Common Conditions

 

Some of the common conditions we see in-home include:

Post-Surgeries

Often after surgery the discharge process happens fairly quickly. In most cases it is important to start the rehabilitation process soon after discharge.  Common post surgical conditions we see at home are: total hip replacements, total knee replacements, meniscus repair/debridements, ACL repairs, rotator cuff repair, and back surgery.

Orthopedic Conditions

We assess and treat a variety of different orthopedic conditions. These include repetitive strain, joint stiffness, arthritis, muscle strains, ligament sprains and post fractures. Common areas of injury are lower back/sacroiliac, neck, shoulder, hips, knees, ankles, and elbows.

Neurological Conditions

There are numerous types of neurlogical impairments that can effect an individual. We see different type of peripheral nerve injuiries like carpal tunnel, sciatic pain, or pinched nerves. 

Balance Problems

Balance problems can affect many people especially as we get older. Falls are usually the result of impaired balance. There can be many factors that can contribute to poor balance. Common causes include decrease sensory function in the feet, poor vision, different type of inner ear problems, muscle weakness, and certain type of neurological conditions.

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness can occur gradually over time or can occur more rapidly especially if there is a period of inactivity, like post fractures or illness.  It is important to try to get the strength of the muscles back to normal levels to reduce further impairments like falls, joint injuries, muscle strains, ligaments sprains, weakening of the bones or muscle imbalances that can lead to pain and muscle strains.

Mobility Restrictions

Mobility restrictions can include areas such as walking/gait, stairs, transfers such as sitting to standing or from lying to sitting.  Practicing these activities in a safe manner and correct form can make them both easier to do and safer.

Sports Injuries

There are numerous type of sports related injuries. Many of them can be quite painful and as a result can significantly limit your function and can delay you from getting back into the game or competition,  We can help by: educating individuals on the condition, provide pain management through different type of modailites, manual therapy and provide appropriate exercises and progression of activity to help optimize recovery.

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Gordon Neufeld (registered physiotherapist)