Hand Therapy services at IHC are provided by Michael Vallely, Co-Owner, Physiotherapist at the Mountain location ONLY of Innova Health Clinic. A Hand Therapist (HT) is a practitioner who has a minimum of 4000 hours of hand therapy experience in addition to his/her degree. Michael Vallely has 18 years (>10000 hours) of skills and professional experience dealing with hand and upper limb conditions.
A Hand Therapist has expertise in the assessment and management of any upper limb problem including but not limited to:
Tendon Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Burns, Crush Injuries, Fractures, Tennis Elbow, Amputations, Lacerations, Post Surgery
Our HT can provide:
-Explanations to help understand your injury of condition and the anticipated recovery
-An individualized exercise program to gain back your movement and strength
-Wound care, swelling and scar management
-Desensitization for injuries that result in increased sensitivity to touch, cold, heat, etc
-Advice on positioning, work practice
-Consultation to determine the best path for you
Why choose a Hand Therapist?
Our hands are two of the most important parts of our body. Without the use of one or both of them, even the simplest everyday tasks become extremely challenging. It makes sense to trust the most important part of your body to professionals with expertise and specific training. You wouldn't want a landscaper to fix your plumbing; you wouldn't want a physiotherapist to fix your car. A Hand Therapist is the best and most logical choice for hand and upper limb injuries.
IHC's Hand Clinic was the first on the Hamilton Mountain and has been an innovative part of the rehabilitation community for the past 50 years.
Taping and Bracing
Patients often say "If only I could take you home with me!" Taping is a treatment technique that you take with you. It is also an extremely effective technique for reducing pain, preventing further injury and improving your function.
The tape supports the muscle or joint that is injured. It essentially gives the muscles a break so they can heal. The relaxation of the injured area facilitates an earlier return of movement and function.
Professionals at IHC have the knowledge and skill to apply the tape and provide bracing in a manner best suited to achieve the above goals.
Because you are more than just your hands, our Professionals look at the whole picture. When you injure your hand, there are compensations that develop to help you cope with your problem. With Physiotherapy and Osteopathic Manual Therapy treatment, we do our best to make sure that the rest of your body can support you through your recovery.
For more information or to book an appointment please call 905-389-8772
Looking for physiotherapy treatment services? Innova Health Clinic in Hamilton offers manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and more. Contact us today.
Massage Therapy is a process of manual manipulation of the body’s muscular and soft tissue structures through a variety of techniques ranging from therapeutic to relaxation applications. The soft tissues include the muscles and associated fascia, skin, tendons, ligaments and joint capsules. The benefits of these treatments are: increased range of motion and flexibility, improved circulation, and stress reduction that helps to achieve an overall feeling of well-being.
Recent research has proven that massage is therapeutic, and can decrease muscle/fascial tightness, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, improve structure and function of the body, increase toxic elimination, decrease pain and more. Massage Therapy may also help in preventing unnecessary strain and injury that might otherwise occur due to excess tension, and resulting in structural weakness.
Massage Therapy may incorporate a variety of manual techniques in the treatment of various injuries. These techniques can involve myofascial release, soft tissue release, positional release therapy, and muscle energy therapy. Integrating these manual modalities gently releases restrictions and tightness in the muscles, and the associated connective tissues.
Our Registered Massage Therapist, Devin Briggs, is available for daytime and evening appointments.
To book an appointment with Devin please call 905-389-9489.
Therapeutic Exercise is ideal for any individual that needs to restore their strength, fitness and overall health after an injury. With regular progression and modification of your program, we ensure that your Therapeutic Exercise program helps you progress towards your goals and function at your absolute best.
Therapeutic Exercise Assessment
Your Physiotherapist will look at your posture, walking pattern, areas of strength and any area of injury that is a concern to you. The assessment provides a starting point that is necessary to design a Therapeutic Exercise program tailored to your needs.
Therapeutic Exercise Treatment
Programs are tailored towards gaining functional independence and also promote ongoing physical activity. Your one-to-one program will be supervised and your therapist will also provide you with an appropriate home program to keep you on the right track and guide towards independent active living.
Please Note: Innova Health Clinics only offer Therapeutic Exercise sessions as a component of a complete Physiotherapy Program.
Osteopathy is the foundation from which all other manual therapy professions were built including Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, and Chiropractic. In Classical Osteopathy there is consideration for your entire body from your pelvis up to your head and down to your feet.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners understand that there is a relationship between the bones that support your body and the tissue that surrounds it, including your muscles, ligaments, lymph, organs, nerves and blood vessels. Human bodies are made to move and restriction of motion anywhere in the body has a negative impact on health. Osteopathic treatment helps to balance the body's systems by restoring motion to relieve pain, improve mobility, and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself. It is based on the understanding that when one part doesn't work well, the others have to work harder.
In our approach to treatment, we consider the body, mind and spirit. We are always looking for the cause of problems. We ask "Why" you feel the way you do and avoid merely treating the symptoms.
Who can we help?
Because each treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual, it is great for the whole family. We treat newborns through to the elderly, sports enthusiasts, athletes, people with sedentary jobs, people with physical jobs, chronic and acute conditions, and many more.
Learn more about our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners Sharmila Kulkarni , Marcelle Constable and Ashley Jasinski at the Downtown location of IHC and Curt Long at the Uptown location of IHC. They are all members of the Ontario Osteopathic Association.
To book an appointment with Sharmila, Marcelle or Ashley please call 905-389-9489 and to book an appointment with Curt please call 905-389-8772.
An Initial Naturopathic consultation is approximately 1.5 hours long, where your doctor will review your complaints in detail, ask about your past and current medical history, ask about general markers of your health such as your diet, digestion, sleep and stress patterns, and most importantly ask you about your current and future goals for your health. A Naturopathic consultation is primarily about investigating the root of your health problems and giving advice about natural therapies to help treat them. If laboratory testing or a physical examination is required, it can be done during the visit or requested for at a later time. Follow up appointments are usually between 30-45 minutes. Naturopathicdoctors are happy to work with and exchange correspondence with your medical doctors or other health care providers.
Naturopathic medicine can treat all forms of health concerns- from pediatrics to geriatrics. Naturopathic care can encompass acute conditions, chronic disease and preventive medicine. Some of the conditions are listed below.
FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULT Take advantage now of a free consultation with Dr. Sunil Mam to discuss your health concerns and to explore how Naturopathic medicine can improve your life.
Available Services include: Clinical nutrition, Botanical medicine, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Lifestyle counseling, Naturopathic manipulation