- injury treatment

By: Allenhicks  09-12-2011
Keywords: injury prevention, Range Of Motion

There are very few conditions that can be treated with a recipe that you can find on the Internet.  There is no recipe for most problems, because there are so many different individual variables that affect the treatment selection.

My treatments are based on scientific knowledge and principles.  This knowledge and principles, combined with my experience, allow me to design treatments that are evidence-based and tailored to each client’s unique situation.

All treatments include a strong education component.  This is extremely important to help each client better understand their problem and what they can do to help themselves.  My constant goal is to empower clients to help them help themselves.

The following list is a summary of various treatment options that I offer.


Manual therapy treatment

Soft tissue treatment

Soft tissue treatment techniques are used to improve muscle length by reducing muscle tone/tension, breaking adhesions/scar tissue, and stimulating the healing response.   Treatment techniques include deep transverse frictions, deep tissue massage, and myofascial techniques.

Exercise Prescription

I routinely prescribe exercises to address rehabilitation issues (mobility, stability, and motor control limitations), as well as for injury prevention and performance enhancement.   Exercises need to be provided for more than just the muscles around the affected joint, and they need to address multiple planes of movement.  Movement is affected by mobility, stability, and motor control.

Mobililty exercises include:  joint range of motion exercises, muscle and tendon flexibility exercises, self soft tissue treatments, neurodynamic exercises.

Stability exercises include: specific joint (including core) strength exercises, endurance exercises, and power exercises.

Motor Control exercises include:  movement correction exercises, posture correction exercises, proprioception exercises, balance exercises, and sport specific exercises.

Dry needling


Neurodynamic exercises address limitations in the mobility of the nervous system (this includes the spinal cord, nerve roots and peripheral nerves).  In some cases, it is not the joints, muscles, ligaments, or tendons that are restricted – it is the nerves themselves.  We have many long peripheral nerves which run like wires throughout our body.  Sometimes after an injury, these peripheral nerves or nerve roots get stuck and no longer move (slide) properly.  They can generate pain signals and cause muscle spasm or tightness.  The treatment principles behind improving nerve mobility are different from those for improving muscle mobility.


Physiotherapy modalities include: electrical muscle stimulation, heat packs, ice packs, interferential current (IFC), and ultrasound.  These are available to clients that I treat at the Nepean Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Centre.

Movement problems, dysfuctions, and/or limitations:
Some poor movements are not painful, but are still dysfunctional, leading to increased injury risk or injury at another area. For example, poor hip movement leads to knee and low back problems.

Keywords: injury prevention, Range Of Motion

Other products and services from Allenhicks

09-12-2011 - postop rehab

This includes knee surgery protocols from the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Centre in London, ON, shoulder surgery protocols from the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and hip surgery protocols from the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Col. In an effort to provide superior post-operative rehabilitation, I stay current regarding new research on post-operative treatment protocols.

09-12-2011 - injury assessment

As a result of some of the limitations of both clinical and diagnostic tests, it is important that clinicians focus more on what we can do to help with the problem, since we can’t always be accurate in identifying the problem. While there are many similarities among the core competencies learned while completing a physical therapy degree, the knowledge pursued by physiotherapists once they graduate is dramatically different.

09-12-2011 - motor vehicle

The cost of the physiotherapy treatment is covered by your auto insurance company and any extended health care insurance that you have. Many of the injuries are complex, and require advanced knowledge and expertise to be treated effectively. I have been providing treatment to clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents since 2005. The correct treatment approach can have a dramatic influence on pain, healing, and outcomes.

09-12-2011 - injury prevention

In addition to helping with risk assessment, I use these tools to provide valuable information that can be used to design appropriate, individualized injury prevention and performance exercise programs. This includes sport specific coaches, fitness professionals, and medical professionals (including physicians, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc).