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 as long as symptoms have resolved. 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. Please bring clothes you can move well in and that give access to the body area we will be targeting.

Together we will create a recovery or training plan to help you achieve your goals. In clinic treatment typically includes education, specific exercises, and hands on treatment. 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.

In person visits are available for those who are in need of a hands on assessment or treatment.

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 understand what you can do to help yourself in accomplishing your goals and reduce your risk of injury in the future.

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

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.

Running Analysis – The appointment will begin with a detailed history of your running and your future running goals. Movements and strength will be assessed prior to a biomechanical video analysis of your running on the treadmill. A plan will be created to give you guidance on how to improve running performance 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 Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture points. This can help decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Needles are left in place for 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 (Interferential Current), and decrease pain levels (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation – TENS).

Custom Bracing – Measurement and fitting for Ossur custom knee braces to provide ligamental support after injury, injury prevention, offload a painful joint that has Osteoarthritis, or promote healing in specific injuries (for example microfracture or Posterior Cruciate Ligament repair). Off the shelf bracing for the knee, ankle, and other areas are available.

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, reduce headaches, 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.