We Know How Your Body Works!

The physiotherapist's goal is to help promote recovery from all types of injury. Treatment will increase/maintain strength and range of motion of the injured and surrounding area, while educating an individual how to perform this at home. The physiotherapist also helps the individual in regaining normal function, and prevention of re-injury.

Physiotherapists at North Whitby Physiotherapy have taken many post-graduate courses to provide you with the best quality care, which will help an individual, achieve their goals as quickly as possible.

Physiotherapists

Nabil Keshavjee,B.HSc. (Physiotherapy), MDT
Olga Aguilar, B.Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Julie Kobrynovich, B.HSc. (Kin), MPT, CAFCI, CKTP

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximizing potential:

 

  • it uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
  • it is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery
  • the exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core.

Healing hands!

Registered massage therapists on staff are committed to the rehabilitation and continued well-being of their clients. The goal is to facilitate healing and stress relief in a relaxed environment. The massage therapist uses a variety of techniques to help reduce stress, tension, discomfort from injuries or chronic conditions.

Massage Therapists

Elizabeth Taylor, RMT
Bill Qihuan Jiang, RMT

Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy is relaxing, and it certainly feels good, but there are many benefits to massage of which you may not be aware. Massage increases blood supply, oxygen, and nutrition to muscles, tissue, joints, and the vital organs, and improves circulation throughout the body. This helps muscles to recover more quickly from exertion and fatigue (especially useful after a strenuous workout), and helps to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with muscle tension, fractures, sprains, sciatica, and stiff joints.

Alternative medicine!

Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease.

Acupuncturists

Bill Qihuan Jiang, (Registered Acupuncturist)

Benefits of Acupuncture

It is believed that acupuncture may help as follows:


  • Analgesic: The most commonly known effect of acupuncture is the relief or reduction of pain
  • Sedation: Acupuncture decreases the delta and theta wave activity in the brain resulting in deep relaxation and/or sleep. This affect allows an acupuncturist to effectively treat conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, addictions, epilepsies, mental disorders and stress.
  • Psychological: There is a calming and tranquilizing action in addition to the sedative affect. Measureable changes in brain chemistry have been observed.
  • Homeostatic: This refers to the internal state of the body returning to a natural balance. This involves the sympathetic, parasympathetic divisions of the nervous system and endocrine system.
  • Immune Enhancing: Acupuncture can strengthen the body against disease.
  • Restauration: by stimulating the points and aiming for a free flow of energetic circulation, acupuncture helps local circulation, tissus oxygenation and regeneration in order to promote the natural healing aspects of our bodies.