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INJURY REHAB & PERFORMANCE CARE

Performance Care:

 

At Tidal Physiotherapy we believe in proactive and preventative care to optimize performance and improve the body's resilience against injury. If you have a history of old injuries or have some general aches that don't seem to be going away, a total body assessment at Tidal Physio can help you determine what you need to do to ensure those aches don't progress to injury and advise on a maintenance strategy to keep you moving. Injuries happen and we are also here for you during your rehab journey. Following injury management, we encourage and believe in maintenance care for your body to minimize the risk of future injury and promote peak performance. 

 

 

Injury Rehabilitation:

At Tidal Physiotherapy, we address various conditions using skills developed over years of clinical experience in a one to one approach tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Conditions included but are not limited to the descriptions below. Contact us if you have any enquiries about your injury.

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Day to day activities cause micro trauma to our tissue which can lead to muscle imbalance and pain, known as repetitive strain injuries (RSI's). At Tidal Physiotherapy you will learn about your body, any imbalances contributing to or caused by your RSI and you will be given strategies to correct these imbalances and minimize future risk of injury.

Common Repetitive Strain Injuries:

  • Neck and Shoulder tension and Pain

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

  • DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis

  • Back Pain - Chronic and Acute

  • Hip Pain

  • Runner's and Jumper's Knee

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Plantar Fasciitis

 

Sports Injuries

Sport and activity related injuries at any stage of life have a lasting impact on how our body functions. Old injuries or conditions which have not been properly rehabilitated will show up later in life as compensatory movement strategies, muscle imbalances and other injuries that may have appeared to come out of nowhere. At Tidal Physiotherapy, any new or old sport related injuries will be addressed using movement therapy, neurofunctional acupuncture and manual therapy to get you moving optimally and back to your sport.

Conditions treated include:

  • Ankle Sprains and Fractures

  • Knee Injuries (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL)

  • Patellofemoral and ITB Pain

  • Muscle Strains and Tears

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • AC Joint Sprains/Separation

  • Tennis and Golfers Elbow

  • Pre and Post operative care 

Core & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The core is our foundation for movement. The deep core system is made up of the diaphragm, pelvic floor muscles, transverse abdominus and multifidus muscles. Optimal movement requires appropriate and timely recruitment and coordination of these muscles.

 

The muscles of the pelvic floor are involved in creating and maintaining stability for our body as it moves. It is also responsible for containing our pelvic organs, allowing proper urinary control and balancing pressure changes throughout the abdomen with breath and movement. The act of breathing causes a change in the pressure system of our abdomen. Activities of daily living challenge our ability to control our pressure system with various tasks such as sit to stand, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling. All of which are seemingly harmless tasks when our body is functioning optimally. Disruptions such as pregnancy, labour and delivery, abdominal or back surgery, hip surgery, or other trauma interrupts core coordination creating signs and symptoms listed below. Pelvic Floor retraining is part of core training.

At Tidal Physiotherapy, you will learn how to optimally use your core muscles create dynamic stability with function to prevent injury and optimize overall strength and mobility.

 

Dysfunction of the core can present in many ways including:

  • Stress or Urinary Incontinence (Leaking with increased abdominal pressure, such as sneezing, coughing, jumping, and laughing)

  • Back Pain

  • Hip Pain or Restrictions

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Shoulder Pain or Restrictions

  • Knee Pain or Restrictions

Conditions Treated include:

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Incontinence

  • Urgency

  • Prolapse

  • Hernias (Inguinal or Sport)

  • Diastasis Recti