Musculoskeletal injuries and pain can have complex symptom presentations with multiple factors spanning physiology, anatomy and psychology. One modality or therapeutic technique is often marginally effective in treating many injuries because of these multiple factors; chronic pain being one of the most complicated and challenging client populations I work with. Successful treatment of sports injuries involves an understanding of the sport environment, training program, equipment and biomechanics of the particular sport. Often sports injuries are the result of “movement impairments”, or dysfunctional movement patterns. Patterns that either lead to injury or are adaptive due to compensation because of injury.
Every injured client presents with a unique story and history. Helping them get better means knowing where they’ve been, where are they now and where they want to go in terms of level of functionality. My goal is to transition every injured client from an injured/rehab status to someone proactively managing their condition through a commitment to working on wellness and fitness. Keeping the focus on functionality and fitness is the sports medicine model of injury treatment that I’ve found to be extremely successful.