Our Services


Part of our expertise at BodyWork Physiotherapy is a high standard of care we provide for our client with our vast knowledge of experience and treatment techniques. Physiotherapy is the key to recovery either from your aches and pains, from injury, from repetitive injuries or simply from pain. We specialize in exercise therapy which provides the client with a unique and individualized program suited for his/her needs. We respect and treat the body as a unit and Help your body heal itself.

We use manual therapy, manipulation, modalities, exercises, acupuncture, myofascial release and education to successfully treat injuries to each individual's needs. Come and see us to help recover from tendonitis, Headaches, dizziness or simply muscle or joint pain. We also treat several other painful conditions:

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Not all women are aware that their issues are common among other women and that there is treatment available for them. Physiotherapy can help you regain control of your life. You will always be seen in a private treatment room by the same Physiotherapist. The initial assessment and examination will take one hour and will provide plenty of time for you to ask questions, and have a good understanding of your condition and treatment plan.

The treatment itself will be based on the findings at the initial assessment, and may include education about your condition; lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, stress management; Postural awareness and correction; pelvic floor muscle re-education (Kegel exercises); biofeedback; electrical muscle stimulation; manual techniques to reduce pain; stretching, strengthening or relaxation of muscles; bladder re-training.

These are a list of conditions that we see on a daily basis with which physiotherapy can help. Physiotherapist will be more than happy to help put regain your life back and live a normal life:

1. Incontinence: The complaint of an involuntary loss of urine that is a social or hygienic problem

Types of Incontinence:

Stress Incontinence (SUI):

  • Involuntary loss of small amount of urine secondary to an increase in intra-abdominal pressure (coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting, exercise or transitional movements). There is some type of muscle weakness or muscle tightness related to this type of incontinence.
  • Increased mobility of the urethra: research has shown that along with decreased urethral closure pressure, increased urethral mobility is the best diagnostic tool of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Urge Incontinence or Overactive Bladder:

  • Urge incontinence is defined as the sudden loss of bladder control secondary to a strong and overwhelming urge to go to the bladder.
  • There can be a small amount of urine loss or a complete emptying of the bladder.
  • Urge incontinence or Overactive Bladder (OAB) is often caused by: Detrusor (bladder muscle) instability, weak or tight pelvic floor muscles. There is also involment of the neuropathic control in the brain. OAB is often worsened by depression and anxiety.
  • Medications such as detrol or vesicare are often used.
  • Physiotherapy can teach you how to use distraction to learn to control the urges. They are 50% controlled by oneself and the remainder are actual physical components.

Overflow Incontinence:

  • The bladder doesn’t empty normally and becomes very full (distended bladder)
  • Constant loss of small amount of urine (dribbles)

Mixed Incontinence:

Combination of stress and urge incontinence.

Tips: For urination, the pelvis should be tilted slightly forward. Slow deep breathing may help to relax the pelvic floor. Breathe normally without straining.

  • Relax your jaw and drop your pelvic floor if you have difficulty with starting your stream.
  • Breathe out slowly as if you are blowing through a straw.
  • Allow your bladder to contract to push out the urine; do not push the urine out. Relaxing your pelvic floor and visualizing the contraction will help relax your muscles and allow the bladder to contract to push the urine out.

2. Constipation

3. Prolapse

Prolapse is described by the organ which is protruding into the vaginal wall. Many conservative strategies including postural correction, constipation management, toileting positions, and pelvic floor exercise can correct and reverse the problems associated with prolapse. Many women use a well-fitted pessary to help support the fallen organ. Surgery may or may not be the solution for you. Many individuals do not have any pain or any urine loss with a prolapsed. These are different types of prolapse, they include:

  • Cystocele: Prolapse of the bladder
  • Rectocele: Prolpase of the rectum
  • Uterine prolapse: Prolapse of the urethra
  • Uterine prolapse: Prolapse of the uterus
  • Vaginal Vault prolapse: Prolapse of the top of the vagina after a hysterectomy
  • Enterocele: Prolapse of the intestines

4. Painful intercourse or dyspereunia

Pain could be felt upon entry, during thrust or after intercourse. Pain with penetration is usually described as very sharp with burning, ripping or tearing sensations. The pain with thrusting can be sharp, or dull and achey. Deep dyspreunia on thrusting can also be described as putting pressure on a tender bruise.

5. Pudendal neuralgia

6. Interstitial cystitis

Also known as Painful Bladder syndrome and it involves the inner lining of your bladder. Physiotherapists can help you to manage your diet, help with relaxing the surrounding muscles and educate you on the proper treatment regimen.

7. Vaginismus

Vaginismus is tightness or spasm of the vaginal wall making it difficult to insert a tampon or penetration with intercourse. www.vaginismus.com provides excellent information in regards to this issue. We have worked with many clients with the vaginismus kit, yoga, and relaxation exercises to help manage the pain and discomfort. Also research found that compounded Diazepam does help in relieving pain and muscle spasm.

8. Vulvudynia

Vulvodynia is a broad category of pelvic pain. This includes:

  • Vestibulodynia (pain at the vestibule or "front porch" of the vagina
  • Vulvodynia (pain in the superficial tissues of the vulva, particularly the labia majora and minora)
  • Clitordynia (pain at the clitoris)
  • Trigger points and irritation of the pudendal nerve cause severe stabbing or sharp burning pain in the surrounding area. Ask your physiotherapist for more details on how to care for your vulva.

9. Men's health

This includes: incontinence, pelvic pain, prostitis, penal pain and constipation.

10. Tight pelvic floor (hypertonicity)

11. Weak pelvic floor (hypotonicity)

Orthotics and Myofascial Release


We provide patients with orthotics to relieve pain and provide comfort. Orthotics supports your feet and legs and keep them aligned to reduce tension in your body. Orthotics, as well as chiropractic, helps realign the feet and the whole body. The custom-made orthotics help relieve feet, arches, heels, knees and lower back pain, as well as other forms of pain such as those associated with flat feet.


Myofascial release is a very safe and effective technique that consists in applying gentle and sustained pressure on the myofascial connective tissues in order to eliminate pain and restore mobility.

Trauma, inflammation and surgical procedures create myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2 000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures. These restrictions do not appear in many of the standard tests (x-ray, myelogram, CT scan, electromyography, etc.).

The use of myofascial release allows us to see each patient as a unique person. Our individual therapy sessions consist of practical treatments during which our therapists use a variety of myofascial release techniques and movement therapy. We encourage autonomy by educating our patients on mechanics and movement of the body, showing them how to treat themselves, improving their strength and flexibility and making them aware of their posture and movements.

We encourage clients to visit www.myofascialrelease.com for further information regarding this technique.

The fascia forms the largest system in the body as it touches all other systems ; The body remembers everything that ever happened to it ; John F. Barnes - Fascia system


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that focuses on therapeutic effects that encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is known to provide pain relief with great benefits to the body. It involves the insertion of fine needles through the skin at specific points on the body.

The almost complete absence of side effects encourages our clients to try this technique and enhance their speed of recovery. Come and find out more about this traditional techniques with is natural and safe for all your aches and pains. We also do Moxa (moxibustion), suction cupping and Electrical acupuncture.

We, at BodyWork Physiotherapy, Now Offer Massage Therapy to Our Valuable Clients!

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Whether you are looking for a therapeutic massage for your aches, pains or tension or for just relaxing, BodyWork can offer you a high standard of care on top of a nice massage. Our goal is to help you find time for yourself to take care of you and help your body heal itself.

Therapeutic massage helps to improve circulation, increases lymphatic flow, addresses specific muscle soreness and assists you to maintain well-being. It also makes you feel great, as a result of the release of natural endorphins and the reduction in cortisone levels (the stress hormone).

In addition to massage for general health and well-being, we treat chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal pain, including pain caused by arthritis and pregnancy, headaches, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents and work injuries.

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