On Site Recovery For Competitors at the WKA Canadian National Tournament - PIVOTAL Physiotherapy

Pivotal Physiotherapy is offering onsite recovery services to all Canadian National Championship athletes. We believe it’s important to integrate effective recovery time in your day in order to let your body rejuvenate and be prepared for what’s next.

Our onsite recovery services include use of our NormaTec Dynamic Compression Therapy and Game Ready Recovery modalities in addition to Physiotherapy.


It’s recommended to use NormaTec within a few hours after exercise to expedite your recovery process. Post-workout recovery sessions are generally 20 to 60 minutes long with a moderate to high intensity level. It is safe to pump as long as you want.

The NormaTec Recovery system is dynamic compression therapy that helps you recover faster between workouts and/or after performance by reducing muscle soreness and improving circulation.

The unit uses compressed air and pulse technology to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and improve circulation. The pulse technology, as opposed to static compression, mimics the muscle pump of the legs, which enhances the movement of fluid out of the limbs after an intense workout.

Info taken from https://www.normatecrecovery.com/


Game Ready is best used following a musculoskeletal injury. It combines dynamic compression therapy and circumferential cold therapy in one application. The Game Ready System continuously circulates cold water from the control unit’s ice reservoir to the anatomical wrap allowing heat to be removed from the treatment site. Simultaneously, the control unit pumps air into the separate, outer chamber of the anatomical wrap, intermittently inflating and deflating according to the pressure setting that is selected. The compression not only assists in preventing/ limiting swelling, but also conforms the anatomical wrap to the contours of the body. This increases the surface contact and aids the delivery of the circumferential cold therapy.

Info taken from https://gameready.com/


Manual therapy can be helpful for the treatment of joints that lack adequate mobility and range of motion. It is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. It’s an application of accurately determined and specifically directed manual force to the body in order to improve mobility in areas that are restricted. This physical treatment is primarily provided by physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain. This typically includes mobilization and manipulation of joints and muscles.


Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular tightness and soreness. The focus of this treatment is primarily on the fascia and other connective tissues. With myofascial release, gentle, sustained pressure is applied to loosen and lengthen the constricting fascia. The practitioner may also work on breaking down adhesions between the tissues.