Common Conditions Treated with Physiotherapy

Whether you are experiencing chronic pain, have been hurt in an accident or need help recovering from a surgery or a sports injury, physiotherapy can help with your recovery. At The Health Network in London, Ontario, our physiotherapists design specialized rehabilitation and recovery programs to help treat many common conditions and complaints.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is often caused by tension from accidents, surgery or from regular daily activities. Neck tension can be relieved and relaxed using manual therapy and exercise therapy programs. Your treatment plan may include manipulations and exercises to strengthen muscles and relive stiffness. Sometimes electrical stimulation, ultrasound or deep tissue massage are also recommended as part of a physiotheraphy recovery program.

Back Pain

Back pain covers not only pain in the back, but also a variety of other related conditions, including sciatica. By gently working to strengthen and stretch the back muscles, physiotherapy can relax your back and reduce your pain. Treatment plans often involve strengthening and conditioning of muscles, mobilization of specific joints and use of other pain reducing modalities such as heat, ice packs, nerve stimulation or ultrasound.

Arthritis

Arthritic pain in the joints is the most common age-related musculoskeletal condition. Arthritis often causes pain and stiffness in the joints. A physiotherapist uses manipulation and gentle exercise to relieve arthritis pain. A treatment plan may include exercises designed to increase strength and mobility of the joints. Instruction in posture and use of walking aids may also be provided.

Sports Injuries

Sport injuries such as tennis elbow, ankle sprains, runner’s knee and shin splints can be very successfully treated with physiotherapy. After a sports injury, our physiotherapists can provide a comprehensive treatment plan which may include stabilization, taping and bracing, manual therapy, electrical stimulation and or exercise therapy to rehabilitate the injured joint or limb.

Work Place Injury

If you have been injured on the job our physiotherapists can design a comprehensive recovery plan to get you back to work. Depending on the nature of your injury, rehabilitation plans may include a combination of manual and exercise therapies, massage, nerve stimulation, ultrasounds and mobilization.

Acute and Chronic Pain

Whether your condition is temporary or a life-long concern, physiotherapy can reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. Our physiotherapists can design a specialized physiotherapy plan to reduce your daily pain. This plan often includes manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and other pain reduction methods including massage and acupuncture.

Car Accident Rehabilitation

Motor vehicle accident injuries can often include lower back pain, whiplash or similar issues from sudden traumatic injury. Our physiotherapists will design a comprehensive rehabilitation program to help you recover from your car accident injuries as quickly as possible.

Balance Problems

Balance problems can be caused by a wide variety of issues, but physiotherapy is a great way to retrain your body to deal with balance issues. Physiotherapy can improve balance and function through strengthening and stability exercise therapy.

The physiotherapists at The Health Network are experienced in treating these and a variety of other conditions. If you are suffering from pain or injury call us at 519-433-7400 to book a consultation with a physiotherapist today. We are open 7 days a week and often have same-day appointments available.