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Our practice focuses on helping adults and children with complex and disabling conditions caused by neurological, orthopaedic or respiratory disorders, as well as cancer, palliative conditions, and concerns with movement and balance.

Our skilled physiotherapists can also assist clients who are experiencing acute symptomatic pain and movement issues (not falling in the scope outlined above) and help them to resolve the issue.

Our treatments are organized here under three categories; approaches, classes, and equipment. Click on each image for more information. You can also use our A-Z Finder

Approaches

Acupuncture is the stimulation of areas on the surface of the body via the insertion of thin needles. The purpose of anatomical acupuncture is to prevent or modify the perception of pain and is thus a form of pain control.

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Acupuncture & Dry Needling

This program was developed in collaboration with the Stroke Survivor’s Association of Ottawa. It provides an opportunity for stroke survivors to work specifically on improving arm and hand function in a small group setting.

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Arm & Hand Rehabilitation

Every concussion is different; every client’s treatment is unique. Our therapists at Action Potential Rehabilitation speciliaze in the management of concussion symptoms and long-term preventative strategies. 

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Concussion Treatment

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a behavioral and neurorehabilitation program developed by Edward Taub, Ph.D. and colleagues at the University of Birmington, Alabama. It consists of a set of interventions that are used to encourage the brain to “rewire” itself. More about this service

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Graded Motor Imagery has been shown to offer substantial improvements in pain and disability in some of the most difficult pain states to treat, including complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain.

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Graded Motor Imagery

Therapists at Action Potential Rehabilitation provide one on one, “hands-on” physiotherapy treatment. Offered in the comfort of the client’s home, school, retirement residence, or in our clinic.

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Individual Hands-On Physiotherapy

Massage Therapy is a form of “hands-on” manual therapy that can be beneficial in aiding healing and rehabilitation. We have registered massage therapists as part of our Action Potential Rehabilitation team.

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Massage Therapy

Motor relearning is an evidence-based therapy technique used to help clients regain or improve motor control. With a thorough understanding of one’s own motor dysfunctions, clients can, with the help of physiotherapist, retrain their muscles towards normal function.

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Motor Relearning

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological insults.

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Neuro-visual Rehabilitation

Pool therapy, or Aquatic therapy, is a form of physiotherapy that takes place in water. It uses the physical properties of water to assist the patient to safely move and exercise.

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Pool Therapy (Aquatic Therapy)

Treatment for torticollis should be started as soon as an atypical head position is recognized, preferably when the baby is newborn or 1-2 months old. Early intervention minimizes the secondary problems that may develop such as head deformity, and asymmetrical movement.

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Torticollis Treatment

Our Action Potential Rehabilitation Team includes several therapists who have specific training in vestibular therapy. These therapists have taken advanced courses in vestibular rehabilitation and neuro-visual postural therapy.

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Vestibular Therapy

Classes

Designed for our ambulatory clients who may use walking aids, and are at risk for falls. Offered at-home and in-clinic. The program is run by a registered physiotherapist with assistance from a rehabiltation assistant as needed.

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Balance and Mobility Program

HeartStrength, our Cardio and Strength Training Class, is suited for individuals who would benefit from a regular exercise program in a supervised setting with cardiovascular monitoring available.

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HeartStrength Training Class

This is a series of semi-private sessions under the supervision of a physiotherapist and rehabilitation assistant, this class aims to help persons living with Parkinson’s Disease to get active and stay active.

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MOVE! Parkinson’s Exercise Group

Equipment

Body Weight Support, or Partial Body Weight Support, is the term to describe a suspension system used to assist someone to stand up, walk, or even run. Offered only in our clinic.

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Body Weight Support

NuStep recumbent cross-trainers offer much more than ordinary exercise systems. Using a whole-body movement, NuStep machines promote improved mobility and cardiovascular fitness, while allowing clients who may otherwise be unable to to exercise.

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NuStep Recumbent Cross-Trainer

The Rifton Pacer gait trainer is a stable, versatile & adjustable walker. In our clinic, we use the Rifton walker to help our patients become more comfortable standing and, eventually, walking.

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Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer

The Sit-to-Stand Trainer is a valuable tool for those needing help with transfers, walking, and standing—particularly postoperative, MS, Parkinson’s, and elderly clients. The device employs a counterweight system to strengthen the user’s weight-bearing muscles; unlike other machines, the sit-to-stand trains clients to stand.

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Sit-to-Stand Trainer

The tilt table is used to gradually transition a client from a supine to upright position. Used for those who are bedridden or in wheelchairs, the system allows individuals unable to support their own weight due to injury or neurological conditions to stand.

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Tilt Table

This website provides general information about our services and conditions treated. It is not intended to be used for self-assessment or treatment, and is not a substitute for an individualized treatment plan developed by a registered physiotherapist.

By the Action Potential Rehabilitation Staff

Page last reviewed: May 5th, 2021

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