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Dizziness & Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Frances successfully completed an examination based course in Vestibular Rehabilitation at Emory University School of Medicine located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. in 2008. In 2011 she then successfully completed the Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation course at Duke University in North Carolina. She can perform the repositioning maneuvers for the treatment of BPPV dizziness as well as instruct patients in various reflex recalibration and balance exercises.

Orthopaedic Services

We offer assessment and treatment of all orthopaedic conditions. Including:

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  • Injuries relating to motor vehicle accidents
  • Back And Neck Injuries Including Lumbar Disc And Cervical Disc Injuries
  • Headaches and TMJ dysfunctions
  • Post surgical rehabilitation including arthroscopic and joint replacement surgeries
  • Sports injuries, Muscular injuries, and Tennis or Golfer’s elbow
  • Postural dysfunctions
  • Arthritis
  • rehabilitation after broken bones

Orthopaedic Treatments

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  • Manual Therapy, mechanical traction, exercise prescription
  • Acupuncture
  • Work conditioning
  • Muscle stimulation, T.E.N.S., Laser, ultrasound
  • Heat, ice, paraffin wax, whirlpool
  • Gait retraining, balance boards
  • Cardiovascular Training On Treadmill, Stepper, Bicycle Or Arm Bicycle
  • Strength training using neck strengthening weights and pulleys Machine, Standard Weights And Pulleys, Free Weights, Theraband And Self-Resistance

Manual Therapy

May consist of any of the following techniques:
  • Manipulation- a high velocity thrust technique used to help loosen a stiff joint
  • Mobilization- a more gentle technique to loosen stiff joints and ease pain
  • Soft Tissue Techniques- massage, deep tissue, trigger point and muscle energy techniques
  • Traction- a gentle stretching technique either manual or mechanical.

Acupuncture in Physiotherapy

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles (you can fit 3 into the hollow of a regular hypodermic needle) into various areas of the skin and body tissues. This technique can be used as an effective way to relieve acute or chronic pain and muscle spasm. Research shows that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals - endorphins.

At Grand River Physiotherapy our physiotherapists have been trained by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. We use only the highest quality, sterile, single-use, disposable needles.

© 2011 Grand River Physiotherapy, Cambridge, 519 621-3265