Trusted in the community for over 30 years, we have likely treated someone from your home or your neighbourhood. Our skilled professionals offer you a variety of treatment methods to help you restore and maintain optimal physical function and mobility.
Physio Pointe-Claire is a clinic with 5 private rooms and a full gymnasium equipped with pulleys, treadmill, stationary bicycle, weights, balls, etc. We provide quality and professional care to all our patients. We take the time to understand your injuries through a comprehensive assessment that will be used to determine the best possible treatment regime. This program will help maintain and help improve strength and motion through at home and in-clinic exercises.
Medical Exercises Training (MET)
Birth of the Concept
In the 1960s, Odvarr Holten, a Norwegian physical therapist felt that his patients could not achieve their optimal goal through his treatment. He observed that many patients with a variety of pathologies returned for treatment multiple times with similar symptoms. Manual therapy in combination with other physical therapy applications, primarily passive techniques and modalities, was shown to be inefficient to achieve the optimum result.
Holten systematically applied his knowledge and experience from exercising in sports as a complement to his treatment. His main goal was to break the cycle of relapses he observed for many patients. Over time, exercise became the “standard” treatment after two or three initial passive interventions.
In the last decade, research has shown that Holten’s exercise methodologies have proven their utility as a treatment. Through the years, the concept of MET has enabled physical therapists to transfer scientific knowledge about exercising into their daily practice.
MET is a formof exercise therapy in which the patient performs exercises by himself without manual participation by the physiotherapist, however under continuous supervision.
MET applies basic principles of physiology and biomechanics. MET is individualized to the patient and is based on the patient’s medical history, needs, expectations, symptoms and diagnosis.
This method is applicable in post injury related to work (CSST) or motor vehicle accident (SAAQ).
This system is ideal for patients with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or other conditions where appropriate exercise has been found to be helpful. MET provides guidelines for how to use active exercises as a cognitive behavioral approach to change patients’ pain behavior.
The McKenzie method, also known as MDT, is a philosophy of active involvement and education, trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world. It is the most researched physiotherapy treatment system with a primary focus on empowering patients to treat themselves to relieve their back, neck and extremity problems.
There are 3 stages in the treatment program:
Research has shown that when a properly trained physiotherapist utilizes the McKenzie assessment, it can be as reliable as a CT scan or MRI in determining the source of a patient’s pain and their potential for recovery.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mckenzieinstitutecanada.org/
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