Hi there! I’m a physiotherapist that is interested in treating all musculoskeletal injuries. Whether you were hurt at work, in a new activity, or in an elite sport, physiotherapy can help you get where you want to be!
Masters in Physical Therapy
Sarah Forand Can Help You With:
Strong pelvic floor muscles are important for recovery after pregnancy. They provide stability, support, and strength to the uterus after birth, which reduces prolapse or hernias that may occur during pregnancy. A physiotherapist can teach you the best techniques for building up these muscles.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in, which often leads to the involuntary loss of small amounts of urine. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with urinary incontinence by strengthening muscles that help you control urination and bowel movements.
Prolapse is the descent of a pelvic organ below its normal position in relation to the other pelvic organs. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with a prolapse by decreasing pressure on the pelvic organs, improving circulation and reducing inflammation.
Sexual dysfunction refers to a range of disorders that may affect your ability to enjoy sexual activity. Acupuncture and pelvic floor physiotherapy can help. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be used to increase blood flow in the genital area by doing exercises specifically targeted at this region, which is necessary for normal sexual function. Acupuncture can also help improve blood circulation to your reproductive organs.
Pelvic pain in men and women is when the pelvis becomes painful to touch or movement brings on pain. Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps reduce this pain by correcting muscular imbalances and mobilising the pelvic joints, allowing you to use your body more efficiently which reduces mis-loading of joints over time.
Neck pain can be caused by multiple factors, such as poor posture, over-strenuous movement, injury, worn joints, or even disease. We have several treatment options that can help you recover, by reducing stiffness and strengthening the neck muscles.
Complaints involving hands and wrists are common in our clinic, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We help you design a program that will help you improve your mobility and strength in the wrist, hand, and forearm.
Shin splints are a common injury associated with running or other impact activities. The pain is typically along the inside of the shin or tibia which is amplified with impact. Several different factors can cause shin splints such as improper warm-up or cool down, poor footwear, repetitive stress, flat feet, or even a change in your workouts. There are many ways that shin splints can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. Restricting impact, stretching, foam rolling, proper footwear, and ice are important during treatment to get you back to your activities as soon as possible.
Including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and Morton’s Neuroma. Recovering from such injuries requires therapeutic exercising. We have a friendly team that helps patients with these exercises and makes it easy to get back to fitness.
Sciatica is a nerve pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Patients often report pain in the lower back and down the back of their leg. Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness can also occur. Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis; a narrowing of the spine that can lead to compression of the nerve. Sciatica typically will affect one side of the body. Sneezing, coughing, and straining are often extremely painful with sciatica. Our chiropractors are fully equipped to assess and address irritations of the sciatica nerve.
Patients often report pain or weakness on either the inside or outside of the elbow which is worsened with computer work, lifting or gripping and repetitive activities. There are many ways that tennis and golfer’s elbow can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. It is important to ice the elbow to help reduce inflammation during the healing process.
Golfer’s Elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive stress and or weakness of the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers. Pain or tenderness is local to the inside of the elbow, and can also move down the forearm and into the hand.
Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is most commonly caused by repetitive stress and or weakness of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. Pain or tenderness is local to the outside of the elbow but can move down the forearm and into the hand.
A shoulder injury can leave you hurt and vulnerable to further injury. We have multiple treatment options for shoulder pain at our clinic. Getting treatment can reduce pain by relieving nerve compression, muscle strain, and joint pressure. You will have more range of movement and the shoulder joint will be more flexible.
Exercise-based rehab is supported by research and is essential to physiotherapy treatment. We work with patients 1-on-1 to teach exercise plans, which leads to better outcomes. With our physiotherapist-kinesiologist combined treatment model, patients get to spend more time in the clinic at the same price as other providers.
Your pelvic floor muscles support your internal organs. When these muscles weaken, you may experience issues with your pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs). Working with a physiotherapist can help you strengthen your pelvic floor and improve the overall health of your pelvic organs.
Modalities (electrotherapy, heat, ice, kinesiology tape, TENS, IFC, and ultrasound)
Modalities are treatment methods that help patients in several ways and use different procedures. Modalities can relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasms as well as improve the body’s overall ability to heal.
Manual therapy is utilizing skilled application of passive movement to a joint either within (mobilization) or beyond its range of motion (manipulation). Manual therapy is used to treat soft tissue and joints to reduce pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion, help the body in muscle or soft tissue repair, facilitate movement, and more.
Sports physiotherapy deals with preventing injury and rehabilitating patients and athletes who participate in sports activities. There are various injuries or illnesses that you can treat with sports therapy treatments.
Orthopaedic physical therapy involves the care of your entire musculoskeletal system where it helps patients whose muscles, bones, and body ligaments do not function properly. A physiotherapist can treat conditions that may affect your ability to move or function physically in your daily life.