Transcend Physiotherapy and Wellness is a mobile clinic that offers Physiotherapy and/or Acupuncture to its patients in their own home or office setting.  We believe that a comprehensive assessment and one-on-one, individualized treatment sessions are vital to helping our patients on their journey to recovery.  For this reason, ALL sessions (whether assessment or treatment) are a FULL HOUR in length.

In-home treatment is an ideal choice for the following types of patients:

  • Stay-at-home parents who find it difficult to bring their children to a clinic
  • Employees and business owners who work from home
  • Immune-compromised patients who prefer to avoid crowded brick and mortar clinics
  • Patients who do not drive or do not have access to public transportation
  • Frail or elderly patients who find travel difficult


Physiotherapy is a primary access healthcare profession; this means that Physiotherapists are able to independently assess and treat patients without a physician’s referral. Physiotherapy aims to improve patients’ quality of life by:

  • Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity, and overall health and wellness
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability
  • Managing acute and chronic conditions and activity limitations
  • Developing and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance
  • Rehabilitating injury, disease and disability
  • Preventing reoccurrence, re-injury or functional decline

Registered Physiotherapists use a variety of modalities to assist patients to relieve symptoms and to address underlying root causes of the problem. Some of these techniques are:

Manual Therapy:

Hands-on techniques to address joint and soft tissue restrictions in the body

Individualized Therapeutic Exercise:

Prescription of specific exercises to correct underlying biomechanical causes of a condition or injury.  This may include: stretching, strengthening, plyometrics, balance, core building and sport-specific conditioning

Electrotherapeutic Current:

Various types of electrical current applied to the skin via electrodes to control or relieve pain or to produce a muscle contraction

Therapeutic Ultrasound:

High-frequency sound waves to reduce swelling, increase local blood flow, and speed up healing


Application of athletic tape to support injured structures and encourage proper biomechanics during activity or sport

Medical (aka “Contemporary”, or “Western”) Acupuncture:

Use of fine, sterilized needles in the body to: decrease pain and swelling; improve blood flow; cause endorphin release (the body’s natural painkiller); and stimulate nerve function.  This type of acupuncture can be administered by a physiotherapist, and is based on knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture

TCM Acupuncture originated in China over 2500 years ago and is now practiced around the world.  According to TCM theory, all injury and disease is due to an imbalance of Yin and Yang, the two types of energy forces in the body. Blood, and energy, or “Qi” (pronounced “Chee”) flows through the body in channels called meridians, keeping Yin and Yang balanced. If blood or Qi flow is blocked or deficient, disease occurs. TCM Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points in the body, ears, or scalp to “unblock” the flow of Qi to restore health and balance.  Only a Registered Acupuncturist can perform TCM Acupuncture.  Common conditions treated by TCM Acupuncture include, but are not limited to:  pain; nausea; fatigue; insomnia; menopause symptoms; depression; asthma; smoking cessation; PMS; and allergies

In addition to using acupuncture needles, TCM Acupuncturists may also use additional techniques and modalities, such as:

  • Gua Sha: scraping of skin with a massage tool to improve circulation
  • Tui Na (in Chinese, this means “lift and squeeze”) massage: similar to Shiatsu
  • Moxibustion: the burning of mugwort, a dried herb on particular points of the body to warm and move Qi
  • Cupping: using silicone or glass suction cups along meridians to stimulate flow of Qi
  • Qi Gong (exercises which help move and balance Qi)
  • Ear Seeds: tiny hard seeds (usually from the Vaccaria plant) taped to specific acupoints on the ear which, when pressed, stimulate healing in a particular part of the body


Acupuncture is very safe, and has few side effects.  Your treatment will be more effective and comfortable if you remember the following:

  • avoid alcohol, nicotine and caffeine for 2 hours before and after your treatment
  • eat a small snack 20-30 minutes before treatment to lessen the chance of feeling nauseous or light-headed
  • wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • avoid vigorous physical activity after the treatment; rest is best!
  • inform your acupuncturist before treatment if you are pregnant, or if you have any serious medical conditions
  • it may take several treatments for you to notice a substantial difference in your symptoms, especially if you have had your condition for a long time
  • in rare cases, your condition will get a little bit worse before it gets better. This is no cause for concern