Kinesis Physical Therapy Corp provides physical therapy and injury rehabilitation in Grande Prairie. Locally owned and operated by long-time residents of the Peace Region, our clinic is a dynamic and progressive environment offering evidence-based, client-centred treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Through a combined approach of manual therapy, exercise, and self-management education, we hope to help our clients get back to living full and happy lives doing the activities they love. Now offering concussion management, we have the training to help alleviate your symptoms through a collaborative approach with your doctor. Contact us today for an appointment.
Our services include:
Temporomadibular Dysfunction (TMD) management
Thermal and electrical modalities
Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)
Manual therapy is a “hands on” treatment approach that mobilizes the joints of the spine and extremities, creates movement in nerve tissue or facilitates the activation, flexibility and normal tone of muscles. The goal of manual therapy techniques is to reduce pain and to restore movement and function to joints and accompanying soft tissue structures.
Therapeutic exercise involves eliciting motion of the body in order to relieve symptoms and improve function. Specific stretching, strengthening, and stabilization exercises are a critical part of the rehabilitation process. Continued exercise is an important component of injury prevention.
Sports rehabilitation includes detailed bio-mechanical and muscle balance assessments of the athlete to determine the root cause of their dysfunction. A specific and functional treatment plan is then developed to help restore the athlete to a high level of function.
Temporomadibular Dysfunction (TMD) Management
The temporomandibular joint, commonly referred to as the jaw joint, is a complex joint that experiences the same mechanical and degenerative disorders as other human joints. Approximately 25% of the population will report symptoms of TMD which commonly include jaw pain, stiffness, joint noise such as clicking and popping, headaches and neck pain. Physical therapists approach this joint with the same biomechanical treatment principles as they do other joints to restore pain free mobility and function.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
IMS is a dry needling technique using sterile, single-use needles that help to reduce adverse muscle tone, muscle bands and trigger points that contribute to pain and dysfunction. By stimulating localized areas of tightness with the needle, a reflex relaxation is produced in the muscle. This helps to relieve pressure on tender joint structures, tendons and bursal sacs. An assessment must be completed to determine if this treatment is appropriate.
Thermal and Electrical Modalities
Thermal and electrical modalities are used as an adjunct to manual therapy and exercise. Their use can stimulate tissue by increasing blood flow, decreasing swelling and inflammation, decreasing pain and increasing mobility and function. These treatments can include hot and cold packs, ultrasound, interferential current (IFC), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and muscle stimulating currents (NMES).
Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. Vestibular rehabilitation is a proven treatment for dizziness, vertigo and balance problems, no matter what your age or how long you’ve been struggling with the problem.