At craven sport services, our diverse team of professionals will help you overcome pain, regain your mobility and truly enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle.
Acupuncture is a system for diagnosing and treating disease using fine needles inserted into specific points on the body. No drug is injected nor fluid taken from the body with these needles. The needles alone create the beneficial effects. Acupuncture has its roots in classical Chinese medicine, but has been combined by western trained medical practitioners with knowledge of western learned anatomy, physiology and illness. At Craven SPORT services, acupuncture is used – in addition to exercise – as a therapy to aid in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation.
Growing in popularity as an important element of health and wellness, massage therapy can help treat headaches, neck stiffness and pain, arthritis, sports injuries, stress and more.
Specialized therapies available include:
Therapeutic Massage – Soft tissue manipulation to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasms, stress, and to promote health and wellness. It is a large term that uses deep tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy to work on a specific injury or dysfunction. An example is frozen shoulder or a tear or a sprain strain.
Remedial Exercise – Stretch and mobility exercises to perform in your home between rehabilitation treatments.
Pregnancy Massage – Therapeutic massage done with the use of special maternity pillows that cradle and support the belly. Healthy for baby and relaxing for mom.
Sport Massage – Therapeutic massage within training and competition guidelines to help improve athletic performance and prevent injury.
Fire Cupping - The placement of heated glass cups on the area of complaint to increase circulation and decrease adhesions. It creates a suction which lifts and separates the tissues below therefore increasing the fluid flow as well as blood flow, bringing in nutrition to the area. It is very effective for clients who have the thick fascial adhesions, low back pain and fascial release. It is great on the hamstrings, quads and ITB and difficult adhesions.
Thai Yoga Massage - is a sequence of facilitated stretching which includes pressure points along the energy or Sen Lines. I find it is a very effective way to relieve chronic low back pain and increase overall flexibility and increase circulation. It is a fully clothed treatment which takes place on a mat on the floor. It is a head to toe treatment which I have condensed into 1 hour. But the preferable treatment time for this is 90 min.
Craniosacral Therapy - Florida is a treatment that focuses on relaxing the nervous system, by increasing the cerebral spinal fluid flow in the spinal cord. This treatment is very effective for headaches, migraines, chronic and acute low back pain, rib subluxation, post-natal symptoms, MS, Parkinsons, anxiety, concussions, sprains, strains and complete tears. This is a great post-surgery treatment for hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles.
Visceral Manipulation - Focuses on the internal organs and their environment. It assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including the musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic system. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion. It increases the proprioceptive communication within the body. It relieves symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture by relieving the fascial tension patterns. This treatment if useful for many different injuries or post-surgery. It helps to decrease adhesions from surgeries, or injuries. This treatment also helps with peristalsis of the colon, decreases adhesions in the small intestines, helps tonify the bladder and release adhesions and swelling.
L.A.S.T - Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique is the manipulation of the tissues surrounding the capsules or ligaments to increase local tissue viscosity. It is a slow deep tissue technique very good for supraspinatus, biceps tendinitis, sciatica, or any other nerve restriction.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage - Is a light treatment which encourages the drainage of the lymph. It carries the waste products away from the tissues back to the organs. The skin is stretched and torqued in a specific manner that has proven to encourage lymphatic flow and drainage of the tissues. It is a nice treatment that decreases swelling in specific areas.
Deep Tissue Massage
Thai Foot and Hand Reflexology
We've partnered with Alison Friesen Nutrition to offer consultations on appropriate nutrition for staying fit. Her mission is to provide clients with the necessary tools that will empower them to achieve performance goals and a healthy lifestyle by offering personalized counseling and coaching with a foundation in evidenced based research.
Initial/General Consultation - $100/hour
Individual Meal Plan (approx. 1 hour dietitian time) - $60
Follow up Appointments (approx. 30min in length) - $60
Contact Alison for package offers, group sessions and workshops. Alison also has contracts available to teams for a season or year; contact her to work out the details of the contract.
Pelvic Pain Pelvic floor tension or pain can occur in the sling of muscles that support the bladder, uterus, rectum and abdominal wall. This kind of discomfort can be caused by muscle, nerve, joint or hormonal issues. There may be discomfort with sitting, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) or with activities, or pain felt along the back, hips, abdomen or into the perineum (vulvar pain or vulvodynia) or rectum or tailbone. Treatment includes identifying triggers to the pain, learning control over muscle spasm, and re-training proper strength into the muscles so that general activities are tolerated well.
Incontinence Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine, and bowel incontinence involves leakage of stool or gas from the rectum. Intervention involves education on lifestyle factors that contribute to this concern, include childbirth history, diet factors, activity levels and hormonal factors. A home exercise program is taught to increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles and improve the control of the bladder.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse When one of the pelvic organs, which include the bladder, uterus and rectum, drop into the vaginal opening, a prolapse results. This can be due to pelvic floor muscle weakness or to damage to the supportive tissues in the pelvic. Many women have one or more of the different types of organ prolapse. Any strain down on the pelvic floor can cause more descent of the organ, as the muscles or tissues are unable to provide proper support. Pelvic floor exercises are taught to ensure the pelvic floor is able to support the organs, and correct movement techniques are taught to prevent further aggravation by poor lifting and movement habits.
Pregnancy or Post-Partum Care Ensuring that the pelvic floor and core strength is maintained through pregnancy is essential in a healthy pregnancy. An assessment in pregnancy is helpful in teaching proper pelvic floor and core contraction as the body continues to change in hormone status and in size. Post-partum, we can check the abdominal wall for a diastasis recti and to re-assess pelvic floor health. At these appointments, we will discuss and work towards returning to exercise, hobbies and work duties that may be in the future.
Bike Fit Assessments
The bike fit assessment includes a Physiotherapy assessment as well as measurement and adjustment of your bike to meet your needs.
We use video analysis to help improve your running efficiency and technique and help prevent injuries.
Event Medical Coverage
Leave injury management to the professionals to ensure your athletes receive proper immediate professional care while you worry about running the event itself.
We currently provide ongoing medical coverage for the Kinsmen Football League, several high school sports including football, track and field, and wrestling as well as for many National and International sporting events that come to Saskatoon.