Our Treatments and Services
Athletic Injury and Sports Therapy
As a hockey player for over 40 years and prior long distance runner Dr. Milne has had his own share of sporting injuries. In our North York Injury Management clinic, the goal is to first evaluate the injury to arrive at a working diagnosis. Investigations may be recommended (e.g., X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, ultrasound, sEMG) to assist in providing a differential diagnosis. Therapy will vary from treatment with pain and inflammation controlling modalities (see below) to home exercise education.
Automobile and Personal Injury Claims
Choosing a health care provider to manage your car accident, personal injury or “slip and fall” claim can be difficult. Dr. Milne has been in practice for over 18 years. He is also educated in medicolegal matters having attended the University of Montreal’s Insurance Medicine course. Additionally, Dr. Milne has been an insurance assessor since 1998. Dr. Milne’s experience in dealing with lawyers and insurance companies makes him an ideal choice for managing your injury claim.
General Chiropractic Practice
Dr. Milne provides what is termed “diversified” chiropractic care. He is skilled in spinal manipulative therapy but also employs mobilization, Activator Methods and various soft tissue therapies depending upon the patient’s therapeutic tolerance and the nature of the patient’s injury.
Laser therapy is a relatively new treatment modality. Dr. Milne employs Med-X Phototherapy. According to Med-X “…As scientists have understood more about the nature of light and its positive effects on the body, new techniques and devices have been developed to use light as part of the healing process. This is referred to as low level laser therapy or phototherapy. Phototherapy is an umbrella term that can include light from low level lasers as well as superluminous diodes, also known as light emitting diodes (LEDS). Low level lasers, also known as cold laser light is compressed light, it is different from natural light in that it is one precise colour. Lasers are coherent waves, synchronized, and monochromatic (a single wavelength). Therapeutic light energy can be produced by Low Level Laser Diodes (LLLD) and/or Superluminous Diodes (SLD). These diodes can be within the visible red to the near infrared and infrared electromagnetic spectrum.
These properties allow laser light to penetrate the surface of the skin with no heating effect, no damage to the skin and no known side effects. Specific wavelengths and power levels result in different levels of penetration and cellular effects.
There are two types of medical lasers: high power and low power. High power lasers are used to cut through tissue. Low-level lasers, on the other hand, are used to stimulate tissue repair through a process of bio-stimulation. Low level laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. Low level therapy uses cold (sub-thermal) laser light energy to direct bio-stimulative light energy to the body’s cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. The therapy is precise and accurate, offering safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions…”
Orthotic Foot Care
An orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. The plastic body of the orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Since your feet are the foundation for your upper body this new alignment often helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body. Dr. Milne uses Langer Biomechanics for production of orthotics he dispenses.
Registered Massage Therapy
Our North York office boasts excellent, experienced and well qualified registered massage therapists. The services of these providers are fully covered by your employer’s insurance (EHC) and automobile insurance. The nature of massage is variable depending on your particular needs and tolerances; massage treatment can vary from deep tissue work (for those with tense or injured soft tissues) to light relaxing massage for those seeking tension relief.
The advantage of one-on-one rehab is that you have the constant attention of the provider. In some instances we have arranged the patient a personal exercise program with an athletic therapist or personal trainer.
Work place injuries are covered for 12 weeks from date of clinic presentation. Rehab is fully paid for by the Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board.
Interferential Current (IFC)
IFC (electrical stimulation) is used to reduce muscle spasms and promote muscle relaxation, reduce inflammation, block pain and stimulate local circulation. The electrical current is applied to the affected area using electrodes and conductive gel. During treatment the patient will feel a tingling sensation at the contact area. This sensation may continue for a brief period following treatment as well. The intensity of the current should be increased within the patient’s comfort level. A stronger current will usually have a more beneficial effect.
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