COVID UPDATE

Dear Valued Clients,

As Manitoba goes into lockdown, Bridgwater Physiotherapy is here to help you get through this stressful time. Both Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy Services will be available. We will be open regular business hours including weekends.

Our staff will:
- be extra vigilant with sanitization, wiping high touch surfaces frequently
- screen all patient prior to treatment
- once you arrive at our clinic, you will be ushered into a treatment room immediately to prevent any gatherings in the waiting area
- wear proper PPE
- practice social distancing except when providing treatment.
- provide 1-on-1 treatment limiting the amount of people in the clinic at one time.

Our treatment rooms are spaced more than 6 feet apart, partitioned off with curtains. We also have private treatment rooms if you prefer.

We would also like to remind you that most insurance companies will renew your coverage on January 1, 2021. So be sure you take advantage of the much needed self-care. You already paid for it and more importantly, YOU DESERVE IT!

Take Care, Be Kind, Stay Safe.

Sincerely,
Bridgwater Physiotherapy Team


Bridgwater Physiotherapy is excited to welcome Brandon Vidal to our rehab team!

Brandon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the @university_of_winnipeg . He was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for the highest academic standing and a gold medal of achievement in kinesiology. He then went on to complete his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. Brandon is passionate about health, exercise and wellness. He was a team member of the University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team. Please call to schedule an appointment with him. Evening appointments available!




WE'VE MOVED

We are now conveniently located at unit 70-1580 Taylor Avenue in the heart of River Heights (same strip mall as Pawsh Dog, Snap Fitness, Carbone Pizza and Aevi Spa) Click Here for Directions.

Our new office number is 204-615-8804. We will be accepting new patients at our new location starting October 2, 2017.

Hours of Business: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm / Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 noon
When to use heat versus ice?

This is a very confusing issue for the general public but it does not have to be.

Skin sensation must be intact prior to using heat or ice to prevent any thermal burns or frost bite.

Here is a quick guideline for using heat versus ice.

When to use heat:
Heat is generally used in non-acute or chronic conditions. Its purpose is to relieve tight muscle spasms and trigger points thus reducing some of your pain. It is a useful way to loosen up muscles prior to stretching.

Heat should not be placed on inflamed or swollen body parts. This can make your condition worse as it can increase inflammation and swelling causing more pain.

When to use ice:
Ice should be used in acute (0-4 days) or fresh injuries. It can also be used to reduce swelling of swollen joints. It's purpose is to reduce inflammation thus reducing your pain. A fresh ankle sprain or an acutely pulled muscle would be examples when ice is indicated.

If you have further questions please contact us to book an appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you recover from your injury.