Neck pain or stiff neck can be debilitating in our everyday life. Neck pain and dysfunctional can be due to, but not limited to, poor postural habits or traumatic events such as a whiplash. Your therapist will be able to screen out all sinister causes and develop a treatment plan that deals with the multitude of possible contributors to your neck pain.
Back pain is always multifactorial and as such requires an in depth assessment from your physiotherapist to screen out potential sinister causes and ascertain the root cause of your back pain. Your physiotherapist will be able cater a treatment plan to your needs and addresses all the potential causes of your back pain.
Temporal mandibular joint pain can be debilitating, potentially limit your ability to eat speak and fully open your mouth. If you’re having jaw pain while opening, notice a painful click while opening, notice a change in how your jaw opens, note any locking of the jaw, or notice any change in the range of motion available you should discuss these symptoms with a qualified physiotherapist.
Your physiotherapist will be in close contact with your dentist to help determine if there is cause of your symptoms that is outside the scope of physiotherapy and help develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Shoulder pain can occur due to a traumatic event or small repetitive strains over time. Both will require a detailed exam to figure out which structure in the shoulder is involved and how to restore proper movement in the shoulder. Once proper mobility has been restored, we can start to really strengthen up the shoulder girdle to help prevent re-occurrences.
While the most common condition of the elbow we see is tennis elbow (pain on the outside of the elbow most typical with gripping activities) there are multiple conditions of the elbow that can be addressed with proper physiotherapy.
The elbow is one of the most complicated joints in the body and if not dealt with properly at the onset of pain it can lead to very long rehab process.
Ankle sprains can lead to ligament laxity and significant stiffness. While most mild sprains will feel better within a few days, if there is no improvement it might be time for physiotherapy. Your physio will screen for any ligament damage and start you on a program to help restore range and work on your proprioception (balance) so injuries like this do not become an annoying reoccurrence.
Not all foot and ankle pain are due to traumatic injuries. These presentations are harder to pinpoint the root cause, but your physiotherapist will be able to isolate either the biomechanical cause or foot strike dysfunction that could be contributing to your pain.
While physiotherapy can not alter the changes that have occurred at the level of the joint with an arthritic process, research has shown that proper physiotherapy can help significantly reduce the pain associated with an arthritic process.
The goal of physiotherapy for a painful arthritic joint is to restore mobility in the problem area and to reduce the amount of stress that is borne through that joint complex with proper strengthening.
Even though general knee pain is a very common complaint in the clinic, the solution to the knee pain is rarely simple. With a proper assessment by a physiotherapist your therapist should help pinpoint the root cause of your knee pain and focus a treatment plan on dealing with the underlying factors that would most likely be causing the knee pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease is a common finding on xray findings. While significant from an architectural standpoint it has been shown to be less significant on pain reproduction. With proper rehabilitation we can help minimize the pain response due to this degeneration.
No physio will be able to reverse the changes that have occurred in the spine but research has shown with proper biomechanical treatment of spine to maximize mobility and proper strength training we can improve pain responses in patients.
Pain while running can take us away from the activities we love. While running injuries are never simple to fix, we can help pinpoint the root cause of the dysfunction through detailed biomechanical assessment, running form analysis, and muscle balance testing.
Don’t let a nagging pain turn into an injury that will take you off the trails for an extended period.
Osteoporosis is the thinning of the bones and most commonly seen in post menopausal women but can be found in all patient populations. Osteoporosis can lead to significant pain and increase frequency of bone fractures.
Physiotherapy can help reverse this bone lose by developing an exercise program focusing on those activities and exercises that research has shown to help fight the lose of bone mass.
Hip injuries and pain can significantly alter our day to day lives as the hip is involved in almost all our modes of locomotion and weightbearing. Treatment for hip pain in a physiotherapy clinic is variable as there are many potential causes and structures that can contribute to a painful hip.
Don’t let hip pain slow you down. Your therapist will screen out all sinister pathologies and accurately diagnosis structures at fault, allowing them to craft a treatment plan accurately to help resolve your hip pain.
Chronic or reoccurring headaches can be debilitating. While not all headaches can be treated with physiotherapy the majority of headaches will be of a cervicogenic nature (coming from the neck). Those headaches that are coming from the neck tend to respond well to physiotherapy.
Your physiotherapist will screen out all other sinister pathologies and determine if the symptoms your reporting are coming from the neck or not. If the headaches are coming from the neck the therapist will be able to develop a treatment plan that can reduce frequency and intensity of cervicogenic headaches.
Physiotherapy can not heal fractures quicker, however once medically cleared it’s important to restore mobility and strength of the affected fracture area as quick as possible to limit long term dysfunction. Focus of treatment will be hands on techniques to restore mobility and developing an appropriate strengthen program to address disuse weakness from the period of immobilization.
One of the hallmark symptoms of carpal tunnel is numbness in the thumb, index finger and half of the middle finger, usually brought on by repetitive use. True carpal tunnel is usually dealt with via surgical intervention. However, physiotherapy has been shown to improve symptoms of carpal tunnel that have not progressed far enough to warrant surgical intervention.