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Clearwater Physical Therapy is a locally owned private clinic operated by a registered Physical Therapist that is bringing a fresh perspective to the Vernon and Okanagan region. Her team draws from a cumulative 30 plus years in practice experience which provides a nuanced, insightful and fun approach to wellness.  

Located in the heart of downtown Vernon, our bright and inviting space facilitates a positive and engaging rehab experience.   

In addition to offering a full range of physical therapy services, we also provide pelvic floor therapy, acupuncture and dry needling, massage therapy, concussion management and workshops promoting wellness and injury prevention. 

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Back & Neck Pain Treatment

At Clearwater Physical Therapy, our Physical Therapists are dedicated to help patients resolve their back and neck pain.  Physical Therapists are movement specialists and through a detailed assessment will   determine  the  cause of your back and neck pain.  Back and neck pain can occur for a variety of reasons including postural asymmetries, movement dysfunctions or weakness of back/abdominal/leg muscles.  We will work closely with you to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Call us today or use the “Book Appointment ” button so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!

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ICBC Treatment 

Clearwater Physical Therapy is an approved ICBC clinic. Our team of skilled Physical Therapists work with  clients to facilitate wellness and  assist them in the return to  prior functional level with closely monitored treatment program designed for accelerated results.    

While personal injury due to a vehicle accident is common, it can often be severe, resulting in loss of work time and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. Don’t delay physical therapy treatment after an auto accident, the immediate effects may be subtle but can escalate into very painful conditions over time. 

Be sure to contact ICBC prior to attending your assessment.  You will need a claim number prior to attending your first visit. 

 Call us today or use the “Book Appointment ” button so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!

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Shoulder & Arm Pain Treatment

The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body and has to move through an incredible range of motion while maintaining strength and support. The shoulder actually has four joints that connect your humerus, collarbone and shoulder blade to function as one unit. Shoulder pain can occur for a variety of reasons, but is typically from poor posture, weakness of rotator cuff muscles (the muscles that support and stabalize your shoulder) or injury.

Since the shoulder motions are so complex, it takes experts in movement analysis to truly understand what is the root cause of your problem. Our Physical Therapists at Clearwater Physical Therapy have years of medical training in movement analysis to determine exactly where your pain is coming from. We put together a comprehensive treatment plan that will quickly relieve your pain and return your shoulder’s full range of motion and function.

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Hip & Knee Pain Treatment

Our expert Physical Therapists at Vernon Clearwater Physical Therapy, understand the complexities of hip movement and function. We examine your walking, movement, range of motion, strength and coordination. Our evaluations enable us to pinpoint the source of your pain and to develop a series of manual therapies and exercises to reduce your pain and restore normal function.

Limitations in movement and strength can dramatically affect the way your knee functions, causing increased pressure and pain. Physical Therapy restores the normal movement, strength and coordination and can help you quickly relieve pain and get back to normal activities.

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of various conditions that involve the pelvic floor or symptoms that manifest in this area. It can be a crucial part of an individual’s complete medical care. The pelvic floor includes muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue. It plays an important role in the body by providing support for the bladder, genitals, uterus and anus.

If you experience any of the symptoms below, you will benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy:
Urgency,  Nocturia (having to get up in middle of night to go to bathroom), Constipation, Frequency, Incontinence(inability to hold contents of bladder), Pelvic Pain & Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.

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Consussion Treatment

Clearwater Physical Therapy is a leading edge Concussion Management company providing gold standard concussion education, medical consultation, pre-participation screening and post injury concussion management. 

In order to bring you the highest standard of concussion care, Clearwater Physical Therapy provides a full-service concussion testing and rehabilitative program. A vital component of concussion management involves obtaining a pre-season or “baseline” test. Baseline testing is essential for individuals of concussive injury as it provides an important point of reference when managing head injury and determining readiness to return-to-play.

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Post Surgical Rehab

Your surgeon has done a fine job in surgery repairing your damaged body. However, this doesn’t guarantee full success in your ability to return to normal activities. Prior to and after surgery, joint motion and muscle strength are lost quickly. Proper rehabilitation is required to restore normal joint movement and return your strength.

Depending on the injury and type of surgery, this can be a simple rehabilitative process or a complicated recovery. Our expertise in treating many post surgical patients means we can achieve excellent outcomes for your recovery no matter the extent of your injury. We are with you every step of the way. 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture is a system of medicine that allows a qualified practitioner to manage many different health concerns. TCM Acupuncture can be used alone or in tandem with other medical systems to facilitate improvement in health and resolution of a variety of symptoms.

The goal of TCM Acupuncture treatment is to restore and maintain the body’s natural state of wellness. It is a unique system of medicine that utilizes and encourages the bodies innate ability to heal. The documented physiological effects of TCM acupuncture support the observed clinical benefits. Like any form of medicine, it is both a science and an art.

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a treatment technique to treat neuro-musclolskeletal systems based on pain patterns,muscular dysfunction and other unknown signs and symptoms.  Dry Needling  focuses on anatomy, neurology, and physiology, whereas acupuncture is a component of oriental medicine and focuses on energy flow, meridian channels, and treating the source of pain by “stimulating” various internal organ systems through various pre-determine needling locations.

Dry Needling  focuses on anatomy, neurology, and physiology, whereas acupuncture is a component of oriental medicine and focuses on energy flow, meridian channels, and treating the source of pain by “stimulating” various internal organ systems through various pre-determine needling locations.

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Sports Injury Treatments

Sports injuries can really set you back from your favorite activities and competitions. Furthermore, due to the high-speed nature of most sports injuries, the trauma to muscles, tissues, and joints can be severe. Common injuries include ligament sprains, muscle strains, and fractures. Do not wait until you are crippled with pain. The right physical therapy can effectively treat your sports injury to get you back to your activities pain-free and safely.

At Clearwater Physical Therapy, our Physical Therapists will evaluate your injury tailoring the treatment plan to your specific sport, style of play, and position. Our attention to detail when it comes to athletes of all ages has powerful results! Call us for more details on our Physical Therapy Performance and Sports Injury Rehabilitation programs.

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Vertigo & Dizziness

Physical therapy plays a crucial role in helping dizziness and vertigo, by performing several key treatments. Physical therapists can help you feel more in control and in some cases can achieve instant results with specialized procedures. In other cases, balance and coordination training diminish the symptoms and allow you to move without dizziness or vertigo.

Our expert physical therapists have years of training in movement and balance analysis. We evaluate your leg strength, movement, balance reflexes and much more to determine exactly where your balance problem lies. We then formulate a complete treatment plan that will improve your balance and train you on what you can do to maintain the improvement.

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy now in Vernon Clinic!

At Clearwater Physical Therapy, our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are all trained in Therapeutic Massage. Webster’s Dictionary defines therapeutic as “producing good effect on your body and mind” and massage as ” manipulation of tissues ( as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand for therapeutic purposes”

Physicians often refer patients to a RMT as they recognize massage therapy as an effective treatment for their patients’ conditions. RMTs combine modern science and ancient philosophies through the utilization of specific techniques and modalities.  RMTs are health care professionals that are able to effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders and work with a broad variety of people with illnesses, injuries, and disabilities.

Our RMT staff is committed to providing the very best in one-on -one patient care and work closely with other health care professionals to insure the best results possible.

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Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax.  The Massage Therapist will move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure. There is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or “knots” in the muscle tissue, which can be uncomfortable and cause some people tense up against the pressure.

In a Relaxation massage, the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. You might even fall asleep!  It’s a good choice for someone who is getting a massage for the first time, or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down.

Relaxation massage is also good for someone who get massage as a special treat once a year.  It’s not realistic to expect that you can get rid of all your knots in one massage. But to drift into a deeply relaxed state in fifty minutes — that’s doable!

There are substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage.  Gentle massage stimulates sensory nerve endings in the skin, which transmit messages through the nervous system and cause the brain to release endorphins.  These are the body’s natural painkillers, feel-good chemicals that create a sense of well-being.

Massage further aids relaxation by stimulating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes called the “rest and digest system.”  Blood pressure decreases, heart rate slows, and digestive activity increases. Relaxation massage also increase blood circulation and stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.


Therapeutic Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy is geared toward varies types of athletes. From the beginners/ weekend runners to the high endurance competitive athletes and professionals. This type of massage techniques are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.

One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.

For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It’s best to talk with one of our highly trained Registered Massage Therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget.

We also are able to Direct Bill many insurance companies, call now and find out information about your benefit provider.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Limited mobility

  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Postural problems

  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back

  • Osteoarthritis pain

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Tennis elbow

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Muscle tension or spasm

  • After a workout or bodybuilding

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Wellness Practices

Increasingly, physical health and mental health have been indicated to be significantly linked. Negative affect, psychosocial pressures, and narratives patients are presented around their conditions can challenge or even limit recovery.

At Clearwater Physical Therapy we pride ourselves in engaging with patients in manners that help empower them with movement. Currently we offer two opportunities near you that help to achieve this goal:

Movement is Medicine: Yoga-inspired movement at the Clinic!

This physiotherapist led, yoga-inspired movement series explores a variety of postures and exercises that are curated to match the conditions and problems for those attending.  Please call the clinic at 250-545-0599 for inquiries.


Relax And Respire: A Parasympathetic Evening Restoration

Physical ailments are frequently tied to psychosocial components that can impact a patients wellbeing. Coming soon to our clinic are the Relax and Respire evenings, wherein participants are led through a variety of relaxation exercises to decrease sympathetic drive and invite better breathing into their bodies. Call to inquire about this new and exciting program to promote mental, emotional and physical wellness.    Call 250-545-0599 for details.

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