At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness our Coquitlam/Lougheed based office have designed a diverse series of physiotherapy programs to aid in our patients in their goals of pain relief and active rehabilitation. Our physiotherapy programs focus on the bodies musculature and joint manipulation through physical movement in order to ease tension, strengthen and maintain your body's muscles and joints. Our diverse array of treatments are tailored to suit our patients individual needs. If you would like to know the benefits of physiotherapy and how it is right for you, please click here.
Here at Evergreen our professional physiotherapists ready to meet and create a program that is best suited to your needs. If you would like to learn more about our physiotherapists please click here. We are proud to offer our physiotherapeutic programs to clients throughout the Lower Mainland who are suffering from pain, movement restriction or discomfort. For more information on the various physiotherapy programs we offer please click here.
For people living in Coquitlam location is ideally located for your needs. If you are in Coquitlam/Lougheed our office is central for you. If you would like to enquire or book a session with one of our trained physiotherapists please click here.
Why Choose Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is utilized for patients who suffer from specific conditions in order to improve their quality of life by either partially or fully restoring function to bodies system. Physiotherapy includes a diverse array of medical services that are designed to improve and promote a bodies optimal mobility physical performance. Physiotherapy is also utilized in order to help relieve and manage physical pain as well as aiding a body rehabilitation process.
Physiotherapy is recommended when a person is suffering from health problems that make moving or doing everyday tasks painful or impossible. Physiotherapy is designed to help our patients regain mobility in their body and relieve their pain caused by muscle and joint problems. For athletes and people wanting to keep fit physiotherapy is very helpful at keeping muscles from cramping and bodies in top shape. At Evergreen, our goal is to make our patients daily tasks and activities easier so they can continue living a healthy, active lifestyle. We also recommend physiotherapy for patients recovering from certain surgeries, arthritis or chronic pulmonary disease. While physiotherapy can be used as a standalone treatment it can also be used in conjunction with other services
Meet our Physiotherapists
Our physiotherapists at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness are certified Health care professionals who have completed their medical school with a focus on a patient's physical therapy. Here at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness our physiotherapists are ready to meet and help you ease your pain, recover from an accident or injury, or aid in your active rehabilitation. If you would like to book an assessment with one of our professional physiotherapists, or if you have any questions feel free to contact us by either email or telephone, walk in, or simply click here. For a short bio on our physiotherapists please click here.
Our Physiotherapy Programs
At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness our trained staff of physiotherapists allow us to offer a variety of therapeutic services for patients in the Lower Mainland.
Manual Therapy utilizes a certain pattern of hand movements that can be used to first locate the problem and then treat the bodies muscles, tissue. Manual therapeutic techniques are designed to relax tense muscles and rehabilitate restricted joints. This method can also be used to lessen spinal or back pain and increase the body flexibility. At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness physical therapy techniques, generally speaking employ either deep physical manipulation or soft tissue manipulation.Soft tissue manipulation, which includes massage, applies pressure to the soft tissues and the body musculature. This form of pressure manipulation is known can help relax muscles, increase circulation, break up scar tissue, and bring relief to muscle pain.
Our second common technique, deep tissue manipulation utilizes measured movements of differentiating speed, power/force, area of the body, or joint manipulation and setting. This particular set of techniques are used to help loosen tight tissues around a joint, in addition to relieve joint or tissue pain and help with flexibility and alignment.
Sports injury physiotherapy
Sports injury physiotherapy is a special subset of physiotherapy that deals with sports related problems and injuries. Injuries from sport activities are not the same as everyday injuries. This is because in a sport there are commonly high demands that are placed on a person's muscles, joints and bones since they are using their body in a much more active way.Sports injuries happen at any age and level of sport and recreational activity. These injuries can be caused by accidents, structural abnormalities, poor posture while exercising, poor core strength and awareness and/or inadequate training/warm up methods.At evergreen Rehab and Wellness our sports physiotherapists are here to help our athletic patients recover and relieve their pain relating from sports related injuries. In addition we provide education and a diverse array of resources to prevent sport related injuries and problems. Our sports physiotherapist utilized their specific knowledge enable them to properly assess and treat all sport related injuries whether they are acute, chronic or due to overuse.. At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness we are committed to addressing and relieving sporting injuries as early as the first session in order to help our patients get back to their healthy lives as soon as possible.
Motor Vehicle Physiotherapy
Getting into a motor vehicle accident is always a traumatic experience, made all the worse by the variety of injuries that can happen as a result. Unfortunately for many, a motor vehicle accident can end with a patient suffering from a diverse set of mental and physical injuries. At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness we try to make everything as easy and accessible as possible for our patients suffering from motor vehicle injuries by beginning with detailed evaluation.This is completed by our skilled, medical staff in order to understand and evaluate all physical injuries and relating symptoms. Once completed, our patient will receive a treatment plan that is tailor made to their exact and sometimes unique issues that were identified in the evaluation. When designing a treatment plan for a patient suffering from a motor vehicle injury their daily lives and activity, workplace and cognitive restrictions are all taken into account.
In either our Coquitlam/Lougheed locations our staff is ready and able to treat any of your motor vehicle injuries including: Whiplash
- Back or neck pain/stiffness
- Fractures or dislocations
- Muscle strain/tearing/sprains
- Ligament sprains/tearing/sprains
- Post cast limb rehabilitation
Prenatal and postnatal care
For women who are currently prenatal, pregnant or postpartum we at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness offer our pre and postnatal care program. Our program is specifically designed to help in preventing and treating back, and pelvic pain that is caused by pregnancy. Our program is also suited for those recovering from childbirth. Our physiotherapy program utilizes an intensive, supervised pelvic floor muscle exercise program.
Studies have shown pregnant women are over 55% more like to keep urinary control while taking this treatment. Additionally, pregnant women are over 30% less likely to leak after childbirth. Studies have also shown that for pregnant women who complete a pelvic exercise program were half as likely to leak faeces as well, for those pregnant women suffering from that issue.
Here at Evergreen pregnant and post pregnancy mothers who are suffering from lower back, hip, pelvic, hands and/or back pain are urged to come in and see treatment. Our methods are time tested and effective specializing in mitigating or eliminating problems associated with a pregnancy. Our program includes:
- Educating patients on their symptoms and their causes
- Education on posture
- Utilizing exercises to aid in strengthening and conditioning pelvic muscles through floor exercises
- Utilizing belts or compression pants for the best results
- Education and advice on the use of alternating heat/ice
- Advice on the activities and positions patients should avoid in order to keep pain and stress levels down
Once a pregnancy is completed, outside of the standard medical issues there are a large amount of outside problems that a post pregnant patient may be suffering from. Physiotherapists are able to mitigate or relieve these problems through:
- First examining and understanding our patients problems through an assessment on the patient's abdominal and pelvic issues as well as the changes to the patient's body that have manifested as a result of pregnancy, labour and delivery
- examining a patient's bladder or bowel issues for treatment preparation
- educating our patients about their bodies problems and which treatment plan is best for them
- Teaching our patients certain exercises designed to improve their pelvic muscles and patients coordination
- Support and treatment for mastitis and blocked ducts by supplying braces and devices
Laser therapy is a form of physiotherapy whereby our experts stimulate certain areas of the body with a low intensity light energy (a laser) to speed up a patients bodies natural healing process. Laser therapy utilizes both red and infrared light that, when keyed to specific wavelengths using a specific intensity, can be used to speed the regeneration of the bodies natural healing process. Laser therapy has been used for 30 years in order to speed up the body's natural healing processes accelerate the cellular regeneration process. Here at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness we utilize two laser therapy techniques.
Our first technique uses low intensity lightwaves for medical treatment and rehabilitation. The second treatment technique uses high intensity light waves used for tissue removal. The laser is delivered via a selection of different lasers or penetrating focused laser used to reach deeper injured tissue. Laser therapy using differing wavelengths and duration allows our physiotherapists to both penetrate and deliver the lightwave energy to the bodies soft tissue cells directly. The benefits of laser therapy include:
- Repairing of injured skin
- Rehabilitation of muscle, ligaments,tendons and nerves
- Helps to repair and reduce cartilage and bone pains
- Reduction of pain and swelling in the body joints
Roughly 10 percent of patients who receive this treatment will notice very quick improvement of pain reduction and swelling in the affected areas. Since 1997 laser therapy has helped thousands of people lead healthy lives. For those worried about the pain level involved in this treatment do not worry. Laser therapy is not painful and described as a warm feeling on the skin.
Spinal decompression therapy involves stretching the spine using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving back pain and/or leg pain and aid in disk management therapy.This procedure is known as nonsurgical decompression therapy. This is to distinguish it from surgical spinal decompression, which requires non invasive or invasive surgery. Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of chiropractic treatment utilizing motorized traction which has potential to relieve back pain and aid in disk management therapy.Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine which changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the patients spinal disks by creating a negative pressure force in the disc. This results in bulging or herniated disks retraction which in turn takes pressure off their nerves and other musculature. This, when combined with manual chiropractic treatments on the flexion table helps promote movement of blood to the disks for optimal healing.
intramuscular stimulation, also known as dry needling, is an intense and can be described as a form of invasive procedure. This treatment involves either one or a series of acupuncture needles that are inserted into specific areas of the skin and muscle. Intramuscular stimulation treatments is a physical intervention that utilizes dry needles in order to stimulate the bodies trigger points as well as to diagnose and treat intramuscular and nerve related pain. IMS is also found to be effective at rehabilitating a body mobility and function.Our physiotherapists at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness practice intramuscular stimulation as part of their medical practice and utilize these treatments in conjunction with other psychotherapeutic treatments. While some people think IMS is a form of acupuncture, it does not have its roots in traditional Chinese Medicine. Rather, this treatment is based on specific anatomical locations of myofascial trigger points that can be found in the soft tissues and nerves of the muscles.
In plain language, intramuscular stimulation uses acupuncture needles in order to target specific muscle and tissue groups that, for one reason or another, have become contracted and shortened. These newly shortened muscles/tissues will compresses which then irritates the bodies nervous system. IMS treatment is utilized to greatly reduce tightness and pain which can then relaxes the muscles and increases the body's range of movement. IMS involves inserting needles into problem areas of the body without injecting anything. The acupuncture sites can be targeted at the site of taut, painful muscle bands, and/or can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and super-sensitive.