Athletic Therapists

Natalie Paladino

Natalie Paladino

Athletic Therapist
Stoney Creek, ON
Eric Bucci

Eric Bucci

CATA
Athletic Therapist
Stoney Creek, ON
Mr. Matthew Rushton

Mr. Matthew Rushton

Athletic Therapist
Hamilton, ON
Ryan Worm

Ryan Worm

Athletic Therapist
Hamilton, ON
Claire Toffelmire

Claire Toffelmire

Athletic Therapist
Hamilton, ON
Surinder Budwal

Surinder Budwal

Athletic Therapist
Hamilton, ON
Steve Lidstone

Steve Lidstone

CSCS, CATA
Athletic Therapist
Hamilton, ON
Kristin Martin

Kristin Martin

Athletic Therapist
Dundas, ON
Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

CAT(C)
Athletic Therapist
Burlington, ON
Mr. Andrew McMillan

Mr. Andrew McMillan

Athletic Therapist
Burlington, ON
Janice Holmes

Janice Holmes

CAT(C) Emeritus
Athletic Therapist
Burlington, ON
Curtis Wilson

Curtis Wilson

Athletic Therapist
Mississauga, ON
William Schudlo

William Schudlo

Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
Carly Goldberg

Carly Goldberg

CAT(C)
Athletic Therapist
Mississauga, ON
Brent Martens

Brent Martens

Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
Tanya Dei Tigli

Tanya Dei Tigli

Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
Mr. Nick Christidis

Mr. Nick Christidis

Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
Brittney Enright-Blount

Brittney Enright-Blount

Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
Mr. Sean Bawden

Mr. Sean Bawden

Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
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 Althetic Therapists treat back pain is a common complaint among people of all ages. It’s one of the main reasons people seek medical help and miss work. Back pain symptoms can be mild or severe, and cervical (neck pain), thoracic (middle back pain), lumbar (lower back pain) or tailbone/sacral (coccydynia). Lumbar back pain is the most common type.

Causes of Back Pain

Back pain can come from muscles, bones, joints or nerves. It can also be caused by medical problems involving the gallbladder, aorta, kidneys or pancreas. Back pain causes include:

• Injury or activity 
• Arthritis. Arthritic conditions, also called rheumatic conditions, are a variety of diseases that cause chronic, intermittent pain and swelling of the joints and connective tissue. Common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. 
• Back strain 
• Sciatica (a bulging or ruptured disc that presses on the sciatic nerve) 
Poor posture 
• Aging 
Scoliosis (an "S"- or "C"-shaped curve of the spine). The word scoliosis comes from the Greek word scolios, meaning curved or crooked. There are several types of scoliosis, and it occurs most often in children between 9 and 15 years of age.

Symptoms & Treatment of Back Pain

If you experience back pain, your symptoms might include: 

• Shooting or stabbing pain 
• Pain that radiates down the leg 
• Muscle aches 
• Pain that worsens when you walk, lift something, bend or stand 
• Pain that improves when you recline 

In most cases althetic therapists dealinmg with  back pain will resolve on its own with treatment at home and over-the-counter medications. Surgery is not usually recommended. Some patients benefit from spinal traction, a physiotherapy technique that applies a longitudinal stretch to the reachable joints and soft tissues that is commonly used on the cervical, lumbar spine and thoracic spine. Spinal traction may be applied manually by the physiotherapist or with a decompression machine. Other non-surgical back pain treatments include massage therapy, yoga and Pilates or seeing an athletic therapist. If your back pain persists after treatment or worsens, see your doctor to explore alternate therapies. 

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  • Back pain symptoms can be mild or severe, and cervical (neck pain), thoracic (middle back pain), lumbar (lower back pain) or tailbone/sacral (coccydynia). Lumbar back pain is the most common type.

  • Back pain can come from muscles, bones, joints or nerves. It can also be caused by medical problems involving the gallbladder, aorta, kidneys or pancreas.

  • Back pain causes include injury or activity, arthritis, back strain, sciatica, poor posture, aging and scoliosis.

  • Back pain symptoms include shooting or stabbing pain, pain that radiates down the leg, muscle aches, pain that worsens when you walk, lift something, bend or stand, and pain that improves when you recline.

  • In most cases, back pain will resolve on its own with treatment at home and over-the-counter medications. Some patients benefit from spinal traction, a physiotherapy technique that applies a longitudinal stretch to the reachable joints and soft tissues that is commonly used on the cervical, lumbar spine and thoracic spine. Surgery is not usually recommended.

Adherence:
Adhering to your medications, prescribed exercises or lifestyle changes (such as dietary changes, smoking cessation, reduced alcohol consumption, etc.) is essential to improving health outcomes successfully. Compliance to any prescribed treatment is the number one thing you can do to ensure positive changes and optimal treatment outcomes.

An athletic therapist specializes in treating acute and chronic injuries to the muscles, bones, and joints. Athletic therapists use a variety of treatments to assess, prevent and recondition injuries. In treating patients an athletic therapist can also educate them on musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, injury assessment, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, provision of first aid, injury rehab and management of acute traumatic neurological dysfunction.

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