Personal, Private and Professional
At MelioGuide Physiotherapy, you receive the full attention of a highly-trained registered physiotherapist for the duration of your services session. Private treatment rooms ensure confidentiality. Our assessments get to the root cause of your problem and identify the goals you wish to achieve. Treatments are hands-on with minimal use of machines or equipment. Specific treatments that allow you to optimize your movement, reduce your pain, and keep you active and independent.
Services available in French and English. Services disponibles en français et en anglais.
You did not develop low bone density overnight. A gradual step-by-step approach to regaining the strength of your bones and confidence in yourself will ensure that movement remains a key strategy to allow you to take control over your quality of life today and tomorrow.
Choose the 10-session Osteoporosis Physiotherapy Treatment Program and follow the exercises you need to improve your balance, flexibility, posture, strength and cardiovascular health. If you want a comprehensive approach to managing your osteoporosis, choose the Osteoporosis Treatment Program.
Learn more about the Osteoporosis Physiotherapy Treatment Programs.
The Posture Alignment Therapy Program is the path to improve your posture. The posture program includes education, body work and targeted exercises and will address the following areas:
- Current exercise regime.
- Workstation set up at home and work.
- Flexibility of your spine and hips and shoulders.
- Strength of your spinal muscles
- Breathing pattern.
Learn more about the Posture Alignment Therapy Program.
Your Personal Exercise Program will be designed to account for any pain or joint restrictions you may have, old injuries, surgeries, or any specific health issues. It will deliver the following results:
- Improve your bone quality and density.
- Retrain muscles and address any imbalances.
- Get rid of compensatory movements.
- Improve your balance.
- Increase your confidence on and off the field.
Learn more about the Personal Exercise Program.
We take the time educate you about your body and partner with you so you can achieve your goals. Life is more fun when you can stand tall, move effortlessly and feel balanced!
During your initial assessment, we discuss with you the treatment options best suited to address your needs. Treatment options can include:
- Retraining your walking style and speed.
- Instruction in Nordic Walking.
- Therapeutic Yoga.
- Acupuncture and dry needling.
- Joint mobilization.
- Posture retraining.
- Prescriptive exercises.
- Myofascial release (see below for a detailed description).
Myofascial Release is a form of therapy that gently stretches the body’s fascia. The fascia is a thin connective tissue that surrounds every muscles, organ and nerves in the body. Fascia holds onto physical, emotional and psychological trauma. Releasing fascia can allow us to release the root cause of physical restrictions.
Learn more about our Physiotherapy for Joint Pain and Joint Replacement.
Pain lasting more than three to six months or that does not respond to traditional treatment, usually gets categorized as chronic pain. In order to break the cycle of chronic pain, you should work with a health professional who understand the pain system and can help you with different chronic pain management treatments to calm your nervous system.
As you well know chronic pain affects your life on many levels and can produce feelings of depression, anxiety, fear about disability, frustration, even anger. Chronic pain can also disrupt your intimate relationships and change your role in the family. It can carry a physical, emotional, social and economic burden.
You will have the best of care with Physiotherapist Evelyn Laroche’s undivided attention. Evelyn uses knowledge she gained at the McGill University Chronic Pain Management Program combined with her skills acquired over 30 years of physiotherapy practice to help you deal with your chronic pain.
When you work with Evelyn, you will learn more about your pain, the feelings and emotions that come with it and how to manage them. Gradually you will increase your level of activity and regain control of your live.
At MelioGuide Physiotherapy, we treat provide a range of pelvic floor physiotherapy treatments for your needs.
6.1 Incontinence Physiotherapy
Incontinence does not have to be part of aging. Studies show that over 80% of incontinence conditions will get improve with incontinence physiotherapy — allowing you to avoid unnecessary incontinence medication or surgery.
6.2 Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition. Most women are not even aware that they have a pelvic organ prolapse until they feel something protruding from their vagina. Stresses to the pelvic floor through pregnancy and childbirth, heavy lifting, obesity, chronic straining, surgery or injury can lead to pelvic organ prolapse.
Studies show that physiotherapy is an effective pelvic organ prolapse treatment option and can allow you to avoid unnecessary pelvic organ prolapse medication or surgery.
6.3 Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic health Physiotherapy is always done in a private treatment room with the same physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will move at a pace you find comfortable and will explore the affect on your lifestyle. A physical examination may include looking at your posture, the range of motion of hips and spine, as well as the strength of your abdominal muscles and your breathing pattern.
Only with your consent do we do an internal assessment. This allows us to assess the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and the extent of your prolapse so as to provide you with a personalized pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment plan.
Book time for a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy assessment (under General Physiotherapy).