Physiotherapy is a science that aims to return normal function to the musculoskeletal system. Physiotherapists use various techniques and modalities (such as ice, heat or electrical currents) to relieve pain and optimize range of motion, muscle strength, flexibility and/or micro-movement within joints following an injury, stress or trauma. Passive, therapist-assisted or resisted movements are performed with the physiotherapist and exercises are often prescribed and taught to complete the work. The frequency of appointments varies, but is usually one to three times a week. At Vitalida Physio & Osteo we tend to treat only once a week, using physiotherapy with an osteopathic approach, which is often more effective.
Osteopathy is a form of natural medicine that treats the root causes of pain and dysfunction. It is a science based on precise palpatory acts that free the body's tissues of restriction. Treatments can address the body structure, such as bone, muscle or tendon as well as the viscera and organs, hereby improving their function and releasing the tensions that cause pain. The osteopath performs a detailed intake questionnaire to establish your body's history and global state of health, then comes forth with a treatment plan, customized for you. Treatment sessions normally last one hour and are once weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or occasional, depending on the need; treatments are curative as well as preventative in nature. Osteopathic treatment is gentle and thus lends itself well to treating patients from birth through to old age.
At Vitalida Physio & Osteo we believe that how you fuel your body is just as important as how you sit, move or stretch. The best way to eat varies from one person to the next and some people have extra challenges, food intolerances or diseases to navigate. Our nutritionist has experience with all types of diets as well additional expertise in sports nutrition and plant based nutrition. She can assist you in the what, when, how's of eating and coach you towards positive changes that will improve you healing potential, increase your energy levels, decrease inflammation, improve your sports performance and/or improve your relationship with food.
Our doubly qualified therapists can treat and help relieve chronic pains due to joints, muscles or nerves, injuries due to sports, leisure, work, car accident or other sources. We can also treat visceral or organic problems, which are not always painful but often bothersome.
The list of conditions we can treat is long but includes, among others, back pain of all kinds, neck, arm or leg pains, sciatica, tendinitis, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, gastric reflux, abdominal pain, sacro-iliac and other pelvic pains, TMJ(jaw) problems, postural misalignment issues...
Treatments can also simply address tensions in the body that might eventually become more painful, thereby preventing the development of future injury and disability.
The name Vitalida Physio & Osteo highlights the important role of vitality in the human body and the significant work that Alida and her team accomplish in their everyday task by restoring vitality to their patients' body organs and tissues, and by the same act, contribute to reestablishing mobility, function and global health.