Getting Back to Health

Because World Gym takes a holistic approach to physical fitness a full sports rehabilitation centre has been incorporated into the new facility.

Back to Health brings a variety of therapeutic solutions for the treatment of injuries or chronic pain to both gym members and the general public. With an independent entrance, dedicated reception area and four treatment rooms, the sports rehabilitation centre aims to provide high quality care for a wide variety of conditions and is not limited only to sports injuries.

“Our patients are aged from birth up to the 90s,” says Royer Thompson. “A good portion of the population has a sedentary lifestyle and with that comes a host of complications due to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints losing their proper function, which in time leads to injuries and symptoms.

Patients of all ages can be treated for anything from backache and whiplash to repetitive stress disorders, pregnancy symptoms and strokes with a variety of treatments that include chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, ergonomic advice and exercise therapy. Once symptoms are relieved, Dr. Thompson explains, they can work to restore and correct biomechanics. Continued treatment may then be recommended as a preventive measure.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects these disorders can have on general health.

“In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care can be a very beneficial method of treatment,” says Mr. Thompson, who graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1997. “When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.”

Mr. Thompson, who has been practicing for 15 years, has experience with a wide variety of conditions, from arm and leg pain to sports injuries, arthritis and paediatrics. Her methods of treatment include Thompson technique, Activator, Flexion Distraction and Diversified technique.

Physiotherapy

The goal of physiotherapy or physical therapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain and prevent further injury by using a variety of methods including exercises, stretches, traction, electrical stimulation 
and massage.

Vanessa Williams is a registered physiotherapist from Jamaica. She graduated from the University of West Indies-Mona in 2008 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Vanessa specialises in neck and back pain, sprains, strains, musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, CVA/stroke, developmental delays and exercise programmes. Vanessa provides services to promote, sustain and restore maximum functional ability.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the application of soft tissue techniques to the body that are intended to restore, prevent and improve tissue health. The benefits of massage are varied and far reaching, both mentally and physically.

Stephanie Fotes graduated from Sutherland Chan Teaching School and Clinic in Toronto, Ontario, in 2000. This intensive 2,200 hour massage therapy programme included courses in anatomy, physiology, pathology, remedial exercise and more. She specialises in myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage, Swedish massage, pregnancy massage, back and neck pain, work injuries, headaches, whiplash and stress relief.

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