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Common Injuries

We find and treat the cause not just the symptoms. Whether post injury or post surgical, Physiotherapists have the expert skill to assess, diagnose and treat a multitude of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries and conditions. A variety of specialized techniques are used for a prompt return to work, play, and optimal function.

We treat all body areas and a wide variety of injuries.

Cervical Spine
Cervical Spine

Trauma, poor biomechanics or underlying disease processes can cause strain on the many joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves in the cervical spine.  Neck pain and immobility are extremely common and can severely affect daily activities. A physiotherapist can properly identify the root cause of the issue and implement the proper treatment and exercises for a long term solution.

Whiplash Association Discorder (WAD) • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve) • Osteoarthritis • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) • Postural Neck Pain • Headaches

Elbow and Upper Extremity
Elbow and Upper Extremity

Elbow and Upper extremity pain are common from overuse, training errors and muscle imbalances.  Pain in this region can be from injury to the joints, muscles or tendons. Alternatively, pain may be referred from the cervical spine, so proper diagnosis of the injury is important.  Physiotherapy treatment will identify the mechanism of injury and develop techniques to prevent future injury.

Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) • Dislocation • Bursitis

Foot and Ankle
Foot and Ankle

The foot and ankle work together to provide support and locomotion of the body. Injuries to these structures are common in everyday life as well as in sporting activities. From traumatic sprains to overuse injuries, it is integral to get a thorough assessment structurally and biomechanically. This will aid in determining proper management /healing and preventing injury recurrence.

Ligament Sprains • Plantar Fasciitis • Achilles Tendonitis • Metatarsalgia • Fractures • Osteoarthritis

Hand and Wrist
Hand and Wrist

Hands are involved in almost every task performed throughout the day. The hand and wrist are made up of many complex bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves.  Due to the complex biomechanics, it is important that injuries to this area are carefully diagnosed and the proper rehabilitation implemented.

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex TFCC • Osteoarthritis • Scaphoid Fracture • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Hip and Pelvis
Hip and Pelvis

Hip and Pelvic area pain are common in all age groups. The hip, pelvis, Sacroiliac (SI) joint and lumbar spine work together to create a stable base for the rest of the body to function optimally. Due to the complexity of the region, it is essential for a thorough assessment .Whether it be from a sports injury, trauma, overuse or post partum, a physiotherapist will spend the time  to fully assess the origin of your hip and/or pelvic area pain and investigate whether it is a joint, muscular, nerve or biomechanics issue.

Sciatica • Burisitis • Post Surgical • Osteoarthritis • SI Joint Dysfunction • Osteitis Pubis • Pelvic Floor/Incontinence

Knee and Lower Extremity
Knee and Lower Extremity

Knee and lower extremity pain can result from soft tissue injuries (muscle, ligament, meniscus), bone conditions (arthritis), and biomechanical dysfunction (patellofemoral). These injuries can be a result of sport, work or everyday use. Knee and lower extremity pain can also be referred from an issue at another location of the body (lumbar spine, hip). Accurate diagnosis by a physiotherapist will assure proper management and most optimal outcome following an injury.

Ligament tears • Meniscal Tears • Patellofemoral Pain • Osteoarthritis • Dislocation • Post Surgical • Iliotibial band (ITB) Friction • Muscle Strains • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

Lumbar Spine and Thoracic Spine
Lumbar Spine and Thoracic Spine

Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.  Lower back pain is extremely common and is one of the top reasons for missing work or seeking the help of a medical professional.  Lower and mid back pain can be caused by trauma, overuse and/or poor biomechanics causing injury to the muscles, ligaments and discs that support the spine.  A consult with a physiotherapist can assist with acute back pain relief, but can also help you to achieve long-term self management and prevention.

Degenerative Disc Disease • Disc Injuries • Osteoarthritis • Sprains and Strains • Stenosis • Postural Back Pain

Shoulder
Shoulder

The shoulder is an extremely mobile joint that relies heavily on the proper functioning of muscles and ligaments to provide stability. Every time the upper extremity moves, the shoulder moves and there are a variety of injuries that can plague this joint. Whether it be an athletic injury, trauma or overuse, proper assessment and treatment is essential.

Acromioclavicular (AC Joint) • Rotator Cuff Injuries • Bursitis • Dislocation • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) • Osteoarthritis