At Hartwell Therapy and Wellness, we offer a wide range of services to help you restore and maintain your optimal balance:
Our infrared sauna is located in a private enclosed room. The sauna can be used by 1 to 3 people at a time (see rates below).
Sessions are available:
Mon – Thur: 8:00am-8:30pm
Sat: 9:00 am-4:00pm
Bookings are made on the hour.
Call us at 604-564-2882 to book an appointment!
Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy include:
Relieve pain and muscle stiffness
Expend up to 600 calories in a 30-minute session for weight loss
Stress relief and relaxation
Great to use before a treatment or after fitness class
Breakdown and reduce cellulite
Remove toxins stored in fat cells to detoxify the body
Renew skin by removing impurities
Infrared saunas have 40% less heat than regular saunas and are recommended by healthcare professionals for use
40-minute session: $20
Add a friend for $5 extra per friend
Maximum 3 people at a time use
Add a 40-minute sauna session to any massage or treatment for $10
5 sessions $80 (save $20 = to one free session)
10 sessions $145 (save $55 = over 2 free sessions)
Add a friend for $5 extra per friend
Effective as of Dec.1st, 2016
Plus an additional 5% GST
30 minutes: $65
45 minutes: $85
60 minutes: $105
90 minutes: $145
*Registered Massage Therapy is covered by most Extended Health Care Plans in BC and simply requires a receipt of treatment which will include the therapist’s registration number.
Most extended health insurance companies now have an online submission option. Simply input your treatment details along with the therapist’s registration number and they will send you a cheque/direct deposit your treatment amount into your bank account within days.
Book an appointment with one of our Registered Massage Therapists:
With Shoshana Wasserman:
With David Lam:
With Jari Deutsch:
With Jeff White:
With Gabriela Menyhart:
Rates for Physiotherapy:
Standard visit: $70 (30 minutes one on one, total treatment time 45 minutes
Extended visit: $90 (45 minutes one on one, total treatment time 60 minutes)
ICBC/MSP: $30 user fee (30 minutes one on one, total treatment time 45 minutes)
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a range of treatment services that offers a comprehensive assessment and treatment based on the patient’s diagnosis and goals. The aim of the treatment is to ensure that the patient returns to full function, to educate the patient, and to prevent any future injuries. Physiotherapists are university-trained medical professionals and primary care practitioners.
You do not need a physician’s referral to attend physiotherapy unless you are an ICBC or WorkSafeBC client. Some extended health plans do require a physician’s referral for physiotherapy coverage. Please review your private insurance plan for more details.
Your first treatment will include a comprehensive assessment to identify the cause of your signs and symptoms. Based on this assessment, a diagnosis can be made and a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed. Treatment may include but not limited to: manual therapy (including soft tissue release), heat/ice therapy, electrotherapy, exercises, dry needling/IMS and, acupuncture.
Details into the different types of treatments physiotherapy offers:
Manual therapy is a hands-on technique that includes joint mobilization’s, myofascial techniques, and a variety of active release techniques. This type of treatment focuses primarily on the joints and myofascial system. Soft tissue release (a form of massage) is often used to prepare the joints for mobilization and manipulation. Exercises will be given to the patient to maintain these effects.
Electrotherapy uses electrical stimulation applied to the skin’s surface to stimulate the nerves and muscles of the body to create a therapeutic effect. Benefits include pain relief, muscle relaxation, increasing local blood flow, reducing swelling and inflammation, and decreasing pain. Types of electrotherapy include Ultrasound, High Voltage Pulses Current (HVPC), Interferential Current (IFC), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), an Electromuscular Stimulation (EMS).
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS):
IMS, sometimes referred to as dry needling, is a technique used to treat many painful conditions aggravated by tightness in muscular bands of the body that can be relieved by stimulating the spinal nerves to reduce pain in regions supplied by those nerves. This is a more aggressive but highly effective technique used to treat a variety of chronic conditions.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that consists of inserting fine, single-use disposable needles into the body at prescribed points to provide relief from a variety of different issues. Based on the traditional Chinese practices, certified physiotherapists have adapted this technique into a scientifically-proven, safe, pain-free, and effective treatment for a diverse range of ailments.
Exercise and conditioning:
Exercises are prescribed and taught to the patient to help to continue treatment beyond the clinic. We provide these therapeutic exercises to help for healing, for general conditioning, and to prevent future injuries. A one on one guided kinesiology program exercise is also offered at this clinic as a physiotherapy referred active rehabilitation program. As a physiotherapy delegated service: these appointments are claimable through your extended benefits plan.
Book an appointment with our Physiotherapists:
Exercise and conditioning: Exercises are prescribed and taught to the patient to help to continue treatment beyond the clinic. We provide these therapeutic exercises to help for healing, for general conditioning, and to prevent future injuries. A one on one guided kinesiology program exercise is also offered at this clinic as a physiotherapy referred active rehabilitation program. As a physiotherapy delegated service: these appointments are claimable through your extended benefits plan.
As a physiotherapist delegated service:
$70 for 30-minute one on one appointment – claimable through physiotherapy benefits
ICBC Active Rehabilitation:
$70 for 30-minute one on one appointment
$60 for 30-minute one on one appointment
$35 per person: 30-minute group training (2 or more people)
Book an appointment with one of our Kinesiologists:
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are externally applied devices used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. Often in the form of a shoe insert, they can help with a number of issues such as weight distribution and directional support.
The Manufacturing Process
First, 3-dimensional casts or scans of the patient’s feet are taken and sent to a professional Pedorthic orthotics laboratory for fabrication. There, the foot model is modified either manually or digitally as needed, and the orthotics are fabricated from new materials using the latest CAD/CAM technology, or using manual vacuum forming techniques. Then further additions or modifications are made on the formed materials specific to the patient’s needs. Finally, a manual grinding technique is used to finish the devices and the appropriate top covers are added.
What is CAD/CAM Technology?
CAD/CAM technology is an advanced form of digital foot cast processing system. Using this system, we can create 100% exact replications of previous orders. The process is similar to traditional plaster, but with more accuracy and precision than any other previous system. With this, we can produce both traditional vacuum pressed and ultra-precise direct milled orthotics. With the latter, it is possible to calculate and produce the thickness needed to meet your prescribed support rating to 0.1mm increments. The creation of the exact shape and thickness needed means more comfort and better support for the patient.
Kinds of Orthotics
There are many different orthotics available, and thus only a few examples have been listed below:
Supportive running – comfort & support
Performance running – light & responsive
General sport – multi-directional support
Walking – cushion & support
Diabetes/Arthritis – Foot care & support
With an assessment, you will be able to find the right orthotics for you and your lifestyle.
When you make an orthotics appointment, you will undergo a Biomechanical Assessment Report. For this, a professional will make some observations to decide the best custom prescription for the patient.
The professional will assess the patient’s posture, gait, range of motion, and structural/functional measurements in order to determine the most appropriate recommendation.
Consultation, Examination & Fitting Fee $50
Custom Orthotics $350