Brighton Sport and Wellness Centre is dedicated to restoring and improving your movement and physical well being through personalized treatment and qualified diagnoses. Our approach is one that views the human body as an integrated and connected whole.
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Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that aims to prevent injury, maintain and restore physical function, and resolve pain after disease or injury. Our goal is to help you achieve quality of life through pain free physical movement. Physiotherapists are licenced primary healthcare professionals that are highly trained to assess and diagnose your condition, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore function to the highest possible level. Physiotherapists also work in partnership with other healthcare professional (doctors, dentists, chiropodists, massage therapists) to ensure the best possible treatment and care. Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. These specialized techniques will help repair damaged tissues by assisting and promoting the healing process, reducing pain and stiffness, and improve function. Physiotherapists also have an important role in rehabilitation following surgery or general deconditioning. Your physiotherapist will take the time to educate and advise you on how to prevent problems from returning or even from happening in the first place.
Holly Trinkwon, B.Sc.PT, PT
For more information on common conditions treated by Physiotherapy, what to expect during a treatment, and whether or not you will need a referral, please click on the following document:
Manual Ostepathic practitioners treat a range of conditions and compensatory musculoskeletal patterns that can result in various symptoms and pain. Both acute and chronic pain conditions can be treated with osteopathy techniques. These treatment techniques include, but are not limited to, manual mobilizations, cranial sacral, muscle energy, as well as visceral and fascial techniques. Systems within the body that can be addressed include the musculoskeletal, fascial, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, endocrine, nervous, urinary, and reproductive. Treatment targets the maladaptive areas and systems and then integrates the whole body to ensure proper biomechanical, visceral, and craniosacral mobility and anatomical alignment.
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Jacinda Thomson (DO)MPT
Manual Osteopath Practitioner
Massage involves a manual application of pressure and movement to soft body tissues the skin, muscles, tendon, ligaments, and fascia (membranes surrounding muscles). Massage increases blood circulation and flow of lymph (fluid from body tissues that flows into the blood stream). It helps the body to heal itself by promoting the flow of blood and lymph, stimulating nerves, conditioning the skin, and stretching and loosening muscles to keep them elastic. Massage Therapy works on the soft tissues and joints of the body to decrease pain and improve flexibility, decrease scar tissue, reduce knots and release trigger points. Massage stimulates the circulatory system, reduces the harmful effects of stress on your body, helps to eliminate toxins, and can aid in overall health.
Massage also has a positive psychological effect. When we are stressed, our breathing becomes more rapid and shallow, our hearts work harder and digestion slows down. Chronic stress can influence a number of illnesses including migraines, depression, and hypertension. Massage therapy can help to relieve tension and counteract the effects of stress on the body. Our Registered Massage Therapist understands how the various systems in the body move and interact and why these structures may cause pain or become injured. We aim to restore normal movement allowing the affected tissues to repair in a balanced and appropriate way.
Massage is a preventative and proactive health care safe for all age groups. Whether you’re a newborn or a great-great grandparent massage can help in so many ways!
Rebecca McNaught, RMT - Registered Massage Therapist
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A Chiropodist is a primary health care professional that specializes in assessment, treatment/management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot. An essential member of the inter professional healthcare team, the Chiropodist is skilled in assessing the needs of their patients and of managing both chronic and acute conditions affecting foot and lower limb function. Through the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only provincially regulated foot health specialists.
The role of the Chiropodist is to maintain and improve patient mobility, to alleviate foot pain, provide health education and thereby improving one’s quality of life.
Bruce Bates, DCh
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Our physiotherapist practices acupuncture for musculoskeletal and neural conditions based on traditional Chinese medicine principles.
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which originated in China over 5,000 years ago. This ancient art of healing has become widely accepted throughout the western world over the past 30 years. Acupuncture is a natural therapy using solid needles to stimulate specific points in the body to effect circulation, pain, neural input among other things. This has several major benefits:
● Assists in the prevention of disease
● Treats both the symptoms and the cause of disease
● Offers a holistic approach that links body, mind and emotions
● Effectively treats many common ailments
● Can provide drug-free pain relief
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Bracing is used to protect and injured or weak area from further injury or aggravation. They are often recommended during the rehabilitation process to alleviate stress on an area and protect it as it heals. You brace will be individually chosen and fit by our physiotherapist. This will ensure proper fit, use and effectiveness. Our customers range from athletes to arthritis sufferers to post-operative patients. We have a large selection of braces in-stock and can easily place specialty orders.
- Wrist splints
- Thumb splint
- Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow braces
- Ankle braces
- Back support
- Knee braces
- SI joint belt (regular and pregnancy)
- Hot packs
Orthotics are used to treat foot pain and heel pain (metatarsalgia, plantarfasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions), shin splints, knee/hip/back pain, calluses, corns, hammer toes and a variety of other conditions related to structural and biomechanical foot and lower limb problems i.e. flat feet or high rigid arches.
Orthotics are a precision medical device that are very effective when made correctly. A Chiropodist or Podiatrist are the only regulated health professional specifically trained in foot care and precise orthotic prescription.
Plaster casting is the gold standard for fabricating custom orthotics. This is done with the foot in a suspended sub-talar joint neutral position. With this method, a plaster cast is created to capture the shape of your feet. Wet plaster strips are applied to your feet, which are held in the neutral position - the most anatomically correct alignment of the foot. The doctor then sends the casts to a lab with a specific orthotic prescription that is best suited for your feet.