Our Injury Rehabilitation Process
Every injury is unique and every body responds differently, even to the same injury. So there’s no one size-fits-all treatment when it comes to the rehabilitation process. That’s why here at Bea’s Sports Injury Clinic, we take your rehabilitation seriously.
One of the first things we do, is a postural assessment. This means that we observe how you stand, sit, and move in general and in relation to your complaints. This helps us identify any potential postural issues that may contribute to your injury or those compensation patterns that often occur as a result of the injury. For example, you may have an injured foot, but the pain causes you to shift your weight differently when you walk, affecting your ankle, knee, hip, and even the muscles through the back, potentially resulting in more pain and problems elsewhere. We’ll also look to see if the reverse is what’s happened; did an altered posture or walking pattern from something else, result in the foot injury? We will also perform a physical assessment and orthopaedic tests, where we’ll palpate or feel for any anomalies in the structures as well as through certain movements.
We’ll look at your range of motion: check your Muscular Flexibility, Joint Mobility and Ranges of Movement through active, passive and resisted movements to find out what movement is causing the pain and discomfort. This allows us to get a more detailed idea of exactly what’s going on beneath the surface, what structures are involved exactly, and in what ways we need to begin forming a treatment plan.
Based on all these results, we’ll start to piece together a plan to rehabilitate. This may include a combination of massage techniques, acupuncture, dry needling, and stretching. Each patient will be treated completely individually with every treatment plan customized to your specific type of injury, and then each session is adjusted according to how your body reacts to the work. Be sure to let us know of any changes as we’re working through your injury and speak up about any changes you think we need to make. Injuries can be frustrating, and the rehabilitation process can seem overwhelming. But with the extensive knowledge and skills of our team, we hope to help you to get back doing the things you love in no time!
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Manual Therapy There are numerous conditions that can be treated with manual therapy, including:
• Neck pain (muscle spasm, disc herniation, etc.) • Lower back pain (disc herniation, facet joint restriction, spinal stenosis, etc.)
• Back pain in general
• Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
• Shoulder pain (impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, etc.)
• Hip pain (hip bursitis, post-surgical hip replacement, myofascial hip pain, hip impingement, etc.)
• Knee pain (iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral dysfunction, post-surgical knee replacement, etc.)
• Ankle pain (ankle sprains/strains, arthritis, etc.)
SESSIONS AND COSTS:
Injury Rehabilitation: 30 or 60 minute sessions available