At Long Lake Physiotherapy,
we pride ourselves on the quality of our service
from the moment our receptionist greets you.
 

Our team of of highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists will be sure to provide you with a thorough assessment and a detailed treatment plan(see Our Team).  This will include an explanation of what's causing your pain, what activities you need to avoid, and what exercises you need to do to.  You'll be amazed at how quickly your pain resolves and your movement returns(see Our Services)!

Our brand new facility has ample free parking and is conveniently located just off Old Island Hwy and Mostar Rd(see Our Hours and Location).  Inside you will find private treatment rooms, state-of-the-art gym equipment, and extensive educational materials at your disposal.  We also offer appointment reminders, free wireless internet, filtered water, towel service, shower facilities, secure lockers, and current magazines and TV programming.

A proud member of the Chamber of Commerce, Long Lake Physiotherapy has taken many green initiatives in the construction of our new facility.  We greatly appreciate the support Nanaimo offers us and are proud to sponsor local community events and organizations(see Our Community).



Long Lake Sports &

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

#2, 4906 Wellington Rd.
Nanaimo BC V9T 4B8

Map

(250) 751-0222 (office)
(250) 751-0809 (fax)

Email


Monday - Friday 7am-7pm

Services :::::::.....
Manual Therapy
Exercise Therapy
Postural Analysis
Core Strengthening
Athletic Taping & Bracing
Strength & Conditioning Programs
Sport Specific Screening
Occupational Rehabilitation

Intramuscular Stimulation

Electrophysical Modalities

Acupuncture
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

 

Kyla Hartnell
Physiotherapist
BScPT, FCAMT, CGIMS


Kyla was born and raised on skates in Saskatchewan, but is now firmly rooted on Vancouver Island.  She obtained her physical therapy degree in 1996 from the University of Alberta and continued westward, working at many of the best clinics in Western Canada before settling in Nanaimo, BC.  In 2001, she successfully completed the internationally recognized Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT).  In addition, Kyla is certified to practice IntraMuscular Stimulation (CGIMS), a dry needling technique used to treat chronic pain especially of spinal origin.  Athletically, she has completed numerous international marathons, Ironman Canada, and competed at a National level in basketball and softball.  She has worked extensively with national amateur and professional hockey and rugby players and loves the challenge of getting athletes performing their best as quickly as possible post injury.  Kyla also has a strong interest in treating neurological conditions and occupational injuries.
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Keli Ormond

Physiotherapist

MScPT  


Keli graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006 with a Masters in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelors of Science in Physiology from the University of Alberta. She has obtained numerous post-graduate courses. She is a certified Level 3 Orthopaedic Manual Therapist and is working towards her Diploma in Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.  Keli enjoys treating a variety of injuries and has a specific interest in neck and shoulder pain.  Keli excels at returning her patients to their desired activities and hobbies quickly using a treatment approach that combines her manual therapy skills, exercise prescription, and education.  Outside of work, Keli embraces the island lifestyle and is always planning her next adventure. Her interests include skiing, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and ultimate frisbee.


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Janine Slater

Physiotherapist

BScPT, CAFCI



Born and raised in Nanaimo, Janine graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from UBC and a previous background in Kinesiology at SFU.  Following graduation she gained a wide range of experience in the hospital setting, in acute post-operative care and in rehabilitation following stroke, amputation and traumatic brain injury, before transitioning to private practice in 2006.  Janine has several unique skills to complement her active treatment approach including Acupuncture certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI), Orthopaedic Level III Certification from the Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy Program as well as post-graduate courses in vestibular rehabilitation, therapeutic and athletic taping, temporomandibular joint disorders, and neurological rehabilitation.  Janine utilizes both the clinic facilities and the pool to develop individualized rehabilitation programs for her clients.  When she is not in the clinic, Janine can be found golfing, curling, and enjoying the outdoors with her young family.


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SERVICES


Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy involves the use of your physiotherapist's hands to optimize the movement of your joints along with the muscles and neural tissue that connects them.  By restoring the mobility of your joints, pain is lessened allowing you to move freely, efficiently, and safely.
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Exercise Therapy
Research has shown that the earlier an injured area gets moving, the quicker it will heal.  Your physiotherapist will educate you regarding specific exercises that will strengthen your weak muscles, stretch your tight muscles, and improve your balance and coordination.  Being guided through a specific exercise protocol is an essential component of recovering from joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgeries.
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Postural Analysis
A detailed analysis of your posture and movement patterns will provide you with insight into how your posture is contributing to your pain.  Your physiotherapist will use manual therapy techniques and prescribe exercises to help you correct and maintain a more ergonomically correct posture when sitting at the computer, driving, standing, and working.
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Core Strengthening
Want to reduce your low back pain, recover from childbirth, or just get in shape?  Our physiotherapists will provide you with the education and instruction you need to effectively improve the strength of your core musculature.  Alternatively, join one of our core strengthening classes and increase your strength and power using a physioball, BOSU ball, foam roller, balance board or bodyweight exercises.  These exercise classes will give you the tools you need to get in shape in the comforts of your own home.
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Athletic Taping and Bracing
Physiotherapists are experts at taping and bracing joints in order to alleviate pain and protect a injured joint.  Effective use of taping and bracing will allow you to return to your sport or job significantly sooner than without.  Long Lake Physiotherapy has a wide selection of braces, supports, and rehabilitation products to meet your needs along with professional advise on how to use them and when and how to wean yourself off of them.
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Sport-Specific Biomechanical Screening
A detailed screening assessment by your physiotherapist will identify your strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the physical demands of your sport.  An individualized exercise program based on the results of your assessment can then be implemented to improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury.
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Occupational Rehabilitation 
Long Lake Physiotherapy is a part of the WorkSafe BC Provider Network. Whether you have been injured at work or in a motor vehicle accident, our Occupational Rehabilitation programs can get you back to work quickly and safely. This specialized physiotherapy service determines your current functional abilities and compares them to the physical demands of your job. Your physiotherapist then designs you a progressive strengthening program to improve your functional strength and get you back to work. We have various equipment and tools to simulate work-specific tasks and provide regular reporting to your physician, employer, and insurance provider.
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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) 
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) uses a fine and flexible acupuncture needle to release tight painful bands of muscle caused by abnormal functioning of the nervous system.  IMS needling stimulates a reflexive relaxation of the tight muscles and initiates a healing process that helps reduce pain and tightness and restore painfree movement.
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Electrophysical Modalities 
Your physiotherapist may choose to use a variety of electrophysical modalities to reduce your pain and swelling and stimulate healing.  These include:
· Ultrasound
· Interferential Current (IFC)
· Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS) ·

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Acupuncture 

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of fine acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. It is an alternative method for reducing pain and inflammation, improving function of affected areas of the body, encouraging natural healing, and improving mood and energy.
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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy 

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an evidence based type of physical therapy that helps train the central nervous system to compensate for vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction.  It is an exercise-based program proven effective for reducing symptoms of dizziness and imbalance.
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