Our Treatment Philosophy

Physiotherapy Treatment Modalities

Our primary goals are to help decrease your pain and improve your overall function and mobility.

There are a variety of modalities we may use to assist in your treatment. We will clearly explain the nature and purpose of these modalities ahead of time and will only utilize them upon agreement between you and your practitioner.

A few of these modalities include Strength Training, Stretching, Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization, as well as Ultrasound and Electro Therapy. Other more specialized treatment interventions are described below.

Treatments & Services

Functional Dry Needling

Functional Dry Needling (FDN) is also known as Intramuscular Stimulation. It is a very effective modality used by trained and skilled practitioners to help manage neuromusculoskeletal pain and muscle impairment.

FDN involves inserting a fine, acupuncture needle into muscle trigger points to elicit a twitch response to help relax tight muscles and muscle knots. When a trigger point is relaxed, muscle function improves, and pain is reduced. FDN can also be used to stimulate muscles that have been inhibited, allowing for improved muscle contractions.


Acupuncture, performed within the scope of physiotherapy, is also known as Anatomical Acupuncture. This technique is performed by a trained, skilled practitioner and involves inserting an acupuncture needle into specific areas of the body to help relieve pain, reduce tension and inflammation, and normalize nervous system function.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

Previous injuries or pain can result in changes to our basic movement patterns, resulting in increased risk of injury and new pains. The SFMA is a tool used to assess and identify the cause of these disorders so we can provide treatment to restore normal movement.

SFMA is a diagnostic system that is based on both the quality and limitations of movement that are present. Large movement patterns are broken down into their components to identify the cause of the dysfunction. This information is then used to provide appropriate treatment, allowing for the restoration of normal pain-free movement.

Bone Fit

Bone Fit is a program developed by Osteoporosis Canada in conjunction with expert clinicians and academics to help train certified fitness and health professionals working with osteoporosis patients. The goal of the program is to help reduce fractures and promote health and disease management and prevention for patients with or at risk of osteoporosis or osteopenia.

Health professionals trained in the Bone Fit program are qualified to provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prescribe and adapt appropriate, safe, effective, and evidence-based exercises designed for patients with osteoporosis.


A kinesiologist is a regulated health professional with extensive knowledge of how the muscular and skeletal systems function, how they relate to one another, and how they relate to injuries and diseases.

These practitioners are strong advocates for physical activity for the purpose of strengthening muscle and bones to prevent and manage injuries and chronic diseases. With the use of scientific and evidence-based approaches, our kinesiologist will assess and develop personalized programs to help reduce recovery time from injuries, reduce pain, and improve your physical performance and functional ability.

Massage Therapy

Another important dimension of health care can be discovered in massage therapy by aiding in the treatment and prevention of body stress and pain.

Our experienced and highly skilled massage therapist will meet with you briefly prior to each appointment to discuss your current health status and the issues you wish to be addressed during your treatment.

The benefits of massage therapy can include helping to:

  • Reduce pain, soreness, and tension in muscles and joints
  • Reduce stress
  • Induce relaxation
  • Improve circulation
  • Increase flexibility
  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improve immune function

TMJ Massage Treatment

When the temporomandibular joint becomes inflamed due to irritation from trauma or stress, it can lead to pain and stiffness of the jaw, face, and neck. This condition is known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Our massage therapist will use a combination of TMJ myofascial release techniques, cranial sacral and trigger point therapy, and massage to help relieve TMJ disorder symptoms, that may include:

  • Headaches
  • Limited jaw movement and/or locking of the jaw
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw when yawning or chewing
  • Ear pain
  • Difficulty or pain chewing
  • Teeth grinding and/or clenching

We Accept WSIB and Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

We can direct bill most private insurance companies on your behalf.




(613) 478-1221


(343) 472-0122


253 Victoria St N,
Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

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