Chronic Pain assessment, diagnosis and multimodal management
All patients are thoroughly assessed by pain clinicians and offered a spectrum of treatments available for their condition ranging from medications to exercise therapy, manual therapy, naturopathic treatments, healthy eating and lifestyle counseling, psychological counselling, mindfulness and meditation, and interventional therapies (injections and consultation with surgeons both in affiliated institutions).
Early referral program for MVA-related injuries
Patients involved in a car accident are seen quickly to determine whether they have uncomplicated soft tissue injuries or have sustained more serious conditions. Subsequently, a goal oriented multidisciplinary program under medical supervision is applied in order to return them to their previous state of health and function both at home and work.
Sports and Injury Rehabilitation
Our experienced manual therapists can quickly address a variety of sport and non-sport injuries to the musculoskeletal system with a comprehensive action plan geared towards restoring total body function and performance while maintaining optimal wellness. Therapeutic services that are available at The Pain and Wellness Centre include: Active Release Technique®; Medical acupuncture/ Dry needling; Shockwave therapy; Chiropractic Care; Graston technique; Functional Movement Assessment; Strength training and Corrective rehabilitation; Massage therapy.
At The Pain & Wellness Centre, our manual therapists have extensive training and experience in the area of diagnosing and managing concussion injuries. We follow an evidence-based approach that implements a brief period of physical and cognitive rest after injury, followed by a personalized, graded and supervised return to work or sport that addresses all parts of the body affected by injury. For longstanding concussion injuries, our team of therapists will use a whole-person approach that includes:
- Manual therapy and neurorehabilitation strategies
- Nutritional intervention and management
- Psychological and neuropsychological counseling
- Collaboration with the patient’s family doctor, workplace, coach or school
Our specialists offer a multiplicity of cognitive and emotional approaches to compliment physical pain treatments such as pharmacotherapy; individual counseling; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT);
We offer mindfulness group classes that assist in chronic pain management, stress and anxiety reduction, and emotional and psychological resilience.
Our expert naturopathic doctors address injuries (acute and chronic) as well as concussions with: Functional Nutrition assessment (clinical consult, lab testing where necessary); Reduction of systemic inflammation with oral botanical and enzymatic supplementation; Health Foundations examination addressing integrity of the digestive system in order to absorb nutrients; and Assessment of food allergy/sensitivity contributing to physical and mental disorders.
All our specialist physicians and other practitioners are experienced medicolegal experts in cases of personal injuries or traumas, have seen many hundreds of patients/clients, and have testified in court on numerous occasions.