Justin Shing Physiotherapist
MPT, BScKin, FDN2
Justin Shing’s Physiotherapy treatment is based on examining not just the area of pain but the area around it to find the root cause of pain or injury.
He uses a holistic approach and combines physiotherapy techniques that normally involves manual therapy, with dry needling (IMS), and corrective exercises. He recommends these three techniques as a starting point to reduce pain, rehab injury, and help patients reach their health goals.
Through manual therapy in physiotherapy treatment, Justin can test for tight muscles, and uses different techniques to help relax them, and increase movement in joints. Learn more about manual therapy HERE
Aside from manual therapy, Justin also uses dry needling frequently during appointments. Needling can be used to quickly release tight bands of muscle that sometimes manual therapy can not reach.
Because Dry Needling treatment is not as common, patients are often hesitant about soreness and general fear of needles. Feel free to read more about dry needling and what to expect HERE.
Whether you choose to be needled or not, the most important part of rehab is exercise therapy. During physiotherapy treatment, exercises help to decrease painful areas by strengthening muscles and improving range of motion in joints. Over time, strength is also built up from these exercises and can play a part in preventing further injuries in the future.
Exercises therapy and movement can also help patients continue to improve during the time between physiotherapy visits.
The first, and most important step, is reaching out and making sure your not to ignore the pain and signs the body is trying to show you. Something as small as tightness from sitting too long to a serious car accident, all deserves care.
Justin Shing Physiotherapy | Certified in Dry Needling (FDN, IMS)
What to Expect When Getting an Assessment with Justin Shing Physiotherapy
When starting Physiotherapy with Justin after an injury, we will talk about what happened, have you do a thorough physical assessment, find a clear explanation of the injury, and develop a treatment plan.
Discussion: To fully understand the site of pain, Justin will spend time asking a variety of questions to find the root cause of the issue. Gathering information helps him understand the severity of the issue as well as how Physiotherapy can help. Important information gathered can include what your activity level was like before the injury, previous injuries that may affect that pain, and goals going forward.
If it’s your first time meeting Justin, it’s a good time for you to get to know him and get a feel for his approach. It is important that you find the right person to help you with healing.
2. During Justin Shing's physiotherapy assessment, he uses the information gathered from the discussion and will perform tests to confirm the diagnosis. Tests will be used to check your muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones. He won’t just look at the area of pain, but often the body parts above and below it because sometimes this can be the reason why something hurts.
3. When the examination is completed, Justin will explain to you the injury and how Physiotherapy can help. Oftentimes a picture or diagram will be used as well as an amusing analogy to further help patients understand the issue at hand.
4. Before treatment begins, potential plans are discussed and with the patient's input before one is agreed upon.
Justin Shing’s Physiotherapy Background
Justin Shing graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney Australia in 2017. After graduating, he worked at a busy sports physiotherapy clinic seeing different sports injuries, car accident-related injuries and helping people after surgery.
Before becoming a physiotherapist, Justin graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Kinesiology.
He uses these skills to teach exercises to people with injuries from strokes, car accidents, and work.
Since receiving his Physiotherapy degree, Justin has experience working alongside surgeons, rheumatologists, chiropractors, and massage therapists to design programs and treatments to help patients reach their recovery goals.
Justin Shing Physiotherapy In The Wild
When Justin is not in the clinic, he is out playing sports, or watching it from the sidelines after getting himself injured. Whether it is shoulder or knee pain from volleyball, back pain from weight lifting, or an ankle sprain from ultimate frisbee, he has experienced his fair share and can relate to bodily injuries.
Pain has a huge impact on our quality of life and is not just from sports, but can come from even the simplest pass time of sleeping in the wrong position or sitting idly all day in front of a computer. Fortunately, the variety of injuries over his career in sports has influenced and shaped his physiotherapy practice.
Justin considers a mental health and lifestyle aspect to recovery. Often our lifestyle will make it hard to stop long enough for injuries to rectify themselves. The eagerness to return too early to competition can become detrimental and become chronic pain. Justin understands this and works with patients to find a regimen that will best support your needs - reducing strain and adjusting gains.