ProActive Rehab

ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre

ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre

ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre is your centre of choice for effective injury management and prevention in a professional, relaxed, motivating environment .  We will guide you along your way to reaching your full potential! ProActive Rehab is a multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility located in the heart of downtown Huntsville Ontario. We offer a wide range of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, aquatherapy and post-rehab aquacise, cardiac rehabilitation, custom foot orthotics, braces, supports and rehab products. We pride ourselves in being the centre of choice in north Muskoka for exemplary customer service, professional and effective rehab programs and experienced staff all in a relaxed and motivating environment! Shop on our on line store click here

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A Wide Range of Services

Physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, aquatherapy and post-rehab aquacise, cardiac rehabilitation, custom foot orthotics, braces, supports and rehab products.

Concussion Testing

We are pleased and excited to be the only providers of affordable fitness testing north of the GTA! The ProActive Profile is comprised of 3 components: Body Composition (BC); Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR); VO2 Testing (VO2). Together they will give you a great picture of your current status, guide you with regard to weight loss/weight management/caloric requirements and provide guides for ongoing training/fitness pursuits. However, they can be done individually and/or repeated individually to help you track what you are most interested in.  We have developed a pricing schedule to allow you an affordable way to monitor your progress on a regular basis. - See more at: http://www.proactiverehab.com/Fitness-Testing/a~5618/article.html#sthash.rsD3aEQz.dpuf

We are offering concussion testing for sports related injuries, workplace or for those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.  Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can cause the way your brain normally works.

We are pleased and excited to be the only providers of affordable fitness testing north of the GTA! The ProActive Profile is comprised of 3 components: Body Composition (BC); Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR); VO2 Testing (VO2). Together they will give you a great picture of your current status, guide you with regard to weight loss/weight management/caloric requirements and provide guides for ongoing training/fitness pursuits. However, they can be done individually and/or repeated individually to help you track what you are most interested in.  We have developed a pricing schedule to allow you an affordable way to monitor your progress on a regular basis. - See more at: http://www.proactiverehab.com/Fitness-Testing/a~5618/article.html#sthash.rsD3aEQz.dpuf
We are pleased and excited to be the only providers of affordable fitness testing north of the GTA! The ProActive Profile is comprised of 3 components: Body Composition (BC); Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR); VO2 Testing (VO2). Together they will give you a great picture of your current status, guide you with regard to weight loss/weight management/caloric requirements and provide guides for ongoing training/fitness pursuits. However, they can be done individually and/or repeated individually to help you track what you are most interested in.  We have developed a pricing schedule to allow you an affordable way to monitor your progress on a regular basis. - See more at: http://www.proactiverehab.com/Fitness-Testing/a~5618/article.html#sthash.rsD3aEQz.dpuf

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of various types of injuries and physical dysfunctions that prevent you from living to your fullest. At ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre you will receive a one on one, individualized assessment to determine the source or cause of your issues and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Your treatment will also be individualized and may consist of healing modalities (like laser or ultrasound), manual therapy techniques, education and exercise instruction, independent exercise and/or aquatherapy and pain management as required. As you are a partner in your recovery, you will be expected to maintain a home program. The effectiveness and progress of your in-clinic treatment is directly related to your own commitment to following through at home and making positive changes in current habits.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment modality that can be used to reduce pain, promote healing, and improve function.Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the body at specific 'acupuncture points".Anatomical Acupuncture is the technique practiced by most western medical practitioners, including physiotherapists. This method combines the traditional knowledge of acupuncture points along with modern knowledge of the anatomy of the body and how this relates to injury. Acupuncture stimulates the body to release natural painkilling hormones, called endorphins.  The subsequent reduction in pain allows tense muscles to relax, increases circulation to the area, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing. Acupuncture can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions, including: Headaches, Neck and Back Pain, Referred pain such as sciatica, Frozen Shoulder, Tendonitis and other overuse injuries, and Arthritis. 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment modality that can be used to reduce pain, promote healing, and improve function.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the body at specific 'acupuncture points".

Anatomical Acupuncture is the technique practiced by most western medical practitioners, including physiotherapists. This method combines the traditional knowledge of acupuncture points along with modern knowledge of the anatomy of the body and how this relates to injury.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture stimulates the body to release natural painkilling hormones, called endorphins. The subsequent reduction in pain allows tense muscles to relax, increases circulation to the area, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing.

What Conditions can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Referred pain such as sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tendonitis and other overuse injuries
  • Arthritis

Massage Therapy  

Massage therapy is used to treat and prevent physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage therapy is effective for various sports, workplace and motor vehicle accident injuries.  Musculoskeletal conditions such as; arthritis, tendonitis, muscular strain, tension headache and whiplash are commonly treated with massage therapy. Your first appointment will include a health history and consent form and a one on one assessment with your massage therapist to establish a treatment plan that is safe and effective for you.  During your massage your body will be fully covered with sheets and only the area(s) being treated will be uncovered. A variety of techniques and varying levels of pressure may be used for your massage depending on your needs and condition. Your therapist will always work within your pressure tolerance.  Your massage may include a combination of techniques such as the ones listed below. 

Swedish 

Effleurage, petrissage, tractioning, recoil, myofascial trigger point, and cross fibre frictioning

Non-Swedish 

Myofascial release, rhythmic mobilization, joint play  

Other Modalities 

Passive stretching, hydrotherapy, range of motion exercises, post isometric relaxation. Insurance receipts are provided to you if you are claiming massage therapy through your private extended health benefits plan.  Your insurance company may require a doctor’s referral before they will cover your claim.  Approval from your auto insurance or WSIB is necessary if you have a motor vehicle accident claim or work place injury.     

Athletic Therapy

A Certified Athletic Therapist can help with inury prevention.

  • Musculoskeletal and postural evaluation
  • Equipment selection and fitting
  • Warm up programs
  • Conditioning programs
  • Prophylactic or supportive taping
  • Adapting to the activity environment and facilities

A Certified Athletic Therapist can help with Reconditioning

  • Assessment of injuries and conditions
  • Use of contemporary rehabilitative techniques
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Physical reconditioning
  • Supportive taping procedures
  • Promote an environment conducive to optimal tissue healing
  • Preparation for safe reintegration into sports

A Certified Athletic Therapist can provide On-field Immediate Care

  • Injry assessment
  • Basic emergency life support
  • Recognition and management of acture traumatic neurological dysfunction - Concussion
  • Provision of first aid
  • Preparation for entrance into appriopriate health care delivery system
  • Utilization of techniques facilitating a safe return to participation

Orthotics and Rehab products

Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom foot orthotics are a custom made insole that inserts directly into your shoe. They provide arch support and foot control to help alleviate the source of many causes of pain. Our feet are at the bottom of our lower extremity kinetic chain and as such play a great role in the biomechanics of function. If they go wrong, they can negatiely influence the function of the entire lower extremity up to and including the lower back. Custom Foot Orthotics are designed just for you, enabling your feet to be correctly positioned and supported and therefore correcting these biomechanical faults.

Rehab Products

At ProActive Rehab we keep in stock many common items that aide in rehabilitation. Our suppliers are reliable and are able to get different items or sizes to our clinic in one week or less, often only a couple of days.

Aquatherapy

If you are being treated in our clinic by one of our Physiotherapists you might be referred into our Aquatherapy program as part of your treatment plan.  This pay as you go program is in a group setting however; you would have one on one time with the instructor as she is teaching you specific exercises that are complementary to your clinic based treatment.  Your physiotherapist will supervise your program and your progression, as you will be actively attending the clinic at the same time.  This program is limited to clients of ProActive Rehab.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

A pelvic health physiotherapist, lecturer and researcher has joined our team at ProActive Rehab. Pelvic Health is a growing but under serviced area in physiotherapy that addresses problems of the pelvic floor including:

1.  Urinary and Fecal incontinence

2.  Overactive Bladder Syndrome

3.  Painful intercourse

4.  Pelvic Organ Prolapse

5.  Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

6.  Postpartum challenges including Rectus Diastasis,        

7.  Chronic Prostatitis

8.  Erectile difficulties in men and testicular/penile pain

9.  Chronic, unresolving low back and hip pain

Kegels are assumed to be the exercise of choice for pelvic floor problems; however, many women and men have excess tension in these muscles, which can lead to as many problems as weak muscles can.  Without proper assessment and treatment, these issues often go unresolved for many years. There are many research-based strategies that can be used to improve the function of your pelvic floor muscles which will improve bladder and bowel function, sexual function and general mobility.  Men and women suffer with these problems, often in silence, for years.  Research tells us that half of us will end our life in diapers because we fail to take care of these important set of muscles.  These statistics can improve significantly with the appropriate treatment. Stop the suffering!! Learn more about your pelvic health and take control of your future!

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About us:

A Multi-disicplinary Clinic to meet all your Needs! 

Exemplary Customer Service. Experienced and Professional staff. We are the only provider of AQUATHERAPY and other Aquatics programs in Muskoka! The latest in equipment and healing modalities like LASER. ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre is your centre of choice for effective injury management and prevention in a professional, relaxed, motivating environment.

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Our Professional Staff

Leslie Tempest, BScPT, Physiotherapist, Owner

Leslie is the owner of ProActive Rehab & Sports Injury Centre. She has practiced in a variety of fields and locations including a 3 year stint in England. Her experience is varied but has primarily focused in an out-patient environment and in private practice since 1996.

When Leslie is not engaged in the practice of physiotherapy or the development of her clinic she is mother to two great kids, Kira and Will and pursues fitness through swimming, cycling, running (and yes, triathlons!) as well as family camping, skiing, & snowshoeing. She also has a significant background in dance and has often been seen moonlighting as a dancer/singer in local community theater!

Stella Barnett, BSc, BScPT, CAT (C)

Stella strongly believes in the importance of active rehabilitation to assist clients in achieving their therapeutic goals. Stella has a special interest in the rehabilitation of lower limb injuries and athletes. She has worked as the therapist for several sports team, including hockey, football, soccer and rugby, ranging from high school to elite level athletes. Stella was also a senior coach for a varsity trampoline team in England.

In her free time, Stella enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and training her two dogs. She is excited to be continuing her career here in Huntsville.

Sarah Tyler, RMT

Sarah has experience in treating a wide variety of clientele, ranging from musculoskeletal problems, motor vehicle accidents, work place injuries and sports related injuries as well.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her partner and their cat, as well as their friends and family here in Muskoka and back in Brampton. She also frequently enjoys camping and hiking different parts of the Bruce Trail.

Stacey Van Schyndel, MScPT, BKin

Stacey has worked as a student athletic therapist with the women's volleyball and rugby teams at Brock University. She received the Master in Physiotherapy from Queens University and the Bachelor in Kinesiology from Brock University.

Outside of work Stacey enjoys playing hockey, swimming, hiking and camping. She is very much looking forward to getting YOU back to living-ProActively at ProActive Rehab!

Marlee Moore, BA.

As the Exercise Therapist Marlee is excited to work alongside the physiotherapists, supporting exercise programming and helping to promote overall fitness and health to our “proactive” clients. Marlee also runs the Aquatic Therapy program offered by ProActive and truly has a passion for the water. She is currently certified with the Canadian Aqua Fitness Leaders Alliance (CALA) and the National Lifeguard Society (NLS).

Marlee enjoys spending time with her husband Corey, hanging out with friends & family and is a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs Fan. Marlee has a passion for fitness and enjoys playing hockey, soccer and swimming. She looks forward to helping you get Strong, Fit & Healthy with ProActive Rehab!

Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn Vandyken, a pelvic health physiotherapist, lecturer and researcher has joined our team at ProActive Rehab. Pelvic Health is a growing but under serviced area in physiotherapy that addresses problems of the pelvic floor including: Urinary and Fecal incontinence, Overactive Bladder Syndrome, Painful intercourse, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, Postpartum challenges including Rectus Diastasis, perineal pain and incontinence, Chronic Prostatitis, Erectile difficulties in men and testicular/penile pain, Chronic, unresolving low back and hip pain

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