularly for low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, as well as headaches, piriformis syndrome, and whiplash.
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
    IASTM is done with a handheld, manual tool that allows a clinician to effectively locate and break down fascial restrictions and adherences in a tight or painful muscle. The main goal of this treatment method is to reduce muscle tension by triggering the body’s natural healing response. IASTM is another option to resolve pain and tightness in the body, that may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, or repeated strain. The tool allows the clinician to treat an affected area with less force and pressure compared to with their hands, which allows for less painful treatment and healing. Ultimately, IASTM as a manual therapy technique allows for scar tissue breakdown and aids with full functional restoration. Common injuries that benefit from IASTM treatment: Tennis & golfer’s elbow, neck pain, plantar fascitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, heel pain/Achilles tendinitis, DeQuervain’s syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, IT band syndrome, shin splints, chronic ankle sprains, scars, and muscle strains.
  • Kinesio Taping
    K-taping is a holistic, non-pharmaceutical therapy that involves the application of adhesive tape that is effective in the management of signs and symptoms in a range of clinical conditions. K-tape aims to aid in recovery and rehabilitation for muscle tension, joint instabilities, migraines, low back and neck pain. K-taping can also help decrease swelling in post-operative surgeries. Overall, K-taping can help to reduce pain, improve muscle function and increase circulation.
  • Rehabilitation Exercises
    Exercise therapy can include whole or partial body movement to relieve painful symptoms and improve overall function after musculoskeletal injury. Exercises can include simple or specific stretching, strengthening, and/or stabilization exercises. Individualized exercise programs are created to meet specific needs of the client - for example simple stretches to improve posture or comprehensive exercise programs to maximize sport performance. Exercise therapy has also been demonstrated to be effective in the prevention and management of chronic disease and injury, for example heart disease and diabetes, as well as more specific conditions such as arthritis, respiratory conditions, and fibromyalgia. In the elderly, exercise therapy can aid in fall prevention. Regardless of what your condition is, we can prescribe an exercise to help you!
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Regardless of your age or how long you’ve been struggling with your balance, dizziness, or vertigo issue, vestibular rehabilitation is a beneficial treatment! Recent studies have demonstrated that vestibular rehabilitation can significantly decrease the risk of falls in elderly at-risk patients. Every treatment plan is individualized, but you can expect vestibular rehabilitation to include: manoeuvres to correct benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), balance training, habituation techniques, gaze stabilization techniques, adaptation exercises, gait exercises, hands-on treatment of the neck, physical conditioning, Tai Chi, and a home exercise program.
  • Concussion Management
    We treat acute, post and advanced concussions. The approach we take, as with all of our treatmnet, is unique to the individual. No one concussion the same so no one concussion should be treated the same.


Surge Physiotherapy can help you rise up to better health.  

It's time to uplift your life and break free of pain and injury.

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