Musculoskeletal/ Sport Injuries
Optimal results from the physiotherapy treatment can be mainly achieved by the physiotherapist’s in-depth knowledge of the body and its function combined with specialized hands-on clinical skills to evaluate, diagnose and treat various conditions. You can benefit from physiotherapy treatment for any musculoskeletal or sport injuries whether acute or chronic. Athletes, the elderly, pre- post surgical cases, pre- or post-natal women, people with arthritis, people with balance deficits, and many more will benefit from physiotherapy. If you are not sure if physiotherapy is the best treatment approach for you please contact us further discuss your condition. Your physiotherapist can be very informative about your specific injury and can provide the best resources available based on your needs. You will be informed if physiotherapy is right for you and you will be referred to other health care professionals if needed. You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist.
What are the techniques used for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries?
- Manual techniques:
- Mobilization and Manipulation of the spine (neck, thoracic, low back) and peripheral joints. We use different “repositioning” techniques for restoration of alignment, movement and function of the joints and abolition of pain. Some of the manual techniques include: Maitland’s method, Mackenzie method, and Mulligan Concept (mobilization with movement, NAGS, SNAGS).
- Soft tissue therapy: active release technique, passive release technique, Weight bearing release technique, nerve mobilization and myofascial release therapy.
Soft tissue therapy is an effective technique used in treatment of pain and dysfunction originating from body’s soft tissues. Our body’s soft tissues targeted with this type of treatment mainly include muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
Your physiotherapist targets a specific area of tension within a muscle or fascia and that cannot be resolved with regular stretching exercises. Soft tissue techniques help with reprograming dysfunctional muscles, eliminating old muscle memory, and improving the impinged or compressed nerves along the affected muscles. With treatment affected muscle fibers return to their optimal state, and pain will decrease.
- Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS)
- Use of modalities such as ultrasound therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, shockwave therapy, and etc.
- Strength and Reconditioning Exercise Programs
- Exercise prescription
- Training on safe exercise, postural enhancement, and prevention of injuries
- Athletic and kinesio taping
What conditions can be treated with musculoskeletal physiotherapy?
- Chronic Musculoskeletal pain
- Spinal Pain (Neck, Thoracic, Low Back)
- Arthritis Conditions/Joint Replacement
- Complex Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff Injury/ Frozen Shoulder
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Conditions
- Muscle/Ligament/ Tendon Injuries
- Whiplash/Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Sport Injuries/Return to Sport
- Post Fracture Management
- Post Surgical Rehabilitation
- Trigger Point Management
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Muscle Cramps/spasms
- Headache Management
- Movement Dysfunction
- Orthotics Prescription
- Arthritic Complaints
- Whiplash Recovery
- Chronic Joint Pain
- Scoliosis…. and many more
Bahareh specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and orthopaedic injuries. She received her doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia and her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy.