How do I know if I need physiotherapy?

If you are suffering from an injury that is not improving or find that you have recurrent pain, weakness or loss of movement in any body area we can help you. If you have a sports or work related injury or are recovering from surgery we can help you. 

As physiotherapists it is our job to help you understand where your pain or movement problem is coming from. We are trained to diagnose whether your injury is from a joint, muscle, ligament tendon or nerve. From shoulder tendinopathy to hip stress fractures to lumber disc prolapses – there is not much that we haven’t seen. 

It is our purpose then using our expertise in manual therapy techniques, knowledge of  pathophysiology, exercise prescription and movement biomechanics to return you to your goals for function, work and sport in as speedy a time frame as possible.

 

What will a treatment involve?

At Erko Physio you will receive a comprehensive assessment, which takes into account your symptoms, past medical history and general fitness levels. A thorough objective examination will then look for signs of injury and movement dysfunction. You will receive a full explanation of the diagnosis of your injury and our opinion whether further investigation or medical assistance is warranted.

Treatment will then involve safe manual therapy techniques to assist in reducing your pain and improving any movement problems. You will receive instruction in exercises to address strength, flexibility or postural concerns.

Finally we will discuss strategies for your injury’s management at your work, or in regards to your fitness training and sport.

Please refer to the sections on our website regarding manual therapy, exercise prescription and sport’s physiotherapy for more details.

 

What type of injuries do we treat?

We treat a vast range of injuries. Our team is highly experienced. 

• Neck and low back pain
• Knee and shoulder injuries
• Postural problems
• Arthritis
• Recovering from knee, hip and shoulder surgery
• All sports injuries, sprains and strains
• Overuse injuries
• Core strengthening programs
• Workers compensation and Veterans Affairs
• Pregnancy related pain
• Migraines and headaches