At Care4you Physiotherapy, our sole focus is on physiotherapy. At your first visit, we will perform a thorough assessment to pin point the source of the problem and in the process allow us to develop a plan to assist in your recovery. All follow up sessions include a quick re-assessment to track progress and guide our continued interventions.
We offer private treatment rooms for our patients who like more privacy. We focus on providing hands-on therapy; therefore, the majority of your treatment will be one-on-one with a physiotherapist. We also use therapeutic modalities (such as ultrasound, IFC, NMES, Shock wave) to aid in your recovery.
How Can We Help You?
On your assessment, our physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment to determine the root cause of your pain or discomfort.
Next, a personalized treatment plan will be designed for you. Your therapist will ensure that your symptoms, medical history, and any health restrictions you may have, have been taken into account.
The goal we have at Care 4 You Physiotherapy is to help you achieve your highest physical potential! No two patients are the same! That is why our Treatment plans are tailored to each patient and are designed to meet your goals.
With our care and commitment, we know that anyone who walks through our doors will receive the care they deserve. We look forward to seeing you achieve your recovery by reaching your health, wellness, and fitness goals. We are dedicated to helping you live a pain-free life!
Services we Offer
We are proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive services to meet the needs of adults, seniors, and pediatric patients.
Conditions We Treat
There are a large variety injuries and physiotherapy plays an integral part in the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of these injuries. The aim of physiotherapy is to treat and rehabilitate you after an injury or surgery to return you to your activities in the shortest possible time and to prevent further injury and loss of fitness.
Here are some of the conditions that we treat:
Pelvic Floor Conditions
Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of a range of conditions related to the pelvic floor, or symptoms that manifest themselves in that area. Pelvic Floor (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapists have specialized postgraduate training that includes using internal and external “hands-on” or manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles.
Pelvic Floor Conditions we treat:
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain can include any pain in or around the pelvic region that is present for three or more months with no physical diagnosis or medical explanation.
There are two main types of incontinence. Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence.
Stress Incontinence is leaking of urine when coughing, sneezing or laughing. Vigorous exercise such as gymnastics or CrossFit can also lead to leaking due to the over- recruitment of abdominal muscles and breathe holding. If we are increasing intra-abdominal pressure, our muscles in the pelvic floor have to respond to the increased load and contract in order to avoid letting the urine out.
Urge incontinence is associated with a strong, uncontrollable need to void, with an inability to delay voiding. Mixed incontinence is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence. Other types of incontinence can include physical mobility issues getting to the washroom in time and frequent urination during the night.
Urinary Frequency is the need to urinate with a frequency that disrupts your normal routine.
Having to urinate throughout the night.
Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
Pain or burning with a full or filling bladder, or with emptying the bladder.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when organs such as the bladder, cervix, or rectum descend into the vaginal canal. This can occur more commonly after a pregnancy, and into menopause. Research has shown that lower levels of estrogen can contribute to loss of muscle mass and lead to weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. Physiotherapy can effectively treat and even cure mild to moderate cases of pelvic organ prolapse without any form of surgery.
Over active bladder
Increased urgency to urinate.
Pelvic pain and abdominal weakness
There can be many reasons for experiencing pelvic pain from vulvodynia to dysmenorrhea (pain with menstrual periods) to pain with intercourse. There can be tightness or increased muscle tone in the pelvic floor muscles that may be contributing to pelvic pain. Internal manual therapy and breathing techniques can help release trigger points and stretch tight muscles, which can effectively treat these painful syndromes.
Abdominal Surgery & Scar Tissue
If you have recently had surgery, or have scar tissue from a previous injury, a pelvic physiotherapist may be able to help you recover function and comfort.
Menstrual pain or cramps that occur before or during menstruation.
Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
A condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain.
Symphysis Pubis Pain
Dysfunction pain at the pubic bone.
A condition that affects a woman’s ability to engage in vaginal penetration, such as sexual intercourse, insertion of tampons or menstrual cups, and the penetration during gynecological examinations (pap tests).
Chronic pain in the vulva.
Diastasis Rectus Abdominus
A Diastasis rectus abdominus is a separation in the rectus abdominis, also known as the “6-pack” muscle. It most often occurs during pregnancy. Sometimes it will spontaneously correct following birth, but it does not always.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. The muscle or nerve damage may be associated with aging or with giving birth.
Chronic constipation is frequently a cause of damage to the pelvic floor muscles and fascial support (ligaments). Chronic constipation can cause stretching of the pudendal nerve due to prolonged and repetitive straining (leading to pelvic floor weakness secondary to nerve damage). Constipation also creates more pressure on the bladder and urethra, which may cause increased urinary frequency or retention.
Pre and Post-natal Education and Exercise:
Pre and post-natal physiotherapy provides a continuum of care through the childbearing years. It includes prenatal screening for pregnancy-related orthopedic or pelvic floor problems, prenatal exercise, education for labor and delivery, post-natal education and exercise, and gradual progressive training for return to sports or other recreational activities. A strong emphasis on optimizing the flexibility, coordination, tone, and strength of the muscles of the pelvis and abdominal unit, especially the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
A form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are different types of arthritis, they can be divided into 2 groups:
Degenerative (wear and tear, also known as Osteoarthritis) or Inflammatory (infection in a joint, an example is Rheumatoid Arthritis).
Other common types of inflammatory arthritis are Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, and Fibromyalgia.
Arthritis is a progressive disease, therefore early recognition of the symptoms and detection of the disease, as well as having knowledge and awareness of the type of arthritis is extremely important. This allows setup a self-management plan and seeking out treatment to slow down the progression of the disease.
Our therapist will provide you with the resources and knowledge you need to prevent arthritis-related injuries in the future as well. Additionally, we will evaluate which joints are stiff and painful, and assess which exercises will be beneficial in providing pain relief for your injury. In many cases, physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments can even help you avoid the need for surgery, medications, and injections.
If you are suffering from arthritis, or you think you may be experiencing arthritic symptoms, book an appointment at Care4you physiotherapy today!
The neck is an important part of everyday movement and severe episodes can prevent you from functioning in a proper way.
Most episodes of neck pain are due to muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons), but it can also be caused by a sudden force (whiplash). These types of neck pain often improve with physiotherapy.
Experiencing neck pain typically runs from the base of the skull to the top of their shoulder blades, finally settling in the back of the neck. The pain can vary in severity, from a constant dull ache to sharp and stabbing pains. Neck pain can sometimes include additional symptoms, including headaches, disturbed sleep, and numbness or tingling of the arms, weakness of the arms, stiffness and tightness in the upper body or discomfort and pain with maintaining the dame position for too long.
Do not let your daily discomfort be a pain in your neck any longer.
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Headaches & Migraines
There are three types of the headaches including Tension Headaches, which happens when there is strain on the “Dura mater”.
The Dura Mater is the sensitive membrane that encloses the brain and lies in close proximity to the muscles at the base of the scull. When these muscles spasm, this strain the dura mater and send the pain signals to the brain and causes the headaches.
The second type is the Cervicogenic Headaches, which originate from the neck specifically the top three vertebrae. Having concussion, arthritis or whiplash can result in this kind of headaches, but work related strain could trigger the cervicogenic headache.
The third type is the Musculoskeletal Headaches, which happens with any trauma in the head most commonly in Whiplash injuries. The muscles and connective tissues in the neck can become torn or strained. This can lead to agonizing pain felt in the head, as well as in the face, shoulders, or neck.
The jaw can be a source of pain, can also limit movement of the mouth, cause headaches, ringing in the ear, and neck pain. TMJ dysfunction is often due to muscular imbalance in the jaw and/or neck. It is one of the smallest joints in the body, but can be one of the most debilitating because we must frequently use it throughout the day when eating or talking.
One of the major causes of TMJ dysfunction is bruxism, a repetitive clenching or grinding of the teeth. This typically happens at night while sleeping, so people may not be aware of it until their dentist notices early wearing on the teeth or a spouse or family member may hear the grinding sound. Another potential cause of TMJ dysfunction includes activities where the mouth is forceful closed in a misaligned position such as in excessive gum chewing and nail biting. Degenerative joint disease, structural mouth and tooth issues, and neck and upper back posture can also contribute to TMJ dysfunction. It is important to assess posture because when posture is poor, it disrupts the normal mechanics of the muscles responsible for chewing, putting additional strain on the joint.
Our physiotherapist will analyze your jaw mobility and release muscle tension in the areas surrounding your neck and head. The goal of physiotherapy is to restore your normal function and the interaction of the jaw muscles and joints.
Your treatment plan may consist of any combination of methods and modalities, including jaw exercises, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial techniques, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound.
Sciatica and Low Back Pain
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down the back of each leg.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or a bone spur on the spine compresses part of the nerve. It can also be due to any pressure on the nerve anywhere along the pathway of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Sciatica and Low Back Pain are both completely treatable through physiotherapy. Our physiotherapist will create a specific treatment plan for you based upon your diagnosis.
For the treatment of sciatica, our physiotherapist will implement specific leg stretches into your treatment plan to loosen the sciatic nerve. This restores the natural health of the nerve and quickly reduces symptoms.
While back pain may come and go, it is always important to treat it right away. If not, it can lead to poor joint movement, core weakness, and poor muscle coordination, which can all lead to unwanted injuries in the future.
The early stages of your physiotherapy treatment will focus on quick pain relief. Afterward, our physiotherapist will expand your treatment to include strengthening your core muscle group with specific therapeutic exercises and stretches.
This helps improve your strength and range of motion to prevent re-injury of your spine. Our physiotherapist will also provide you with ergonomic techniques for taking care of your spine during daily activities, such as sitting at a desk or driving.
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Hips and knees pain
Hip and knee pains can be experienced together or separately, but it is important to note that as the knee bone is connected to the hipbone, therefore what happens with one, affects the other.
Many times, the hips and knees suffer the same diseases, disorders, and injuries. For example, overuse injuries such as tendinitis and chronic muscle strain are common in both the hips and knees because both joints are constantly in use. They are also both subject to acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, and dislocation.
Some painful conditions may be specific to one joint or the other. Cartilage injuries known as labral tears are specific to chronic pain, while inflammation of the bursa sacs known as bursitis is a specific condition affecting the knee joint.
The best way to know the true reason behind your hip or knee pain is to see a licensed physiotherapist for a thorough evaluation of your condition.
Call us to book your assessment and start your journey to get rid of your pain and restore your function!
A concussion is a mild form of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion occurs when an impact causes the head and brain to shake quickly back and forth, similar to what occurs during a whiplash. Common causes of concussion include Motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, playground accidents, sports injuries, direct blow to the head or neck.
Concussions can cause some serious symptoms, which require treatment. Some of the common symptoms are confusion, drowsiness, memory problems, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, lack of balance, light and noise sensitivity, intense headaches or blurred vision.
A specially trained Physiotherapist will evaluate and treat your concussion. They will assess your individual symptoms to setup a plan of action.
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The tendons are the fibrous part of the muscle that connects the muscle to the bone. Tendonitis is a condition in which the tendon gets inflamed, irritated or suffers minor tear.
It happens for two main reasons overuse injuries or over load injuries.
Our registered physiotherapist is able to help.
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Frozen shoulder is a painful and disabling disorder in which the shoulder capsule become inflamed and tight which greatly limits the mobility and causes significant pain. The symptoms start gradually, worsens over time and then resolves- usually within 1-2 years. The condition can occur if your arm has been in a cast or sling for a while, or if you have been bedridden for an extended period. It is also known as “adhesive capsulitis.”
Rotator Cuff Tear
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side.
Rotator cuff injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports. Examples include painters, carpenters, and people who play baseball or tennis. The risk of rotator cuff injury also increases with age.
Many people recover from a rotator cuff injury with physical therapy exercises that improve flexibility and strength of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. Severe rotator cuff injuries, involving complete tears of the muscle or tendon, may require surgical repair.
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Heel and Foot Pain
Pain in the foot can be due to a problem in any part of the foot. Bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, toenail beds, nerves, blood vessels, or skin can be the source of foot pain.
Some of the most common conditions include Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur, Metatarsalgia, fracture, sprain and strain, fallen arches, tendinitis or bursitis.
Do not let foot and ankle pain slow you down! You deserve to walk and run without wincing in pain. Our practice will help you dictate your own mobility, comfort, and overall function, free from the limitations of pain.
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There are many reasons why you might be experiencing elbow pain. Few of the most common conditions that may be the reason for the pain you are feeling, which includes, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Elbow Bursitis or Sprain and strain of the muscles and the ligaments around the elbow.
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There are many reasons why you might be experiencing wrist pain. Few of the conditions that might be the reason for your pain are Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis and Sprain and strain of the muscles and the ligaments around the wrist.
In many cases, physiotherapy treatments can alleviate, or even help you eliminate the need for harmful painkillers or invasive surgical procedures for nerve-damaging conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and arthritis.
Our physiotherapist can create a personalized treatment plan unique to the specific needs of your condition. The advanced treatment options we provide here at Care4You Physiotherapy Clinic can help relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and get you back to living your normal life. Whatever the cause of your pain may be, physiotherapy can help you.
Therapy may include any combination of specialized treatments, such as manual therapy, pain, and inflammation-reducing modalities, and specific therapeutic exercises to restore strength and motion.
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Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain all over the body, sleep problems, fatigue and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia are more sensitive to pain than people without fibromyalgia.
The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and stiffness all over the body, fatigue and tiredness, headaches including migraines and sleep problems.
As fibromyalgia is not a disease, but rather a range of symptoms, there is no single treatment for the condition. Physiotherapy has been shown to successfully help patients manage their symptoms.
At Care4You Physiotherapy Clinic, we can provide effective treatments for both managing symptoms in the long-term and regaining optimum function to your body.
If you have fibromyalgia and visit our clinic, our Ottawa physiotherapist will examine your physical abilities, analyze your medical history, and discuss your current symptoms, in order to design a treatment plan that will fit your unique needs.
Physiotherapy treatments will typically begin with pain-relieving modalities to provide relief and promote healing. This may include the use of trigger point therapy, massage, stretching, electrical stimulation, or other therapeutic tools that our physiotherapist believes could be beneficial to your recovery.
After this, your treatments will shift toward active therapies, such as muscle strengthening, range-of-motion activities, and cardiovascular exercises.
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Running is becoming an increasingly popular activity, as it is a great way to exercise, makes people feel good and has a significant social aspect to it as well. The downside of running is that it can put a significant strain on the body, especially if someone pushes himself too hard (overtraining), poor running technique or inadequate equipment (footwear).
Some of the common running injuries include Planta Fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Runner’s knee, Shin Splint and IT Band syndrome.
Physiotherapy is one of the most effective treatment to manage these symptoms and get you back to the sport you like the most.
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