Conditions We Treat at
Yonge and Cummer Rehabilitation Clinic
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Chronic Pain Conditions
Disc herniation and Spinal stenosis
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you’re injured in a car accident, physiotherapy treatment can help decrease your pain, improve your function and strength, and return you to your pre-accident level of activity. Our therapists have the expertise to rehabilitate a wide range of car accident injuries such as whiplash, headaches and dizziness, neck pain, shoulder injuries, and back strains.
What to do if you’ve been injured in a car accident
Contact your insurance agency
Contact your insurance agency as quickly as possible and report the accident. By doing this, your accident will be documented, and you’ll be eligible to receive treatment for any injuries you suffered.
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Chronic Pain Conditions
Chronic pain can be debilitating. Studies show chronic pain can reduce your quality of life, quality of sleep, and your day-to-day activities. In addition to its physical impacts, chronic pain can increase your risk of mental health issues by leading to depression and anxiety.
Our professional physiotherapists have the knowledge and experience in treating chronic painful conditions. Treatment always starts with a comprehensive in-person and hands-on assessment.
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Disc Herniation and Spinal Stenosis
Spinal discs are made of a type of cartilage. Your discs are situated between each vertebra (the bones that shape our spine), and they help to absorb shocks and make your spine mobile. Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe the wear and tear in these structures.
People with this condition have dehydrated discs. The diameter of your discs decreases and reduces the space for your nerves which travel outside of your spine. The pressure on your nerves can result in radiating pain down your lower back or limbs.
Your spinal discs are flat, circular capsules about an inch in diameter and a quarter-inch thick. Discs have an inner substance similar to a gel, plus an outer rough membrane. Injuries or repetitive loads can push the gel out of place and through the outer layer. This is called disc herniation.
A herniated disc can put pressure on the surrounding nerves, causing pain, tingling, and/or numbness in your limbs. If the disc herniation is in your neck (cervical disc herniation), you may feel pain in your neck and radiating pain, tingling, or numbness to your upper limbs (shoulder blade, arm, forearm, or hand).
Thoracic disc herniation
Lumbar disc herniation
How Physiotherapy Can Help
Your work routine can exert a low-level but repetitive and constant strain on your muscles and joints, and work-related injures can occur over the years. These conditions are difficult to diagnose because there is no specific mechanism of injuries such as a sprain, fall, or trauma.
Kasra Mirhosseini has years of experience treating chronic and painful conditions. He focuses on analyzing the biomechanics of work-related injuries and has published several articles on work-related injuries in dentists.
In many jobs, such as dentist or office worker, there will be certain repetitive movements over the years in your career.
As a result, your skeletal system makes alternations to adapt to these forces. This imbalance is the real source of the debilitating pains you feel during the day. If you suffer from headaches, neck or back pain, jaw pain, sleep problems, or even pain in your heel, it might have something to do with the way you work.
How We Can Help
You may not be able to change your job, but we can certainly help you manage your work-related injuries. All you need is a thorough physiotherapy assessment.
We’ll examine your work biomechanics and make improvements in your work ergonomics. Then we’ll work on your internal risk factors (weak links in your body that can increase the risk of injury) to improve your movement control and stability.
We have helped hundreds of people with painful chronic work-related conditions and are always developing new job-specific exercise programs to help people in different professions.
If you’re experiencing heel pain that gets worse after hours of inactivity, you may have plantar fasciitis. The pain caused by plantar fasciitis is always the worst in the morning when you get out of bed; however, after taking several steps the pain decreases a little and walking/weight bearing are easier.
If your job demands long hours of standing or walking, you’re at a greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Also, people with flat feet (or pronated feet) are more likely to develop this condition.
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We also need to analyze your activity level, because research shows people are more likely to develop this condition after a change in their activity level. For example, if you have recently started to run five kilometers two times per week then you are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis. Our goal is to keep you active while improving your condition and fixing the issue.