We use a combination
of passive modalities and movement therapy. We utilize many types of active techniques
to encourage safe and effective improvements for those seeking reduced pain, increased
strength and better day to day feeling.
Depending on the needs, passive
and active therapies techniques are modified for the individual and specifically applied.
below for details on our WBPA and its uses as a passive modality.
Whole Body Periodic
Acceleration Therapy (WBPA) - Exer-Rest
What is it?
WBPA is a result of research
and proven treatments with acceleration therapy on the human body. It is a non-invasive,
safe, drug-free therapy that stimulates aspects of exercise in healthy patients and
those with various disorders, injuries and diseases.
The WBPA is accomplished using the Exer-Rest which moves horizontally
as the patient lies on it. At a prescribed speed and range the body moves repetitively
giving the sensation of movement and circulation.
Treatments at the BODiWORKS Institute
we are the only clinic oriented centre using this treatment in Ontario. We also
function as the demonstration Centre for the Exer-rest.
can be arranged with varying lengths of time and frequency depending on the need.
Conditions such as neuro-vascular pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, osteo and rheumatoid
arthritis, stress and cardiovascular injury are successfully improved and safe using
the Exer-rest. Reduction of pain, increased mobility and improved daily activities are the main claims.
usage of the WBPA also in the Stiff man Project (see below for link)
- Special work has been done with
children and adults with CP, stroke and neurological
based disorders that create imbalances and spasms. We find vast improvements in a 1/2 hour treatment and follow
up specialized stretching and balance work, compared to the latter by itself! A
special segment in our Adapted Gym Program for children and teens uses the WBPA successfully
with those who neurogenic/neurological disorders such as CP. Sessions are 1 hours in
Contact us for a detailed feature sheet and information.
Also view the NIMS website at www.nims-inc.com for Exer-rest information.