We at MM support children and adults who require physiotherapy for functional and/or neurological needs, and we have expanded our physiotherapy services to provide more care to a wider range of issues.
While Sarah Adamson focuses more on pelvic health related issues, functional rehabilitation, pre- and post-natal care and female athlete care, Jayne Gracey is our newest PT who offers physiotherapy for kids and adults alike. Her areas of focus are to reduce pain, increase independence, facilitate motor development, and improve strength. Jayne is now accepting adult clients! If you have been experiencing pain due to any number of issues, Jayne can help get you back on track so you can minimize or eliminate the pain and get back to doing the things you love to do! Jayne can provide comprehensive assessments of adult patients who are experiencing muskuloskeletal or neurological conditions. Using soft tissue massage, acupuncture, manual techniques, functional movement training and exercises, she will help you reach your goals to improve your quality of life. We are also now accepting ICBC and Worksafe BC clients!
Muskuloskeletal and Neurological conditions that bring adults to MM:
- Chronic or Persistent Pain Conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Athletic Constraints/Muscle imbalances
- Accessibility Assessments
- Post-surgery Rehabilitation
- Neurological injury, such as CVA or traumatic brain injury
Reasons for Children to See a Physiotherapist:
- Develop or improve gross motor skills (sitting, standing, walking)
- Improving flexibility and strength
- Poor core strength
- Improving balance
- Orthopedic Injuries
What is CVA?
CVA is essentially the medical term for a stroke. It stands for Cerebrovascular Accident. A stroke occurs when there is reduced blood flow to the brain caused by either a blockage (ischemic stroke – which can occur inside the brain or in other areas of the body) or a blood vessel that has ruptured (hemorrhagic stroke).
When this happens, it can cause impairments and a lot of challenges in one’s life. Physiotherapy can help a client recover by giving them the tools they need to regain strength, stability, flexibility and mobility. Balance can be regained, and muscles can gain strength. (We can actually address more than just Physiotherapy if needed, since we also have Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy all under one roof!)
How can Physiotherapy help with Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injuries?
When a person is diagnosed with a concussion, it is due to some common traumatic brain injuries, such as falls, accidents, and blows to the head. Physiotherapy after injuries to the brain can be life-changing. A gradual return to the activities that you enjoy doing is the main goal – and we are here to help you achieve that goal, step by step. We aim to help you improve your stability, flexibility and muscle strength, improve your range of motion, and have generally less fatigue when performing activities and movements.
A common cause for concussions is due to certain sports, like hockey, football or baseball – where the head can come into contact with an object like a puck or a ball, a person can get knocked down by another player, or in the case of martial arts where a blow is sustained to the head. After a concussion is diagnosed, even just a mild one, if you notice any change in movement, balance, stability, muscle strength, general awareness, etc., you can speak with our team to assess your need for physiotherapy and how it can benefit you after an injury.
Regardless of your reason for coming in for Physiotherapy, you can rest assured that we have your best interests in mind and will work with you to create a treatment plan that is in line with your goals. We want you or your child to be able to do the things that make you happiest, and physio can change your life and make that happen.
We want all our clients to feel like the sky is the limit when it comes to what they can do!