welcome to Freedom In Movement

Our goal at Freedom In Movement Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is to help you to achieve optimal health by preventing acute injuries and irritation from getting chronic and by preventing chronic pain and tension from slowing you down. We encourage regular non-stressful movements to increase blood flow into the muscles and joints and blood flow cleanses and heals. We also strive to prevent healthy muscles and joints from feeling stiff as stiffness can often lead to pain and exacerbate degeneration symptoms.

 

At Freedom In Movememnt Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we will provide a therapeutic environment that is relaxing but aim to assit you to get stronger. We try our best to provide the best service possible in a friendly atmosphere. During the initial visit, there will be a detailed assessment of your physical status and diagnosis of the cause of symptoms in order to create a treatment plan for your rehabilitation. Treatment goal is to get you on the road to recovery within a timeline that is reasonable for the type of injury or pain you have. Sometimes we will have to refer you to your physician for further evaluation if the progress is not within expected recovery time frame. Sometimes we will have to change our goals to support your body on a regular basis due to repetitive stress from daily actitives from work or home. Everyone's situation and recovery road are different and we always strive to meet the individual need.

 

Our treatment may include modalities, such as electrotherapy, ultrasound and heat or ice, manual therapy, such as myofasial release and joint mobilization or manipulation, research evidence based exercise therapy, and education component of body biomechanics and ergonomics. If you are suffering from lowered mobility we can bring this expertise to your home in order to care for you back to health. No matter the cause or origin of your health concerns, consulting a professional physiotherapist such as those at Freedom In Movement Physiotheraphy and Wellness Centre can be of great benefit to your continued success in restoring your previous physical status. When needed, our naturopath and chinese medicine practitioner can also assist you to regain your internal health or to lose weight in order to maximize your general wellness and functional ability. Our registered massage therapists will also take the role in restoring your health with hands-on soft tissue mobilization to improve circulation and to make you exercise in ease.

 

Contact us today to inquire about our physiotherapy and other services. We will be more than happy to assist in your recovery and to help you achieve your goals.

Therapies & Rehabilitation

We work to recognize the unique elements of each situation and individual recovery time variables, Freedom In Movement Physiotheraphy and Wellness Centre provides total rehabilitation to patients suffering from a wide variety of injuries and chronic illnesses.

Personalized Patient Care

Our personalized patient care highlights our commitment to not only healing the body but also paying mind to other aspects of rehabilitation such as motivation, depression, and frustration.

Home Therapies

 

We offer a wide variety of treatment options including acupuncture, and home care therapy sessions for those not able to leave their homes or those with extremely limited mobility.

Sport Therapies

 

Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods; structural abnormalities; weakness in muscles, tendons, ligaments; and unsafe exercising environments. The most common cause of injury is poor training. For example, muscles need 48 hours to recover after a workout. Increasing exercise intensity too quickly and not stopping when pain develops while exercising also causes injury. If you have experienced an injury please feel free to contact us.

Registered Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is one of the many health professions in Canada that focuses on the treatment and prevention of physical injury and disease. Physiotherapists have completed a university degree and continue to up-grade their training with post-graduate courses. At your first visit, they will perform an assessment to prepare an individualized treatment plan designed to restore function. This may include manual therapy techniques to mobilize the joints and soft tissues, massage therapy to release the myofascial tissue, electrical modalities to control inflammation and pain, and exercise prescription to stretch and strengthen the muscles. There is also an education component to physiotherapy that will address posture, body mechanics, ergonomics, work habits, pathology, injury prevention and return to sport/recreation.

Rehabilitation is also a big part of physiotherapy to help people to maximize their function to return to daily activities after trauma, accidents or onset of any neurological disorders. In addition, chest physiotherapy will assist people to breathe better by maximizing lung function with breathing exercise and lung mobilization techniques. It is very beneficial for post-operation and for people with pulmonary diseases, such as cystic fibrosis.

Physiotherapists in Ontario are registered with and regulated by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for the public safety. The college regulates physiotherapy provided by all registered physiotherapists but not physiotherapy provided by others.

 

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of hands-on techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

Massage therapists in Ontario are registered and regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario for public safety. The college regulates massage therapy provided by registered massage therapists but not massage provided by others. These are the types of massage therapy offered at Freedom In Movement:

Swedish Massage:  This type of massage is the type that all registered massage therapists do on their patients. It is the basic form of massage offered in Canada. All forms of massage therapy done by a registered massage therapist can be covered by standard insurance coverage.

Myofascial Release:  This type of massage is the type that works on the myofascial layer of the body tissue. Myofascia is a connective tissue wrapping around our bodies. It keeps each muscle group and organ separate and attached do the spine. Myofascial release works to lengthen the myofascial fibers so the pressure on the muscles, joints and even organs can be less. Thus it creates more circulatioin and more space for our muscles, tendons, vessels and nerves to move in our systems. Less pressure and more circulation means less pain and more functional ability.

Pregnancy Massage:  Pregnancy massage is a special massage for those that are expecting, at any stage of the pregnancy. Pregnancy massage addresses the common issues specific to pregnancy such as low back pain, swelling of the feet, constipation, tension in the shoulders and neck and sciatic pain. It doesn't matter if you're expecting 1 baby or 3! Pregnancy massage is good for you! If you are having complications in your pregnancy and are concerned whether massage is right for you, consult your doctor.

Infant Massage:  Infant massage is for those little ones under a year of age. This form of treatment is indicated for babies with colic, digestive issues, or babies who just love to be massaged! Infant massage can also be a lesson for the parents. After a half hour massage, you will know all you need to know to give your baby a safe, relaxing massage- ideal right after bath time or before a nap!

 

Acupuncture and Acupressure

Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "qi", that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians on the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points in the body.

Acupuncturists insert needles into specified points along meridian lines to influence and to restore balance to the flow of qi. It could also reduce pain and inflammation and restore function to achieve better joint/muscle function. Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative therapies in North America with more and more research evidence.

Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and some accredited universities have programs to teach health professionals to perform acupuncture within their scope of practice.

Acupressure is a hands-on technique using pressure on acupuncture points to release tension of the muscles, joints and nerves. It is a great alternative for people who are afraid of needles.

 

Naturopathic Medicine and Nutritional Counseling

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling

A Naturopathic Doctor is a primary care practitioner that seeks to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature's inherent self-healing process. A Naturopathic Doctor views the individual as an integral whole including the physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors affecting health. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than disease as an entity. The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions. Treatments are chosen based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms.

Naturopathic doctors can also complement and enhance health care services provided by other health care professionals. They cooperate with other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. Naturopathic Doctors provide patients with a truly integrative form of health care.

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession's infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.

 

Source  from College of Massage Therapists of Ontario,The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Alternative Medicine About.Com, & Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors website

Billing & Policy

In most cases, we are able to directly bill your extended health insurance as long as they accept direct billing. Please check your insurance policy details before your first appointment or one of our staff can call on your behalf to your insurance company. We accept cash, debit and credit card payments. We also accept all car accident, WSIB claims and pesonal injury.

Motor Vehicle Accident

If you have been in a car accident, it is important that you address your concerns with you medical doctor and your therapist to ensure fast optimal recovery. Whiplash injuries are not visible but they could create headaches or pain during daily functions days after accidents. We will assit your claim process and ensure your recovery right on track.

Work Accident

If you are injured at work, it is important that you report the injury to your employer and your medical doctor right away. It is also important to seek therapy to ensure fast recovery and safe return-to-work. We will assist in your communication with WSIB and your employer to ensure optimal recovery is achieved and work safety is addressed.

Contact Us

Our Clinic info.
10A-7025 Danton Prom., Mississauga, ON, L5N 5N4
905-785-2789
healthcare@freedominmovement.ca
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: by appointment only

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