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An Integrative Approach To Pain Management

Pain is a complex medical problem that can have profound effects on your physical and mental well-being. Our goal in EMW Physiotherapy & TCM is to help decrease your pain, returning you to your maximum level of functioning and independence as fast as we can, and to maximise your quality of life.

What conditions do we treat?

  • Repetitive Strain Injury (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Trigger Finger / De Quervain’s Syndrome)
  • Various ligament injuries, sprains or soft tissue inflammation
  • Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Shoulder stiffness and pain (Frozen Shoulder / Shoulder Impingment)
  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Knee Pain (OA Knee / Jumper’s Knee / Runner’s Knee)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pre- and Post-operative rehabilitation

What to expect on my first visit?

Before any treatment is initiated, your affected area will be carefully evaluated to determine the source of your symptoms. A comprehensive health history will also be taken, like onset of pain, type of pain and intensity of pain. We would also need to understand your lifestyle as lifestyle factors could contribute to your symptoms. We would also ask you for your aggravating and easing factors to better understand your condition.

Following that, functional assessment would be done. Range of motion of the affect joints would be done to help identify the specific anatomical source of pain and other symptoms. The area will be palpated and there might be physical tests done to further assess the cause of pain. We encourage our patients to dress appropriately to allow us to assess your problem to the best of our abillity.

Once your evaluation is complete, a treatment plan will be mapped out based specifically on your symptoms.

Individualized treatment plan

What makes EMW Physiotherapy & TCM Clinic different from other clinics is that we have both physiotherapists and TCM physicians working closely together with patients to provide the best possible treatment outcome for the patient. The treatment plan developed by EMW Physiotherapy & TCM will be specially tailored to your condition and degree of pain, your needs and your personal objectives. Your treatment plan may include a single approach, or a combination of the following therapies: