Trauma is a common cause of visits to a physiotherapist. Both soft tissue damage (muscle, tendon and ligament injury) and a bone injury, such as a fracture, are common reasons. Depending on the type and degree of trauma, other parts of the body can also be injured, such as organ contusion, concussion, or a more serious injury. Traumatic Injuries can be caused by playing sports, a fall, or a motor vehicle accident, among other causes.Read More
If you’ve ever broken a bone you know that after a fracture the recovery period can be long. After a period of immobilization, your cast is removed, but you’re left with stiffness, shortened and weak muscles, and loss of normal function.
Associated issues that occur with fractures are ligament damage and joint disruption. This may complicate recovery. Fractures may be treated with or without surgery; the use of internal fixation device to stabilize a broken bone may be required.
A soft tissue injury without fracture from trauma is common. For example, whiplash from a motor vehicle accident is a typical soft tissue injury without a fracture.
Concussions can also arise as a result of trauma. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which is often caused by a blow to the head. They are often seen after a car accident, a fall, and in contact sports. Symptoms include dizziness, headaches, loss of balance, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating. Our clinics in Toronto provide concussion rehabilitation therapy (CRT) to help patients recover from concussions and return to their daily activites..
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Traumatic injury recovery and treatment can be complex. That’s why an experienced physiotherapist is vital for optimal recovery.
Whether you’re an athlete or not, our physiotherapy clinics offer tailored treatment plans to restore function, strength and flexibility to the injured area. We also address other areas of your body that may have been affected.Read More
Treatment involves education, self-care management, exercise therapy, and manual therapy. All are commonly used by a registered physiotherapist to treat issues caused by a traumatic injury. Other treatments such as acupuncture, soft tissue release and massage therapy can also help. A registered physiotherapist can conduct a skilled assessment and examination of the spine and recommend the appropriate treatment.
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