49 Wilson Street West Unit #7, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1N1

Phone: 905.648.6500

Arthritis & Sports Medicine Centre

Welcome to the Arthritis & Sports Medicine Centre

Clinic Services

Physiotherapy

 Let our expert team of physiotherapists rehabilitate and improve movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods such as exercise, motivation, adapted equipment, and education. 

Athletic Therapy

 Athletic therapists specialize in the assessment, prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal evaluation, equipment selection, bracing, conditioning programs, supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities. 

Registered Massage Therapy

 Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, and promote relaxation and well-being. 

Temporomandibular Joint Rehabilitation (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is one of the most common sources of pain in the face, neck and head region. The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. If there is an injury to this joint or it becomes damaged, it can cause TMJ syndrome. TMJ can also be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, gum chewing, arthritis, teeth grinding or jaw injury. Symptoms of  TMJ disorder include pain in the jaw, jaw popping, headaches, sore jaw muscles, locking of the jaw, pain in the temple and ear ache. It is important to realize that the temporomandibular joint is a joint complex comprised of bones, tendons, and muscles, and you may have pain on one or both sides of the jaw. 

TMJ rehabilitation physiotherapy is a unique practice in which a registered physiotherapist performs a detailed assessment of the jaw joint and creates an individualized treatment and rehabilitation program for patients presenting with TMJ signs and symptoms.


MANAGEMENT OF TMJ DISORDERS:

There are different types of physiotherapy treatments that are effective for the management of temporomandibular joint disorders. They include:

  • Manual Therapy-involves the practitioner using specific techniques to restore normal jaw movement by guiding proper joint movement and releasing tight muscles. The specific techniques help increase circulation, break down scar tissue and promote healing
  • Myofascial release-can also be used on jaw and neck muscles to release tight muscles and fascia 
  • Pain relieving modalities
  • Home exercise program
  • Postural correction
  • Patient education and precautions- involving the do’s and don’ts to manage TMJ symptoms

PRP Injections

 Platelet-rich plasma, commonly referred to as PRP, has been used to speed the healing of injuries in athletes for years. Orthopedists use the injections to treat a variety of conditions, including tennis and golf elbow, arthritis in the knee and shoulders, and plantar fasciitis. 


PRP treatment requires drawing a small amount of your blood, then processing it into a concentrated formulation. This contains three to five times more platelets than normal blood, plus more growth factors and active proteins. Next, this super-healing substance is injected directly into your injured area. The advantages of PRP therapy compared to other procedures include reduced downtime and improved outcomes. 

Occupational Therapy

 Occupational therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental or developmental conditions. 

Rehabilitation

 A specialized health care field treating chronic disabilities through physical means to help patients return to a comfortable, productive lifestyle. Its objectives are pain relief, functional improvement or maintenance, training in essential activities, and functional testing of areas such as strength, mobility, and coordination. 

Custom Bracing

 We offer a wide range of joint braces for the entire body, both custom and off the shelf. We offer bracing solutions for both daily activity as well as sport, and prevention. 

Vestibular Rehabilitation

 Dizziness and balance problems account for 5 to 10 percent of all physician visits and affect approximately 50 percent of all adults at some time. One in 10 working-age adults report some degree of disability due to dizziness and 2% experience chronic, frequent & substantially debilitating episodes. Dizziness is the number one reason for physician visits by people over the age of 65. Greater than 1 in 5 persons older than 60 years of age have current dizziness that has led to significant disability, medical consultation or the use of medication. In the elderly population, dizziness is also associated with falls, fear of falling and loss of independence. 


VESTIBULAR DISORDERS CAN BE CAUSED BY:

  • Head Trauma (whiplash, sports injuries, workplace injuries) is a frequent cause of vestibular disorders in people under age 50.
  • Vestibular system degeneration - primarily in an elderly population
  • Ear infections such as otitis media; inner ear infection such as labyrinthitis or neuronitis
  • Ototoxicity – high dosage or long term use of certain antibiotics
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Barotrauma
  • Vascular insufficiency
  • Benign Paroxymal Postional Vertigo (BPPV)

 Our dedicated team of highly educated professionals are here to provide you with comprehensive rehabilitation services. Call us today.  

Arthritis & Sports Medicine Centre

49 Wilson Street West Unit #7, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1N1

Phone: 905.648.6500 Fax: 905.648.6515 Email: info@asmc.ca

Hours

Open today

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.