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Sports Rehab and Wellness Orthotics Sheddon Physio Sports Clinic Oakville

Sports Rehab and Wellness Orthotics Clinic Ontario

Sometimes we get hurt or need a little help to feel our best. Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic is an expert and experienced multidisciplinary healthcare team, with sports rehabilitation and custom orthotics for your wellness. Our staff are all certified therapists with the Canada Board for Certification of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Orthotics are aides used to correct or support the musculoskeletal system. Custom orthotics support your feet and along with the ankles, are the foundation of the musculoskeletal system. We are excited to individualise our therapy services to specialise our care. Athletes, elderly people, and patients recovering from surgery or injury, all come through our doors. We will have you feeling better in no time, starting from your feet all the way up to your head.

Sheddon’s Sports Medicine Clinic

We are recommended by over 130 family doctors. Eager to help, Sheddon’s Sports Medicine Clinic is exceptional in sports medicine for complete rehabilitation. We mold custom orthotics for professional athletes and sports medicine orthotics are typically covered by health care insurance. An orthotics massage therapist is included for total rehabilitation. Physical therapy and holistic treatments are provided for all injuries related to sports and spine issues for total structural support. Orthotics can reduce stress to injuries by supporting the alignment of the joints in your feet, ankles, knees, and hips. We are dedicated to helping improve quality of life and to decrease pain.

What We Do at Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic

Returning to your old self after injury or pain can be difficult but not with us. At Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic is a wellness centre that provides manual therapy and joint movement; soft tissue and deep friction massage; core activation and stabilization; lumbar and cervical traction; and taping and exercise prescription.
Both orthotics and chiropractic care aim to relieve strain on the musculoskeletal system. This healing approach is holistic and inter-disciplinary for optimal healing.
Orthotic therapy is a confident step for professional athletes to take to return to optimal health and an active lifestyle.
No matter who you are, our sports rehabilitation approach is tailored to you like our custom orthotics. This wellness centre will have you returning to your old self.

Sore From Working At Your Desk? Computer and Desk Exercises

Poor posture is a major contributing factor to the development of Repetitive Stress Injuries, as well as spending long periods without a break, sitting on an uncomfortable seat, at a poorly arranged workstation, etc. Doing your daily activities while assuming a bad posture will make your muscles shorten and become denser, which leads to a decrease in circulation to the misused area.

When poor posture is kept over a long period of time (months or years) it interferes with the natural movement of the body. The muscles which are affected in turn affect blood vessels and nerves. Once one has developed RSI, improving posture is a must in order to overcome the disorder.

You can reduce your risk of RSI by warming up and cooling down the muscles used, taking regular breaks throughout the day, having an appropriate workstation and seating position, and practicing relaxation.

Here are a few examples of the stretching you can do at your workstation during the day!

Slumping Over Your Desk? Find Your Weak Link

The gym isn’t the only place you throw your body out of whack. Slumping over a keyboard all day can do a pretty good job of that as well. Detect upper-body imbalances with the wall slide, if you can’t perform it with full range of motion, it’s often a sign of weak back and tight chest muscles.

How To Do It

Stand 6 inches from a wall and lean you head, upper back, and butt against it. Place your hands and arms against the wall in high-five positions (palms away from the wall), your elbows bent 90 degrees and upper arms at shoulder height. Keeping your elbows as far down toward your sides as possible. Squeeze your shoulder blades together. Pause and then slide your arms up the wall as high as you can to form a Y.

The Next Step

Didn’t pass the test? No problem. Do 12 reps up to 3 times a day to improve your posture and shoulder function. If your shoulders hurt, and see your Sheddon Physiotherapist before resuming the exercise. Also, in order to bolster your body, add more pulling moves to your workouts (for example, pull-ups or rows).
If you are looking for ways to prevent upper body imbalances, contact your Sheddon Physiotherapist at (905) 849-4576