Langley Occupational Therapy and Kinesiology
Symmetry Injury Rehabilitation Ltd. is a team of allied health professionals serving the Langley area. Symmetry provides a range of occupational and kinesiology therapies to patients of all ages and lifestyles – therapies that aid in healing, restoring function, and improving performance.
Langley Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational therapists are specialists in activities of daily life. This includes dressing, bathing, working, and playing. Difficulty performing these activities can result from injury, illness, genetic or acquired disability. Your Symmetry occupational therapist will develop a therapeutic plan and provide services to maximize your capability to perform tasks independently.
For children, occupational therapists ensure proper fitting and use of prosthetics, braces, wheelchairs, or other adaptive devices. Therapy helps optimize physical functions such as feeding themselves, using the washroom, and engaging in play, building resilience and independence. Our Langley Occupational Therapy team also works with children with developmental delays. Along with other therapies, occupational therapy can play a significant role in helping children master new physical and cognitive skills.
For teens, growth spurts means frequent monitoring of the continued appropriateness of adaptive devices and strategies for those with congenital or chronic conditions. Modification of other aspects of daily living may also change during this life stage, as teens seek greater independence and personal privacy. Our professional occupational therapists can recommend a balance between total dependence and total independence that is safe for the teen and their caregiver.
For adults, learning to do things a little differently, can be of great benefit in alleviating recurrent pain. Many aches and pains just seem to appear without any reason and interfere with self-care, work, or leisure pursuits. Our Langley Occupational Therapists can help by providing therapy and adaptive strategies. In addition, our team provides cognitive and physical rehabilitation following a brain injury or stroke, and will assist in developing a plan to get you back to work. The occupational therapy team can also recommend changes to your home or work environment for added safety and functionality.
For seniors, preparing in advance to strengthen certain muscles, or learning a new way to complete a daily activity, can help to minimize the impact of aging and progressive illnesses and conditions. We work with Langley seniors and their families to help maintain your independence and quality of life. Our Langley Occupational Therapy team also works with seniors who have suffered stroke, cardiac events, and other sudden-onset conditions, to regain as much function as possible.
Langley Kinesiology Services
Kinesiology is the study of human movement. As experts in the complex neural networks and physical mechanisms that allow us to move, kinesiologists help us understand the processes involved in movement, develop objectives, and implement therapy programs to prevent injuries recover from and manage injuries and chronic disease, or improve physical fitness and performance.
For children, our Langley kinesiologists can be particularly useful in devising strategies to meet specific objectives in mobility challenged children or those with developmental delays. With their in-depth knowledge of nervous and muscular systems, they are able to pin-point the source of difficulties and recommend options for improvement or adaptation.
Kinesiologists also work with young athletes destined for elite status. Consulting with parents, coaches, and their client, a kinesiologist can provide objective advice regarding optimum performance while ensuring the safety and well-being of the child.
For teens with professional athletic ambitions, the transition from childhood to adulthood can be frustrating. Genetics play a large part in the timing of puberty, and our Langley Kinesiology team works with teens to help them understand these physiological changes and how they might affect performance. We will also help to set feasible and safe performance objectives.
A kinesiologist can also help to correct issues like poor posture resulting from a growth spurt, which can lead to chronic back pain, and help teens with progressive illnesses to prepare for future challenges, optimizing function and minimizing deficits.
For adults, kinesiology can be of great benefit to those with bone, muscle or soft tissues injuries, as well as those with brain injuries or who suffer chronic pain. Our kinesiologists also provide assistance to elite and professional athletes, and those seeking a career where physical stamina is a requirement, such as firefighting or policing.
To book an appointment or for more information about our Langley occupational therapy and kinesiology services, please call 604-751-0280.
Symmetry’s Registered Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, and Occupational Therapists possess a high level of knowledge about injury rehabilitation. We strive to maintain a professional approach while motivating our clients.
Each of our Registered Therapists possess the following:
- Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, or Occupational Therapy
- Registered with the BCAK, College of Physiotherapists of BC (CPTBC), or College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTCB)
- Minimum 2 years experience in community – based rehabilitation
- Kinesiologists possess specialized training courses in Postural assessment, Core stabilization and Functional exercise prescription.
- OT’s possess successful completion of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Certification exam.
- Kinesiologists and Occupational Therapists possess Brain Tree training (specialized courses for working with Brain Injured Clients)
- CPR & First Aid Certifications
- Comprehensive 5 Million Professional Liability and Commercial General Liability Insurance