“Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and quality of life through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists work collaboratively with people of all ages and abilities who experience challenges or obstacles to participation. These obstacles may be caused from an impairment of body structure, a change in function, or from barriers in the social and physical environment.” (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists).
OT List of Services:
- In-home and in clinic stroke rehabilitation with task-specific training and therapeutic handling
- Upper extremity assessment and intervention post-ABI/stroke (therapeutic handling, functional electrical stimulation, modified constraint-induced movement therapy, sensory retraining)
- Basic activities of daily living assessment and intervention (toileting, dressing, bathing, grooming, feeding)
- Instrumental activities of daily living assessment and intervention (cooking, cleaning, shopping, medication management, money management, leisure activity) in home or community setting
- Seating system fit/pressure management assessment
- Specialty home equipment or specialty mattress consultation
- Home Safety Assessment
- Home modification consultation for accessibility
- Cognitive assessment and intervention related to functional goals
- Visual/perceptual assessment and intervention for daily tasks
- Community navigation assessment (new wheelchair users, power mobility, post-ABI/stroke with cognitive, visual, perceptual changes)
- Return to work and return to driving screens
- Consultation for adaptive aids for daily tasks
- Virtual consultation
Speech and Language Pathologist
A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is the team member who provides assessment and treatment for issues related to voice, communication, and swallowing. Individuals and families may seek support from an SLP in the following areas:
- Speech clarity
- Voice (ie. quiet voice or pitch, quality issues)
- Changes to your ability to read or write
- Comprehension of what others are saying
- Word finding issues (struggling to find the right word)
- Memory or other cognitive concerns
- Participating in conversation
- Social language skills
- Effective and safe swallowing
The SLP works with family members to establish shared goals and to discuss supports that will enhance speech, language, communication or swallowing skills at home and in the community.
Massage therapists are trained to use hands on techniques to treat the body’s soft tissue and joints. Treatment will consist of a thorough interview, assessment, a combination of active and passive massage techniques and therapeutic exercise to help you attain your goals. Our therapist will collaborate with you to create a goal oriented treatment plan that is specific to you.
Massage therapy has shown to be effective in reducing stress, relieving acute or persistent pain and stimulating or sedating the nervous system. Treatment can be done over clothes or directly on skin as well as in a chair or on a treatment table. Treatment will take place in a private room for those who enjoy a more calming atmosphere.
We also have the accessibility and special transfer equipment to ensure that you can have access to the benefits of massage.
Kinesiology is the study of human body movement, performance, and function, drawing from the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and neuroscience. At Neuromotion, all of our therapists use the principles of neuroplasticity to guide their sessions. Neuroplasticity, defined as the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual’s life, helps us understand how movement and changes in the brain are related. The human brain adapts and acquires new motor skills based on repetition of normal, timely and coordinated movement patterns.
Our kinesiologists have an excellent understanding of normal human movement, and work in collaboration with the physiotherapists and occupational therapists, to offer our clients much-needed movement repetition.
Kinesiologists work one-on-one with clients in the clinic, pool and in their homes to achieve their goals. They also assist our physiotherapists with transfers, functional movement training, exercise programs and assistive device modifications.
At Neuromotion, our therapists utilize the NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment) and Bobath models to frame our physiotherapy practice. This involves a problem-solving approach based on an individual’s clinical presentation and personal goals. Following initial assessment and movement analysis, therapists collaborate with clients to create an appropriate treatment plan aimed at kickstarting neurological pathways and developing efficient movement strategies. Through therapeutic handling (a dynamic hands-on reciprocal interaction between client and therapist) and task-specific training, therapists work with clients to optimize function with ongoing physiotherapy sessions.
Functional movements our physiotherapists work to improve:
- Bed mobility
- Transferring between bed and wheelchair
- Standing up from a chair
- Walking with or without aids
- Climbing stairs
Neurological physiotherapy sessions include:
- Range of Motion
- Quality movement repetition
- Gait training
- Postural control/core stability exercises
- Balance exercises
- Home exercise programs
- Recreational activities
Orthopaedic physiotherapists treat almost any condition that affects your ability to move or function physically in your daily life. Examples include arthritis and other injuries to joints, muscle strains, and back or neck pain. Orthopaedic physiotherapists also commonly aid in recovery after surgeries such as joint replacements, ligament reconstruction/repair, muscle repair, and heart surgery or any other invasive surgery. Orthopaedic physiotherapists are also often involved in recovery from workplace injuries or injuries resulting from vehicle collisions.
Orthopaedic physiotherapy appointments involve an initial assessment of the condition/injury followed by the development of a plan of care personalized to the individual with the ultimate goal of maximizing function post-injury. This will typically include an at home and/or in clinic exercise program as well as any other treatments indicated based on the nature of the injury.
Tricia Wallace is a registered clinical counsellor with over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health, having worked with adults of all ages in hospital and community settings.
Using a collaborative and integrative approach, Tricia provides evidence-based strategies that include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused positive psychology, and emotion-focused work. Tricia is also available for caregivers and family members who seek information, support, and counselling.
Tricia has experience working with individuals experiencing:
- Life transition due to an accident, illness or chronic condition
- Dementia or changes in cognition
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple Systems Atrophy
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Role changes at work, in relationships and within the family
Acupuncture is a natural and holistic form of medicine that has been practiced for nearly 3000 years. Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely fine, sterile needles into various specific anatomical points on the body. This activates your body’s self-healing response by increasing circulation, releasing endorphins, activating the nervous system and reducing pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture can treat disorders of the entire body, including musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, circulatory, urogenital, neurological, emotional, gynecological, ENT, neurological, and emotional disorders. Acupuncture can used as a stand-alone treatment, or as a supplement to other health care practices.
Since acupuncture is a holistic system of medicine, your practitioner will invite you to share information about your current and past medical history in order to piece together how the body is functioning as a whole. They will then check your pulse, and examine your tongue for more information about the health of your vital organs. Acupuncture is not painful. Rather, the sensation is often described as warm, tingly, buzzy, a “good” ache, or sometimes nothing at all.