At Bradford Sports Medicine we have an array of services to meet any rehab needs you may have. Each service provider is highly trained and experienced in the management of a number of injuries and conditions. We utilize the most up to date treatment strategies to ensure your injury recovery is fast, efficient, and effective.
Not sure what you’ve injured? Have a look below and learn about what each injury is and how we at Bradford Sports Medicine can help you!
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of various conditions of the pelvic floor by a specially trained Registered Physiotherapist. These conditions may include bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, postpartum issues and sexual pain. Pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to complete both external and internal exams. In doing so, we are able to obtain more information on how your pelvic floor is functioning and ensure an effective and individualized treatment plan.
Repetitive Strain Injury
- Repetitive strain injury is an umbrella term for injuries that develop as a result of repetitive movements, sustained awkward postures or long-term impact of external forces.
- These disorders most typically lead to pain and dysfunction in the shoulders, neck and upper limbs, but can occur in other areas of the body.
- Physiotherapy aims to address the cause of these types of injury by lowering physical exposure through ergonomic interventions, reducing load on the injured structures and rehabilitating musculoskeletal pain through active therapy.
A concussion, known as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) results from an impact to the head, or a rapid movement of the brain back and forth in the skull. Symptoms of a concussion can range from minor headaches to cognitive dysfunction. Accurate assessment, sound medical advice, and an appropriate treatment plan is strongly recommended by health professionals for YOUR recovery.
Arthritis is an inflammation of joints in the body that leads to swelling, tenderness, and eventual loss of function. As we age, these joints will continue to progressively worsen and lead to a loss of mobility and reduction in physical activity. Arthritis can be treated with a comprehensive medical plan to maintain and even improve your daily function.
Back pain is the world’s most common physical ailment! A range of symptoms from mild to severe can occur – leading to significant impacts to daily life. There are many ‘causes’ of back pain – no two people are the same! A proper assessment and evaluation of all these factors from your health professionals is important to creating the best possible treatment plan for YOU.
Immediate swelling, pain, loss of motion from the moment of the sprain is common. In some cases, x-rays are needed to rule out a fracture. Although not career ending for an athlete, once sprained, without proper strengthening and balance retraining, recurring ankle sprains can pop up frequently in those who live an active lifestyle.
The recovery period can be anywhere from 4 – 12 weeks depending on the severity of the injury. A full understanding of how to correctly rehab the injury is important to ensure confidence in movement and full functionality of your ankle.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway from the wrist into the hand formed by various bones, ligaments and tendons. The median nerve runs through this tunnel from the wrist into the hand.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment syndrome in which the median nerve is compressed as it travels through the carpal tunnel. This syndrome typically results from repetitive wrist movements such as typing or machine work. Genetics and other medical conditions that cause swelling in the hands, such as rheumatoid arthritis or pregnancy may also contribute to the development of CTS.
- Symptoms of CTS typically include pain, numbness and tingling into the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger. Individuals may also experience weakness and loss of muscle mass in the hand.
- If identified early, physiotherapy intervention including bracing and education related to reducing repetitive tasks can be effective. However, if conservative treatments are unsuccessful, injections or carpal tunnel release surgery may be indicated.
Rotator Cuff Tear
- One of the most common injuries to the shoulder in both younger and older populations. The rotator cuff is a series of 4 small muscles in the shoulder that provide dynamic, powerful movement of the arm.
- Typically results from a traumatic fall or pulling torque to the shoulder. A sharp pain is often felt in the shoulder with an immediate loss of strength and motion.
- Tears can range from partial to complete and depending on your age, occupation, and health – treatment can vary from active rehabilitation to surgical options.
- Most partial tears can take 3-9 months for a full recovery while complete tears that require surgery can take up to 12 months for a full recovery. Recovery is based on many variables including severity, type of injury, patient motivation, and the list goes on.
Knee Ligament Sprain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
- One of the most common knee injuries in sports – accounts for 40% of knee injuries
- The ligament on the inside of the knee (MCL) gets injured from a force/or twist to the outside of the knee – causing the inner part of the knee to buckle. This results in an overstretching and/or micro-tear of the ligament.
- Generally presents with localized swelling to inner knee, acute pain, and reduced range of motion to the knee.
- Treatment is focused on stabilizing the ligament with bracing, promotion of ligament healing, and progression with range of motion and strength exercises for return to sport.
- Typical healing times can range from 4-12 weeks depending on the severity of the sprain.
- Meniscal tears more common in sport related injuries in younger athletes or as a degenerative tear in Osteoarthritic older populations
- The meniscus is typically injured from a rotational force on the knee when the foot is planted and the body is twisted in another direction.
- There are a variety of meniscal tear types and locations in the meniscus that can impact the prognosis and potential treatment plan.
- Clinical signs include swelling in the knee, acute pain with weight bearing or pivoting movements, and limited range of motion.
- Treatment is focused at reducing inflammation, swelling, and restoring mobility. Strength of the supporting leg muscles is important to gain back.
- In some cases, surgical intervention is required to correct the tear.
- The ACL tear is often the most impactful knee injury to recreational and sporting life.
- The ACL is commonly injured during sport from a rotational force on the knee or contact from an opponent when the foot is planted.
- Large amount of swelling to the knee, feelings of “unsteadiness” in the joint, and limited mobility are often the most common symptoms.
- Diagnosis with an MRI and potential surgical intervention may be required.
- Treatment focuses on restoring range of motion, strength to the leg, and joint balance perception.
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