Orthopedics and Sports-Injuries

Our Approach

  • perform a thorough initial evaluation
  • make an assessment
  • customize and carry out an effective treatment plan
  • instruct in a goal-oriented home exercise program
  • provide guidance for a safe return to activity or sports

Conditions we frequently treat

  • Lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine conditions – disc, facet and myofascial pathologies, stenosis, partial subluxations and spondylosis
  • Peripheral joint injuries - sprains/ strains, tendonitis, bursitis, “frozen shoulder”, osteoarthritis and repetitive use injuries, (for example impingement syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, patello-femoral syndrome, plantar fasciitis)
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation - post-meniscectomy, lateral release, sub-acromial decompression, rotator cuff repair, labrum/ “SLAP” repair, capsular shift, ankle reconstruction, post-laminectomy / post spinal fusion, hip and knee joint replacement
  • Sports injuries – patello-femoral pain, “runners’ knee”, anterior cruciate ligament ( ACL) reconstruction, “swimmer’s shoulder”, ankle ligament sprains, “tennis/golfer’s elbow”,“pulled hamstring muscle”, Achilles tendonitis and injuries due to faulty biomechanics(eg. overpronation in runners)

Treatment may include

  • Spinal mobilization or manipulation to restore range of motion and reduce pain
  • Joint repositioning techniques for spinal or peripheral joints
  • Specific therapeutic exercises to increase muscle power
  • Supervised proprioception exercises to improve balance and co-ordination
  • Electrotherapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation

Sports-injury treatment may additionally include

  • Biofeedback EMG - to ensure accurate muscle recruitment eg. vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) muscle in cases of patello-femoral pain or for transverse abdominis muscle activation during back stabilization exercises
  • Video analysis of running technique or sport-specific motion (eg. golf swing) – used to evaluate and identify biomechanical abnormalities which may subsequently be corrected thereby avoiding re-injury
  • Corrective taping for reduction of pain or injury prevention
  • Sports-simulated exercises and “return to sport” guidelines
  • Core strengthening
  • Orthotic fitting

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