ZONE Pelvic Floor & Women's Health
ZONE physiotherapist Lauren Kowal is specially trained in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor disorders and women’s health challenges. These issues can have a significant impact on a client’s daily function and quality of life. Pelvic floor disorders and women’s health challenges encompass a broad spectrum of individual signs, symptoms and presentations including: chronic pelvic pain syndromes, biomechanical dysfunction, bowel & bladder incontinence, sexual dysfunction, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular components. Lauren’s specific training and expertise allows her to address these issues, engaging and empowering clients as they restore their function and return to their health, lifestyle, fitness and performance pursuits.
We believe we all need to move well to live well. ZONE physical therapists empower clients by providing tools and knowledge to restore and improve health. Our team delivers individualized client care and comprehensive expertise for the assessment, treatment and management of sports, orthopedic, personal, work and auto injuries, including post-operative rehabilitation and concussion. We employ a collaborative approach to ensure that each client’s rehabilitation objectives and lifestyle work simultaneously for optimal health, function, fitness and performance. Move to live. Live to move.
ZONE Post-Operative Rehabilitation
ZONE physical therapists coordinate your comprehensive treatment program through consultation with your orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialists to ensure a fully integrated recovery plan. Proper rehabilitation is critical to restoring and improving function and performance post-operatively. Post-operative guidelines are based on the latest research and evidence based practices. Exercise programming is a key component of each client’s individual plan. We work closely with your orthopedic surgeons to facilitate effective and efficient post-operative management strategies, helping you to achieve your personal health, fitness and performance goals.
ZONE Vestibular, Dizziness & Concussion
ZONE physiotherapist Jonathan Fouhse is specially trained in the assessment and treatment of concussions and balance/dizziness disorders, including the use of technology such as RealEyes© Video Goggles, and a multitude of other resources, he is able to manage numerous pathologies including, but not limited to:
If you would like more information about this service, or would like to book an appointment, or are wondering if it would be appropriate for you, please contact Jonathan at the clinic.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is often associated with postural dysfunction and accompanied by neck pain and headaches, and can present as a single symptom or cluster of symptoms including:
Zone physiotherapist Colin Dyck brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this area. TMD often responds well to conservative management strategies such as education around postural changes, manual therapy focused on the TMJ/neck, and home based programming for strengthening and mobility of the involved musculature/joints.
ZONE Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
IMS is a system for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. IMS relies heavily on a thorough physical examination of the patient by a competent practitioner, trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain. The treatment, which utilizes acupuncture needles, specifically targets injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress. The treatment involves dry needling of affected areas of the body without injecting any substance. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive. Penetration of a normal muscle is painless; however, a shortened, supersensitive muscle will ‘grasp’ the needle in what can be described as a cramping sensation. Supersensitive areas can be desensitized, and the persistent pull of shortened muscles can be released. (Note: IMS is comparable in some ways to acupuncture; however, there are a number of important differences. IMS requires a thorough examination and diagnosis by a qualified IMS practitioner, needle insertions are indicated by physical signs and not according to predefined meridians, and subjective and objective effects are often experienced immediately.)
ZONE Exercise Programming
Zone provides individualized rehabilitation exercise programming, tailored to your personal goals. While our facilities offer an excellent environment to establish and perform your rehab program, Zone staff can also coordinate programming via your existing exercise venue or fitness facility, or as a home-based program. Exercise is a fundamental tool for maximizing athletic performance, preventing injury, improving daily function, and optimizing physical and mental health. Remember, fit is not a destination, it is a lifestyle.
ZONE Work Place Injuries
Zone provides clinical assessment and management for work related injury and surgical procedures. Injury management includes client education, rehab guidelines, return to work planning, as well as a variety of physiotherapy treatment options including exercise, manual therapy, mobilization, acupuncture, IMS, and modalities. Exercise programming is a key component of each client’s individual plan.
ZONE Auto Injuries
Zone provides clinical assessment and management for motor vehicle accident injuries and post-surgical rehab. Injury management includes client education, rehab guidelines, return to activity/work planning, as well as a variety of physiotherapy treatment options including exercise, manual therapy, mobilization, acupuncture, IMS, and modalities. Exercise programming is a key component of each client’s individual plan.
ZONE Performance Multisport
ZONE Performance Multisport is dedicated to improving your endurance sport performance. We have real world experience in endurance sports not only as coach but as an athlete. We understand the need for work-life-play balance in busy athletes life, while still chasing their optimal performance. We have expertise in many key fundamental areas by specializing in physiologic assessments, technical coaching, and program design for all levels of endurance sport. With a strong emphasis on athlete education, injury prevention, skill development and an insatiable interest in exercise science, we are the guides to help you along your endurance journey. For more information on our coaching programs contact our head coach Brad Spokes.
ZONE Performance Baseball
The ZONE team is committed to long term athlete development with a focus on athlete, parent and coach education, preparation and injury prevention. Successful performance is based on a foundation of skill development, physical & mental preparation, and a commitment to excellence. Baseball is a fantastic game, with a rich history and tradition, spanning well over a century. Although many traditions and significant knowledge has carried forward through the decades, the evolution of the game, along with the science of rehabilitation, training and biomechanical analysis, has resulted in performance advances and innovative rehabilitation approaches. Many factors contribute to athletic performance. The athlete that addresses key factors in an educated and effective manner has the opportunity to achieve optimal performance, while minimizing the risk of injury. Play ball!