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Functional Movement / SFMA

Functional movement therapy focuses on the basic movements of the body that provide stability and prevent pain. This physiotherapy approach evaluates a patient’s ability to complete these movements and identifies areas where they may be compensating for inadequate movements in ways that are causing dysfunction. The therapist then addresses this dysfunction by correcting these problems and strengthening the surrounding muscles in order to provide stability and reduce pain.

What Happens During Functional Movement / SFMA?

Functional movement therapy always begins with a screening that evaluates your ability to complete certain basic, important, movements. Once your physiotherapist identifies areas of weakness and dysfunction, they will develop and implement a treatment plan. This treatment plan will focus on approaches that strengthen the muscles involved in the affected movements and in teaching your body how to successfully navigate in a way that does not cause pain or stress.

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What Conditions Does Functional Movement / SFMA Treat?

Functional movement therapy is ideal for correcting problems affecting the musculoskeletal system. From back pain to herniated discs, these mostly spinal-based conditions typically respond well to corrections in a patient’s patterns of movement.

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Injury
  • Herniated Discs
  • And more

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As a physiotherapist specialist, Dr. Roy utilizes a combination of techniques that include traditional chiropractic
care and progressive methods like manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, shockwave therapy, and more.
In his services, Dr. Roy combines wellness and physical care to eliminate the need for painkillers and surgery.

Active Release Technique

ART combines therapeutic pressure with patient movements to deliver rapid relief of muscle pain and weakness. This technique can be customized to your individual treatment needs.

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care uses the focused manipulation of certain areas of the body in order to realign areas of the body that are causing pain or dysfunction.

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Functional Movement / SFMA

Functional movement therapy uses movement to address your condition and to maximize your functionality throughout your daily life.

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OTZ Tension Adjustment

OTZ Tension Adjustment is a proven, non-surgical method of diagnosing and successfully treating Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS).

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Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training (PBFR) is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results.

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Rocktape is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating repetitive strain injuries and relieving pain by lifting the skin and allowing improved blood and lymph flow.

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Shockwave Therapy

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)utilizes high energy acoustic waves to heal plantar fasciitis, chronic heel pain, heel spurs, achilles tendinopathy, various tendons and ligaments, even bones and muscles.

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Soft Tissue Mobilization

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization uses specialized instruments to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions through sound waves.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, known as PEMF, directs magnetic energy waves through the body to specific areas suffering from injury or illness. These waves deliver critical energy to cells that have been become depleted.

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