Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy?

The main goal of physiotherapy is to manage pain and restore relevant functions for the individual with exercise and adjunct interventions. Adjunct interventions include manual therapy such as massage and dry needling, as well as the use of tape, braces, orthotics, splints, and technical interventions such as shockwave therapy. These interventions are very firmly routed in science, and are based on high quality clinical studies.

Tendinopathy:

Tendon pain or tendinopathy is often thought of as an athletic injury but it is very common amongst people who are less active. A majority of patients treated with tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and Achilles pain do not participate in any sport. Between 3-5% of the population are thought to suffer from tennis elbow and Achilles tendon pain at some point in their life and are often very difficult to treat once the condition becomes chronic.

Knee Pain:

Patellofemoral pain (pain around or under the knee cap, or at the front of the knee) is the most common running injury. It is also very common amongst people who are less active. Pain is often experienced during simple daily activities such as sitting, squatting and walking up and down stairs. Patellofemoral pain is a condition that most commonly develops gradually, but can also result following trauma or surgery such as a knee reconstructions, knee arthroscopies and knee replacements. Unfortunately, pain becomes chronic (long term) for many people. This long term pain is attributed to the fact that patellofemoral pain is a condition where the biomechanical causes of symptoms are complex and are different from one individual to the next. In most cases, multiple factors will contribute.

Difficult injuries we treat:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Hamstring origin tendinopathy
  • Tibialis posterior tendon injury
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Shins splints (exercise induced leg pain)
  • Chronic strains and sprains
  • Shoulder pain
  • Groin pain
  • Patellofemoral joint injury
  • Back and neck pain
  • Hip impingement
  • Stress fractures