Using leading edge research, we’ve put together the best programs to help you stay injury free and train you to perform beyond expectations.
Whether you’re looking to get back to sport or want to maintain an active lifestyle, our team of therapists, trainers and specialists work together with you to help achieve your goals.
Rehabilitate your injury and learn how to prevent future injuries.
Aids in relaxation and is important in treating injuries and preparing and recovering from surgery.
An alternative way to control pain and enhance the healing of injuries.
Dry Needling can relieve pain caused by trigger points and tight muscle bands and knots.
Work 1 on 1 with our trainers and regain the strength, speed and confidence you need to achieve your goals.
See us for on–site fitting of a variety of stock and custom made braces.
Have your injury evaluated by our sports medicine specialist and get started on rehabilitation as quickly as possible.
Take control of your future. Let us evaluate your body’s strengths and weakness and create a plan to keep you injury free and performing at your best.
Using ImPACT Baseline Testing, we establish your brain’s function before injury occurs.
The FMS tests seven basic movement patterns to identify tightness and weakness in your body so you can correct them before they cause major problems.
Our certified run specialists examine your run form, strength, flexibility and footwear.
For most injuries, the sooner the better! We will assess your injury and start you on proper management and exercises, promoting a faster recovery. As well, there may be other ways we can help you train to maintain your cardio and strength while your injury heals.
Do I need a Doctor’s referral? No, you can make an appointment without having a doctor’s referral. Physiotherapists are expert at assessing and treating muscle and joint conditions. If your therapist feels your condition warrants a medical exam, they will ask you to see your Doctor for further care or testing.
Your first appointment will probably take 60 – 90 minutes. Your therapist will want to know the details of your injury, what treatment you’ve tried and what are your goals. Goals can be anything from being able to do more at home or work to making a full return to a sports or team. Your therapist will do a thorough assessment of muscles and joints as well as look at how you move. From this, they’ll recommend the best course of treatment. The SPSP clinic is more like a mini gym than a medical clinic. In most cases, you should bring shorts and/or a T shirt to change into so we can exam your injury properly.
The main difference is that dry needling aims for trigger points and knotted muscle fibers whereas acupuncture employs and is based on the meridian system, a system that maps out the flow of Qi throughout the body to the various organ systems and body tissues. Acupuncture relieves pain by stimulating points along specific meridians and often the site of the needling is far away from the painful area. Dry needling does not take into account this fundamental aspect of Chinese medicine and needles are inserted into localized tight areas in specific muscles.
Strengthen up your Core and Glutes! Running is essentially a series of alternating single leg hops or squats. If you don’t have the strength in the core and gluts to properly stabilize that motion for the duration of your run, you’ll not only be inefficient, but you will likely end up injured at some point. A good treadmill assessment can help point out any weak areas you may have by showing what’s not being properly when you run. Talk to our RUNFIT team about booking run assessment and get a proper strength program going now!
Foam rolling is a form of myofascial release, a technique used to help release tight muscles or trigger points. Rolling helps break up tightness and adhesions formed between muscle layers, allowing the return of normal blood flow. Rolling can help reduce post exercise fatigue and help you recover from workouts more quickly.
To use a roller properly, apply moderate pressure to an area. Roll slowly for 1 – 2 minutes, pausing for a couple of seconds over spots that are painful or tight. Rolling isn’t a pain tolerance test! and you should feel a release in 15 – 30 seconds. Also if you are constantly having to roll a muscle, there may be a deeper reason why it’s staying “tight”. We can help you figure this out with a proper movement assessment.
The Anterior Cruciate ligament of the knee is responsible for 80% of knee joint stability. It is particularly vulnerable in activities that involve pivoting and change of direction and it is 3 times more likely to tear in females than males. Athletes report that they heard a “pop” or a “cracking noise” and may or may not experience pain. The knee will typically swell a lot and very quickly. Sometimes by the time you hit the sidelines! ACL tears are serious and need to be evaluated as soon as possible. All will need physio to reduce swelling and restore movement and many will require surgery.