Manual Therapy & Exercise 

Manual Therapy & Movement Method™ Programs

At Vitality, we have a vision of what Physiotherapy should look like, and that always involves Manual Therapy and Movement Method™ programs. We have developed techniques and a therapeutic approach that have given our clients the positive results they are enjoying today. We want to continue to provide the highest level of service in Ottawa and the surrounding area.

Manual Therapy

Our Vitality Physiotherapists are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in joints, soft tissue and movement. In modern manual therapy, physiotherapists use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and mobilize or manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.

Other manual therapy techniques our Vitality Physiotherapists provide include Active Release Techniques, Graston (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization), and muscle energy techniques.

Movement Method™ Programs

Our Approach has one main focus: YOU. Our Movement Method™ programs are designed by your physiotherapist and they focus on helping each individual reach their full potential of living a healthy, pain-free life through movement by correcting deficiencies identified during your Body Assessment. Research has shown that Movement Method™ is the answer to help you living a pain free life, as such we want to educate our patients on the exercises that will help them reach their goals faster. Movement is the keystone of our efforts. Can Physiotherapy help me with my pain?

Can Physiotherapy help me with my pain? We get this question a lot, but here is a list of conditions that can be treated by your Vitality Physiotherapists in the Ottawa region:

• Arthritis
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Chronic Pain Syndrome
• Concussion
• Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance
• Frozen Shoulder
• Golfer’s Elbow
• Headaches
• Heel and Foot Pain
• Low Back Pain
• Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
• Neck Pain
• Pediatric Conditions
• Pelvic Floor Conditions
• Post-Surgery
• Repetitive Strain
• Rotator Cuff Injury
• Running Injuries
• Sciatica
• Sports Injuries
• Sprains and Strains
• Tendonitis
• Tennis Elbow
• TMJ Dysfunction
• Whiplash
• Hip Pain
• Knee pain

Manual therapy and exercise can become a crucial part of your recovery, simply by contacting Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre today. Don’t suffer from aches and pains any longer! Get started on your path toward long-lasting relief today.

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Amir Haghandish

Licensed Physiotherapist

After having completed a M.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Amir quickly realized that he needed to see a direct impact of his work in an applied setting. Living an active lifestyle with an enthusiasm for sports, alongside his friendly and personable character, Amir decided that physiotherapy would be a great fit. He completed his M.H.Sc. in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa, allowing him to fulfill his need to help others attain their health and well-being related goals.

With an emphasis on evidence-based treatment tailored to patients’ functional needs, Amir utilizes his skills in manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription, detailed patient education and involvement in treatment plan prescription, and therapeutic modalities to deliver the best possible care. He puts a focus on targeting the problem from the source to prevent re-injury. He has expanded his expertise through completing courses in Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, and Mackenzie Technique. Combining his growing knowledge base, his background in molecular biology, and his ability to speak both French and English, Amir aims to help optimize patients’ lifestyles towards the ultimate goal of improved quality of life.