Diagnoses and Conditions Treated


We assess and treat the Following Pain:

Joint, ligament, tendon, muscle, neck, intervertebral disc, low back, mid back, rib cage, sternum, shoulder, shoulder blade, upper arm, elbow, lower arm, wrist and hand, finger, pelvic, sacroiliac, hip, buttock, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, toe, headaches, facial pain, TMJ, jaw pain, visceral pain...

Types of injury we treat:

Injuries may be sustained through trauma, sports, overuse, overload, inappropriate body mechanics, poor posture, post surgical scarring and adaptation, restriction and scarring from inflammation, poorly designed workspace… to name a few.

Trauma: traumatic origins may occur from falls, sports injury, motor vehicle accidents.

Overuse: repetitive motion/wear and tear injuries involving any part of the body. For example, one of the more commonly recognized repetitive use injury are tennis elbows and carpal tunnel syndrome... but many other areas of the body can be subject to repetitive trauma.

Overloading: lifting, carrying, pulling are some examples.

Inappropriate body mechanics: many injuries are sustained by lifting with inappropriate body mechanics (improper technique). We see this with recurrent back pain patients as well as shoulder, arm and neck pain patients.

Poor posture: poor posture is often reinforced by muscle imbalances and myofascial restrictions that may have been caused by previous injuries and their respective post traumatic adaptive soft tissue changes. However, these imbalances may have also occurred by the body's natural tendency to shorten its own tissues to match the individual's postural presentation. These myofascial restrictions result in a poor body mechanical context, and set someone up for further orthopedic problems.

Post surgical scarring and adaptation: this can be orthopedic or visceral (Chest or abdominal/pelvic) post surgical scarring and adaptation.

Scarring is the human body's repair process. But it does come with its own set of complications. Scars can be adherent and can be painful. They can also alter the biomechanics of joints, muscle, organs in the viscera. However, they respond wonderfully to manual physical therapy.

Poorly designed workspace: when we work in a specific workspace day in and day out, we need to make sure it is an optimal, comfortable, biomechanically suitable situation in order to prevent overuse/wear and tear injuries. This is specifically the study and application of ergonomics... a term you will come to hear more of in the future.

Pre and Post Prolotherapy patients

Preoperative and postoperative orthopedic patients

Whether a person is preparing for or has had an orthopedic or neurosurgery, the manual physical therapy approach is of tremendous benefit as a preparatory step or a rehabilitative treatment protocol post surgery. Studies continue to show that preparatory physical therapy provides great benefit for the optimal outcome of a surgical candidate.

Some specific examples as follows:

low back pain




spinal stenosis

degenerative disc disease

intervertebral disk inflammation

spinal nerve root irritation

disc herniation

disc bulge

lumbar strains and sprains


sacroiliac dysfunctions

sacroiliac sprain and strain

osteoarthritis of the spine and joints

neck pain

cervical strain and sprain


cervical arthritis

post surgical fusions of the spine

thoracic spine pain

rib pain and dysfunctions

rib strains and sprains

rib cage pain

upper back sprains and strains

shoulder pain

rotator cuff tendinitis

rotator cuff tears

shoulder sprains and strains

acromio-clavicular joint sprains

post surgical rehabilitation of THR and TKR, rotator cuff repairs, TSR

post surgical  lumbar and  cervical spine fusion

fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes

We have listed some of the diagnoses we treat, but would like to put it a little more simply for the concerned patient or loved one of someone who is going through a painful orthopedic/musculoskeletal dysfunction.

We assess and treat people who have complaints of pain. The complaints of pain may be of greater or lesser intensity. The pain may have come on for a long time or just recently, for reasons not understood by the patient or loved one. The origins of the pain may have arisen from overuse or direct trauma. Whatever the origin and nature of the pain, we, as manual physical therapist will determine if we can benefit the patient with our specially skilled services.