Services & Programs
Whenever you see a Synergy physiotherapist, you will be assessed and treated as a WHOLE person, not as a particular body part. All of the Registered Physiotherapists at Synergy Physio have extensive education and training in both the Thoracic Ring Approach™ and ConnectTherapy™, the total body models created by physiotherapist Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee. These models provide common frameworks that are used by the entire North Vancouver Synergy Team.
Within the overarching assessment and treatment frameworks of these models, our therapists use a variety of tools and techniques to facilitate your recovery and help you reach your goals. You can find out more about the different techniques we use to help you Move Better, Feel Better & Be Better by clicking on the related images below.
In addition, the individual therapists of Synergy Physio also have their own special interests and additional training and/or certifications. These different areas of interest and their work with specific populations are highlighted in the physiotherapist biographies.
A key priority is to help you understand the ways you can self-manage your problem. Thus an important part of your process will involve an individualized and progressive exercise program based on our whole body assessment. Our gym is equipped with a variety of equipment to facilitate your training program, and our Clinical ConnectPilates™ Program provides a unique environment to train new, more optimal movement patterns to support reaching your goals.
We’re proud of the diversity and high level of skill and passion in our team – together we work with you as a team to help you reach your goals.
Pilates is a method of exercise that was created by Joseph Pilates, originally called “Contrology“. He had a holistic view of health and believed that a regular movement practice formed an essential part of not only our physical health, but also our emotional and spiritual health.
Change happens through movement, and movement heals.
The Pilates repertoire consists of a variety of exercises performed on the mat and on specialized equipment using spring resistance and assistance. Equipment based Pilates provides a unique environment to facilitate achieving a combination of stability & control with flexibility and flow, coordinated with the breath.
Speaking of the power of his method, Joseph Pilates has said:
In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.
We have a variety of options and skilled instructors ready to help you explore the possibilities your body possesses – check out our different Pilates services below.
At Synergy we tailor our Programs to the specific needs of a group, or group of individuals– if this makes sense?
Because every person’s pain is their own, our Programs are designed to address a broad range of issues that can affect people suffering from similar, or like, problems. Whether it’s women, or men, dealing with pelvic floor issues. Or you’re just a weekend warrior attempting to keep repetitive strain/over use injuries at bay. Each individual will experience his or her own set of specific symptoms. We however, provide Programs that will address the specific needs of each person.
As Synergy Physio + Pilates is a teaching clinic and, home to the education company Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International | Institute for Physiotherapy & Movement, we offer services to support other physiotherapists, as they develop their work in the ConnectTherapy™ & Thoracic Ring Approach™ models.
As leaders in the Physiotherapy world, several of our therapists offer Consulting Services for other physiotherapists and health professionals– looking for our recommendations and expertise on patient cases. This is helpful in situations where progress is not happening as expected, or specific questions need to be answered to help the patient move forward. These Consulting Services are structured based on where the patient and referring professional are located (locally, or from out of town), and what information is desired.
If you’re a physiotherapist or patient seeking our recommendations/professional opinion on your specific case, we’re happy to help. There are several options available and our Clinic Manager, Michelle Gomes, can help direct you to the right physiotherapy consultant to help you with your needs.
Physiotherapist Dr. LJ Lee & Certified ConnectTherapy™ Mentor, Lindsay Geddes, both provide “Co-Consult” sessions, where your patient is assessed. As the treating therapist you would attend and observe the session. As part of the Co-Consult package, we provide specific education time for the therapist, after the patient consult to give you insight into skills or clinical reasoning that will support your continued work with your patient as you take them to their next steps. You will also be provided with a written summary of our findings and recommendations. LJ and Lindsay can provide recommendations for patients with a diverse range of problems – from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, to Abdominal Wall problems, to recurrent Groin and Hip pain, tendinopathy, scoliosis, concussion recovery and more. If you would like to know if we can help with your patient, and for more information on Co-Consults with LJ or Lindsay, please contact our Clinic Manager, Michelle Gomes, at email@example.com
Pelvic Floor Recommendations
If you are a ConnectTherapy trained physiotherapist, looking for consultation and treatment support for your patients with Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall problems (including Incontinence, Prolapse, Pelvic Floor Pain, Painful Intercourse, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, hernias and abdominal pressure), an assessment with our Lead Healthy Pelvic Floor Physio, Jane Bruce, will provide you with a wealth of information to focus your treatment on the most relevant influences on your patient’s symptoms. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organize your Consult.