What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy treatments may include manual hands-on therapy, soft tissue work, exercises, ultrasound, taping, acupuncture, dry needling or interferential current and are tailored to meet each individuals needs.
Whether you are young or old, a high level athlete or everyday worker, Physiotherapy can be beneficial for you.
Physiotherapy can be beneficial for low back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, joint pain, sprains/strains, injuries, aches and pains, post-surgery recovery, sports injuries, foot problems and more!
Carly Wallace was born and raised in Lindsay and attended Brock University for Kinesiology. She then attended the University of Toronto where she earned a Masters degree in Physiotherapy and has been working as a physiotherapist since 2012 in Lindsay and the Kawartha Lakes.
Carly has completed extra training in manual therapy, McKenzie method for low back pain, advanced shoulder assessment, soft tissue techniques, biomechanics, acupuncture, running assessments, dry needling and exercise prescription. Carly has advanced training in low back assessment and care and has experience doing screening for spine surgery candidates. Carly enjoys working with all types of pain and injuries. She has treated many high level athletes, ironman athletes, runners, CrossFit athletes and more.
She has also done additional certification in pelvic health and treats conditions like incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum care and postmenopause issues.
What to Expect
Your first appointment is an initial assessment where we spend some extra time taking an in-depth look at your pain or injury. We will develop our goals for your recovery together and it will also include a treatment. We can identify and treat any musculoskeletal or nerve related pain. Common conditions include but are not limited to sprains/strains, back or neck pain, arthritis, bursitis, posture problems, sports injuries, rehabilitation after surgery or fracture, over use injuries and reduced mobility.
I understand getting you back to your best performance is important. Keeping you active while you recover is a priority.
Not only will we focus on healing your injury, but we will look at your movement patterns and muscle imbalances to correct any underlying reason for your injury in the first place. Let’s work together to get you there.
Interested in a running assessment to make you more efficient? Carly can assess your running pattern regardless if you are having pain or issues to give you tips to improve your efficiency.
Proper rehabilitation following a surgery is important to achieve the best results and get you back to yourself again. We often work with the surgeon to follow any specific protocols and ensure good communication on your progress.
Low Back Pain or Sciatica
Low back or sciatica can impact your daily activities. Pain can come from muscle strain, joint, ligament, discs, nerves, degeneration or arthritis. Physiotherapy for your low back pain will assess and identify the source of your pain to eliminate it and return you to the activities you want to be doing.
Shoulder pain is a common complaint among patients of all ages. It can start with an injury, or even more commonly it begins gradually over a period of weeks to months or even years. We will identify whether your pain is soft tissue, joint etc or caused by impingement, muscle imbalance, postural, overuse, age, etc and then work towards resolving it.
Acupuncture or Dry Needling
Acupuncture can provide additional pain relief and improve your function. Dry needling targets muscle "trigger points" and provides a more immediate release of muscle tension, pain and spasm.
Carly is also an experienced Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and treats things like incontinence, over active bladder, pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum and postmenopause issues.