Conditions We Treat

If you’re wondering how our Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness clinic in Guelph can help you, we’ve got you covered. We’ve taken the time to list the conditions we treat below. Our physiotherapists, chiropractor and massage therapists are experienced when it comes to a wide-variety of conditions. With us, you know you’re in good hands.

Pre/Post-Surgical Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists have experience working with pre and post-surgical rehab patients after a total hip replacement, total knee replacement, post Ligament reconstruction, ETC, and partial hip or knee replacements.

After surgery, physiotherapy and rehab is crucial to regain function and get back to your regular activities as soon and as safely as possible. Our physiotherapists will work with you to help improve strength, increase flexibility, and restore function.

Headaches

Our team are your experts when it comes to posture and the movement systems of the body. Often, issues regarding the muscles of the neck and shoulders can lead to frequent headaches. Our physios will help you get to the root of the problem and work toward resolving it by reducing muscular tension and facilitating healing through exercise, manual techniques, and modalities.

Tendonitis/Bursitis

Tendonitis refers to inflammation and irritation of a tendon, the tissue that connects muscle to bone. Bursitis is a similar condition where the bursa, fluid-filled sacs at a joint that help reduce friction, become inflamed. These situations can lead to persistent and recurring injuries, especially when you don’t allow them to fully heal.

With the help of our team, we can help your body move toward recovery while at the same time work toward preventing future injuries or problems.

Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow/Epicondylitis

Epicondylitis is when the epicondyle bone at the elbow becomes inflamed. Tennis elbow refers to lateral epicondylitis, or when the outer portion of the elbow is aggravated. Golfer’s elbow refers to medial epicondylitis, or when the inner part of the elbow is aggravated.

At Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness, we can help with both. Contact our clinic today to schedule your appointment and start your journey toward a pain-free life.

Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happens when the median nerve at the wrist becomes compressed. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand and wrist.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, on the other hands, is when the posterior tibial nerve becomes compressed at the ankle, producing similar symptoms below.

Our team at Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness can help relieve the pressure placed on these nerves, fixing the problem and helping your body heal.

Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain is difficult. It’s also a very complex issue. Fibromyalgia refers to chronic widespread pain with trigger or pressure points. Our team is able to help you manage this pain, while also helping you maintain your independence. Chronic pain can get better.

Shoulder Pain/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder is the most vulnerable joint in the human body. You can move it every which way, which leaves it susceptible to injury. Rotator cuff tendinitis is when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become aggravated or inflamed.

A frozen shoulder, in contrast, is when the shoulder literally becomes frozen or almost immobile. This causes pain and stiffness at the joint, and it frequently occurs after injury – even a minor one!

Whatever may be causing your shoulder pain, our physios can get to the bottom of it and help you move toward healing and away from pain.

Whiplash Associated Disorders & Concussion

Whiplash is a neck injury that happens after forceful and quick back and forth movement of the neck, such as in a car crash. This can tear and aggrave muscles or tissues within the neck, leading to various pain.

Concussions happen frequently after a whiplash-like injury. In this case, your brain shakes within your skull, leading to cognitive issues such as dizziness, trouble concentrating, nausea, difficulty reading, and more.

Luckily, we are trained to deal with both conditions. Our team takes the time to ensure we get your recovery right. When it comes to whiplash or concussions, we know the seriousness of your injury. As such, we strive to be with you every step of the way throughout your recovery. Contact our clinic today to begin your journey toward a better life.

Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain can quickly become very debilitating. It can also happen suddenly. For instance, you might wake up one morning with neck or back pain, or you might twist the wrong way and all of a sudden be in pain. While this isn’t ideal, our team can help.

We are trained to treat an array of back and neck pain conditions, including sciatica and SI joint dysfunction. Whether you’re pregnant and dealing with discomforts that come with it or you’ve recently begun to experience back or neck pain, we are here to help.

Joint Sprains and Strains

A sprain happens when the ligaments, tissues that connect bone to bone, become stretched or torn. A strain happens when tendons or muscles become stretched or torn. Through the right exercises, education, and hands-on treatment, our team can help you bounce back after a sprain or strain.

Metatarsalgia/Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain

Metatarsalgia is a condition where the ball of the foot becomes inflamed and sore. This frequently happens after activities such as running or jumping.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the top causes of heel pain. This condition is where the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes aggravated and inflamed.

At Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness, our team are your heel pain experts. We can help you tackle your foot pain with physiotherapy and massage, as well as through custom orthotics.

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries is an injury that happens to the musculoskeletal or nervous system. It’s caused by repetitive use or from holding your body in the same position for long durations. This is sometimes referred to as an overuse injury. Often, this type of injury requires rest and proper care to ensure a full recovery takes place. Our team can help you get there!

Is your condition not listed above? This doesn’t mean we can’t help you. Contact our clinic today to find out if Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness can help you achieve your goals. Our staff are more than happy to help.

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