Manual Therapy

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy is a specific approach to physiotherapy that focuses on hands on joint mobilizations and manipulations aimed at restoring joint mobility and function.

What is a FCAMPT?

Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) are physiotherapists who have taken extensive post-graduate courses aimed at developing manual and manipulative therapy skills and who have completed national level and internationally recognized examinations in order to obtain the FCAMPT certification.

Who benefits from Manual Therapy?

Most people with joint pain or dysfunction are likely to benefit from manual or manipulative physical therapy. Manual therapy is combined with exercises to maintain the effects of treatment and to maximize joint range of motion and strength.

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Jaw Pain (TMJ)

The jaw or temporomandibular joint (otherwise known as the TMJ) is a frequent and often debilitating source of pain. TMJ and facial pain can be caused by head and neck muscle tension, poor posture, dental problems, nerve damage or irritation, or the joint itself.

Physiotherapists with an expertise in TMJ pain complete a detailed assessment of the head (jaw) and neck in order to determine the origin of the patient’s pain or dysfunction and work closely with dentists (orthodontists, surgeons, etc) in order to develop the best plan of care for the patient.

Conditions treated include: myofascial pain, “locked jaw”, arthritis, etc.

Running Injuries

With an increasing popularity in recreational running over the past several years, many people of all ages are lacing up their running shoes in the hopes of completing their first 5km, 10km, half or even full marathon.

While the benefits of being physically active are undeniable, injuries related to a change or increase in activity are not uncommon. Certified by the Running Clinic, Chantal has completed a specialized theoretical and clinical training in the prevention of running injuries. Running assessment, injury assessment and treatment as well as training tips and recommended shoes are among the topics covered.

Vestibular Rehab

Dizziness, vertigo and balance issues may be related to inner ear (vestibular) dysfunction and can often be treated in physiotherapy. In September 2016, Chantal took a course allowing her to treat common conditions such as BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo).

Other Conditions Treated

Many other conditions can be treated in physiotherapy including :

  • neck, back, arm, and leg pain
  • herniated discs
  • osteoarthritis
  • muscle strains
  • sprains
  • post-orthopaedic surgery (ACL repair, rotator cuff repair, etc)
  • headaches
  • whiplash
  • nerve injuries
  • sports injuries
  • etc.

If you have questions about whether physiotherapy is right for you, please contact us at 514-963-4708.

Teaching and Mentorship

Over the past several years, Chantal has been actively involved in mentoring fellow physiotherapists with a wide range of clinical experiences. Chantal has mentored new graduates as well as experienced physiotherapists who are completing their manual therapy certification.

If you are a physiotherapist and you are looking for clinical supervision, please contact Chantal at directly at 514-963-4708.