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Mariposa Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation strives to provide ethical and evidence-based treatment through continuing education practices. Rehabilitation is always provided with time-honoured values of compassion, empathy, respect, and confidentiality while attaining the client-centred goals.

Mariposa Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

At Mariposa Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation treatment will consist of first an assessment to determine the factors that are contributing to your problem. Your treatments will be designed based on your personal findings during the assessment, which will then aide in the establishment of goals that are aligned with your desired outcome. Each program will include: education, manual therapy, exercise and potentially modalities to assist in your recovery.

Conditions commonly treated but not limited to:

  • Sprains, strains, contusions

  • Muscle, tendon or ligamentous tears or ruptures

  • Fractures

  • Post-surgical procedures

  • Lymphedema

  • Pelvic Pain & Incontinence

  • Motor vehicle accident injuries

  • Workplace, Safety and Insurance Board Injuries

  • Concussions

  • Headaches

  • Chronic pain

  • Temporomandibular
    Joint Disorders

Other Services

Authorization for Lymphedema garments for the Government Assistive Devices Program
Authorization for Lymphedema garments for the Government Assistive Devices Program
Custom Designed Orthotics
Custom Designed Orthotics
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Manual therapy including manipulation
Manual therapy including manipulation

Modalities Utilized

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using very high frequency sound waves, between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz, which cannot be heard by humans. It provides a deep heat at the cellular level which can aide in increased circulation.  This can decrease inflammation and help bring in healthy cells for healing.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. The body recognizes the needles as foreign objects and attacks the area by bringing in your bodies natural chemical defense mechanisms. These chemicals (i.e. endorphins, histamines) help to decrease pain and inflammation.

Interferential Current

Interferential (IFC) is a cross reference of a low and high frequency current to transmit a moderate frequency current through the skin to the deeper lying muscle tissues. Electrodes are placed on your skin around the injured body part. The Interferential Current device then transmits electrical impulses in minute quantities through your skin. It is mainly used to reduce pain.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers.

Neuromuscular Stimulation

Neuromuscular Stimulation is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated.

Taping Techniques

Taping technique is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.

Cupping

Cupping therapy is an alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. The light massage effect is helpful in the reduction of myofascial restrictions. It is also useful to help with the reduction of pain and inflammation, improve blood flow, and for general muscle relaxation

Heat or Cold Therapy

Heat or Cold Therapy are commonly used to treat pain and to reduce swelling. Moist heat penetrates the tissues deeper than dry heat and creates vaso-dilation of the venules. The increased blood flow can assist with muscle relaxation. Cyrotherapy or cold therapy causes vaso-constriction of the venules and creates an analgesic effect on the tissues.

MEET OUR TEAM

Kelly Spears
Kelly SpearsRegistered Physiotherapist
Hazel Soares
Hazel SoaresRegistered Massage Therapist