Common Injuries at PainPRO clinics

By September 20, 2019PainPRO News

General Areas of Concern and Modalities

As a growing multidisciplinary clinic, painPRO Therapeutics offers various treatment modalities for an assortment of injuries that a patient may encounter. As we offer registered massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and kinesiology services, we provide additional clinical research and track statistics through treatment charting in order to analyze different kinds of outcomes. Injuries also differ based on the demographics of each clinic. For example, it would be more common for a patient to have lower back pain and neck pain after a motor vehicle accident, whereas an athlete would be more prone to knee, hip, and shoulder injuries.

 

Common Injuries for Registered Massage Therapy

Registered massage therapists (RMT) are trained to provide a manual therapy approach to relieving injuries, mainly through soft tissue. An abundance of patients seeing RMTs deal with neck, middle back, lower back, and shoulder complaints. These injuries include postural strains, wry neck, lower back pain, and shoulder strains. While not a specific treatment for injury, patients also make appointments with RMTs for overall relaxation, occasionally with a full body massage. This can help improve mood, provide general relief, reduce muscle tension, and acts as preventative care for the common injuries listed above.

 

Common Injuries for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists provide assessment, diagnosis, manual therapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and therapeutic exercise as a various amount of treatment modalities. Therefore, patient complaints are more diverse but mainly include neck, shoulder, knee, hip, hands, and feet. These injuries include wry neck, frozen shoulders, rotator cuff strains and tears, patellofemoral pain syndrome, mechanical hip pain, wrist sprains, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis. The patient demographics for physiotherapists are also quite differentiated, varying from office workers, and manual labour workers, to athletes and motor vehicle accident patients.

 

Common Injuries for Chiropractic Care

Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in assessment, diagnosis, joint manipulation, manual therapy, shockwave therapy, and corrective exercises. Patient complaints are mostly neck, middle back, and lower back, as the roots of a chiropractor come from musculoskeletal and spinal health. These injuries include wry neck, chronic neck strains, postural strains, middle back strains, lower back pain, and general joint dysfunctions. Chiropractors treat a large portion of office workers, in addition to some athletes and motor vehicle accident patients.

 

Common Injuries for Kinesiology Active Rehabilitation

Kinesiologists are experts of biomechanics, movement, and exercise. They focus on a range of motion assessments, strength testing, therapeutic exercise, and rehabilitation programs. Patients tend to see a kinesiologist mainly for fitness reinforcement or recovering from a motor vehicle accident. The most common injuries come from whiplash and lower back pain. While different than a manual practitioner treating a specific body part, the roots from a kinesiologist come from incorporating exercise programs for general body conditioning, and overall recovery.

 

Summary of Injuries and Treatments

Different practitioners treat various types of complaints and injuries, every single day at painPRO Therapeutics. While all three of the above disciplines share common treatment techniques, patients will tend to see one specific discipline based on their injury and preferences, or co-treat with 2 or more of these disciplines. RMTs often treat office workers with postural strains and neck pain, along with patients who require full-body relaxation. Physiotherapists often treat a wide variety of patients, ranging from limb and extremity or general injuries due to the passive and active care approach. Lastly, Chiropractors mostly treat office workers and motor vehicle accident patients, with neck, middle back, and lower back injuries. Ultimately, it’s important to know what symptoms correlate with each injury, and which modality works best for your overall recovery.

 

For more information on different therapeutic treatments at painPRO, take a look at https://painproclinics.com/treatment/.

 

For more specific information on pain conditions treated, take a look at https://painproclinics.com/conditions-treated/.

 

 

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