Our Services

We offer the following exceptional services aimed at dealing with musculoskeletal injuries for athletic and non-athletic injuries.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and Is it Right for Me?

 

Whether you are trying to become pregnant, are expecting, have children or haven’t had children, every woman can benefit from working with a pelvic health physiotherapist! My goal as a pelvic health physiotherapist is to help you resolve and/or prevent the common pelvic floor dysfunctions that many of us have been told are a normal part of pregnancy, aging or simply just being a woman. Pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat the pelvic floor. I also assess how your pelvic floor muscles work together with the rest of your body and not just in isolation. Pelvic floor rehab is not just about Kegels!

 

So What is the Pelvic Floor Anyways?

 

The pelvic floor (PF)  consists of nerves, fascia and three layers of muscles that line your pelvis starting from the pubic bone to the tail bone (vertically front to back) and sitz bones (horizontally side to side). They have many functions including supporting your organs (especially your bladder/uterus/rectum), stabilizing your low back/pelvis, sexual functions, and opening and closing your bowel and bladder.

 

The pelvic floor has several functions which include:

  1. Supporting the organs sitting above it, most directly, the uterus, the bladder, and the rectum.
  2. Controlling the function of the bowel and bladder: when you urinate or have a bowel movement the PF muscles relax and allow opening and easy passage; when there is an increase in intra-abdominal pressure such as when you cough, sneeze or laugh, the PF contracts and tightens to prevent possible leakage.
  3. Sexual function: Functional strength of the pelvic floor muscles allows for orgasm and erection of the clitoris. Alternatively, excessive tension in the PF can contribute to pain with, or following intercourse.
  4. Stability: Because the PF attaches to your pelvis, hips and into parts of your back it also functions as an important part of your core and the muscles that provide stability. The PF co-activates and functions with the other muscles (transverses abdominus, multifidus, & diaphragm) that make up your core. The PF should absolutely be part of any core training program!
  5. Sump-pump function: the PF helps to pump your blood and lymph back to the heart. A loss in this function can contribute to congestion or swelling in the pelvic area.

 

What is a Physiotherapist Going to Do About my Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

 

As a Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist I have taken specific post graduate training including using internal and external hands-on techniques to evaluate the tone/strength and general function of your pelvic floor muscles. I assess your ability to contract and relax these muscles, how they work with the other core muscles (transversus, multifidus, and diaphragm) and how they are supporting and working with the rest of your body, especially during activity. I also assess the strength and function of your back and lower body muscles as they can often play a role in pelvic floor pain and/or dysfunction, as they’re all connected!

 

Common Conditions That I Often Treat and Can Help Prevent Include:  

 

  • Stress incontinence (leaking when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise)
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
  • Urinary frequency & urinary urgency and its accompanying incontinence (not making it to the washroom on time)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (uterine prolapse, cystocele and rectocele)
  • Constipation
  • Low back, pelvic girdle or tailbone pain
  • Internal pelvic pain (including pain during intercourse, vaginisimus, endometriosis, and interstitial cystitis)
  • Musculoskeletal pains and/or injuries

Incontinence is NO laughing matter, and it’s not something you should have to live with! Neither are any of the other pelvic floor dysfunctions! If you experience any of the above listed pelvic floor symptoms, seeing a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist might be right for you!

 

 KELCIE BROWN PT MSC(PT)

  • Covered by private insurance plans
  • Not covered by OHIP
  • Payment required

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Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1
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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Whether you are trying to become pregnant, are expecting, have children or haven’t had children, every woman can benefit from working with a pelvic health physiotherapist! The goal of pelvic health physiotherapy is to help you resolve and/or prevent the common pelvic floor dysfunctions that many of us have been told are a normal part of pregnancy, aging or simply just being a woman. Pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat the pelvic floor. We also assess how your pelvic floor muscles work together with the rest of your body and not just in isolation. Pelvic floor rehab is not just about Kegels!
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Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. The therapeutic effect of this treatment aims to enhance health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. The acute or chronic effects of pain and stress can be released as physical and mental function is restored and maintained.
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Swedish Massage

Swedish massages are known as a light, more relaxing type of massage that can help increase circulation, decrease muscle tension and reduce anxiety. As opposed to deep tissue work that is more localized to high tension areas, Swedish massage involves longer more fluid strokes that provide a relaxing sensation.
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Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage is customized to an expectant mother’s needs. Many pregnant woman can suffer from lower back pain, swollen ankles, leg and foot pain and muscle tension.   Massage can help provide safe and effective relief to expectant mothers by improving mobility, alleviating sore spots and increasing relaxation.
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Sports Chiropractic is the evolution of traditional chiropractic therapy to include a plethora of modalities, such as: soft tissue treatment [Active Release Technique (ART) and Functional Range Release (FR)], instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy (Graston Technique), kinesiology taping (SpiderTech), contemporary medical acupuncture, and functional rehabilitation [Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)]. The ultimate goal is to provide specific and individualized treatments for all presenting musculoskeletal complaints.
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Since 2014, Performance Sports Therapy has been providing professional, high quality, detail-oriented bike fitting services to competitive cyclists and triathletes, mountain bikers, as well as casual weekend warriors just looking to feel better on the bike.
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Concussion Management

Always tell a parent, teacher, coach and/or friend if you, a teammate or even an opposing team member may have suffered a concussion. When in doubt, sit them out! The first 24-48 hours following a concussion are critical due to the potential for a more serious injury that may require immediate medical attention such as a bleed or swelling in the brain. Following the injury, the patient should be monitored for at least 3 hours for any worsening of their condition as this may indicate bleeding or swelling in the brain.
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Active Release Technique® (ART)

ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
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Functional Range Assessment® (FRA)

FRA® is a measurement based assessment system that provides objective measures of a person's movement capacity for each and every articulation (joint).  Then, training inputs (FRC®) are able to be directed at the individual’s specific deficits.
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Functional Range Release® (FR)

Functional Range Release technique, or FR® Release is an advanced, and comprehensive system of soft tissue assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation used by some of the most highly regarded manual therapists around the world. The goal of FR is to influence the Central Nervous System (CNS) to ensure greater joint range of motion and strength, concurrently.
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Functional Range Conditioning® (FRC)

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) utilizes the latest advancements in scientific knowledge, combined with tried and tested training methods to increase ones active, useable ranges of motion by simultaneously improving articular mobility, strength/resilience, and neurological control.
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Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The FMS is a screening tool used to evaluate 7 fundamental movement patterns for athletes/individuals who are NOT in PAIN. It consists of 7 movement tests that require a balance of mobility and stability and serves as a way to rate and rank movements. It is also a method to identify compensatory patterns which lead to sub-optimal movement reinforcement leading to poor biomechanics and possible injury
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Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

The SFMA is a total body movement diagnostic system. It provides an efficient method for systematically finding the cause of a patient's PAIN, not just the source. Normal movement is achieved through the integration of fundamental movement patterns with an adequate balance of mobility and motor control. The human body will adapt or create compensatory movement patterns in response to pain, lack of mobility, and/or loss of motor control. Over time, these changes can lead to more significant dysfunction and/or increased pain and fear of movement. Treating the source of pain does not address the fundamental cause of the problem.
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Dry Needling

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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

The goal of IMS treatment is to release a shortened muscle, which presses on and irritates the nerve. Supersensitive areas can be desensitized and the persistent pull of shortened muscles can be relaxed. IMS is very effective for releasing shortened muscles under contracture, thereby causing mechanical pain from muscle pull. 
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Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (CMA) is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available.
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Custom Orthotics

Our prescription orthotics are custom made using a unique blend of materials that are best for that particular person. Whether made for a casual shoe, athletic shoe or skate, these foot orthotics provide enough rigidity to support the feet, while offering the foot the right amount of flexibility to properly absorb forces on the ankles, knees, hip and spine.
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Custom Knee Braces

"Motion is Medicine" is a multidimensional approach to help patients combat pain, inactivity, disability and declining wellness caused by knee osteoarthritis, sport injury and more. At Performance Sports Therapy, we provide two types of custom Don Joy knee braces: Osteoarthritic Knee Bracing and ACL Bracing.
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Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1

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Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1

What can we help with?

*emails are only viewed by the Sports Medicine Clinic. For inquiries relating to your family doctor, please call 613-742-1230

Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1