Conditions Treated at our Toronto and Scarborough Clinics
At Toronto Physio Therapy, our multidisciplinary clinics treat a variety of injuries and conditions. We also have special rehabilitation programs in Toronto that can be tailored specifically for your injury.
Neck and Upper Back Pain
Neck pain is extremely common. Particularly in a society where people are accustomed to spending hours at a computer or staring at a phone, which places a lot of strain and postural stress on their muscles.
Nearly one in three people experience neck pain, and those with upper back pain or a slipped disc frequently experience it for extended periods of time. In addition to continuing to affect so many people worldwide, neck pain is also having an increasing impact on families, the healthcare industry, and businesses.
Lower Back Pain
The low back supports the upper body’s weight and provides us with the ability to do routine movements such as bending and twisting. The back also bears a large amount of the body’s weight while walking, running or engaging in other activities.
Injury to the lower back can therefore cause great suffering as it can affect mobility and cause severe pain. The reasons for lower back pain can range greatly from car accidents, workplace injuries, to prolonged sitting. In fact, following the pandemic more and more people are struggling with back pain.
Often we don’t think of our shoulders much on a day to day basis, but when you suddenly experience pain in one of them it can be debilitating and may consume your thoughts. Shoulder pain can make a normal everyday task such as washing your hair or reaching overhead daunting.
Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal complaint resulting in physiotherapy. It is recognized as a disabling problem which can be associated with significant economic burden. The pain and disability associated with shoulder pain can have a large impact on individuals, their families and the health care system since it often affects daily function and the ability to work.
The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. It plays several essential roles: it connects the thigh bone to the shinbone, allowing for movement such as bending.roles, and it also sustains stress by holding the weight of the entire body above it.
Since we are so dependent on it, the knee can be especially vulnerable to injury. All injuries should be assessed and diagnosed by a doctor or physical therapist. Knee pain generally requires professional help and prompt treatment of knee injuries increases the likelihood of complete recovery.
Lower Leg and Ankle Injuries
Lower leg and ankle issues bring millions of people into their chiropractors offices each year. The lower leg, ankle and foot operate as a functional unit. Holding a person’s total body weight when they are standing upright between the lower leg, ankle hinge and foot. This stress is largely amplified when in locomotion or when pressure is transferred between these body areas while moving.
Therefore, the lower leg and ankle can be uniquely affected by traumas that are not traditionally seen in other areas of the body, but can be especially painful. The following will describe some of the most commonly treated injuries which affect the lower leg and ankle.
Foot pain is very common, especially since the foot is an incredibly complex part of your body, it has 26 bones that are connected by many joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Moreover, it carries such significant stresses throughout the day. Foot pain is generally caused by improper foot function. Foot problems can worsen and, in some circumstances, begin due to poorly fitting shoes.
Unfortunately, when foot injuries occur they can be stressful and difficult to manage as they tend to impact daily activity and a person’s mobility. The following will describe some of the injuries most commonly treated.
Elbow pain is most commonly the result of overuse. Certain sports, jobs and pastimes require repeated movements. In some cases, these repetitive motions place significant strain and pressure on the elbow creating pain. It may be hard for people to locate the exact cause of their injury since it is often not due to a specific occurrence but rather the gradual and repeated use.
Generally, however, the elbow is less susceptible to wear and tear injuries than other joints in the body. Your elbow is a joint composed of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons allow the elbow joint to move. If any of these structures are injured, you may suffer from elbow problems. Depending on how severe they are, elbow injuries can cause symptoms like pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a reduced range of motion.
Wrist and Hand Injuries
At one point or another in your life you have probably experienced hand or wrist pain. In fact, this pain is very common and affects people of all ages. The wrist alone is incredibly complex, it is made up of 15 bones, 17 ligaments, 24 tendons, three nerves, two major arteries — and is therefore highly prone to injury.
A large majority of the hand and wrist injuries that we treat are traumatic, with a very common cause of the injury having been a fall forward with an outstretched arm. The page link below will describe some hand & wrist injuries and how they can develop and be treated.