When Ajay Agarwal started working as a physiotherapist in 2002, he could not believe how many clients and friends of his had described their first physiotherapy experience as “useless and disappointing”. They told him their physiotherapy sessions consisted of laying on a heating pad and receiving electric “shocks”. They felt the clinic was more concerned on how to maximize their dollars spent at the clinic versus what was in the best interest for them.
This industry is full of people trying to get clients to use every service they had to offer regardless of if it was to their benefit. I would shake my head in shame and disappointment. That’s what motivated me and my partners to start Competitive Edge Physiotherapy & Sports Conditioning. At Competitive Edge Physiotherapy, the physiotherapy is a complete hands on approach, that not only focuses on rehabilitation but also a prevention and education. Our trained staff that range from Registered Physiotherapist, Registered Massage therapist, Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologist take pride in providing clients with the necessary tools they require to return to work, sport or even general health. We strive to create an environment that is safe and conducive for rehabilitation.
There is second part to Competitive Edge Physiotherapy, and that is “Sports Conditioning”. Part owner, Registered Kinesiologist, Donovan Rodrigues, told me we needed to include “Sports Conditioning” at our facility because he was tired of seeing so many young kids with complete ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears, acute/ chronic neck and low back pain, and chronic ankle pain. We both felt that these young athletes should have a place not only to train but learn on how they can REDUCE the risks for these injuries. Conditioning at Competitive Edge Physiotherapy and Sports Conditioning, uses an integrated approach based on Applied Functional Science that enables the client to efficiently and effectively perform the tasks of life, while simultaneously accomplishing a desired fitness, health and or athletic goals.
Physiotherapy treats musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunctions. The musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems refer to the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves and joints anywhere in the body
At Competitive Edge Physiotherapy, all our Massage therapists are Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). This means they have completed their education and training at educational institutions.
IMS is a form of acupuncture that uses acupuncture needles (the same used in traditional Chinese acupuncture). This type of acupuncture was developed by Dr. Charles Gunn.
Do you know the MOST common cause of injury? Anyone? It is repetitive strain injuries. A repetitive strain injury happens when you do the exact same thing over and over again. For example, squatting with your feet always shoulder width apart.