What we treat: unsure of Physiotherapy can help?
Justin Shing, Licensed Physiotherapist specializes in helping people who are struggling with physical pain, particularly in injury recovery and sports rehabilitation.
The following are a few of the many conditions that can be treated with physiotherapy.
Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
Joint replacement surgery is a common procedure for individuals with severe joint pain and disability. Physiotherapy plays a vital role in the rehabilitation process by improving joint range of motion, strength, return to function, and reducing pain and swelling. During Physiotherapy, Justin Shing offers customized rehabilitation programs for individuals who have undergone joint replacement surgery, including hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, to help them regain their mobility and independence, throughout Vancouver
Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for sports injuries. When an athlete sustains an injury, a physiotherapist can assess the extent of the injury and develop an individualized treatment plan that may involve exercises, stretching, and manual therapy to promote healing, reduce pain and swelling, and restore range of motion. This will help lessen the amount of time away from sports and activities. Additionally, physiotherapists may use modalities such as heat or cold therapy, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation to further aid in recovery. As the athlete progresses, Justin Shing may also provide guidance on appropriate exercises to gradually increase strength, flexibility, and endurance to prevent future injuries. With the help of physiotherapy, athletes can return to their sport with confidence and reduce their risk of re-injury.
Jaw Pain (TMJ/TMD)
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a condition that affects the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. TMD can cause pain, clicking, pain when eating and locking of the jaw, and may be caused by trauma, arthritis, or teeth grinding. Physiotherapy can help manage and treat TMD by improving jaw range of motion, reducing muscle tension, and providing education on proper jaw alignment and posture. Justin Shing offers TMJ/TMD physiotherapy services to help people through Vancouver reduce their jaw pain and improve their overall function.
Low Back Pain
Physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in addressing health challenges such as low back pain, which is a common occurrence in people's lifetimes. The onset of such pain can be due to a wide range of activities, from lifting heavy weights to seemingly harmless actions like bending over to pick up a pencil. The cause of the discomfort often roots in muscle issues, but at times, nerve irritation can also be the culprit.
For this reason, it is crucial to accurately identify the cause of the pain so that the physiotherapy treatment can be tailored to the individual's needs. The ultimate goal is to aid patients in their journey towards a return to full function, enhancing their quality of life.
Physiotherapy plays a significant role in managing pain and discomfort commonly triggered by our modern lifestyles. An increase in screen time and phone use, often resulting from our digital-dependent lives, can sometimes lead to such conditions. Occasionally, this can also contribute to headaches. The utilization of physiotherapy techniques can help alleviate these issues by reducing pain and enhancing range of motion in the neck. As a result, physiotherapy can make day-to-day living less agonizing, significantly improving our overall wellbeing and life quality.
Justin is an outstanding physio! He is kind, thoughtful, and extremely knowledgeable. He ensures that I understand the situation and educates me in how to best move forward. He is also patient and takes into consideration my own values and lifestyle when treating me. Justin provides client-centered care and ensures that I am an active participant in each appointment. It is evident that he has a desire to provide high quality care and continuously strives to improve in his practice.
- Kaitlyn Wong
Sciatica is a common condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, causing pain, tingling, and numbness that radiates from the lower back to the legs. Physiotherapy can help manage and treat sciatica through exercises that improve posture, strengthen the core and gluteal muscles, and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. Although the pain is caused by an irritated nerve, physio can help to determine what the issue may be and how to reverse it. Justin Shing provides sciatica physiotherapy services, throughout Vancouver, to help individuals reduce their pain and improve their overall health.
Physiotherapy is often effective in managing musculoskeletal pain, which is pain related to muscles, joints, and bones. A physiotherapist can assess the underlying cause of the pain and design a personalized treatment plan to address it. This may involve exercises to strengthen weak muscles and improve joint mobility, as well as manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue release (massage) or joint mobilization to alleviate pain and promote healing. Additionally, physiotherapists may use modalities such as dry needling, ultrasound, heat or ice therapy, and electrical stimulation to further reduce pain, inflammation, and improve function. By using a combination of techniques, physiotherapy can help manage musculoskeletal pain and improve overall function and quality of life.
Vestibular Rehabilitation (Dizziness, Balance, Vertigo)
The vestibular system is responsible for maintaining balance and spatial orientation. Disorders of the vestibular system can cause dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems, which can significantly affect a person's quality of life. Physiotherapy can help manage and treat vestibular disorders through specialized exercises that improve vestibular function and reduce symptoms. Justin Shing Physio Vancouver provides vestibular rehabilitation services to help individuals regain their balance, reduce dizziness and vertigo episodes, and improve their overall function and well-being.
Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by inflammation and stiffness in the joints, that progresses over time. A physiotherapist can assess the severity of arthritis and develop an individualized treatment plan that may include exercises, education, manual therapy, and modalities such as heat or cold therapy to help reduce pain and inflammation, improve joint mobility and strengthen the muscles around the affected joint.
Additionally, the physiotherapist may provide guidance on weight management and appropriate exercises to reduce stress on the joints. By working with a physiotherapist, arthritis patients can improve their overall function, and quality of life, and may be able to reduce their reliance on pain medication. Physiotherapy can also help prevent future joint damage and the need for surgical interventions.
Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for neurological pain, which is pain related to conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries. A physiotherapist can assess the underlying cause of the pain and develop a personalized treatment plan that may include exercises, manual therapy, and modalities such as electrical stimulation to promote healing and reduce pain. Additionally, physiotherapy can help improve overall function and mobility by targeting specific muscle groups and joints affected by the neurological condition. By working with a physiotherapist, patients with neurological pain can improve their quality of life and may be able to reduce their reliance on pain medication. Physiotherapy can also help prevent future complications and support patients in achieving their goals and living as independently as possible.
It's important to note that the conditions mentioned above are just a few examples of the many conditions that can be treated with physiotherapy. Physiotherapists can also help with conditions such as respiratory problems, chronic pain, and post-surgical rehabilitation, among others. If you have questions about whether physiotherapy may be helpful for your specific condition, it's best to reach out to me for a personalized assessment and treatment plan.
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