Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live

"Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live."
Jim Rolum

We offer six physio solutions

Joint Mobilizations and Manipulations

Joint Mobilizations and Manipulations

All physiotherapists use specifically tailored exercise to treat pain and stiffness. In addition to exercise, Manipulative Physiotherapists are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in movement in the spine, arms and legs. Using gentle, hands-on techniques, we can help reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function.

In addition to our entry-level university education, CAMPT Physiotherapists have completed extensive, internationally recognized post-graduate education focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of complicated muscle and joint problems.

This education consists of several years of ongoing courses and standardized examinations, or a return to university to complete a Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy. CAMPT Physiotherapists are extremely effective in treating muscle, joint and nerve conditions from head to toe. These include headaches, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, sacroiliac joint and pelvic dysfunction, hip and knee arthritis, foot and ankle pain among many other conditions. Your physiotherapy assessment may include measures of body functions, strength testing, analysis of your walking patterns, posture, balance, joint movement, and function.

By combining the principles of evidence-informed practice, evaluative skills, clinical and professional judgment, your physiotherapist will work closely with you, and often with other health care professionals, to ensure that your health goals are met.

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy

Manual Physiotherapy is a systematic, problem-solving approach to patient-centered assessment and treatment techniques used in the comprehensive management for spinal, upper extremity, lower extremity, temporomandibular joint and neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.

Your physiotherapist will integrate a variety of manual techniques such as mobilizations, manipulations, neural flossing, soft tissue lengthening and joint specific stability exercise to maximize the return to normal joint mobility and function.

Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation

Gunn IMS

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. IMS is grounded in Western Medical Science, and has a solid foundation in its radiculopathic model of pain. It was developed by Dr. Gunn while he was a physician at the Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia in the 1970’s. He was motivated to develop a treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain that would not respond to traditional treatments. The treatment is designed to penetrate deep within muscle tissue, specifically targets injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress.

IMS relies heavily on a thorough physical examination of the patient by a competent IMS practitioner, trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain.

The treatment involves dry needling of affected areas of the body without injecting any substance. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive. Penetration of a normal muscle is painless; however, a shortened, supersensitive muscle will "grasp" the needle in what can be described as a cramping sensation. The result is threefold. One, a stretch receptor in the muscle is stimulated, producing a reflex relaxation (lengthening). Two, the needle also causes a small injury that draws blood to the area, initiating the natural healing process. Three, the treatment creates an electrical potential in the muscle to make the nerve function normally again.

The goal of treatment is to release muscle shortening, which presses on and irritates the nerve. Supersensitive areas can be desensitized, and the persistent pull of shortened muscles can be released.

Specialized Taping & Return to Sport Programs

Specialized Taping & Return to Sport Programs

We are happy to offer a detailed assessment We are pleased to offer a variety of taping techniques that are designed to improve joint stability and proprioception as well as decrease pain and swelling and promote improved muscle imbalance and postural dysfunctions. Tapes used include Kinesiotape, Leukotape and Sports Tape.

We are also pleased to offer taping clinics designed for specific conditions that can be applied by coaches, parents or partners.

>Biomechanical, Gait & Running Analysis

Biomechanical and Gait Analysis

We are happy to offer a detailed assessment centered on an individual’s specific gait (walking) patterns. The results of this assessment will be used to develop specific strengthening and/or stretching programs aimed at maximizing performance and minimizing strain and stress to the body.

Functional Movement Screen

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The functional movement screen (FMS) is an innovative assessment system used to evaluate movement patterns for active individuals. FMS is based on sound science, years of innovation, and current research.

FMS is comprised of seven fundaments movement patterns that ranks, grades and documents movement patterns. By screening these movement patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries.

The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

About Manual Physio

Manual Physio Solutions is the newest Physiotherapy clinic in North Bay. Manual Physio Solutions combines Manual Therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Function Movement Screening (FMS) and Exercise to treat all orthopaedic conditions.

Martin, the owner of Manual Physio Solutions with 23 years of experience, holds a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists as well as an Adjunct Professor at Nipissing University.

Martin will use a variety of techniques to promote healing and overall well being using current evidence-based practices. Clients who attend Manual Physio Solutions for treatment will only see him for all therapeutic interventions.

Contact Us Today

Manual Physio Solutions
501 McKeown Ave Unit 2
North Bay ON
P1B 9E4 CA

Martin Payne BSc.PT MCIsc(MT), F.C.A.M.P.T.
Mabel Plourde-Doran MPT, BPHE

P. 705-478-6050
F. 705-478-7350
E. manualphysiosolutions.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm

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