Janice uses both traditional and non-traditional forms of physiotherapy to address the problems for which clients require treatment.
She will assess what is happening, discuss the findings with you, and develop a treatment plan with your agreement for your specific problems.
She may use one or a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, connective tissue/soft tissue type of physiotherapy (some of which are osteopathic techniques), or exercise programs. She uses traditional methods such as exercise programs and manual therapy as well as non-traditional methods such as acupuncture, manual therapy, and connective tissue therapies, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, and vascular therapy.
Osteopathic techniques are one means of addressing restrictions in the fascia. Physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, body workers, and osteopaths may use these techniques as part of their scope of practice around the world.
The connective tissue/soft tissue type of physiotherapy used by Janice Webber in her assessment and treatment sessions has been used for some of these problems.
She now specifically has focused her practice on the treatment of:
- Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
- urinary incontinence
- pelvic pain
- Women’s Health
- post natal recovery/prenatal preparation
- post mastectomy
- Children’s Health Conditions that may be avoided or improved by treating newborns:
- general musculoskeletal problems
- motor problems
- Erb’s Palsy
- Chronic Otitis
- and others
- Chronic pain/illness including fibromyalgia
- Generalized deconditioning
due to pain, illness, or aging
- Altered mechanics of breathing as a result of injury
or illness including Hyperventilation Syndrome
- Vestibular Rehabilitation for dizziness and balance issues
- Other Issues Janice Treats:
- Sexual Abuse Recovery
Pelvic pain may be a direct result of sexual abuse. This may be part of a client’s history. If so, the client will often be seeing a counsellor while having physiotherapist assist with the treatment of othe physical restrictions including breathing retraining.
Eneureis (bedwetting) is a type of urinary incontinence. Physiotherapists can assist with the physical issues such as restricted pelvic motion, weak pelvic floor muscles, etc. The child may also works with psychologists to treat the mental/emotional issues.
- Colic and Unsettled Children / Strabismus
Neck trauma during childbirth can result in restriction at the C1-C2. There can be irritation of the vagus nerve as a result and the child can develop colic which can be a symptom of C1-C2 restriction and vagus nerve irritation. Neck trauma and use of forceps has been linked via the osteopathic instructor from the Upledger Institute. He taught other physiotherapists, including myself, to check the neck at C1, C2 and the tension in the temporalis and imbalance of the temporal bones as these are early indicators of potentially developing strabismus.
- Autism / Down Syndrome
Children who develop autism have been helped with the use of CranioSacral Therapy which was developed by Dr. John Upledger of the Upledger Institute. This treatment is also useful for physical restriction in Down Syndrome. Once the child has benefitted from the treatment, Dr. John would then teach the parents of the child some of the techniques for use at home. The CranioSacral Therapy works on the physical restrictions in the skull. Janice also works with the families to assist them with learning the useful techniques for home.
- ADD / ADHD
This is the same work that has been done for children who develop ADD/ADHD. This is the type of treatment that Janice uses for children who have either autism or ADD/ADHD. The physical restrictions once identified and treated can mean the difference in a child being able to concentrate and focus at school. If the ADD/ADHD is of a mixed form, both physical restrictions and biochemical (including diet) then the child will need to work with other health professionals.
- Environmental Illness
The clients I have had with environmental illness have had fascial restrictions which have been markedly improved with manual therapy. They have a reduction in pain and some of their restriction patterns. It does not cure them but helps with pain and loss of motion.
Sometime after having been in a car accident, people can developed PTSD. I offer breathing retraining and do manual therapy treatments including fascial work to assist breathing, movement of the thorax, neck, and back. They clients often are also seeing counsellors to assist with the mental/emotional issues.
- Scar Tissue Mobilization
Scars form as layers of fascia become adhered to each other. This is a normal process for healing wounds. If the scar tissue is a result of surgery, the scars are called adhesions as they are found inside the body. The body will also form adhesions as a result of trauma, infection, or surgery. The adhesions are formed due to inflammation. This is a normal process to injury. The adhesions and scars do not allow for full freedom of movement. Scar tissue mobilization is a method of re-establishing proper movement of the tissues around the scar.
Assessment and Treatment sessions are approximately 45 minutes long.
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