MSK care the CURAVITA way

January 26, 2021 | Chiropractic, Massage, Physiotherapy, Wellness

Collaborative, patient centred MSK care for all

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions include a wide range of disorders that can impact the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissue. Almost 90% of Canadians suffer from MSK pain, which can negatively impact almost all aspects of daily life. The most common type of MSK pain affecting Canadians is low back pain (LBP).

 

The most common reason people consult a chiropractor, physiotherapist or massage therapist is due to pain as a result of a MSK problem. A healthy MSK system contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle. When people cannot move or get around easily, their quality of life is impacted. MSK pain can prevent someone from going to school, working or even doing simple daily activities. Sleep, productivity, social life, and mental health can be impacted.

 

The CURAVITA Health Group has been operating under a collaborative care model since the early years of the clinic. We are pleased to play a role in helping our patients achieve their health goals, however big or small. Our skilled team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists operate under a collaborative care model, providing evidence-informed, patient-centered MSK care while offering an exceptional client service.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is one of the largest regulated, primary-contact health care professions in Canada. It is non-invasive, safe and gentle hands-on healthcare that focuses on the MSK system. Doctors of Chiropractic use a manual approach to treatment, while providing a diagnosis and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

 

Chiropractors may use a combination of treatments centred on the specific needs of each patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing the patient, a chiropractor will develop a care plan, recommend rehabilitative exercise, and other adjunct therapies, and may provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

 

Chiropractic care is a primary health care option for many MSK conditions, including neck, mid back, low back pain and headaches. Most people don’t realize that chiropractors can also assess and treat extremity issues including foot pain and orthotics. Chiropractic can provide relief for patients with chronic conditions like arthritis, and may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the MSK pain and dysfunction associated with other conditions.

 

Why massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a natural, hands-on approach to relieve pain or discomfort. Whether you want massage therapy to relieve physical pain, soreness or injury – or you’re simply in need of relaxation, we offer massage therapy services to accommodate everyone. The modern design of our CURAVITA Massage Therapy Centres include state-of-the art equipment providing a clinical-spa environment offering comfort, tranquility and relaxation where you will receive service and care that is tailored to your specific wants and needs.

 

Each of our therapists will work with you to accurately assess and identify your unique needs to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your lifestyle. Whether you need to address a specific MSK issue, relieve pain, soreness or injury, or simply to relax, we offer services to accommodate everyone. 

Where does physiotherapy fit in?

Physiotherapy emerged from the science of movement. This hands-on approach to MSK health helps prevent and treat injury by emphasizing the promotion of mobility and function. Our physiotherapists use a holistic approach to enhance or restore function while improving MSK health, wellness and quality of life. 

 

Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to MSK healthcare lead by practitioners dedicated to working with people to maximize their ability to move and function throughout their life. Specifically, physiotherapists can help with:

promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness, managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.

 

Injuries are a part a life. That’s why we offer physical therapy techniques that help you recover. This includes shoulder issues like rotator cuff injuries and capsulitis (frozen shoulder), AC joint injuries, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and ankle injuries, pain or weakness. If you have sustained an injury that requires surgery, physical therapy is a vital step that helps you fully recover movement and dexterity. We offer a variety of pre- and post-surgery therapies to help your body heal correctly. Our services also include planning and overseeing rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises for maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.

Patent Centred, Collaborative MSK care

At CURAVITA Health Group our team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists are pleased to collaborate together on creating a customized care plan to meet your specific needs. We are always happy to extend this service and further discuss your care with your family physician and other healthcare professionals.

 

If you think you are in need of MSK care and are not sure where to start, call the CURAVITA Health Group today to book a comprehensive assessment. Our model of patient-centered care in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment will ensure you get the right care, at the right time, and in the right place.