Physiotherapy


Offering all members of the family assistance in restoring, maintaining, and maximizing their strength, function, movement and overall well-being. Our physiotherapists offer a variety of treatment types to help you reach your health and wellbeing goals. Services include Physiotherapy, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Yoga Therapy, and Pelvic Health (pelvic floor) Physiotherapy for men and women. We also offer physiotherapy services for automobile and workplace accidents. Our physiotherapists take pride in continuing education and staying up to date on the current literature supporting the changes and advances in their professional field. They strive to provide the best services for you and your family. Read on below to learn more about the different services we provide.

 
 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. Physiotherapy can help you become stronger and more flexible, increase freedom of movement and mobility, breathe easier, reduce pain, stay active, prevent injury, and more - so you can resume activities important to you.

Definition from Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association, 2017.

Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability. Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness (Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association, 2017).

 
 
 
 
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Kim Deschamps

Physiotherapist, pelvic health therapist, yoga therapist.

‘We get one body in a lifetime. Be kind to it. Stay curious. Make time for what brings you joy and creativity in life!’

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Danielle Bararuk

Physiotherapist, pelvic health therapist.

‘We are all part of our own journey. We need to be an active participant in our own journey through recovery in order to flourish.’

 
 
 

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric physiotherapy assists in early detection of health problems and uses a wide variety of modalities to treat disorders in the paediatric population.

Physiotherapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatments focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration.

Children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or torticollis may be treated by paediatric physiotherapists.

Vestibular Physiotherapy

The vestibular system is the inner ear sensory system that provides information on spatial orientation, which is important for maintaining balance. Vestibular rehabilitation includes the treatment of vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, and visual disturbances due to vestibular (inner ear system) disorders. Treatment aims to alleviate these symptoms through simple home exercises and in clinic treatment. In conjunction with treatment, you can often expect a decrease in secondary symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and headaches.

 
 

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) involves placing a small filament needle into the muscle at the trigger point which is typically in an area where the muscle is tight and tender. The intent of TDN is to elicit a local twitch response to normalize muscle tone, therefore improving the mobility of the muscle and decreasing the symptoms. Dry Needling is performed by a licensed physical therapist who has received additional training in this technique. TDN is often an effective treatment for myofascial pain. Myofascial pain can be a component of many conditions including joint problems and soft tissue pathologies.

TDN as used in physical therapy is not acupuncture and should not be confused with a complete acupuncture treatment performed by a licensed acupuncturist. A complete acupuncture treatment might yield a holistic benefit not available through a focused dry needling treatment. Patients interested in acupuncture should consult with a licensed acupuncturist.

Our physiotherapist, Kim Deschamps MPT, BKin, PYT, BDN,  offers trigger point dry needling as an adjunct to her physiotherapy practice for the treatment of myofascial pain.  Appointments are booked as Physiotherapy.

 
 
 
 
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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

For men and women

 
 

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of the pelvis and the various conditions that involve pelvic floor dysfunction or symptoms that manifest in this area. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the base of the spine which literally make up the floor of the pelvis. The pelvic floor has several important roles including; core stability, bladder and bowel continence, birthing, and sexual function. Any orthopaedic issue from the diaphragm to mid-thigh can involve the pelvic floor. If you are experiencing lumbopelvic, SI Joint, groin, hip, abdominal or lower extremity symptoms (pain or movement impairment) that are not improving as expected, consider a pelvic floor assessment.

Our pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat both male and female urinary and bowel incontinence, constipation, and pelvic pain conditions. 

 
 
 

Here are a list of pelvic floor/pelvic health conditions that we can help with:

  • Urinary and/or bowel leakage

  • Frequent urination

  • Urgency: urinary and/or bowel

  • Constipation

  • Pain with bowel movements.

  • Tailbone pain

  • Low back pain

  • Pelvic pain

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Proactive support for pelvic health during pregnancy

  • Pelvic girdle discomfort during pregnancy

  • Post-partum rehabilitation 

  • SI Joint pain and dysfunction

  • Rectus Diastasis

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (Bladder, Uterine, Bowel)

  • Pelvic Pain Conditions (vulvodynia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, pelvic congestion syndrome, etc). 

  • Painful menstruation 

More common male pelvic conditions

  • Weak urinary stream or difficulty starting urination

  • Testicular pain, groin pain, and/or hip pain

  • Penile pain

  • Burning pain - in pelvic area, perineum, urethra, penis

  • Pain prior, during, and/or after ejaculation

  • Weak urinary stream or difficulty starting urination

  • Abdominal pain/ache