At Physiotherapy III, we offer a range of services to reduce pain, speed up the healing process, and promote physical activity, from foot orthotics to acupuncture. These specialty services are offered in addition to our traditional physiotherapy approaches and have required extra training and experience from our physiotherapist, kinesiologists and registered massage therapists. If you live in Grey or Bruce County, please visit one of our two clinics in Owen Sound or Port Elgin to treat your pain and injury today.
Our specialty services range from overall body treatments and programs to more specialized services focused on one condition. Depending on your condition or injury, our physiotherapists may also recommend a combination of services, such as:
Vestibular Rehabilitation (VR), or Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.
Our specially trained physiotherapists offer the most current management of concussions from sport, MVA or injury. Techniques are available to reduce pain, retrain balance, improve vision, and guide return to activity based on the most current research. Baseline testing is available for all levels of athletes.
Specialized physiotherapy for neurological conditions - Stroke, ABI, MS, Parkinson's, Spinal Cord Injury - provided at our unique Owen Sound Waterfront Clinic overlooking Georgian Bay. Therapy is offered by our specially trained and experienced Neurological Physiotherapist: Dave Spence MScPT. Comprehensive one-on-one treatment is available to meet your individual goals and lifestyle. Small group classes are also offered.
Whether you have recently been diagnosed or you are managing your condition for a while, your physiotherapist will work with you to optimize your movement returns, develop pain control strategies, provide education and teach you a most effective home program of activities to enhance your progress. We offer assessment and treatment services in our specialized, accessible clinic in a home-like atmosphere. With private rooms, specialized neuro therapy equipment, and a separate rest/wait room for caregivers while they wait, we are fully equipped to address the needs of those with a neurological condition.
Our registered massage therapist, experienced in treating neurological conditions, practises from this clinic to provide more comprehensive treatment before or after your visit if requested. Our registered kinesiologist works with our physiotherapist to guide your exercises and customize a program to meet your individual activity goals.
We are pleased to offer RMT in all 3 locations.
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a registered massage therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall emotional and physical well-being.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)
Reducing or eliminating pain
Improving joint mobility
Improving lymphatic drainage
Reducing muscular tension
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Massage therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.
Acupuncture is the stimulation, by insertion of needles, of specific points on the body which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones. Acupuncture affects the functioning of the hormonal system, promotes a decrease in inflammation, increased circulation and relief from pain.
Our Registered Physiotherapists have successfully taken additional training in acupuncture and are rostered to perform Acupuncture with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Physiotherapy III is proud to offer custom knee bracing solutions from Ossur and DonJoy. Custom braces are constructed to help with ligament injuries or osteoarthritis. These braces are created using detailed leg measurements and a computer scanning system. Most extended health plans will cover some or all of the cost of the custom brace. However, we recommend speaking with your insurance company. If required, we can give you a written estimate to submit to your insurance company for prior approval.
Braces: ankle, knee, back, thumb, wrist and elbow + sacroiliac belts – measured and fit on-site
Custom braces: ACL, PCL, MCL, and unloader for OA
Custom splints: wrist, hand, foot and ankle
Knee braces: CTi, DonJoy and Omni - measured on-site and fit on return by an experienced physiotherapist.
Our feet disperse a large amount of force while we move about our daily lives. Structural abnormalities can significantly limit our ability to participate in activities. At Physiotherapy III, we are pleased to offer custom orthotic solutions by working in conjunction with Farrow Orthotics. First we complete a thorough foot, knee, hip and gait assessment to determine if orthotics are appropriate for you; if appropriate, we make a 3D impression of both feet. The impression is created and a custom orthotic is manufactured.
Custom orthotics can be beneficial to you if you are experiencing one or more of the following conditions:
Excessive foot pronation
Adult-acquired flat feet
Foot pain and fatigue
Leg length discrepancy
Diabetic foot neuropathy
Most extended health plans will cover some or all of the cost of your custom orthotics; however, it is important to inquire with your insurer. In addition, your insurance company may require a referral from a physician.
Join our registered kinesiologist for a therapeutic exercise program at the YMCA warm water pool. If you experience osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, have had recent surgery, or any recent injury that makes land exercise difficult, this individualized exercise experience may help restore flexibility, strength and general well-being. This program is often set up along with regular physio sessions to get you back to your activity sooner.
Our certified ergonomist/registered kinesiologist is trained to assess your work station and its fit with you to provide optimal comfort. Proper ergonomics is proven to reduce repetitive injuries, allow return to work more easily after an injury, and to increase workplace comfort and productivity. A comprehensive analysis of the current work station and worker, including pictures and measurements, is conducted and recommendations are made with ergonomic principles in mind. These recommendations may include work station repositioning, work station redesign, and equipment changes or additions. A formal report is developed if needed.
We are certified in TMJ therapy to treat symptoms of jaw pain, headaches and tinnitus. Often the jaw and its muscle groups are a source of face, temple or headache pain. We will perform a thorough analysis of the jaw and neck to help you reduce pain and jaw clicking.