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Jenny Terrio Baturin | Registered Physiotherapist

 


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Acupunture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that uses the insertion of very fine, solid acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed. Acupuncture works very well in conjunction with physiotherapy.

Only single-use, sterile needles are used. Needles are not reused. A sterile tray fee is charged in addition to the regular physiotherapy feees. Back to top/menu

 

Arthritis Treatment & Education

The goals of arthritis treatment remain the same regardless of the type of of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, lupus, etc):

  • To reduce pain and inflammation through modalities such as ultra-sound, acupuncture, TNS and the application of heat or ice
  • To maintain range of motion, strength and balance through a personalized exercise program
  • To provide a personal home exercise program
  • To educate the patient and family on energy conservation and adaptive equipment such walkers, canes or reachers
  • To enhance the quality of life and to maintain function

An education program is an essential part of any arthritis program as it teaches the patient and family to watch for warning signs, to seek medical attention as needed and to maximize his/her quality of life, independence and function. Back to top/menu

 

Core Stability Programs

Core stability relates to the core body area bordered by the abdominal wall, pelvis, low back and diaphragm and the ability of this area to stabilize the body during movement. It is believed that weakness in this area may contribute to back pain, poor posture, poor balance and reduced function.

Physiotherapists are trained to perform muscle testing and to assess muscle imbalances. Working from this database, Jenny will prescrible a personal exercise program to address your specific needs.
Treatment methods to develop and maintain core stability may include Pilates, mat exercises and fitness ball exercises. Back to top/menu

 

Exercise Programs

As a physiotherapist, Jenny can prescribe therapeutic exercises to combat the physiological effects of injury and illness, or to improve range of motion, muscle strength, balance, posture and gait.

A therapeutic exercise program will be designed to address your individual health concern, and may involve exercises that can be done at home or in the clinic.

These exercises are unlike generic fitness programs available at recreation centres or gyms. Your program will be tailored specifically to your needs taking into account your particular injury or illness and any other conditions you may have such as diabetes or asthma. Physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of anatomy plus an extensive training in disease and injury to develop exercises that will facilitate healing without causing bodily harm.

Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises, and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm. Back to top/menu

 

Graduated Return To Work

A workplace injury or a motor vehicle accident may result in extended time away from work. For workers returning to work this may seem overwhelming at first.

Your physiotherapist can facilitate this process by:

  • Treating the injury from the start and prescribing exercises that address your particular needs
  • Providing activities that safely simulates your work activities within the home to prepare you for the return to work
  • Recommending when it is advisable and safe to return to work
  • Assisting you with a graduated return-to-work timetable that accomplishes this return safely
  • Liaising with your health care team, your employer and your insurance carrier (WCB or MPI)
  • Providing on-going treatment after you return to work to address any issues or set-backs as they occur

Jenny's first commitment is to her patients: her goal when treating injured workers is to see that workers are able to return to full duties in a timely, safe way and in a manner acceptable to both patient and employer. Back to top/menu

 

Headaches & Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain

Headaches may result from a number of complex causes including stress, neck problems, vision issues and dental problems. Your physiotherapist will take a detailed history to rule out more serious causes; she may refer you back to your physician for more tests before beginning treatment.

After this, the physiotherapist will perform an assessment and develop a treatment plan with input from you, the patient. Treatment may include modalities (massage, acupuncture, ultra-sound) to reduce pain, manual therapy to correct alignment, exercise prescription and education, re-working postures & sleeping positions and stress management.

Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) issues often result in local joint pain, neck and shoulder problems, grinding, headaches and painful chewing. TMJ dysfunction is often best resolved with a combined approach from physiotherapy and dentistry: the physiotherapist can address the pain and joint stiffness using the similar treatments as described for headaches while the dentist can tackle the root of the problem - possibly with bite adjustments and night splints among other options.

As with other joint problems, early detection and treatment of TMJ problems will result in better resolution.

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Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is a physiotherapy approach using skilled, specific hands-on techniques used by physiotherapists to diagnose and treat soft tissue and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain, improving range of motion, reducing inflammation, inducing relaxation, stimulating tissue repair and improving function. Back to top/menu

 

Orthopedics | Back Pain


Back pain ImageBack pain can result from a wide range of causes, including muscle pain, a degenerative disc, osteoarthritis or facet joint syndrome. Whether your back pain is due to improper lifting, carrying heavy loads, poor posture, a muscle or joint issue, a work injury or an automobile accident, a physiotherapist can assist in relieving your pain through a series of treatments, exercises, and education.

Frequent or ongoing back pain, no matter what its cause, can be an uncomfortable experience. Physiotherapy will provide an assessment for your condition, outlining any areas of weakness, in order to create a course of physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatments with the goal of returning your back to its original state of health. Back to top/menu

 

Orthopedics | Neck Pain


Neck Pain ImageThe neck is a very mobile part of your body, and, as a result, is very easy to injure. Neck pain is most often caused by postural problems or injury (ie: whiplash, sprained ligament), but may also be caused by osteoarthritis, disc-related problems, vertebrae alignment issues, muscle strain, joint stiffness, or stress.

Common symptoms include neck or shoulder stiffness, pins and needles in the arm, or any related pain in the shoulder blade, head, arm, wrist or hand.

Treatment of neck pain may involve a number of physiotherapy techniques and modalities, including mobilisation, rehabilitative exercises, postural correction, ultrasound, massage and acupuncture. Back to top/menu

 

Orthopedics | Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)


Repetitive Strains ImageRepetitive strain injury (RSI) is a term that is used to refer to various kinds of injuries to muscles, tendons or nerves. These injuries are caused by repetitive movement of a particular part of the body. RSI can also be referred to as upper limb disorder (ULD). This is because the condition often involves the upper part of the body - the forearm, elbow, wrist, hands, and neck.

The most common RSI conditions include:

  • Bursitis: inflammation and swelling of the fluid-filled sac near a joint at the knee, elbow or shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: pressure on the median nerve passing through the wrist
  • Epicondylitis: inflammation of an area where bone and tendon join - for example, tennis elbow
  • Ganglion: a cyst in a tendon sheath, usually occurring on the wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome: inflammation of muscles and tendons in the shoulder
  • Tendinitis: inflammation of a tendon
  • Tenosynovitis: inflammation of the inner lining of the tendon sheath that houses the tendons that control the fingers and thumbs
  • Trigger Finger: inflammation of the tendon sheaths of fingers or thumb accompanied by swelling of the tendon

RSI is often caused, or aggravated, by frequently repeated movements, such as a task or leisure activity - for example keyboarding or playing tennis regularly. Symptoms usually persist over time if left untreated. RSI is also linked to many types of repetitive manual work, such as the use of vibrating equipment in factories. If there are any symptoms, including painful, tingling or swollen hands, elbows, wrists or shoulders, it is important to get treatment quickly. The sooner treatment is started the better the chances of recovery. Back to top/menu

 

Orthopedics | Tendonitis & Bursitis


Tendonitis ImageTendonitis and Bursitis are closely related injuries, which may occur independent of each other or in combination.

Tendonitis | A tendon is the end part of a muscle that attaches the muscle to the bone. The normally very elastic and soft muscle tapers off at the end to form the much more dense and stiff tendon. While this density makes the tendons stronger, the lack of elasticity of the tendon and the constant pulling on its attachment to the bone with movement, makes it much more susceptible to a low level of tearing at a microscopic level. This tearing will produce the inflammation and irritation known as tendinitis. Tendinitis is usually seen after excessive repetitive movement with which the tendon gradually becomes tighter until the fibers start to tear.

Symptoms can vary from an achy pain and stiffness to the local area of the tendon, to a burning that surrounds the whole joint around the inflamed tendon. With this condition, the pain is usually worse during and after activity, and the tendon and joint area can become stiffer the following day. Prevention of this condition requires stretching the muscle on a regular basis and thereby lengthening the tendon connection. This will allow less pulling and tractioning on the tendon attachment to the bone. When tendonitis does occur, it is important to treat it immediately, and thereby prevent it from reaching a stage that is more severe.

Bursitis | The bursa is what cushions the tendon and thereby helps prevent friction between the tendon and the bone. Unfortunately, constant rubbing of the tendon over the bone with high amounts of repetitive arm, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle motion can lead to enough friction of the bursa itself to cause the inflammation and irritation of the bursa called bursitis. Symptoms can vary from an achy pain and stiffness in the local area of the joint, to a burning that surrounds the whole joint around the inflamed bursa. With this condition, the pain is usually worse during and after activity, and the bursa and surrounding joint area can become stiffer the following day.

Prevention of this condition requires stretching the muscle on a regular basis and thereby lengthening the tendon connections around the bursa. This will allow less friction to the tendon/bursa/bone connection. When bursitis does occur, it is important to treat it immediately, and thereby prevent it from reaching a stage that is more severe. Back to top/menu

 

Orthotics

An orthosis is an orthopedic device that supports or corrects the function of a limb or the torso. Corrective shoe inserts are popularly known as orthotics; in fact, the correct term for foot orthotics is pedorthotics.

Custom-Made Prescription Orthotics are made after a thorough biomechanical assessment and accurate orthotic design (prescription) using true 3-dimensional impressions (casting) of your feet taken by an appropriately qualified foot healthcare professional.

A casting appointment takes longer than a regular visit. Your feet will be casted with plaster of paris which is allowed to begin setting. The plaster is then removed from your feet and it is allowed to complete drying. Once the casts have cured (a day or so depending on size), the casts are sent to a lab. The lab then fabricates the orthotics which are sent to the clinic. You will be notified when the orthotics are ready for fitting and a second appointment will be required for instruction on their use and care. The whole process usually takes from two to three weeks. Back to top/menu

 

Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems today.

Jenny's classes are small (4 participants) to permit close teacher observation and correction. Please wear stretchy clothing ‒ yoga style exercise wear is not necessary but many find it very comfortable.

A beginner's mat class is held every Saturday at 10:30 am in the clinic.
Drop-in fee is $15. Please phone for class times.

More classes are added as groups progress. Back to top/menu

 

Post Surgical Rehab

Post surgical rehabilitation is most commonly associated with joint replacements and other orthopedic surgeries, but it may be necessary for a variety of other surgical procedures including cardiac, thoracic, neurological and abdominal surgery. All types of surgery present with a number of post operative consequences which can be helped with physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy after surgery should begin immediately in hospital, however it is important that once you have been discharged home that you continue physiotherapy to achieve the best possible recovery. In consultation with your surgeon, the physiotherapist will encourage you to carry out a range of exercises to strengthen and mobilize any affected joints and muscles and this will also help to improve circulatory or respiratory problems that may have developed in hospital.

Other benefits include:

  • Effective management of your pain
  • Early return to activities of daily living
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises to restore weak and stiff muscles
  • Improved posture and balance
  • Regained independence and confidence
  • Reduction of any anxiety that may develop
  • Mobilization exercises to improve circulation and range of movement
  • Exercises to clear secretions, improve lung volumes and prevent chest infections
  • Advise on effective positioning to increase comfort and reduce the risk of pressure sores
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Sports Injuries


Sports ImageWith any sports related injury, our goal is to help alleviate any pain, heal the injury, and strengthen the muscles to return you to your sport promptly. As with any type of injury, early diagnosis is key in developing a course of treatment that will be successful. Whether you suffer from a recent injury or a recurring injury, physiotherapy can assist you in the healing process. Back to top/menu


 

 


 

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