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.
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.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eastern chineese medicine that uses suction to "lift up" the skin and underlying fascia to decrease adherances.