Our Services

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

Mental Performance Coaching

What does a Mental Performance Consultant (MPC) do?

MPCs specialize in optimizing one’s performance by exploring with the individual their actions, emotions, and thoughts both in and outside of their performance domain.

What areas can we work on?

This list is not exhaustive:

  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Specific competition preparation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Mental skills training
  • Transitions in and out of sports
  • Building routines, habits, and systems outside of the sporting environment
  • Improve decision making processes

What is my philosophy?

My philosophy is based around 3 pillars of mental performance that need to be continually improved in order to optimize performance:

  • Mindset: your approach to your performance and life in general. How you view successes and failures. Your ability to reflect and adopt change to yourself and your environment. Your values, your objectives, your purpose.
  • Mental health: your overall wellbeing. Involves strategies based around self-care, recovery, and wellbeing check-ins.
  • Mental Skills: in the same way that sports have technical skills athletes need to develop, there are essential mental skills that also need to be developed to improve as a performer. Strategies around arousal and emotional management, attentional control, imagery, self-talk, time management, confidence, etc.

Myth1: MPC sessions are only beneficial for elite athletes.

Everybody needs to perform in life. Whether it is on the field, in school, or at the workplace, techniques and strategies used in sessions are transferrable to different performance domains.

Myth2: MPC sessions are only beneficial when things go wrong.

Mental performance training should be viewed the same as physical training. In the same manner that athletes do not begin a training program a couple of weeks before a competition or after they get injured, mental performance training needs to be adopted as a year-round process focused on continual improvement rather than a bandage solution to any arising issues.

Myth3: MPC sessions are done as a quick fix for my problems.

Though mental performance strategies can work in the short term, they need to be implemented on a long-term basis to achieve long lasting, consistent change.

Myth4: MPC sessions are only for adults.

Athletes of any age can engage in mental performance consulting. The only requirements are some level of maturity to talk about subjects that might be uncomfortable (e.g. failures, worries), a willingness to learn, and participation in workshops/sessions.

Metaphors for Mental Performance

Golf bag

Just like a golfer needs a full set of clubs to be able to optimally play through the various shots he might face on a course, a performer also needs a bag of strategies to manage the different situations that may arise in their sport.

Physical training

Just like with physical performance breakdowns (i.e. physical injuries), mental performance breakdowns can occur (e.g. confidence or motivation slumps). In both cases, the goal of rehabilitation is to bring the performer back to a state of pre-performance breakdown by looking at the performer holistically and targeting the root cause of the issue.

Performers need to engage in strength and conditioning training to get stronger, faster, and more flexible to be able to manage the physical demands of their sport. In the same way, performers also need to be strong, fast, and flexible mentally to manage the psychological demands of the sport.

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Hours

  • Monday 7:30am-7pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-7pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5pm
  • Weekends 9am-2pm
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

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

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
Physiotherapy

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!
Physiotherapy

Pediatric Physiotherapy

Children are uniquely different from adults and therefore require individualized physiotherapy assessment and treatment. At Performance Sports Therapy, we provide orthopedic physiotherapy to support the unique needs of the pediatric  population.
Sports/Deep Tissue Massage
Registered Massage Therapy

Sports/Deep Tissue Massage

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.
Swedish Massage
Registered Massage Therapy

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.
Pregnancy Massage
Registered Massage Therapy

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.
Sports Injury Focused Chiropractic
Chiropractic

Sports Injury Focused Chiropractic

Sports Injury Focused 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.
Mental Performance Coaching
Mental Performance

Mental Performance Coaching

MPCs specialize in optimizing one’s performance by exploring with the individual their actions, emotions, and thoughts both in and outside of their performance domain.
Concussion Management
Additional Services

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.
Active Release Technique® (ART)
Functional Therapy

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.
Functional Therapy

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.
Functional Therapy

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.
Functional Therapy

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.
Functional Therapy

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
Functional Therapy

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.
Acupuncture

Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.
Acupuncture

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. 
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture

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.
Additional Services

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.
Additional Services

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

Hours

  • Monday 7:30am-7pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-7pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5pm
  • Weekends 9am-2pm
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

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

What can we help with?

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Hours

  • Monday 7:30am-7pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-7pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5pm
  • Weekends 9am-2pm
  • 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 7:30am-7pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-7pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5pm
  • Weekends 9am-2pm
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

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