Location: Motion Matters Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, 170 Laurier Ave. W.
Pain is a highly subjective sensation and varies from person to person. It is a feeling of discomfort described as stabbing, sharp, throbbing or as an ache. Only the person experiencing pain can describe it properly.
In order to grasp why someone is experiencing pain your physiotherapist must have an understanding of the type, frequency, duration and gravity of pain. This is done primarily through a comprehensive assessment involving subjective reporting of pain. This may include the following elements:
- The identification of all pains
- The site, quality and radiation of pain
- What factors aggravate and relieve the pain
- When pain occurs during the day
- What impact the pain has on the person’s function and personality
In physiotherapy, pain management is a catch all phrase for the application of various treatments aimed at reducing pain and thus improving function. Pain management could include the use of Manual Therapy, modalities (IFC, Ultrasound, etc.), Acupuncture, Trigger point needling, Education as well as Exercises.
If you want to know more about how our experienced therapists can help you, contact us.
In your words
"Motion Matters offers the most highly skilled physiotherapists, innovative techniques and equipment and have helped me to improve and manage my limitations."
"I had a chronic rotator cuff and I'd been to a half a dozen clinics in Ottawa looking for help. Finally, I found Joëlle Segers [at Motion Matters]."
Are you running in the Marathon Weekend? Don't forget to stop in and see us before or after your race for a FREE 15 MIN MASSAGE. Our clinic will be open Saturday May 25th 3pm - 8pm and Sunday, May 26th 7am - 1pm.
We would like to welcome three new physiotherapists to our Motion Matters Teams: Minh Nguyen, Michelle Bergeron and Eslin Spilker. Minh is certificated in IMS and Michelle is also a Pilates instructor.
We are thrilled to announce the birth of Stephanie Gales' daughter on May 4th, 2013. Both mommy and baby are doing well.
We are wishing Isabelle Despres the best of luck in the upcoming Pan American Games in June. Like us on Facebook to get more information about her journey!