Move free. At Cornerstone Therapy & Wellness in St. Catharines, our knowledgeable physiotherapist will work with you to uncover impaired movement patterns to help address your pain at its root cause. We give our patients the tools and techniques they need in order to live and maintain a pain free live.

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Physiotherapy benefits include decreasing pain, improving joint mobility and increasing overall strength. Anyone who is looking to improve their overall health and wellbeing can benefit from physiotherapy. Our talented physiotherapist can help you get back to feeling how you should!

Physiotherapists are hands on, manual therapy practitioners who combine passive care (acupuncture, soft tissue therapies) with active care (strengthening stretches and exercises). It is the goal of a physiotherapy to improve your mobility and strength so you can not only get back to what you love doing, but to also excel at it!

On your first visit, your physiotherapist will take a detailed history to determine your health goals, the problems you are currently experiencing, and whether chiropractic care is appropriate in your specific situation. Once it is determined safe to proceed, the chiropractor will then complete a comprehensive examination to help determine the underlying causes of your particular complaints.

Depending on the findings of the exam, your chiropractor may decide to treat on the first visit, but only after your diagnosis and treatment plans have been discussed with you. Expect this process to take between 45-60 mins in length.

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Techniques

Hands on therapy applied to the body in the form of joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy or manual stretching.

*Most versatile treatment option, great for most acute and chronic conditions.

A variety of therapies aimed to relieve pain and restore function by tapping into the body’s self-healing properties.

*Great for joint pain, Tendonitis, TMJ Disorders.

The insertion of needles into areas of the body in an attempt to correct muscle and nerve dysfunction by increasing blood flow, and encouraging proper firing of muscle and nerve fibres.

*Great for joint pain (knee/shoulder), neck/back pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow

Spinal Decompression is a form of mechanical traction through the use of a specialized table. It works by gently providing traction to the vertebrae of your spine creating a negative pressure within the discs. The discs in your spine are a gel-like substance that can protrude or ‘herniate’ putting pressure on important structures of the back (ie. Nerves) causing pain. The negative pressure can cause the discs to retract relieving this pressure and discomfort. It also promotes healing by introducing water, and nutrient rich fluids back into the discs.

Spinal Decompression works great for disc herniations, degenerative discs, osteoarthritis, and as an alternative to spinal adjustments.

Hands-on stretching and massage to help relieve muscle tension and immobility by relaxing soft tissues and knotted up muscle fibres.

*Great for muscle spasm, pain, and dysfunction.

The use of vacuum like pressure on the body in an attempt to release muscle and fascial restrictions, while also stimulating blood flow. Usually performed with the use of plastic/rubber cups.

*Great for muscle spasms, muscle dysfunction (knots), and localized pain.

Tape applied directly to the skin to offer stability and protection to the joints and muscles during physical activity.

*Works great for ankle sprains (chronic instability), wrist injuries, and shoulder stabilization.

Stretching of soft tissues to relieve symptoms related to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Therapy helps to relax tight muscles, and improve blood flow.

*Works for conditions like tennis elbow (tendonitis), repetitive work injuries, and rotator cuff injuries.

Improve balance and reduce dizziness-related symptoms through a specialized exercise based program.

*Great for vertigo, dizziness, and balance troubles.

Discomfort stemming from the joint created by the jawbone and skull. Usually a result of improper mechanics and muscle tension.

*Treated with a combination of manual therapy, exercises, acupuncture, and ultrasound.

The Pelvic Floor is a group of muscles that sit in the base of the pelvis.  Most commonly these muscles are known for their role in bowel, bladder and sexual function.  They also play a key role in the core which means dysfunction in the pelvic floor can often lead to low back, hip and groin pain.  Pelvic health issues are often poorly addressed or ignored completely.

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