Sarah Forand Can Help You With
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy utilises the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as background theory in the assessment and management of patients. This involves not only ‘manipulation’, but also manual assessment and treatment techniques, specific therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, and advice on posture and movement disorders. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is used to treat musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and injuries, including arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Separated shoulders are an injury to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. AC joint injuries are most commonly caused by impacts such as a fall directly onto the shoulder or a hard hit in hockey. Treatments for AC joints vary depending on the severity of the injury which can be determined through an assessment and possibly X-rays. It is important to treat all the tissues around the AC joint for a full recovery and return of full range of motion. Treatments such as Active Release, Graston, and Shockwave are very beneficial for this type of injury. Kinesiotaping is another method our practitioners use to aid in recovery.
Headaches are a common condition causing pain in the head, scalp or neck. They can vary from mild to severe and can have many different causes. Headaches are typically categorized as primary or secondary. Primary headaches are caused by an underlying process in the brain, such as tension headaches or migraine. Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying medical condition such as sinusitis or degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Our team of practitioners evaluate patients to determine the type and cause of headaches then recommend an appropriate treatment plan to resolve the condition.
Occupational injuries usually result from accidents or work-related activities that require repetitive motion. This can cause long-term stress on the body, which can lead to further problems if left untreated. We help our clients recover from work-related injuries back to health, to get you back to work faster.
Symptoms of whiplash include neck and back pain, stiffness and soreness, headaches, fatigue, and more. If you have recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), a sports injury, or suspect you have whiplash, consult with one of our physiotherapists to determine your best recovery plan.
When left untreated, injuries from automobile accidents can get worse over time. Our physiotherapists will help you recover from those injuries. Our clinic team will also guide you through the process and work with your insurance company.
Some of the most common sports injuries we treat at Human Integrated Performance are separated shoulders, chronic ankle sprains, and knee pain. If you are an athlete and suffer an injury, we have the team to get you back! Ankle sprains are common in sports with running & jumping, such as soccer, basketball, or volleyball. Left untreated these injuries can cause weakness in the surrounding muscles, making ankle sprains more common. The best time to get an ankle sprain treated is right away. Techniques such as lymphatic drainage and kinesiotaping can help reduce the swelling & bruising quicker than rest alone. It is also important to keep the joint moving to recover quicker. Ice is always a must with swollen/bruised ankles. Our expertise helps speed up initial recovery and longevity long-term.
Have sports, working out, and other physical activities left you with aching joints? Has a motor vehicle accident or a work-related injury left you with chronic pain? Or does your body just need a good tune-up?