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Physiotherapy is a health care profession that helps people manage acute or chronic pain and regain mobility. Kelowna’s leading team of experienced and qualified physiotherapists work with people of all ages, to help you recover from an injury, reduce pain, and improve your overall quality of life.
We understand that you are busy and want to get better as quickly as possible. The professional team of physiotherapists at Affinity Wellness can help you recover from an injury by reducing pain and inflammation, improving your range of motion gaining mobility and strength. Your therapist can provide education and help you with pain management. They can also help you prevent injuries by teaching you how to properly move and exercise, and improve your overall quality of life.
We offer a variety of services, including dry needling, manual therapy, exercise prescription, concussion therapy/rehabilitation, and very soon… yoga therapy.
Choose the best, choose Affinity Wellness, for your next physiotherapy treatment in Kelowna!
What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physiotherapy services include a broad range of treatment approaches that can help individuals live supported, strong, and mobile lives. Physiotherapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians, strength & conditioning coaches, massage therapists, and additional practitioners to help you reach optimal health.
Our Kelowna-based physiotherapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work with you to eliminate it. While every client’s condition and pain are unique, your physiotherapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.
We also offer direct billing to most major insurance companies as well as ICBC. Please see our direct billing page for more information.
Conditions We Treat:
At Affinity Family Wellness, we treat any condition related to joints, muscles, or nerves for all age groups, with pelvic health being a specific area of focus. If you are unsure if your problem can be addressed by us, please feel free to give us a call or email us. Some examples of conditions we treat are:
- Neck & back pain and stiffness
- Nerve impingement, such as sciatica
- Sports injuries, such as ankle or knee sprains and shoulder pain
- Overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or Achilles tendinitis
- Whiplash following a car accident
- Back pain due to weak pelvic floor muscles
- Pre/postnatal pelvic health conditions
- Soft Tissue Release
- Manual Therapy
- Customized Exercise Prescription
- Dry Needling (IMS-style acupuncture)
Affinity Family Wellness services provides Kelowna and area with orthopaedic rehabilitation – a branch of physiotherapy that specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which includes pathology or dysfunction of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and joints. This branch of physiotherapy also addresses MVA (motor vehicle accident) injuries and workplace accidents in BC. Treatment plans for musculoskeletal conditions may include the following practices: soft tissue treatments, joint mobilization/manipulation, exercise prescription modalities, patient education, and needling techniques.
Physiotherapists in this realm specialize in the management of a variety of injuries, including those caused by motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, slips and falls, and overuse injuries, as well as managing preoperative and postoperative care.
Dry needling sometimes referred to as intramuscular stimulation (IMS), is a skilled technique performed by a specially trained physiotherapist. It can be used as an option to treat a variety of injuries and conditions like:
- chronic back pain
- neck pain
- hip pain
- shoulder pain
- tennis elbow
- tension headaches
- migraine headaches
- plantar fasciitis
- low back pain
- patellar tendinopathy
- sports injuries
- carpal tunnel syndrome
Dry Needling – What to Expect:
Dry needling involves inserting thin needles into the muscles in order to stimulate the release of trigger points, which can often be a source of pain. The treatments are carried out by one of Affinity’s physiotherapists who have received special training in dry needling techniques, as part of their continuing education after graduation.
The needle used is a very thin filament, solid needle, much smaller than a hypodermic needle. It is applied in a way that affects changes in the muscle’s characteristics, such as resting tone and chemistry. During the treatment, the practitioner inserts the needle into the dysfunctional muscle, which often creates a localized “twitch” response. While dry needling may initially cause some discomfort, most patients report significant relief after just a few treatments.
Check out our blog to learn more and watch a quick video to see how Dry Needling at Affinity Wellness may be right for you.
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Concussions- What you Need to Know:
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when the head suddenly and violently hits an object. This can cause the brain to move around inside the skull, which can lead to bruising, tearing, and bleeding. Concussions can also occur when the head receives a sudden impact, even if there is no direct contact with the object. For example, a concussion may occur if you are in a car accident and your head snaps forward and then back again.
There are three stages of concussion:
- Grade I concussion: This is the least serious type of concussion. There are no symptoms other than brief confusion.
- Grade II concussion: This is a more serious concussion that can cause vomiting, headache, difficulty waking up, and blurred vision.
- Grade III concussion: This is the most serious type of concussion and can cause loss of consciousness, memory problems, seizures, and paralysis.
If you think you or someone else may have a concussion, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. There are many ways to treat a concussion, but the most important thing is to rest and avoid any activity that could make the symptoms worse. If you have a concussion, you should not return to your normal activities until your symptoms have completely resolved.
Your doctor may refer you to a physiotherapist or an occupational therapist to help you recover from your concussion. Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy can help with symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and balance problems and they can help with symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and memory problems.
When To See a Physiotherapist
Affinity Family Wellness’ integrated offering of physiotherapy services provides an effective approach to resolving pain, maximizing athletic performance, healing injuries, and optimizing functional movement.
You May Consider Calling Us if You:
- Are seeking sports-based injury treatment
- Will be undergoing surgery in the foreseeable future
- Plan on becoming pregnant, are pregnant, or have given birth in the past
- Are seeking support and drug-free pain management for a structural condition that limits your daily movement and comfort
- Have experienced a head injury, suspect you have had a concussion, or have been diagnosed with a concussion
- Are experiencing an overuse injury
- Are seeking treatment options for joint, muscular, or nerve pain
- Have changes in the physical demands put on your body, such as working from home
- Are seeking relief and symptom management for chronic headaches and migraines
- Are seeking treatment for dizziness or vertigo
- Are looking to promote long-term wellbeing, mobility, and strength
- Are undergoing accident injury recovery, and are seeking claim-based support & management
- Are seeking pain and symptom management for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, or fibromyalgia