South City Physiotherapy
Common conditions we treat
Arthritis is the classifcation of approximately 200 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue, causing pain, stiffness and mobility challenges. Assessment and treatment from a physiotherapist and chiropractor may help relieve the pain and stiffness.
Dizziness and balanceDizziness and balance issues can include vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), nausea, light-headedness, vision issues, motion sensitivity and sensitivity to crowds. They can severely impact quality of life if left untreated. Vestibular rehabilitation can help improve symptoms.
Knee pain can be caused by bursitis, a torn tendon, ACL tear or injury and overuse. It is most frequently the result of osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy can help speed recovery.
Low back pain
Low back pain is one of the most common patient complaints. It can result from arthritis, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, sciatica, injury or overuse. An assessment from a physiotherapist or chiropractor can help provide a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Lymphedema is swelling that can occur in one (or occasionally both) of either the arm or leg. It most commonly results from the removal or damage to lymph nodes following cancer treatment, surgery or injury. Massage therapists trained in lymphedema and compression therapy can help with the swelling and discomfort.
Muscle sprains and strain
Muscles sprains and strains can result from sport or motor vehicle injuries, overuse or common activity. They can range to mild, moderate to severe requiring more intensive intervention. Physiotherapy and massage therapy can help speed recovery.
Neck pain can result from poor posture, injury like whiplash, infection in the lymph nodes or throat, or a herniated disc. Physiotherapy, massage therapy or chiropractic treatment can help improve mobility and pain.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain, usually occurring with the first steps in the morning. With activity, pain typically subsides, but can return after running or standing up after sitting for a length of time. It most commonly affects people who stand for long periods on hard surfaces, runners, and other high-impact athletes. Treatment from one of our foot care specialists may help to reduce the symptoms and pain.
The sciatic nerve run from the lower back, through the hip and into each buttock before traveling down each leg. Sciatica is the term used to describe the symptoms when there is pressure on the nerve, causing pain in the lower back, hip or buttock. Physiotherapy or chiropractic services can help relieve sciatic pain.
Shoulder pain can result from bursitis, frozen shoulder, tendonitis or injury and overuse. On rare occasions it may be triggered by illness or infection. A holistic treatment plan that may include physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy or chiropractic services may help.
Sport injuries can occur in weekend warriors to professional athletes, ranging from minor to acute. A treatment plan from physiotherapists and sport medicine physicians can help speed recovery and prevent future injury.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ refers to pain and dysfunction of jaw muscles and the joints that connect the jaw bone to the skull. It is characterized by pain, difficulty chewing and noises (popping/cracking) when the jaw moves. Physiotherapy or massage therapy may help alleviate some of the symptoms of pain and discomfort.
Vertigo is the sensation of feeling off-balance, dizzy or that world around you is spinning. It is most often caused by an inner ear imbalance. An assessment and treatment program from a trained vestibular therapist may help.