At Innovative Sport Medicine, we take a collaborative approach to care. What does this mean for you as the patient? Each member of our team plays a specific role in your injury journey - from initial assessment and diagnosis, to treatment and rehabilitation, to return to your sport or activity. At each stage you will work with a physician or therapist with the expertise needed to get you to the next step in your recovery.
Registered Massage Therapists are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and movement of the body. They are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include massage, joint mobilization, soft tissue release, posture work, and therapeutic exercise.
A physiotherapist can assess, diagnose, and treat your injury through a combination of methods that may include: manual therapy, joint manipulation, exercise therapy, dry needling, and modalities such as ultrasound and shockwave therapy.
Education plays an important role in physiotherapy. The goal of physiotherapy is to return you to your optimal function and strength while implementing preventative strategies to reduce the risk of recurrence.
Sport Medicine Physicians may be family physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians, physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation) or other specialists who have extra training in diagnosing and managing acute, degenerative, and overuse joint and muscular injuries.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement strength training and conditioning programs, and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
Athletic Therapists specialize in treating acute and chronic injuries to your muscles, bones, and joints. They are best known in the field setting as the first to respond and provide care to an injured athlete.
Upon resolution or healing of the injury, Athletic Therapists guide the athlete safely back to return to full participation in sport.
In the clinic setting, Athletic Therapists collaborate with Sport Medicine Physicians to diagnose and treat acute and overuse injuries. They are also experts in taping techniques and brace fitting.
Biomechanists are experts in the movement of the human body. They use the principles of kinematics and kinetics to optimize an athlete's technique in order to enhance performance or reduce the risk of injury.
Gait Analysis is the study of running form that typically uses high-speed cameras and reflective markers placed on the body to obtain data for the analysis.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. They may use techniques such as spinal adjustment, joint mobilization, and soft tissue release to restore function and improve biomechanics. Therapeutic exercise is a mainstay of Chiropractic care for injury prevention and maintenance of joint health.