1 on 1 assessments
All sessions are one on one enabling Jeff to listen to your unique story and assess your whole body to get to the root cause of your pain and dysfunction that is preventing you from achieving your physical goals
Dry Needling or Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) involves inserting a fine, flexible acupuncture needle into taut muscle bands, otherwise known as a muscle “knot” or “shortened muscle” or “trigger point”.
A concussion represents the transient symptoms of a traumatic brain injury that typically resolves spontaneously within 7-10 days. In some cases where symptoms are prolonged, physiotherapy can help by assessing and treating the areas contributing to prolonged symptoms.
We believe that recovery is a team effort at Physical Preparation and strive to ensure that you understand what is occurring in your body and how we can work together to fix it.
Exercise is one of the core values at Physical Preparation, as it provides a multitude of health benefits. Every patient at Physical Preparation will be given an individualized home exercise program that will help you to optimize your unique rehabilitation journey.
Jeff will work with you to help you understand the movement patterns that are currently exceeding the capacity of your body and provide you with the education and tools necessary to create new strategies for movement, leading to optimal function and performance.
Hands on Treatment / Manual Therapy
After an individualized assessment, Jeff will use manual therapy or hands on treatment to restore mobility to stiff joints, release tight muscles and/or reduce nerve pain, all helping to revitalize your movement and optimize performance
Blood Flow Restriction training (BFR) involves the use of an inflatable cuff around the upper thigh or arm to partially restrict arterial inflow during exercise. BFR allows for similar improvements in muscular size and strength as strength training while using significantly lower loads.
Integrated Systems Model
To provide the best treatment possible Jeff uses a unique framework of assessment known as the Integrated Systems Model (ISM).
Jeff received a year-long mentorship in ISM by its creator Diane Lee who is a world-renowned physiotherapist, clinical educator and author. Diane is one of the foremost experts on the Pelvic Girdle and Thorax, having published multiple journal articles and textbooks.
ISM is an evidence informed, clinical reasoning framework that optimizes strategies for function and performance. It involves an individualized assessment that is targeted to each patient’s goals to provide the best possible treatment of the whole person.
Jeff will work with you to determine your meaningful task and then find the true drivers of dysfunction that are preventing you from achieving your physical goals.
By following the principles of ISM Jeff will complete a thorough assessment of your whole person, allowing him to get to the root cause of your dysfunction, instead of just treating your painful body part. This can often lead Jeff to treating various body regions and systems that are far away from your injury site. As there are often multiple sites of impairment in the body that can contribute to an injury and it’s important to ensure that all strategies and movement patterns have been fully assessed.
Jeff will work with you to help you understand the movement patterns that are currently exceeding the capacity of your body and provide you with the tools necessary to create new movement patterns leading to optimal function and performance.
You will be given an individualized exercise program based on your body’s specific needs, in order to optimize your unique rehabilitation journey and facilitate a return to performance and pain free movement.