We are here to assist you in making an informed decision about your therapeutic care. We will introduce you to our therapists and our therapies as well as provide valuable information for on-going care and wellness.
Our mission is to give the best quality therapeutic care and education based on current medical research via drugless therapies.
What is Active Wellness all About?
Active Wellness-Kitchener Waterloo, is about helping you take control of your health. To us, health is the most important thing people can have. For those that realize its importance, we are here to offer our assistance so you get the most out of life. Today’s busy and stressful work environment, family demands, hectic eating schedules, and unexpected traumas all take their toll on our health and the abilities to meet the challenges of life and career. Over time, these things manifest themselves in various ways.
Active Wellness has highly trained and fully accredited professionals that offer a wide variety of services. These services are designed to help you take care of your well being and helping you control your own health- mind, body and spirit. It is also about finding effective treatment, relieving pain, adopting a healthy lifestyle, relieving pain and receiving the proper education about your lifestyle challenges. The personal coaching will allow you to once again work and play unhindered by chronic pain or lack of mobility.
We do not believe the solution involves more pharmaceuticals. There are other options instead of treatment of the visible symptoms only. True healing involves getting to the source of your unrest, helping you find ways to build healthy habits into your lifestyle, to keep you healthy.
We offer a holistic approach to healing by treating the whole person in a natural way- individualized to your personal needs and comfort level. Together we will work to locate the source of stress and pain, treat it and find new ways to build healthy abits that will contribute to a more pain free and healthy lifestyle.
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."
Our Featured Services
Physiotherapy is a health care profession, which focuses on the prevention or treatment of injury or disease through physical means.More Information
The Goal of Physiotherapy
Enhance quality of life by getting you to take charge of your life, teach techniques for recovery, pain relief, injury prevention and improved physical effectiveness, speed the healing process, teach the individual how to prevent injuring themselves. It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core.
Manual therapy, mobilize stiff joints, spinal manipulation Education about prevention and treatment of your condition Use electrotherapy- machines designed to improve function and decrease Inflammation.
Sports Injury Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy related to athletic injuries or athletic programs. Sports medicine is that branch of the healing arts profession that utilizes an holistic, comprehensive team approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and adequate management of sports and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and exercise-related disease processes. It is the science of injury prevention and recognition, advanced rehabilitation techniques.
It involves: An understanding of performance aids, coaching techniques and training skills. The application of sports science in improving the health care of athletes.
Acupuncture is a treatment technique that employs the use of fine needles at specific sites on the body for the purposes of diagnosing and treating pain and disease. It is based on ancient knowledge that was collected over many centuries by the Chinese over 2000 years ago.More Information
Acupuncture is a treatment technique that employs the use of fine needles at specific sites on the body for the purposes of diagnosing and treating pain and disease. It is based on ancient knowledge that was collected over many centuries by the Chinese over 2000 years ago.
How does it Work?
It causes the body to release endorphins, naturally produced morphine within our bodies. It can be used to treat addictions, pain relief, and regulating body systems that are out of balance.
Very fine needles of varying lengths are inserted into specific areas of the body that are known to affect specific problem conditions and regions. The needles are left in approximately twenty minutes while the individual is sitting or lying down. Needles are not necessarily placed in the specific site of pain. The tip is designed to pierce the skin with ease and the needles are finer than hypodermic needles, causing less trauma to the skin. Generally the process is repeated five to six times in order to see if a given effect has been achieved.
Custom orthotics are done by taking specific measurements of the individuals foot and looking at the goals of the client. Different types of orthotics are fabricated depending on the need of the client. All concerns are discussed with the therapist to design the ideal type of insert for the individual’s personal needs and the footwear they choose.
Personal training is used for individuals who are looking for a general or specific exercise program which is designed to achieve are particular set of goals. This training is done on a one on one basis or as a small group with the trainer. Initial assessment and evaluation are conducted Goals are then established with the therapist and the client Time lines for treatment are decided Reevaluation of the program is done over regular periods during the treatment process.
Core Stability Work
A body program designed to stabilize the central part of your body in order to have a stable base from which to perform exercises. This kind of work is done on the floor, exercise ball and BOSU Balance training programs. The program is custom designed to develop sleek and functionally strong abdominal muscles, a strong and supple back, and aligns the shoulder girdle.