Beginning the healing process
Physical rehabilitation is about helping patients reduce physical pain and regain their physical capabilities after a procedure, an operation, an accident or an injury. At Inovo Medical rehabilitation encompasses three important branches: manual therapy, physical therapy, and sports medicine.
WE BELIEVE THAT PUTTING AN END TO PAIN MEANS TREATING THE ENTIRE BODY, NOT JUST THE SYMPTOMS.
That’s why our rehabilitation clinic brings together the strengths of physiotherapy, chiropractic care, osteopathy, and massage therapy. These complementary medical specialties help relieve back pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, and joint pain. By combining curative treatments from sports medicine with active rehabilitation techniques, patients achieve long lasting results.
Inovo Medical’s approach to rehabilitation is individualized, active, and collaborative. We use modern techniques that focus on restoring function by using the patient’s own physical capabilities.
We define ourselves as an evidence-based institution. Our rehabilitation team has specific intervention protocols for each specific joint problem. These protocols are assessed and updated regularly according to the latest medical advances. These advances are the basis on which our treatments are delivered, all while being adapted to the individual needs of each patient. At Inovo Medical, new technologies, like Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, and 3D motion analysis are incorporated into our rehabilitation assessments and treatment plans.
Manual & Physical Therapy
Problems we treat
At Inovo Medical, we treat the person as a whole rather than a specific disorder; for example, a knee injury might also affect the foot, hip, and spine. Our rehabilitative and manual therapy treatments can help relieve the symptoms of a range of conditions, including:
- General, acute and chronic backache and back pain
- Neck pain, including whiplash
- Headaches caused by neck problems
- Shoulder and elbow pain
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Aches and pains
- Arthritic joint pain including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis (in association with other treatment for this condition)
- Muscle spasms
- Sports injuries and tensions
- Postural injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
After conducting an overall posture analysis of your joint and muscle mechanics, our experts work as a team to develop the most effective combination of treatments. The intervention may include chiropractic adjustments, exercises for back pain relief, manual & physical therapy, custom foot orthotics, use of an anti-gravity treadmill, as well as the Graston Technique®.
1. POSTURE ANALYSIS
Before receiving treatment, an assessment is made during which we conduct a 3D posture and movement analyses. A painful, defective mechanical part engenders very complex impacts on the rest of the body. Indeed, pain often results in a cascade of consequences that can lead to other physiological problems. That’s why it is important to have a reliable diagnosis in the case of sports and joint injuries. In achieving that goal, our team assesses posture, flexibility, balance, gait, running, and the feet. Our cutting-edge Optical Motion Capture System yields a complete 3D examination of the body and each important joint segment in motion. The analysis gives our team additional data in order to make a better diagnosis.
2. THE ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL
Meet ALTER-G®, our newest tech beast
The Alter-G decreases your weight by 1% decrements and can reduce up to 80% of your total weight while you are on the treadmill, allowing you to walk and bear weight following surgery and with acute or chronic lower body injuries. This high-tech treadmill also has a very comfortable air cushion support. The anti-gravity treadmill is ideal:
- following a hip or knee replacement
- for athletes recuperating from an injury or a surgery;
- for overweight individuals who would like to run without putting too much stress on their joints;
3. GRASTON TECHNIQUE®
The Graston Technique® allows rapid detection and treatment of lesions and internal scarring of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.
The Graston Technique® is based on using six stainless-steel instruments, each differently shaped and specifically designed for certain body areas. These instruments act like a muscle stethoscope: in other words, they are very sensitive to abnormal tissues. The instrument is slid along a muscle. When lesions are accounted, it produces a granular feeling. The chiropractor then uses the same Graston® instrument to release the restriction or adhesion. The patient experiences both a deep massage and friction that might occasion mild discomfort.
This technique stands out for its simplicity and the rapidity with which it can target and treat several types of acute and chronic lesions. Combining the Graston Technique® with stretching exercises specifically selected for the patient’s needs is a winning approach to complete recovery in a short amount of time!
4. ONLINE PHYSIOTHERAPY VIDEO CLIPS
At Inovo medical, we help our patients to achieve an optimal level of healing. That’s why we also offer access to video clips of physiotherapy protocols. They are offered at no charge to provide our patients with the fundamentals of rehabilitation. Their use can be personalized, providing an ideal solution for people with low incomes or who prefer to stay at home.