What to expect at Mountain Sport Clinic

All patients will be screened using the BC COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool at the start of every appointment. If you do not pass the screening, your appointment will be re-scheduled at no charge for approximately 10 days after the onset of your symptoms. Please do not come to an appointment if you are ill. A face mask is required for all in person treatments.

Each initial assessment begins with a detailed discussion about your history and your goals. This information, combined with specific hands on testing, will be used to make a diagnosis. Bring clothes you can move well in, as you will be asked to perform movements specific to your sport/activity.

Together we will create a recovery or training plan to help you achieve your goals. In clinic treatment typically includes hands on treatment, education, and specific exercises. After your session, a personalized video with your exercises and training recommendations will be sent to you.

Please review the Mountain Sport Clinic COVID-19 Policies prior to your appointment.

Mountain Sport clinic offers in person and video appointments.

Video appointments with your Physical Therapist are available for exercise progressions, advice on self management, and valuable education. Have your appointment from home or while you are travelling.

In person visits are available for those who are in need of hands on assessment or treatment. As per the recommendation by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia, all in person visits will be screened by the treating Physical Therapist to determine if an in person visit is required.

Services and Treatment Techniques

Education! Learn more about how your body works and the potential for your body to heal and adapt. This will help you learn what you can do to help yourself in accomplishing your goals and reduce your risk of injury in the future.

Manual Therapy – Use of hands to mobilize joints and restore normal movement to joints, tissue, and nerves.

Soft Tissue Massage – Use of hands to mobilize muscle and surrounding connective tissue to promote healing, increase range of motion, or reduce swelling.

Custom Exercise Programs – Individualized exercises with a focus on functional movements to help your body heal and strengthen in areas that are needed.

Running Analysis – Have your running biomechanics assessed, review your running goals, create a training plan to improve performance and health, or help you in your recovery from a running injury.

Anatomical Acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada/AFCI Certification) – Needle placements are based on your presenting issue and Tradition Chinese Medicine points. This can help decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Needles are left in place for a 10-20 minutes.

Intramuscular Stimulation (Chan Gunn/UBC IMS) – A needle is inserted into a muscle to target neuropathic pain (pain driven by the nervous system). Needles are inserted and then removed to elicit a desired response from the muscle and the associated nerve.

Electrotherapy – Electrical impulses can be used to assist in muscle activation (Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation), interfere with pain transmission and reduce pain (Inferential Current), and decrease pain levels (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation – TENS). Therapeutic Ultrasound can be used to stimulate healing in tissue.

Sports Taping – Taping techniques can be used to provide structural support or improve awareness of how your body moves.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) – Using a combination of techniques listed above, Physical Therapy can help reduce painful clicks or tension in the jaw and improve the alignment and ability to fully open the jaw.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vertigo and dizziness can be caused by a variety of issues. Physical Therapists can perform movements with your head to reposition crystals in your inner ear that cause Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). It is best to see your Family Physician prior to this treatment to ensure the correct diagnosis before your assessment at Mountain Sport Clinic.