Physiotherapy

As a primary caregiver, a physiotherapist can assess, diagnose, and treat your injury through a combination of methods that may include: manual therapy; manipulation; acupuncture; modalities such as ultrasound, laser and heat; and/or exercise prescription. At Kinetic Rehabilitation Centre, we believe that good practice depends on meeting our clients needs in two ways: with treatment plans that ... Read More

As a primary caregiver, a physiotherapist can assess, diagnose, and treat your injury through a combination of methods that may include: manual therapy; manipulation; acupuncture; modalities such as ultrasound, laser and heat; and/or exercise prescription. At Kinetic Rehabilitation Centre, we believe that good practice depends on meeting our clients needs in two ways: with treatment plans that help improve your condition, and with therapists who actually listen to your story.


Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy accelerate the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses penetrate tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in case... Read More

Shockwave Therapy accelerate the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses penetrate tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

Shockwave therapy sessions are covered under extended medical plans which cover physiotherapy.


Registered Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body. They are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, po... Read More

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body. They are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.


Pelvic Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy Women’s Health is an area of treatment interest that addresses a spectrum of issues related to women’s health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD). At Lifemark Physiotherapy we have Dr. Bahareh Ghanbari who is certified to treat conditions related to PFD including: • Bladder control/ Incontinence • Bowel control/ Incontinence • Coccydynia/ Tailbone pain • Core s... Read More

Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Women’s Health is an area of treatment interest that addresses a spectrum of issues related to women’s health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD). At Lifemark Physiotherapy we have Dr. Bahareh Ghanbari who is certified to treat conditions related to PFD including:
• Bladder control/ Incontinence
• Bowel control/ Incontinence
• Coccydynia/ Tailbone pain
• Core strength/ Core stability
• Painful intercourse/ Dyspareunia
• Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
• Perinatal Health, Maternal health, Child birth (pre/post partum)
• Diastasis Rectus Abdominus or DRA (separated abdominal muscles)
• Vulvar pain, Vulvar vestibulitis, Vulvar vestibulodynia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia
• Intersistial cystitis (painful bladder)
• Pain from c-section scars, episiotomies, or tears during child birth
• Endometriosis associated pain
• Pubic symphysis dysfunction
• Sacroiliac joint pain.
• Sport related conditions
• Post surgical conditions
• Constipation
• Lower back pain
• Hip pain
• “Sciatica” pain

The pelvic floor muscles have an essential role in supporting uterus, bladder, and rectum. Physiotherapy intervention is required when pelvic floor muscles are too weak, too tense, or not coordinated. Weakness in pelvic floor muscles might result in conditions including urinary or bowel incontinence, urgency and POP.
Increased tone in pelvic floor muscles can result in conditions such as urinary frequency, urgency, painful urination, incomplete emptying, constipation, low back pain, pelvic pain, vaginal pain, and pain during or after intercourse. In case of hypertonic pelvis floor muscles, the physiotherapy treatment will focus primarily on relaxing and normalizing the muscle tone.

Our physiotherapist treat these conditions through variety of techniques which involve:

1. Pelvic floor re-training and exercises: Kegel exercises have been shown to improve strength in pelvic floor muscles. Biofeedback, real time ultrasound, and muscle stimulators can be used to assess and teach the patient how to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. Your physiotherapist will teach you how to use your pelvic floor proper to the demand in order for you to return to your daily normal activities without recurring symptoms.
2. Assessment low back and abdominal muscles as dysfunction of these muscle groups can contribute to PFD.
3. Core strengthening and stability exercises of lower back and abdominal muscles which play a supporting role in the strength of the pelvic floor
4. Education on relaxation, anxiety, stress, thoughts, and beliefs and how they contribute to sensation of pain in the pelvis.
5. Internal manual therapy techniques will be used to relax the pelvic floor muscles, including trigger point release, and myofascial stretches. Other techniques include Treatment of pain in low back, hips and pelvis if present, relaxation and breathing techniques, Internal manual therapy techniques to relax the pelvic floor muscles, including trigger point release, myofascial stretches, scar massages, neural mobilizations, education on positioning and posture, and education on the use of vaginal dilators, pelvic floor educators or muscle stimulators to help with relaxation of pelvic floor muscles.

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OT Concussion/Vestibular Care

Symptoms of dizziness and vertigo are common in the adult population and vestibular disorders are responsible for the majority. Dizziness is one of the most common reasons that people visit their doctors and if left unmanaged, can have a significant impact on function, quality of life and fall risk. Vestibular rehabilitation or therapy is very well supported in research, Cochrane reviews and EN... Read More

Symptoms of dizziness and vertigo are common in the adult population and vestibular disorders are responsible for the majority. Dizziness is one of the most common reasons that people visit their doctors and if left unmanaged, can have a significant impact on function, quality of life and fall risk. Vestibular rehabilitation or therapy is very well supported in research, Cochrane reviews and ENT position statements for reducing/eliminating symptoms and improving balance in many types of dizziness conditions. (Epidemiology of balance symptoms & disorders in the community: a systematic review. Murdin,Schilder, 2015.)

When you have a concussion, rest is crucial - but so is taking an active approach to recovery. Our multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment is designed to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Every concussion is unique and we tailor our care to meet your needs. Our focus is on getting you back to school/work/physical activities. We are dedicated to prepare and educate you on effective, evidence-informed concussion care through pre-injury and/or post-injury baseline testing, education, and access to appropriate interventions.


Physio Concussion/Vestibular Therapy

Symptoms of dizziness and vertigo are common in the adult population and vestibular disorders are responsible for the majority. Dizziness is one of the most common reasons that people visit their doctors and if left unmanaged, can have a significant impact on function, quality of life and fall risk. Vestibular rehabilitation or therapy is very well supported in research, Cochrane reviews and EN... Read More

Symptoms of dizziness and vertigo are common in the adult population and vestibular disorders are responsible for the majority. Dizziness is one of the most common reasons that people visit their doctors and if left unmanaged, can have a significant impact on function, quality of life and fall risk. Vestibular rehabilitation or therapy is very well supported in research, Cochrane reviews and ENT position statements for reducing/eliminating symptoms and improving balance in many types of dizziness conditions. (Epidemiology of balance symptoms & disorders in the community: a systematic review. Murdin,Schilder, 2015.)

When you have a concussion, rest is crucial - but so is taking an active approach to recovery. Our multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment is designed to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Every concussion is unique and we tailor our care to meet your needs. Our focus is on getting you back to school/work/physical activities. We are dedicated to prepare and educate you on effective, evidence-informed concussion care through pre-injury and/or post-injury baseline testing, education, and access to appropriate interventions.


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