SPORTS PERFORMANCE THERAPY
Sports performance therapy is for our active community, whose goals are performance enhancement, career longevity and injury recovery. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, at our office, we pride ourselves on our collaboration between practitioners to ensure that our patients are getting the best treatment so they can continue to do the activities they love.
Our staff have extensive experience working with the Toronto Argonauts football team, the Crossfit Oshawa Community, Oshawa Minor Hockey athletes, running groups and more!
We use a combination of hands on muscle release techniques, athletic taping, contemporary medical acupuncture, joint mobilization, and sport specific rehabilitative exercises to optimize patient results. We also offer the latest technology such as: laser therapy, shockwave therapy, electrical stimulation, vibration therapy and ultrasound therapy to ensure best treatment outcomes.
Reasons to seek sports performance therapy can include:
- Pain Management
- Muscle and Ligament Strains/Sprains
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Shin Splints
- Muscle Soreness and/or Spasms
- Neck and Low Back Pain
- Restricted Range of Motion
- Balance Training
- Concussion Management
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Runner’s Knee
- Hip and/or Shoulder Impingement
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
SPORTS PERFORMANCE THERAPY FAQ
What techniques are used?
- Manual Therapy
- FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab)
- Medical Acupuncture
- Graston Technique
- Shockwave Therapy
- Low Level Laser Light Therapy
- Vibration Therapy
- Electrical Stimulation
- Athletic Taping
- Home therapy equipment such as traction, braces and e-stim units
How often should I see a sports performance therapist?
Treatment frequency will vary depending on your level of sport, your injury, and your performance goals. During the initial visit, you will discuss your needs and goals with your practitioner who will put a plan together that is feasible and realistic for you and your goals. Generally, after an athletic injury, one to two treatments are required per week until there is approximately 80% resolution. This can take anywhere from two to four weeks at which point your practitioner will reevaluate your progress.
What are the benefits of Sports Performance Therapy?
Athletic therapy is an integrative form of health care that focusses on the assessment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, and generally involves a variety of treatment methods including hands-on manual therapy, certain therapeutic modalities, and corrective rehabilitation exercise prescription to prevent and recover from injuries, especially in an athletic population. Every condition will involve a specifically tailored treatment and rehab plan to return to pain-free activity and prevent further injury.