Services

The following services are available:

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • Thorough one-on-one assessment in private treatment rooms
  • All follow-up appointments 30 minutes one on one
  • Education: regarding injury pathology and prevention
  • Home programs
  • MVA clients (Motor vehicle accident)
  • Acupuncture
  • Osteoporosis treatment and prevention
  • Manual Therapy
  • McKenzie MDT
  • Electrotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Personalized Exercise Prescription
  • Postpartum fitness and education classes
  • Low back treatment and prevention classes

 

PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY

Please click here to read more about Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.

 

OSTEOPATHIC SERVICES

Osteopathy can be preventative, curative or palliative.

Osteopathy is a science based on simple principles:

  1. The Human Body is a Dynamic Unit
  2. There in an interrelationship between structure (the anatomy) and function (the physiology)
  3. The Body is self-repairing and self-defending

With these principles and a thorough assessment and Osteopathic diagnosis a rational treatment is provided. In Osteopathy we search for the cause, which when removed, results in the disappearance of the symptoms. Osteopathic Treatment can be Beneficial for and not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Digestion
  • Increasing circulation
  • Joint pain
  • Menstrual Cycle Irregularities/Fertility
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Opening up neurological pathways
  • Pediatrics
  • Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy
  • Pre-surgical and Post-surgical
  • Respiration
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Stress

Osteopathic Treatments help restore balance within the body and with balance come improved health.

“Osteopathy is based on the perfection of nature’s work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. When they are not, we have disease.” – A.T Still, M.D. Founder of Osteopathy.

 

MASSAGE THERAPY

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your quality of life.

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.

A few examples of conditions for which massage therapy can prove beneficial:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Strains and sprains

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness

 

NOURISH DIETITIAN SERVICES

 

Nourish Dietitian Services

Nourish Dietitian Services has partnered with Good Practice Physiotherapy to provide custom nutrition therapy. There are many reasons to see a Registered Dietitian. You may benefit from seeing a Registered Dietitian if you would like to:

    • Lose or gain weight
    • Manage diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure
    • Manage gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, etc.

 

    • Manage food allergies and food intolerances
    • Reduce your risk of developing some diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers

 

  • Be healthier

In your initial appointment, your Registered Dietitian will take into consideration your medical history, nutrition questions/concerns, and current dietary intake. You will receive:

  • Thorough assessment, including body composition analysis
  • Custom resource package

Follow-up appointments will be arranged to suit your needs and schedule.

Other services available include:

  • Weekly meal plans
  • Computerized diet analysis

Please visit www.nourishdietitianservices.com for more information about how a Registered Dietitian can help you nourish your body with proper nutrition so you can lead a nourishing life!

 

PEDORTHIC SERVICES – CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS

Kimberley Rau

Kimberly Rau & Associates has partnered with Good Practice Physiotherapy to provide custom made foot orthotics in Kitchener, Waterloo and the surrounding area. We understand that our patients and the physicians we work with depend on complementary health care professionals who are qualified, competent, honest and ethical. Kimberly Rau & Associates team of Canadian Certified Pedorthists is committed to these standards, and is passionate about what they do!

Our pedorthists have Kinesiology degrees and as Canadian Certified Pedorthists have specialized education in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot orthotics. In addition, extensive training of footwear design, features, fit, function and modification is exclusive to our profession. We are members of The College of Pedorthics of Canada, The Pedorthic Association of Canada and The Ontario Kinesiology Association.

Exceptional Pedorthic Services at Good Practice Physiotherapy include:

  • Comprehensive personalized assessment
  • High-quality, individualized custom-made foot orthotics
  • Detailed biomechanical gait analysis
  • Specialized training & expertise in orthotic fabrication
  • Immediate onsite orthotic modification
  • Thorough footwear evaluation, education and modification

Because each patient is unique, we provide a thorough assessment to truly get to know an individual and their needs to provide recommendations that fit their lifestyle, work requirements and physical condition. To maximize the effectiveness of our treatment and products and provide comprehensive care, we work in conjunction with trusted health professionals including physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors and physicians. Our team of Canadian Certified Pedorthists, led by Kimberly Rau, is dedicated to educating patients and an interactive patient relationship. We are committed to professional development and the quality of Pedorthic care across Canada, serving as a training facility for future Pedorthists and maintaining a high level of involvement with the Pedorthic Association of Canada.

Kimberly Rau & Associates takes pride in being excellent patient care partners and providers and would welcome the opportunity to provide you with exceptional service!

 

PERSONAL TRAINING and EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN

Fresh Fitness

    • Thorough initial consult
    • Development of individualized exercise program including
      cardiovascular, weight training and stretching components

 

    • One on one personal training sessions in Good Practice
      Physiotherapy facility

 

  • Guidance and education on proper exercise technique

The key to a successful exercise program is that it is individualized.  Each program is custom designed to meet the needs of the client, taking into consideration; medical history, previous and current exercise levels, goals, time commitment and mode/equipment preferences.  Whether you are starting to exercise for the first time in your life, or are looking to achieve sport-specific performance goals, a program can be tailored to you.