"I have been a patient at Oceanside Physiotherapy for approximately two years. I am recovering from a motor vehicle accident and have had an extremely positive experience. The staff is helpful and caring, whether it is in rearranging appointments to fit my schedule or creating a personalized exercise program to achieve the maximum benefit and tweaking it as I progress. I credit them with helping me to cope with the physical and mental issues that are present when dealing with chronic pain. Having a fully equipped on-site gym has given me the opportunity to "do my exercises" even on days when I don't have an appointment to see the physiotherapist. I have and will continue to recommend Oceanside Physiotherapy to my friends."
"I have had a very positive experience in receiving treatment at Oceanside Physiotherapy and feel compelled to write a thank you note. I have been receiving IMS treatment for back related issues from Angelina for the past couple of months. After years of seeking multiple forms of treatment for my condition I have found that IMS works the best for me. Apart from the physical treatment itself, I firmly believe that a positive experience and positive outlook is just as important to treatment and healing as the physical application (IMS in my case). Not only has Angelina demonstrated her excellent application of IMS but what I see as very important, her interpersonal skills in treating a client. Angelina has a very positive attitude, is compassionate, a great listener, and is very patient in taking the time to explain everything to me and answer all my questions. She is the ultimate professional. Adding to Angelina's skills are the work ethics of the four wonderful ladies at the front desk. Most of my appointments have been in the early morning. What a way to start a day to walk into the centre and be treated personably with smiling faces and such a positive vib in the atmosphere. Thank you to Angelina. And also thank you to Megan, Melanie, Sandy, and Tracy (alphabetical order) and the rest of the staff that make coming into the centre a positive and healing experience."
"It has been a long journey; a year and a half to be precise. It all started with a broken leg and ended up with a hip replacement. My experience has left me with a deep regard for everyone involved with my recovery, including the other therapists and staff at Oceanside Physiotherapy. They are professional, friendly and always accommodating. I am thankful for the resources that are available to everyone and so glad that they have helped me to become stronger. Thank you especially to Chris and to Jon for their patience and understanding. I couldn't have done it without you. Cheers!"
"I spent 4 months in physiotherapy after breaking my kneecap. When I started physio I could only bend my leg 28 degrees because of it being in a brace for a month after surgery. After working with Angelina, and then completing the OR1 program with Jon, I now have nearly all range of motion back in my leg and have regained strength enough to go up and down stairs and carry on a nearly normal life again. Thank you Angelina and Jon for being encouraging and helping me get better. Also a thank you to Jason and Chris."
"I was experiencing lower back pain which was causing extreme pain when I was at work and doing jobs around the house. I felt like I was not going to be able to work at my present job and was feeling quite down in the dumps about it. My wife suggested I see a physiotherapist about my problems. I came into Oceanside Physiotherapy and saw Alannah Howard who evaluated my symptoms and suggested IMS for my back. She had me come in once a week for 3 weeks doing the IMS treatment. It was quite amazing just how well the IMS worked. I can work pain free again and do my jobs around the house. The turn around in how well my back is feeling was less than two months. Thanks to Alannah for such a great job done!"
"When I came to Oceanside Physiotherapy, I could hardly walk. Sitting down and standing up were incredibly difficult and painful. It took a couple of months of hard work, but now I am back to 100%. Working with Chris has been life saving for me not just with my physical health but mentally as well. Anyone who has had a debilitating injury can say how hard it is on your sense of self and feeling helpless. Thanks for getting me through it Chris."
"I had been having back pain and neck stiffness for the last 10 years at least. I have spent thousands of dollars on chiropractic care and massage therapy which gave me temporary relief. I came into Oceanside and met with Jason for an appointment. I thought I would have decompression as that is what I had done in the past. Jason suggested IMS and I can't believe the relief I have had without constant weekly appointments. I suggested my husband try IMS as he had been having severe pain in his hip area that radiated down his leg. He too had tried chiropractic adjustments and decompression with no relief. He was very surprised that IMS had given him relief from the pain and has increased his flexibility. We can now enjoy doing the things that we enjoy without constant pain, thanks to Jason suggesting we try IMS."
"I have benefited tremendously from having physio. When I first came my shoulders were in a lot of pain - putting a coat on was difficult. I wasn't sleeping well. I am pleased to say I am sleeping much better and with treatment and exercises the mobility in my right shoulder has greatly improved. Thank you Joan!"
"My right shoulder had been troubling me for 6 months - painful putting on a shirt, shooting pain into my elbow, impacting my sleep. Chris quickly diagnosed it as impingement of my biceps tendon caused by shoulder/ rotator cuff weakness. Within first few weeks of coming in to see Chris I was able to significantly increase my range of motion. Pain is essentially gone. Able to sleep better and I can put on my shirt without fear of pain. Thanks Chris."
"I was having problems with my shoulder and neck (especially when talking on the phone at work) secondary to previous injury/ whiplash. Angelina suggested IMS treatment and I have now received three in the past 6 weeks. I have noticed a lot of improvement in pain and tightness levels since I have started these treatments, and activities are much easier. Thank you Angelina for your help and thoroughness during treatments."
"I was referred to Oceanside Physiotherapy, and specifically to Jason Martin, by a neighbour. I had suffered a painful fall that badly bruised my hip, stretched a groan muscle, and aggravated an existing shoulder injury. I had gone initially to the Parksville Urgent Care Centre where I got immediate attention, and then later to my own Doctor. However, other than advising me to take pain killers and let time sort out the injuries, there was no further action suggested. That`s when I called OP. During my first visit, Jason assessed my injuries by touching affected areas and having me do a series of movements. He very quickly understood and acknowledged the problems and gave me a series of easy exercises (complete with pictures, frequency and duration). I don`t recall if he employed Intramuscular Stimulation during that first session, but he did at all my subsequent sessions. As time progressed he changed the exercise regime and made it more difficult as my situation allowed. In all, I had four sessions with Jason over a period of six weeks. By that time, my hip was totally repaired and comfortable. I can tell you that, in the early days after the injury, I wondered if I`d ever walk comfortably again. Since that time, I urged my wife to go to Jason to help with a number of Fibro Mialgia type issues that she suffers from, and she has been amazed by how quickly he assesses a situation and proposes a course of action. She is still seeing him on a regular basis and has referred another friend to him as well."
"I was in pain with planter fasciitis so started physiotherapy with Chris. The pain was so bad in my foot I was having difficulty doing daily activities at home. He was wonderful, gave me some exercises to practice at home and advice for some more supportive shoes. With Chris' help my foot feels better and I'm enjoying walking my dogs again. Thanks Chris!"
"Physiotherapy changed by life. I've had chronic back pain since I was four, and we couldn't find the cause. We went to doctors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and many more. Finally we were referred to physiotherapy. In my first meeting Jason Martin, found out exactly what was wrong. It was a nerve issue that would need special treatment IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation). It hurt, oh God did it hurt, but it worked miracles. After a few months my back was completely healed. Now I can live my life normally instead of being hindered by a bad back. Thank you so much to Jason Martin."
"After my accident I wasn't able to move my neck or left side upper body, and after my first appointment I got wonderful advice and had a fast recovery. After 2 weeks I was back to work and suggest physio for any physical recovery!"
"I had a great experience. Everyone was great to work with! I had a hard time lifting my arm, pushing, pulling, etc. and as a Care Aid my job depends on myself doing these things! I got a push when I needed it and was given guidance threw the process! Thank you for everything you guys have done for me!"
"When my doctor first told me to go to physio for my arthritic knee, I was a bit skeptical. After all physio was for people who had industrial accidents or sports injuries, not arthritic knees. After 10 mins with Hans, I realized how wrong I was, and that physio was going to do wonders. And so far it has. I am back to being able to walk my dog and climb stairs and looking forward to golfing again. Most of my knee pain is gone!! I can't thank Hans and Oceanside Physio enough!"
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