Physiotherapists who are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) have completed extensive post-graduate education in the field of orthopaedics and have achieved internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on manual and manipulative therapy.
When treating patients, FCAMPT Physiotherapists include advanced clinical examination, hands-on manual assessment and treatment of the joints of the spine and periphery, pain management techniques and therapeutic exercise.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles throught the skin at strategic points on your body for the management of pain. Traditional Chinese Medicine proposes acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy through pathways known as Meridians. From a Western medicine perspective, we believe acupuncture points stimulate nerves, muscle and connective tissue.
Dry Needling is a skilled intervention that uses a fine needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. It acts by diminishing persistent input from pain receptors thereby restoring normal structure and function of the myofascial complex.
Fascia is a tough connective tissue that is described by John Barnes PT, as spreading throughout the body in a "three dimensional web from head to foot". Fascia serves a role in how the body resists both internal and external forces. Trauma to this system can restrict the fascia which can result in pain and malfunction. Myofascial release is the "hands on" application of sustained pressure and movement to eliminate these restrictions.