If You Think Acupuncture Is Just For Those Who Have Run Out Of Treatment Options, Here’s What You May Be Missing… Finally! Latest Research Confirms What Acupuncturists Have Known For More Than 3000 Years: Some forms of pain respond better than others to acupuncture. Research suggests acupuncture is effective for treating pain associated with: •Migraine headaches •Carpal Tunnel Syndrome •Neck disorders •Tension headaches •Peripheral joint osteoarthritis •Low Back Pain Acupuncture is an alternative medicine based on traditional Chinese medicine where tiny needles are inserted (painless) at specific points on the body to restore balance through gentle neuron stimulation. Our acupuncturists use several methods to restore the flow of Qi (vital energy) and the balance of yin and yang. These methods include: •conventional acupuncture with needle application •heat application (moxibustion, moist heat) •therapeutic laser •exercises •acupressure •electrical stimulation •cupping Acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of: •back pain •tendinitis •arthritis •bursitis •whiplash •headaches and migraines •digestive disorders •skin conditions •smoking cessation •chronic sinusitis Not Sure If Acupuncture Will Work For You? Request A Complimentary Introductory Consultation
Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being during the course of everyday life. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the occupations which give meaning and purpose to their lives. Occupational therapists have a broad education that provides them with the skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with people of all ages and abilities that experience obstacles to participation. These obstacles may result from a change in function (thinking, doing and feeling) related to illness or disability and/or barriers in the social, institutional and/or physical environment. Our occupational therapists are key members of the AMS multidisciplinary team. Our occupational therapists consider the patient’s occupations, abilities (physical, affective, and cognitive), their environment and their specific needs and goals. Our occupational therapists are capable of analyzing the effects of the patient’s environment and functional limitations on their ability to perform their day-to-day tasks and activities. Once a thorough assessment has been completed, our occupational therapists work with the patient to help him/her fulfill roles as a parent, child, spouse, student, playmate, worker, team player, etc.
Patient-Focused Primary Care Physiotherapy’s unique contribution to health care stems from its advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well, and how to restore mobility. What Most People Don’t Know Physiotherapy’s Expanding Role In Diagnostics As medical science and technology has continued to advance, so has the profession of physiotherapy. The latest physiotherapy assessment and diagnosis techniques have proven to help isolate pain sources not shown on MRIs, X-rays, and other tests. 6 Key Ways Physiotherapy Helps Recovery •Preventing, reducing, and eliminating pain. •Managing physical impairments and disabilities. •Overcoming limits to physical activity. •Improving and maintaining functional independence. •Enhancing physical performance. •Promoting fitness, health and wellness. What Do Physiotherapists Do? (from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association) Physiotherapists assess a patient’s level of mobility, strength, endurance and other physical abilities to determine the impact of their illness or injury on their physical function, whether at work, rest or play. Physiotherapists diagnose the condition and develop a treatment plan to restore movement and reduce pain or limitations to mobility. Physiotherapists treat the condition and help the patient understand its effect on their function. Physiotherapists measure the patient’s progress regularly and adjust the treatment accordingly. They also advise the patient on how to manage their condition independently and help the patient prevent avoidable recurrences or complications. Physiotherapists can also advise you on ways to prevent potential health problems from occurring before they arise. AMS physiotherapists primarily work in 2 practice areas: orthopedics and neurology. The following are examples of the types of conditions we treat: •Back pain •Sciatica •Sprains •Tendonitis •Bursitis •Fractures •Neck pain •Arthritis •Sports injuries •Post surgical rehabilitation •Stroke rehabilitation •Balance disorders
The AMS Medical & Rehabilitation Centre offers a wide range of services in the West Island of Montreal, providing assessment and psychological treatment for individual adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families as well as group therapy. Services are provided a Doctoral level Clinical Psychologist. This is of most importance in the psychological follow up for chronic pain patients as well as post traumatic stress syndrome. This service is recognized by private insurance companies. The following are examples of the types of conditions we treat: •Post traumatic stress syndrome •Depression •Burn-out •Difficulty coping with chronic pain