Medical Conditions We Treat with Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy victoria bcAt Shelbourne Physiotherapy we can assess and treat you for a variety of common orthopaedic conditions, including, but not limited to: back problems, age related conditions, sports injuries, upper body (hand and arm) conditions, lower body (leg and foot) conditions, and other unique cases such as whiplash and post-surgery rehabilitation.

Physiotherapy is a health profession concerned with maximizing mobility and quality of life by using clinical reasoning to select and apply the appropriate treatment. It involves treatment of disease or injury by resolving the cause of dysfunction through the use of physical modalities, individualized exercises, manual therapy, and education based upon a detailed assessment that considers the individual’s physical, social, occupational and mental factors. The Physiotherapist is not only concerned with treating the injury, but with finding the cause and correcting any biomechanical factors which may contribute to the injury.

You need Physiotherapy if you suffer from musculoskeletal pain or stiffness, inflammation, headaches, injuries to your muscles, ligaments, joints and other soft tissues, sports injuries, repetitive strains and sprains like carpal tunnel syndrome, postural problems, muscle weakness, chest conditions, stress incontinence, stroke or other neurological conditions

A common misconception is that our Victoria Physiotherapists only deal with injuries to backs, necks, joints, muscles and other ‘sports’ type injuries. While many Physiotherapists certainly do treat these types of conditions, there are other areas in which Physiotherapists are trained and can help you.

physio injuries victoria bcConditions that respond well to Physiotherapy and are often treated by our Victoria Physiotherapists include:

Sports Injuries: These often occur when the physical demands of a sport become too much for the body. Through analyzing gait and movement, Physiotherapists can assess a player’s physical deficiencies and recommend changes to movements, posture, and the proper use of safety equipment to reduce future injuries.

Neck and back pain: The most common form of muscular pain, neck and back pain, affects a very high percentage of the population. Physiotherapy can help ease this stiffness, tension and pain by encouraging blood flow to the muscles.

Post-surgical rehabilitation: Proper recovery is essential to a patient’s well-being after surgery for a serious medical problem such as a cardiac event or accident. Rehabilitative Physiotherapy regimens will improve circulation, build muscle strength and restore normal movements, such as walking, sitting up, rolling over, etc. Physiotherapy exercises can also be used post-surgically as a means of pain control.

Overuse injuries: Certain repetitive motion activities at work, or even recreational activities, can cause aches, pain, stiffness and injuries.

Chronic pain: Conditions such as arthritis and bursitis can affect the joints, causing chronic pain and stiffness. Physiotherapy can enhance mobility and build strength.

Back injury victoria bcBack Problems

  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Herniated Discs (Bulging Discs)
  • Upper, Mid and Low Back Strains
  • Sacroiliac  Joint Problems & Disorders
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Victoria BAck ClinicOsteoarthritis
  • Postural Dysfunctions
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis in Children
  • Spondylosis
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Postural Reconstruction
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Pain
  • Arthritis and Rheumatological Diseases
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Scheuermann’s Disease
  • T4 Syndrome
  • Rhomboid Strain

Sports Injuries Victoria BCSports Injuries

  • Tears, Sprains & Strains
  • Overuse & Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Labral Tears
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Strains and Pulls
  • Muscle Imbalances
  • Fractures
  • Golfers and Tennis Elbow
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • ACL Tears
  • Sprains, Strains and Contusions
  • MCL Sprains
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Dancing Injuries
  • sports physiotherapy victoria bcGroin Strain
  • Sports Hernia (Athletica Pubalgia)
  • Irish Dancing Injuries
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Joint Dislocations and Subluxations
  • Balance Problems and Retraining
  • Concussions
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Lower Crossed Syndrome
  • Hip Pointer

arm pain victoria bcHand & Arm Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries and Tears
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis Syndrome
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epdicondylitis)
  • Elbow Pain
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Broken or Fractured Wrist
  • Sprained Thumb
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Entrapments
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Shoulder Seperation
  • Skiers Thumb

meniscus injury victoriaLower Body Conditions

  • Knee Ligament Injuries (MCL/LCL/ACL)
  • Ankle Sprains & Strains
  • Patello-Femoral Syndrome (PFS)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Meniscal Lesions
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Ankle and Foot Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • knee physioIliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Condramalacia Patella
  • Fallen Arches
  • Foot  Drop
  • Foot Pain
  • Footballer’s Ankle
  • Gait Dysfunctions and Abnormalities
  • Metatarsal Pain
  • Heel Stress Fracture
  • Heel Spur and Painankle injuries victoria bc
  • Limp
  • Runners Knee- Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Thigh Strain
  • Osteoarthritic Knees
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Posterior Heel Pain
  • Osgood Schlatters Knee Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Snapping Hip Syndromesports injury victoria bc
  • Hip Pain/ Perthes Syndrome
  • Leg Pain
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Fallen Arches
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Severs Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis)
  • Tarsal Tunnel Sundrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Lisfranc Joint Injuries

neck pain victoriaOther Conditions

  • Bursitis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Neck Pain/Stiffness/Whiplash
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (Tendonitis)
  • TMJ Dysfunction (Jaw pain)
  • Poor flexibility
  • Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Tendonitis and Tendinopathy
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • rise health victoria bcPositional Vertigo
  • Chronic Pain
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pre and Post Partum Related Conditions
  • Pins and Needles
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scar Tissue
  • Poor core stability
  • Numbness
  • Ergonomic Positioning
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscle Imbalances/Weakness
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet/Inlet Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries in Children
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Nerve Pain and Injuryphysiotherapy oak bay
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Haglunds Deformity
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • ICBC Injuries
  • Workplace/ WorksafeBC  Injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Post Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Nerve Entrapment Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Impairments
  • Movement Dysfunctions and Movement Retraining
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain

 

Our Victoria Physiotherapists use a variety of different treatment methods to help speed up the healing process and reduce the likelihood of the same thing happening again. Some of the techniques include:

  • manual techniques (massage, joint mobilisation, manipulation, stretches)
  • electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential, TENS)
  • heat and cold
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • Dry Needling
  • Real Time Ultrasound
  • Core Strengthening and Stabilization
  • Acupuncture
  • therapeutic exercise
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • correction of posture, lifting techniques, sporting techniques which contribute to the problem
  • taping, bandaging, splinting
  • hydrotherapy

 

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women’s health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, HydrotherapyAquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing, Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation.