Project Description

Physiotherapy Services in Hamilton

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through prescription of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and modalities when indicated. The goal for physiotherapy is to help patients manage their pain as well as prevent disease. Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in the province of Ontario. If you are planning to use your extended healthcare benefits plan to visit our physiotherapists you may require a referral from your family physician. Check your plan for more information.

What type of treatments do physiotherapists provide?

Our physiotherapist, Margaret Wilding, provides the following treatments:

Education – Knowledge is power. Our physiotherapists want you to understand the mode of your injury, how to best heal and also how to prevent future injury(ies) from occurring. Also important is making you understand safe practices and how exercise and rehabilitation is important for recovery.

Therapeutic Exercises – Exercises are often used in conjunction with other treatment therapies to help build strength, balance, and flexibility in order to rehabilitate injuries, prevent future injury and increase overall performance.

Manual Therapy – The physiotherapist will use their hands to guide your joint through different ranges of motion in order to restore normal motion and improve joint function.

Stretching – Our physiotherapist uses various stretching techniques in order to help relax tightened muscles and restore proper joint motion.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy – Silicone cups are applied to treatment areas in order to increase blood flow and promote tissue healing and repair. Cupping is also effective in relieving pain and helping improve muscular function.

TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) – This therapy uses low voltage electrical current applied to the skin through adhesive pads in order to provide pain relief.

Kinesiotaping – We use a specially designed soft, tension-loaded stretchy tape that is applied to the body in order to correct faulty movement patterns, improve posture, and decrease swelling and pain.

Collaborative Care

Our physiotherapists work collaboratively with other healthcare practitioners within our clinic including physicians, chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropodists, counsellors and other specialists in order to best manage your health needs. Please inquire for more information.

Physiotherapy Can Help With:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures

  • Stroke & brain injury rehabilitation

  • Spinal cord and nerve injury

  • Concussion

  • Vertigo & Dizziness

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic conditions including diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis

  • Pre-operative preparation and post-surgery recovery ie. joint-replacement

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

  • Sports-related injuries

  • Incontinence and pelvic dysfunction

  • Cancer-related sequelae

  • Heart and lung disease related sequelae

Practitioners Offering Physiotherapy

Margaret Wilding

Margaret Wilding

Physiotherapist
Margaret Wilding is a Physiotherapist registered with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in good standing. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (1987). With extensive training initially and throughout her career in musculoskeletal injury and treatment, she completed further examinations in Acupuncture in 1996 with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She began education into Vestibular disorders and Dizziness in 2010 and Concussion injuries following that. An awareness of need for pain management strategies led to more recent APTEI Persistent Pain Certification.

Margaret has had the opportunity to work in small towns, in hospitals and community Physiotherapy clinics, at the YMCA and in multidisciplinary practises. She has had the pleasure of supervising university students from McMaster Physiotherapy and Redeemer Kinesiology programs.

Margaret has been dedicated to learning and sharing current evidence and best practices with patients and colleagues alike. She brings energy, humour and a firm focus on the goals of her patients as they walk together through injury to recovery.

When not living through pandemics, she plays bass in a band and visits group homes with teenagers. She has recently discovered and recommends camping.

“Life is about joy. My job is to get you back to doing the things you love!” 

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