INJURIES AND CONDITIONS

How Can We Help?

With experienced physiotherapists, our clinic is prepared to treat a wide range of conditions and injuries. Although not an exhaustive list, below are some of the common conditions that our physiotherapists may help with.

 

NECK AND BACK PAIN

Experiencing back or neck pain can be scary. Although it's never a bad idea to have an assessment, it's important to note that back and neck pain is very common, as up to 80% of the population will experience it at some point in their life, and will often resolve on its own. Regarding causes, back and neck pain are often caused by posture, muscle strain, disc herniation, or joint problems, most of which physiotherapy can help with.

TENDONITIS/ REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES

If tissues are unable to meet the demands place upon them, inflammation of the tissue can occur. When inflammation occurs in the muscle or tendon, tendonitis is a common diagnosis. As tendonitis is often caused by repetitive loading of the tissue, this condition has also been called Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in the past. Some of the common areas that experience tendonitis include the shoulder, ankle, and elbow. If you are experiencing tendonitis, our physiotherapists will develop a treatment plan to help strengthen the muscles in the area. Strengthening exercise will help the muscles meet the demands repetitively placed on the area which will help to reduce the tendonitis.

SPORT INJURY

Although sports are a fantastic as they keep us healthy and active, they do come with an inherent risk of injury. If you are injured in your sport, regardless of what sport it may be, physiotherapy can help return you to sport as quick as possible. Both of our physiotherapists have experience treating athletes, and Kyle specifically has spent time in a busy Sports Medicine clinic in Southern Ontario.

GENERAL SURGERY

Following surgery, there are often things that physiotherapy can help with including pain, swelling, range of motion, and functional and/ or core strengthening. Whether you had surgery on your hand, back, or foot, or you had an anterior cruciate ligament or meniscal repair, physiotherapy is usually recommended. If you have a surgery planned, you may make an appointment with a physiotherapy for an initial assessment before your surgery even takes place. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

POST-OPERATIVE JOINT REPLACEMENT

If you have surgery to replace any joint, whether it be a shoulder, knee, or hip, physiotherapy can help to get you back to whatever you like doing. Our physiotherapists will work with you immediately after surgery to manage your pain, swelling, incision, range of motion, and strength. Our physiotherapist will also progress your treatment as you recover from surgery.

There are many different injuries or conditions that physiotherapy can help manage. If you have any questions about a specific injury or condition please do not hesitate to contact us.

To book an appointment or inquire about anything on our website please call us at (807) 767-2808

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