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Redefining the standard of care for performance, health, and rehabilitation services through an integrated, client-centred approach.

Active Recovery

At Continuum, our practitioners educate and employ clients with many recovery techniques and tools, Active Recovery being a fundamental technique. Active Recovery is low impact movement performed to aid the body’s soft tissue to recover from the stresses of intense training.
Movement is life. As such, movement increases blood flow both systemically and locally. The promotion of blood flow is crucial as it carries the building blocks required for tissue recovery. Active Recovery methods can be practiced daily – either as part of your scheduled training or on its own, apart from training. An integral aspect of Active Recovery is performing assigned activities without direct practitioner guidance. Recovery tools are tailored based on client needs and can be as simple as massage.

Athletic Therapy

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At Continuum, Athletic therapists work to keep athletes healthy, recover from injury, and stay on their field of play. Athletic therapists have similar skillsets to physiotherapists but spend more time on field or courtside, keeping athletes safe as they train. Athletic therapists work in all realms of athletic performance; on the table performing hands-on and electric treatment modalities, in the gym using rehabilitative exercise, and in the field of play providing injury management. Spending time in multiple realms allows Athletic Therapists to have a strong understanding of the demands placed on athletes as they move through their training programs.

Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training is a technique that combines low-intensity exercise with blood flow regulation, producing similar results to high-intensity training. Ultimately, BFR training aims to mimic the effects of high-intensity exercise by recreating a localized hypoxic environment using a cuff.
The cuff is placed proximally to the targeted muscle group during low-intensity activities. The reduced oxygen in the area accelerates fatigue and recruitment of more high threshold motor units. Finally, when the compression is reduced or relieved, the flood gates essentially open, bringing “muscle-building ingredients” to the area.
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Chiropractic Therapy

At Continuum Health Centre, chiropractic care is a hands-on, non-invasive, and drug-free practice that safely and effectively helps relieve pain and improve the body’s overall function using various treatments depending on an individual’s needs. From manual ‘hands-on’ adjustment techniques to soft tissue therapy, chiropractors at Continuum focus on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal pain. Although chiropractors specialize in treating the spine and nervous system, they are also skilled in assessing and treating many other conditions.
Each Continuum chiropractor specializes in assessing, diagnosing, treating, and developing treatment plans to keep our clients moving and pain-free and shares their insights with our integrated support team members. After conducting an initial assessment to ascertain functional ranges of movement, levels of discomfort and pain, and other pertinent findings, the chiropractors at Continuum implement a therapeutic approach based primarily upon the unique demands of each patient. We work with each patient to identify goals and outcome markers to help them get back to moving functionally, participating in the activities they love, or competing at a high level of sport.
The treatment method depends on the individual but may include segmental adjustments of the spine or extremity joints, which can help alleviate short-term pain and discomfort. Soft-tissue therapy is also commonly used to help relieve pain and muscle tightness. Following passive treatment, the chiropractors at Continuum also believe in the importance of education and active rehabilitation. We take pride in giving our patients the tools they need to help improve their health outside of clinic walls.

Clinical Counselling

Our counsellors at Continuum work with clients to develop short and long-term goals, as well as provide different perspectives and skills to help you overcome the challenges you’re facing. Our clinical counsellors can help you recognize and hone your inherent strengths, knowledge, and self-awareness so that you can continue to grow, heal and achieve your goals. Our role is often to reframe things so that our clients may see what they already know to be the answer. Continuum counsellors collaborate with members of the integrated support team to provide appropriate treatment services in line with a comprehensive care strategy. A typical first counselling appointment at Continuum Health Centre includes an initial assessment, introductions, an informed consent review, and formal or informal evaluations if needed. In addition, the evaluation may include questionnaires to assess presenting symptoms in supplemental examinations. To help our clients, our staff leverage various approaches to assess client readiness, identify current barriers, and offer guidance along the journey to mental wellness.

Concussion Care

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head and/or face. Concussions occur frequently, but often go unrecognized. While many people associate concussion with sports injuries, they are more often caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents or being struck by an object.
Most people heal from a concussion relatively quickly (7-10 days). But some will experience long-term effects on their thinking, mood, balance, and more. If these symptoms persist, you should seek treatment from a healthcare professional with training in concussion management.
The concussion care program at Continuum addresses the various symptoms related to concussions, including headaches, neck pain, dizziness / vertigo, unsteadiness and others.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a therapeutic modality that uses electrical currents to facilitate contraction of specific muscles. This treatment tool is administered using adhesive pads on the surface of the skin, between which an electrical current is passed. When placed properly, this current excites the motor neurons that innervate the target muscle, stimulating a muscular contraction. Using EMS, it is possible to maximize motor unit recruitment within a muscle while using much lighter loads.

IMS And Dry Needling

Dry needling is an umbrella term that gathers techniques that uses thin filiform needles, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle. The most common dry needling techniques used in rehabilitation are acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation (IMS).
Within IMS techniques, physical therapists use Functional Dry Needling (FDN) to manage neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
The methodology, purpose, desired benefits, and treatment approaches are vastly different from acupuncture. Acupuncture is steeped in Eastern medicine, while FDN is based on Western medicine, physiology, and knowledge of anatomy.
FDN is used to relieve pain and improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This process is designed to help you return to meaningful activities.
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Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment approach used by practitioners as part of the functional rehabilitation process to help facilitate healing and return to activity. This approach consists of several specific techniques, including mobilization, manipulation, and soft tissue massage. Our practitioners may use these manual techniques to assess, diagnose, and treat a range of conditions.

The treatment techniques used by the clinician will vary between patients and will relate to the specific therapeutic goal. Manual therapy can effectively modulate pain, improve range of motion, induce localized relaxation, improve function, and ultimately promote functional recovery. When used in conjunction with a therapeutic exercise program, manual therapy can help facilitate the recovery process and the patient’s return to health.

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Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial release, also referred to as Pin and Stretch Technique, is a form of manual stretching that a clinician can use to treat many conditions involving the soft tissue. This technique assists in treating muscles that have abnormal increases in tension or tone, often contributing to pain and limitations in movement.

Once these areas are determined, the clinician will encourage lengthening through the tissues by sequentially pinning segments of the muscle while taking the limb through its natural range of motion. Though this technique is often performed passively, with the clinician moving the joint, it can also be performed actively, further improving muscular control.

This technique reduces areas of particular tone in muscles, facilitating better mobility of the joints and often offering pain relief. As such, myofascial release can serve an excellent role in the overall rehabilitation process for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

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Massage Therapy

At Continuum Health Centre, massage therapy is a primary treatment involving hands-on manipulation of soft tissues. Our massage therapists centre on our clients’ muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints to provide relief.

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Mental Performance Consulting

Continuum's Mental Performance Consultants work with people of all ages and skill levels across the performance spectrum to improve their mental skills and, as a result, their performance in the pursuit of reaching their full potential. Our Mental Performance Consultants are CSPA professional members that specialize in sports psychology.

Optimizing mental skills is a critical piece of the sports journey for athletes, teams, coaches, and support staff. Our training helps athletes achieve their goals by fine-tuning their mental skills. Without question, athletes confront unique psychological demands and require qualified people to provide tailored plans to help overcome them. As such, we're committed to helping athletes perform at their best, have fun, and maximize their training by combining the latest research in sport psychology with the experience of playing and competing in high-performance sport.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy focuses on the prevention and recovery of injuries, optimization of movement, and promotion of physical activity. Through one-on-one treatment sessions, the physiotherapist aims to develop a treatment plan with each patient to reduce symptoms and improve their ability to perform functional activities.

Treatment sessions are based primarily on therapeutic exercise, patient education, manual therapy techniques, as well as a variety of other physical modalities to aid in the healing process. Physiotherapists are experts in human movement, using their extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to facilitate recovery and to prevent future injury.

Physiotherapists treat a wide range of injuries—both acute and chronic in nature—taking time to carry out a thorough assessment of all possible contributing factors to identify the root cause of each ailment. Ultimately, the goal of physiotherapy is to facilitate a full and complete recovery so that each patient can get back do doing what they love to do.

Registered Dietitian

At Continuum Health Centre, our Registered Dietitians provide individualized nutrition care for clients. Our Dietitians are essential members of an integrated support team, contributing valuable input to the general health and wellbeing of each client.

Continuum Dietitians provide a multitude of services, such as assessing nutritional needs for individuals and groups, using a client-centered approach to nutritional counseling and designing, implementing and monitoring nutritional care plans (and therapeutic diets) based on relevant scientific, medical, and nutrition information..

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in physiotherapy, sports medicine, and urology. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration.
As a non-surgical therapy, Shockwave is ideal, expediting recovery and curing various ailments that cause acute or chronic pain. The Shockwave instrument utilizes an acoustic wave that carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic, and chronic conditions. The pulses of energy promote the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues’ regeneration and reparative processes.

Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy designed to alleviate problems caused by vestibular disorders.
Symptoms can range from vertigo and dizziness to gaze instability, imbalance, and falls. To effectively treat clients affected by these disorders, a customized exercise plan is derived from the findings of clinical assessments, laboratory testing and imaging studies, and input from clients.

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