Working with you to reach your goals
Our motto is to Engage, Experience, Empower, to help you live a healthier, more active life.
Our mission is to help you, as a client, understand why your body is hurting, or why it won’t allow you to do the things you want to. Then we work with you to make the changes necessary to reach your goals.
Our physiotherapy services include the following: The Integrated Systems Model, Ultrasound Imaging, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Cranial Treatment, Movement Training and Exercise Instruction, Prenatal and Postpartum Screening, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Vestibular Therapy and Clinical Pilates.
The Integrated Systems Model
This model allows clinicians to be more effective and efficient with their assessment and treatment in order to help patients develop better movement strategies and habits to help reduce symptoms and improve function and performance.
Ultrasound imaging is useful as a biofeedback tool for ‘rewiring the brain’ or re-educating the proper timing of muscle contraction during both individual exercises and meaningful task training.
Manual therapy is a term that applies to any technique that involves the therapist’s hands and is often used to restore mobility to a joint, muscle or nerve as well as to relax, or activate, muscles. Many different manual techniques are used, often in combination, to help your body begin to move more efficiently.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) was developed by Dr. Chan Gunn to treat chronic pain syndromes that affect the musculoskeletal system. IMS is a dry needling technique (dry in that no drugs are injected) that involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into taut muscle bands.
Acupuncture can be used as the only form of therapy or it may be combined successfully with other forms of medical or physical therapy. The number of treatments will vary with each individual and the condition being treated.
It is not uncommon to find faulty alignment and biomechanics within the cranium or between the cranium and neck/jaw in conditions such as head and neck pain, jaw and orofacial pain, arm/leg pain and/or low back and pelvic floor pain and impairment.
Movement Training and Exercise Instruction
Recent research has changed the way therapists use exercises for both rehabilitation as well as strength and conditioning. For all areas of the body, the evidence supports correcting problems associated with how you use your muscles in a coordinated manner.
Prenatal and Postpartum Screening
There are many myths around pregnancy. Physiotherapists who specialize in pre/post natal care can help debunk these myths, playing an important role in the management of physical changes that can occur both during and after these nine months.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic health physiotherapy is an umbrella term for physiotherapy that addresses aspects of anatomy and physiology related to or contained in the pelvis. This includes pelvic floor physiotherapy (the pelvic floor is the area between your legs, including your genitals, muscles, connective tissue and pelvic organs), which is an area of physiotherapy requiring specialized training.
Take your treatments to the next level with a personalized rehabilitative Pilates program designed with your injuries in mind.
Telerehabilitation is a subdiscipline of telehealth and involves any rehabilitation delivered using telehealth technologies such as videoconferencing, sensors, chat / text, educational portals and more. The most recognizable form of telerehabilitation is the reproduction of the one on one physiotherapy via videoconferencing, most commonly known now as “Virutal Care”.
Physiotherapy is a largely under-utilized profession within cancer care. Physiotherapists specializing in oncology rehabilitation consider all aspects of a biopsychosocial approach to engage, and empower, patients in their recovery.
Scoliosis Management – The Schroth Method
Physiotherapeutic exercises can help patients with various spinal conditions; including Scoliosis, Kyphosis and other spine and ribcage related structural changes.
Visceral manipulation is a gentle hands on technique developed by Jean Pierre Barral, a French Osteopath and Physiotherapist. The technique targets the fascial system around the organs and is applied in the skull, rib cage, abdominal and pelvic regions.
Pre & Post Spinal Surgery
Have you recently had or are planning to undergo Spinal Surgery and wondering if Physiotherapy can help?
Pre & Post Orthopaedic Surgery
Our physiotherapists will complete a full assessment both pre and post-op and develop an individual treatment plan to help expedite your recovery and reduce any secondary problems related to the surgery.
Pre & Post Abdominal Surgery
Many people recover well from various abdominal surgeries with no complications. Other people are not so fortunate and can suffer with abdominal pain, rib tightness, digestive discomfort or numbness and tingling in the skin of the abdominal area.
Rehab After Surgery
You’ve had your surgery and your mind tells you it’s time to return to your old routines, and maybe some new ones. But your body says, “Not so fast.” The truth is, before you can get back to these activities, you’ll likely need some rehab to regain your mobility and strength.
Our vestibular system is a complex sensory organisation responsible for balance, equilibrium and telling our bodies where and how fast we are moving relative to gravity. People that have a dysfunction of their vestibular system often report symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, vision changes and reduced balance.
Diane Lee & Associates is pleased to offer Yoga therapy in conjunction with their other services. Yoga therapy and all Akasha Yoga therapeutic classes take place in the Akasha Yoga Studio across the hall from Diane Lee & Associates.
Orthotics and Bracing
Diane Lee & Associates is pleased to collaborate with Noëlle Trotter of West Coast Pedorthics. Noëlle is a certified pedorthist who assesses biomechanical and structural function of the lower limb and then dispenses custom foot orthotics when necessary.
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